Articles And Special Features Tagged 'regulation'

Buying UK Property Just Got Tougher For Expats

Buying UK Property Just Got Tougher For Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 May, 2014

If you are an expatriate or international property buyer, securing a UK mortgage has become more difficult as a result of the mortgage market review, with a new set of regulations being implemented by the Financial... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | budget | Expats | Offshore | retirement | regulation | insurance | internet | food | tax | trade |

 

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 |

 

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 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 April, 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is feted by its exponents as the most significant achievement of the administration of President Barack Obama so far, yet the legislation, which has serious financial implications... Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | Tax | individuals | employees | United States | standards | regulation | penalties | legislation | court | law | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | insurance | health care | tax credits | fees | tax |

 

South Africa's New Immigration Regulations: A Change for the Better or an Own Goal?

South Africa's New Immigration Regulations: A Change for the Better or an Own Goal?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 24 March, 2014

The South African Government claims that proposed new immigration regulations will be an improvement on the existing rules. However, some fear that the new regulations are being rushed through with inadequate consultation... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | multinationals | Immigration | Regulations | Work | Study | Retire | Africa | Immigration | individuals | Construction | investment | South Africa | regulation | legislation | law | services | mining | education | trade |

 

Panama Focus

Panama Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 February, 2014

Panama has long been a popular location for expat retirees from North America and Europe. Not only does its sub-tropical climate make it a pleasant place to live, but its tax rules and special visa schemes are also very appealing to expats and foreign investors. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | business | Invest | North America | currency | Expats | individuals | investment | Panama | United States | regulation | legislation | law | services | banking | insurance | fees | tax | social security | tax breaks | trade |

 

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 November, 2013

Under the United States' worldwide system of taxation for individuals, Americans living abroad are in the unenviable situation of having to report and pay taxes in the US as well as in their host country. For many US expats however, things are about to get a whole lot worse thanks to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly known as FATCA. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Regulations | Tax | Expats | FATCA | individuals | Institutions | France | Germany | Spain | United States | Guernsey | Jersey | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | banking | tax | tax avoidance |

 

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 November, 2013

Insurance is one of those things that everyone hopes they'll never need, and as a result, a frightening number choose to bury their heads in the sand, hoping that their luck will hold. However, by far the most sensible solution for those not willing to trust to fate, is to take out some form of insurance, to protect themselves and their dependants should the worst happen. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | individuals | expatriates | employees | retirement | Insurance | investment | Dubai | Afghanistan | Canada | Ireland | Isle of Man | Bahrain | Iraq | Liechtenstein | regulation | law | offshore | insurance | tax |

 

Foundations: The New Trust?

Foundations: The New Trust?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 September, 2013

Asset protection, tax minimisation and succession planning are important concerns for many expats, especially those who have acquired a substantial net worth as a result of their foreign employment or business dealings abroad, and the trust has traditionally been the vehicle of choice for those from Western countries seeking to protect their wealth. However, there is now a new kid on the block in the asset protection stakes: foundations. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | Europe | Finance | individuals | retirement | Panama | Bahamas | Netherlands | Russia | Guernsey | Jersey | Liechtenstein | regulation | trusts | legislation | law | asset protection | offshore | tax |

 

Online Trading For Expats

Online Trading For Expats

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 19 July, 2013

For the domestic investor, the choice of online brokers seems almost endless; for the expat, whose somewhat unusual situation allows for a greater flexibility of investment choice and possible advantages in terms of taxation, the choice seems to be less broad, but is growing by the minute, as onshore brokerages recognise the potential of the expanding 'globetrotting' mass affluent market, and brokers in low-tax jurisdictions recognise the need to provide their clients with up-to-the-minute facilities. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | currency | Offshore | forex | stock exchanges | investment | United States | regulation | trusts | legislation | offshore | services | retail | banking | internet | fees | tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

 




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