Articles And Special Features Tagged 'European Commission'

The Savings Tax Directive

The Savings Tax Directive

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 November, 2015

If you are a resident of the European Union, and have a bank account or certain other financial interests in another member state or certain other "third countries" or territories, then the EU Savings Tax Directive... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | investment funds | investment | Croatia | Austria | Netherlands Antilles | Switzerland | Belgium | Netherlands | Bulgaria | Guernsey | Jersey | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Romania | legislation | European Commission | tax | withholding tax |

 

EU Steps Up Fight Against Tax and Pension Obstacles

EU Steps Up Fight Against Tax and Pension Obstacles

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 22 April, 2014

In a follow-up to the European Commission’s announcement in January 2014 regarding its commitment to removing tax and other obstacles hindering EU citizens living or working in other member states, Brussels has announced... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | interest | Pensions | Tax | Europe | Pensions | individuals | Insurance | pensions | investment | Slovakia | regulation | law | European Commission | services | commerce | insurance | e-commerce | tax compliance | tax | inheritance tax |

 

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 February, 2014

With new research suggesting that the proposed European Union financial transactions tax (FTT) could wipe billions of euros off the value of pensions and other investments, in this week's briefing we give the low-down on the FTT... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Austria | France | Germany | Italy | Spain | United States | Luxembourg | Slovakia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | European Commission | services | tax | trade |

 

Retirement

Retirement

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 October, 2013

Financially, expatriates could be said to be in a uniquely privileged position – if a company chooses to send an employee overseas, it will usually compensate them with higher wages, expenses, and other perks. Expats may also find themselves with greater freedom when it comes to making investment decisions, as they are not usually caught in a restrictive regulatory net in the same way that domestic investors tend to be. However, every silver lining has a cloud, and that cloud, for many expatriates, is retirement planning. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | Retirement | Tax | Europe | Retire | Pensions | Offshore | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | investment | penalties | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | insurance | tax |

 

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 June, 2013

Many travellers and expatriates in the European Union (EU) think that holding the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC for short) will automatically entitle them to free medical treatment should they fall ill or have an accident while visiting another EU country. In many cases this is true. But the "insurance" element provided via the EHIC is limited – especially for expats – and it is crucial to understand just what it does and does not cover. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Offshore | expatriates | retirement | Insurance | investment | Spain | Switzerland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | United Kingdom | law | offshore | European Commission | services | public health | private healthcare | insurance | tax | social security |

 

Film Finance Review

Film Finance Review

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 26 April, 2013

The financing of films and television series is a risky business. With production costs having soared over the last few years, movies these days can be extremely expensive to make. And yet, despite an impressive cast of A-list stars and the addition of spectacular special effects, there is no guarantee that the latest blockbuster will live up to its expectations at the box office. Indeed, it is not even certain at the development stage of a production whether the finished product will earn its investors a profit at all. Read Full Article »

Tags: payroll | Europe | Africa | budget | individuals | investment | Canada | United States | Belgium | Ireland | South Africa | Australia | United Kingdom | law | European Commission | services | construction | tax credits | tax | tax avoidance | tax incentives | tax breaks | trade |

 

Venture Capital Review

Venture Capital Review

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 02 April, 2013

In the common imagination there are a lot of myths surrounding the venture capital industry. Probably the biggest mistake people make is to confuse venture capital with private equity, and to use the two terms interchangeably. While it is true that the venture capital is in essence a form of private equity, the former is only one part of the wider private equity industry, and the investment techniques used are quite distinct. Read Full Article »

Tags: holding company | private equity | business | interest | Europe | individuals | employees | equity investment | venture capital | investment | Malaysia | United States | Australia | Israel | Singapore | United Kingdom | legislation | European Commission | services | environment | tax | tax incentives |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, December, 2012, 07 December, 2012

Malta is an independent nation, having split from the UK in 1964. The Maltese Islands are 100 km south of Sicily, with a population of 409,000; the climate is warm. Malta has a Westminster-style democracy, but has been politically fractious since independence. 15 years of post-colonial adolescent flirtation with Communism and the third world has however been succeeded by a more mature attitude. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Switzerland | Malta | standards | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | services | banking | financial services | internet | manufacturing | tonnage tax | tax | tax incentives |

 

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

by the Investors Offshore editorial team, November, 2012 , 09 November, 2012

Gibraltar is a small peninsula located on the southern coast of Spain. It covers a total area of 6.5 sq km and its coastline stretches for 12 km only; there is a 1.2 km borderline with Spain. The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Gibraltar enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Its highest point is the rock of Gibraltar which reaches 426m and is surrounded by narrow coastal lowland. The supply of fresh water is limited and there is no agriculture. Read Full Article »

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