Articles And Special Features Tagged 'Invest'

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

Visas

Visas

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 January, 2014

“Complicated”, “bureaucratic” and “time-consuming” are some of the descriptions that aspiring expats might use of visa application requirements when thinking about a move abroad. But the good news for those seeking a better life overseas is that a range of countries are fine-tuning their visa systems to make the process of expatriating a little bit easier, especially for expats with skills, or who are likely to make a significant contribution to the economy in their host country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Europe | Work | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Malta | Portugal | Australia | China | Macau | education | 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 |

 

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 |

 

 




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