Articles And Special Features Tagged 'Hong Kong'

UK Curbs On Health Tourism Could Benefit British Expats

UK Curbs On Health Tourism Could Benefit British Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 14 May, 2014

There remains much confusion over exactly who will have to pay the National Health Service’s new migrant levy, what they will have to pay for and how much they will have to pay. However, it seems that for expats originating from the UK... Read Full Article »

Tags: Immigration | Regulations | Europe | Other | Health Insurance | Immigration | expatriates | Insurance | Turkey | Hong Kong | Switzerland | standards | legislation | court | law | services | public health | mining | insurance | tax |

 

Envelopes And Oligarchs: UK Property Taxes To Deter Foreign Buyers?

Envelopes And Oligarchs: UK Property Taxes To Deter Foreign Buyers?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 February, 2014

For non-residents, one of the main attractions of property investment in the United Kingdom was that traditionally, it could be done mostly free from taxation. All this seems to be changing as a result of recent government measures... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Tax | budget | individuals | investment | Cyprus | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Ireland | China | Singapore | United Kingdom | trusts | legislation | tax | inheritance tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

Leaving the UK for good? Know before you go, says APRIL International UK

Leaving the UK for good? Know before you go, says APRIL International UK

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 27 January, 2014

Another New Year, another New Year’s resolution and the chances are, for many, their goal for 2014 will be to leave the UK permanently to work or retire. The UK Office of National Statistics publishes data on net migration and their figures show... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | expatriates | Canada | France | Hong Kong | Spain | India | construction | insurance |

 

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 19 December, 2013

Earlier this year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was ordered by a court to clarify its position regarding certain QROPS pensions transfers. Finally, the long-awaited guidance arrived in late November, but the situation for expat pensioners and their advisers seem just as uncertain. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | Tax | Invest | individuals | pensions | investment | Hong Kong | Singapore | court | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | 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 |

 

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 |

 

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 August, 2013

The longest and deepest property market correction in recent history has been ruinous for some investors who bought second homes and investment property in the years prior to the financial crisis, especially in certain parts of Europe. However, for new investors, some suggest that now is the ideal time to buy. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Africa | Middle East | investment | Japan | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Spain | Ireland | Portugal | africa | South Africa | China | services | energy | financial services | tax | property tax |

 

The Costliest Cities for Expat Employees Revealed

The Costliest Cities for Expat Employees Revealed

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 July, 2013

Although European cities dominate the world's top costliest locations for expatriates, it may surprise you to learn that Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most expensive place on earth in which to live for an expat posted abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Other | Africa | inflation | currency | expatriates | employees | investment | Brazil | Hong Kong | Chad | Russia | Angola | Australia | Singapore | offshore | services | financial services | food | tax |

 

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 |

 

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, March 2013, 15 March, 2013

The ideal tax shelter traditionally turned income into capital without taxation. Such mythical beasts used to exist in no-tax offshore jurisdictions, but they were not usually to be found in high-tax countries, and when sighted were rapidly hunted down by heavily armed tax inspectors. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | inflation | budget | retirement | stock exchanges | investment | alternative investment | Panama | Brazil | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Spain | United States | Ireland | Australia | China | Mexico | offshore | tax |

 

 




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