Articles And Special Features Tagged 'legislation'

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

Personal Tax Review - US Tax Reform

Personal Tax Review - US Tax Reform

By Tax-News.com Editorial, 31 July, 2013

President Obama, when on the campaign trail in 2008, envisaged a dramatically simplified tax system whereby 40 million Americans would be able to complete their tax returns in less than five minutes without the paid help of an accountant. Clearly, this utopian vision of the US tax landscape has failed to come to pass, but as Congress begins to debate comprehensive tax reform in earnest, personal taxpayers struggling to comply with America’s dysfunctional tax system at least have some cause for optimism. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | payroll | Other | Finance | individuals | investment | United States | penalties | legislation | law | services | education | fees | tax compliance | tax | tax incentives | tax reform | tax rates | individual income tax |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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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