Articles And Special Features Tagged 'Australia'

The World's Most Expensive Cities For Expats

The World's Most Expensive Cities For Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 July, 2014

When asked to consider what the most expensive cities are likely to be for expatriates posted abroad, few people would be surprised to hear that Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Geneva and Zurich are comfortably in the top ten... Read Full Article »

Tags: Europe | Other | Africa | South America | Middle East | inflation | currency | Western Europe | Currency | expatriates | employees | Dubai | Seychelles | Hong Kong | India | Saudi Arabia | Pakistan | South Africa | Australia | Singapore | services |

 

Brazil - Staying Safe and Healthy

Brazil - Staying Safe and Healthy

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 June, 2014

It’s the land of Pele and samba football (of the association variety). Indeed, if England is regarded as the “mother country” of the beautiful game, then Brazil is widely recognised as its spiritual home... Read Full Article »

Tags: Europe | North America | Africa | budget | Travel | individuals | expatriates | investment | Japan | Brazil | Italy | India | South Africa | Australia | standards | penalties | law | private healthcare | insurance | environment | health care | tax |

 

Pension Sustainability - The Demographic Time Bomb

Pension Sustainability - The Demographic Time Bomb

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 14 April, 2014

As reported on expatbriefing.com on April 7, 2014, the degree to which public pension systems are sustainable in the long-term now varies significantly from country to country according to a report by Allianz, the Munich-based... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Pensions | Europe | budget | Expats | Pensions | retirement | pensions | Japan | Brazil | Greece | Sweden | Netherlands | Australia | Norway | Thailand | United Kingdom | services | health care | tax | social security |

 

UK and Ireland Are Inheritance Tax Blackspots

UK and Ireland Are Inheritance Tax Blackspots

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 04 April, 2014

You can’t take it with you as the saying goes, but this doesn’t stop the government from taking a large chunk of your estate after your death in inheritance or estate taxes, and new research has shown that the United Kingdom... Read Full Article »

Tags: Tax | Europe | Expats | individuals | pensions | investment | Japan | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Ireland | Netherlands | Niger | Nigeria | Russia | Australia | China | Romania | services | tax | inheritance tax |

 

Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 January, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came to power in September promising to strengthen Australia's porous borders against illegal immigration like never before. But what about the new government's attitude to immigration of the legal kind? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Students | Work | Study | Invest | Africa | Immigration | investment | New Zealand | United States | Chile | South Africa | Australia | Thailand | United Kingdom | legislation | environment | education | fees | trade |

 

Visas

Visas

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 January, 2014

“Complicated”, “bureaucratic” and “time-consuming” are some of the descriptions that aspiring expats might use of visa application requirements when thinking about a move abroad. But the good news for those seeking a better life overseas is that a range of countries are fine-tuning their visa systems to make the process of expatriating a little bit easier, especially for expats with skills, or who are likely to make a significant contribution to the economy in their host country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Europe | Work | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Malta | Portugal | Australia | China | Macau | education | tax |

 

Looking Back At 2013

Looking Back At 2013

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 December, 2013

In this week’s briefing, we take a look back at some of the most interesting news stories affecting expats in 2013. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | interest | Tax | Europe | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | Insurance | Construction | pensions | Oman | France | Spain | United States | Kuwait | Malta | Australia | Bahrain | services | fees | tax |

 

What's Best for the Kids?

What's Best for the Kids?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 04 September, 2013

For parents relocating abroad for extended periods, as part of their employment perhaps, or planning to make a move abroad permanently, the wellbeing of their children is probably going to be their primary anxiety. In this briefing, we look at some of the more suitable locations for expat families (as well as those not particularly suited to expats with children) and summarise some of the schooling options open to expat parents. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Education | Middle East | inflation | Education | investment | Japan | Canada | Hong Kong | United States | Kuwait | Netherlands | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates | Australia | United Kingdom | offshore | environment | education | fees | tax |

 

The Vote

The Vote

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 August, 2013

Just because you have emigrated to another country, does this mean that you should automatically lose the right to vote in the land of your birth? Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | Work | Expats | expatriates | retirement | Italy | Spain | United States | Australia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | services | tax |

 

QROPS

QROPS

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 August, 2013

For long-term residents of the United Kingdom with plans to retire abroad, QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) provide a neat, tax efficient solution to the problem of pension portability for expats. Recent changes in the QROPS rules by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have however caused some uncertainty for expats utilising these schemes in certain jurisdictions. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Compliance | individuals | pensions | investment | Cyprus | Hong Kong | Gibraltar | Malta | Isle of Man | Australia | Guernsey | Jersey | United Kingdom | legislation | court | law | offshore | tax authority | tax | tax avoidance |

 

 




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