Articles And Special Features Tagged 'law'

The Savings Tax Directive Revisited

The Savings Tax Directive Revisited

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 31 March, 2014

At the time of our Expat Briefing on the European Union Savings Tax Directive six months ago, there were few signs that the deadlock over proposed amendments to the legislation that would allow tax authorities to share... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | individuals | investment funds | investment | Andorra | Austria | Switzerland | Netherlands | Isle of Man | Aruba | Guernsey | Jersey | Luxembourg | Monaco | legislation | law | banking | tax | withholding 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 |

 

A Cautionary Tale About Tax Residence

A Cautionary Tale About Tax Residence

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 28 February, 2014

From New Zealand, a cautionary tale for those expats who might think that they have fulfilled the last of their obligations to the tax man in their country of origin once emigrated... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | Tax | Expats | FATCA | Finance | expatriates | Seychelles | New Zealand | Jersey | United Kingdom | court | law | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | tax authority | mining | tax compliance | tax | tax reform | exit tax |

 

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 February, 2014

With new research suggesting that the proposed European Union financial transactions tax (FTT) could wipe billions of euros off the value of pensions and other investments, in this week's briefing we give the low-down on the FTT... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Austria | France | Germany | Italy | Spain | United States | Luxembourg | Slovakia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | European Commission | services | tax | 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 |

 

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 |

 

Dubai Profile

Dubai Profile

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 January, 2014

While the city's image sustained something of a bruising in the global financial crisis as the property bubble popped, Dubai's confidence is now most definitely on the up with the economy in rebound mode and investors falling over themselves to snap up new real estate developments. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Middle East | Health Insurance | contractors | employees | Insurance | Dubai | Austria | Belgium | Brunei | Denmark | Bahrain | law | construction | insurance | manufacturing | tax | trade |

 

Britain Open For Business?

Britain Open For Business?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 December, 2013

Since coming to power in 2010, the ‘Con-Lib’ coalition has laid down the welcome mat for wealthy foreigners, especially those likely to contribute to the UK’s future economic growth. However, despite the oft-repeated mantra that Britain is “open for business,” new research suggests that the Government is as much interested in the benefits expats bring to HM Treasury as the wider economy. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | Invest | budget | individuals | employees | hedge funds | investment | law | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | banking | insurance | tax compliance | tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 December, 2013

One of the biggest expat gripes is the exorbitant fees that banks charge to transfer money from one part of the world to another, while exchange rates can often dictate an expat’s lifestyle for many years, consigning them to a life of luxury or penury in their adopted country.
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Tags: speculation | Economy | Tax | inflation | currency | Currency | Canada | Cyprus | Germany | United States | Thailand | enforcement | law | services | commerce | mining | banking | internet | fees | tax | 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 |

 

 




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