Articles And Special Features Tagged 'pensions'

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 |

 

QNUPS

QNUPS

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 March, 2014

Following the recent announcement that Gibraltar is to introduce legislation allowing for something called a QNUPS to be set up in the jurisdiction, this week we take a look at the pros and cons of this highly flexible pension vehicle... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | Tax | Offshore | Capital Gains | Wealth | expatriates | retirement | pensions | investment | Gibraltar | Guernsey | legislation | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | services | tax | inheritance tax | tax avoidance | tax planning |

 

Brussels Rides To The Rescue For EU Expats

Brussels Rides To The Rescue For EU Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 31 January, 2014

The European Commission has launched a "targeted initiative" aimed at ensuring that member states' tax laws do not discriminate against mobile citizens, which should hopefully make life easier for the millions of European expats... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | Tax | Europe | Work | individuals | pensions | investment | France | Germany | Poland | Portugal | Luxembourg | legislation | law | services | construction | insurance | tax | tax avoidance |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

 




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