Articles And Special Features Tagged 'law'

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 |

 

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 |

 

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 October, 2013

Its taxes are low, its climate is clement, its financial centre is stable and growing, and it is but a short hop by plane from the global city of London or by boat to the gastronomic and cultural delights of Normandy. But is Jersey a suitable place to live for those considering expatriating? Or is the island a more suitable home for your finances, rather than you and your family, during an extended period of expatriation elsewhere in the world? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Work | currency | individuals | expatriates | investment | France | Isle of Man | Guernsey | Jersey | United Kingdom | law | offshore | commerce | banking | insurance | e-commerce | 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 |

 

Costa Rica Focus

Costa Rica Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 23 September, 2013

With its pleasant sub-tropical climate, relatively low taxation and an array of residency programmes designed to attract expat retirees and investors from all over the world, the Central American republic of Costa Rica is well worth investigating if you are planning to make a new life for yourself in the sun. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Tax | Central America | Immigration | individuals | employees | retirement | investment | Panama | Costa Rica | Nicaragua | law | offshore | insurance | education | sales tax | tax | withholding tax | social security | trade |

 

Gibraltar: Focussing on the Rock

Gibraltar: Focussing on the Rock

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 September, 2013

On occasion, the Spanish authorities can make life quite uncomfortable for the almost 30,000 inhabitants of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, as was demonstrated visibly in the world’s media earlier this summer. However, with its substantial financial services industry, burgeoning e-commerce sector and attractive tax regimes for skilled employees - not to mention its pleasant Mediterranean climate - the “Rock” still offers opportunities for expat workers to advance their careers while saving tax and getting a sun tan. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | treasury management | Tax | Europe | individuals | investment | Spain | Gibraltar | Russia | trusts | law | offshore | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | environment | e-commerce | tax | tax rates |

 

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 27 August, 2013

Looking for a retirement destination that combines a sub-tropical climate with an almost complete absence of taxation for expats? Then you could do worse than consider the Central America nation of Belize, which has a highly attractive incentive programme in place for retired expats drawing pension income from abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Europe | Retire | Africa | Central America | currency | Immigration | retirement | investment | Honduras | Guatemala | Spain | Belize | Mexico | law | offshore | services | financial services | fees | 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 |

 

 




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