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IRS

IRS To Waive Small Tax Debts For Former Citizens

By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com, 10 September, 2019

On September 6, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service announced new procedures that will enable certain individuals who relinquished their US citizenship to come into compliance with their US tax and filing obligations and receive relief for back taxes. .. Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | tax | tax compliance | interest | trusts | United States | penalties

 

 

Saudi

Saudi Arabia Approves New Residence Permit Law

By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com, 30 May, 2019

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have relaxed the country's immigration and residence laws by changing the regulations for residence permits, or "iqamas.".. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | Saudi Arabia | Expats | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

 

Australia

Australia Cracks Down On Illegal Foreign Property Investment

By Fiona Moore, for Expatbriefing.com, 07 January, 2019

In December, the Australian Government announced that it had forced the sale of more than 300 properties illegally acquired by foreign nationals. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | compliance | tax | tax compliance | real-estate | Australia | tax authority | penalties | Expats | Investment | Invest | Investment | Tax

 

 

French

French Senate Votes To Ease Exit Tax Burden

By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com, 03 January, 2019

The French Senate last month approved proposed legislation abolishing the existing exit tax and replacing it with a new regime designed to enhance France's tax competitiveness... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | capital gains tax (CGT) | tax | legislation | France | exit tax | Expats

 

 

ECJ

ECJ Rules UK Can Unilaterally Ditch Brexit Plans

By Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels, 11 December, 2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally abandon the process of leaving the European Union, providing parliament approves the move. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | tax | value added tax (VAT) | Ireland | law | United Kingdom | European Union (EU) | Expats | Europe | Scotland

 

 

Switzerland

Switzerland To Maintain 2018 Interest Rates For Overdue Tax, Refunds in 2019

By Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels, 29 October, 2018

Switzerland will keep unchanged the amount of interest charged to taxpayers on outstanding tax payments during 2019. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | compliance | tax | value added tax (VAT) | tax compliance | interest | revenue guidance | employees | self-employment | Switzerland | individual income tax

 

 

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Provides Brexit Update

By Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London, 18 October, 2018

The Gibraltar Government has provided an update on its role in negotiations towards the UK's exit from the European Union and how the territory is preparing. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | environment | tax | Gibraltar | Ireland | United Kingdom | agreements | Cyprus | Spain | Europe | Tax

 

 

Canada

Canada Revenue Agency To Improve Digital Platform

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington, 01 October, 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency is to collaborate with an association of tax preparation and software firms to improve the digital services it provides to taxpayers. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | compliance | tax | value added tax (VAT) | tax compliance | revenue guidance | tax authority | internet | Canada | revenue statistics | individual income tax | services

 

 

Barbados

Barbados Land Tax Now Due

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington, 01 October, 2018

The Barbados Revenue Authority has issued land tax bills for the financial year 2018-2019, with a discount available for early payment... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | compliance | tax | tax compliance | property tax | law | real-estate | Barbados

 

 

Shanghai

Shanghai Grants First 'Entrepreneurship' Visa

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 31 August, 2018

Shanghai authorities have issued the city state's first "entrepreneurship visa" to a foreign national... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | business | entrepreneurs | China | Expats | Visas and Passports