Articles And Special Features Tagged 'law'

A Tax Holiday in Canada?

A Tax Holiday in Canada?

Contributed by SovereignGroup.com, 24 July, 2013

Simply put, Canada is a great country. Canada is by far one of the most attractive places for immigration, both for skilled migrants and investors. The country consistently ranks among the highest on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), which examines the health, education and wealth of each nation’s citizens according to life expectancy, educational achievement and standard of living. This indicates that Canada has some of the best-educated people and one of the highest literacy rates in the world. It is the second largest country in the world and is rich with natural resources, yet it has a population of only about 35 million people. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Immigration | Immigration | pensions | investment | Canada | trusts | law | asset protection | offshore | services | marine | aviation | insurance | education | fees | tax | tax planning |

 

America's Widening Tax Net

America's Widening Tax Net

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 23 July, 2013

Expat Americans are already in a uniquely horrible position when it comes to taxation, but under legislation pending in Congress, things could get even more uncomfortable for some of them. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | payroll | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | individuals | expatriates | employees | investment | United States | Belize | Singapore | legislation | law | services | insurance | tax | tax reform | exit tax | withholding tax |

 

The UK Statutory Residence Test

The UK Statutory Residence Test

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 July, 2013

This week we focus on the United Kingdom’s long-awaited clarification of the rules for determining whether an individual is resident in the country for tax purposes, which have been codified in a new statutory residence test. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Personal Tax | Finance | individuals | pensions | Seychelles | United Kingdom | legislation | court | law | tax authority | mining | tax | social security |

 

Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 09 July, 2013

Many British expatriates living in the European Union have financial worries enough on their plates at present, what with the weak pound having eroded the value of salaries and pensions, economic instability depressing property values and cash-strapped eurozone governments dreaming up new ways to tax them. Talk of the United Kingdom exiting the EU within the next few years is probably the last thing they want to hear. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | budget | Pensions | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | France | Germany | Spain | Switzerland | Ireland | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | services | environment | tax | social security |

 

St Vincent & The Grenadines

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 05 July, 2013

Whilst the Caribbean state of St Vincent and the Grenadines is probably best known as a tourist destination and hideaway for the well-heeled, the former British colony is also emerging as a well governed and regulated financial jurisdiction to rival the more prominent offshore finance centres in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | licensing | budget | Finance | investment | Barbados | Canada | standards | law | offshore | services | construction | banking | financial services | insurance | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 03 July, 2013

Like many places around the Med, those who have holidayed in Malta often return to buy second homes on the island, or to settle there on a long-term or permanent basis, particularly those hailing from cold northern European climes. Indeed, in recent years, immigration by wealthy foreigners has been positively encouraged by the Maltese Government because they contribute significantly to economic growth, and Malta’s newly-improved expat scheme known as the Global Residence Programme aims to do just this. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Europe | individuals | European Union (EU) | Cyprus | Greece | Italy | Iceland | Malta | Liechtenstein | law | offshore | tax authority | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | tax | social security |

 

The UK's Investor Visa

The UK's Investor Visa

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 June, 2013

The United Kingdom rarely comes out on top in the numerous expatriate surveys which attempt to find the most popular and attractive destinations for those working or seeking a new life abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Wealth | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment funds | investment | Iran | Cyprus | Egypt | Switzerland | United States | Russia | China | Libya | United Kingdom | court | law | offshore | construction | retail | 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 |

 

House Prices: What Next?

House Prices: What Next?

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 24 May, 2013

It is now almost five years since that fateful day in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, triggering the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and sending real estate markets around the world into a tailspin. In 2013, there are signs that a recovery in house prices is taking hold in many territories – but has the corner truly been turned? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | inflation | unemployment | Offshore | investment | Dubai | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Spain | United States | India | Ireland | Australia | law | offshore | environment | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

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 |

 

 




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