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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

 

 

Skilled

Skilled Foreigners Being Turned Away For UK Visas

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 19 June, 2018

Lower-paid medical practitioners are increasingly having their request for UK working visas rejected, as a result of immigration quotas. .. Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | business | public sector | law | employees | United Kingdom | education | professionals | Expats | Immigration | Other | Immigration

 

 

French

French Lawmakers Seek FATCA Relief For Expats In France

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 22 May, 2018

The French Senate on May 15, 2018, adopted the text of a proposed Motion for Resolution in principle, which calls on the French Government to negotiate with the US Government relief for French taxpayers that were born in the US and face US tax penalties having been unaware they would be covered by the US Foreign Tax Compliance Act... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | tax | FATCA | withholding tax | France | United States | penalties | Compliance | Expats | Tax

 

 

Netherlands

Netherlands To Shorten Expat Tax Scheme

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com, 27 April, 2018

The Dutch Government has proposed shortening the duration of the special tax scheme for expatriate workers from eight years to five... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | Finance | tax | Netherlands | employees | individual income tax | Expats

 

 

Finnish

Finnish Lawmakers Call For Termination Of Portuguese DTA

By by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels, 16 April, 2018

The Finnish Government has proposed that parliament terminate the 1970 double tax agreement between Finland and Portugal so that Finland can tax the pensions of retired Finnish expats... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | Finance | tax | pensions | double tax agreement (DTA) | Portugal | law | legislation | Finland | Expats | Europe

 

 

US

US Expats Seek Relief From Transition Tax

By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com, 28 March, 2018

Two organizations representing the interests of US citizens living abroad have warned the US Treasury Department that the transition tax included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could place unfair tax and administrative burdens on expats with small businesses... Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | tax | small business | business | interest | United States | regulation | penalties | Expats | Tax

 

 

Shanghai

Shanghai Attracts Foreign Experts With Special Visas

By Fiona Moore, for Expatbriefing.com, 21 March, 2018

The Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, half of which is located in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, reports that Shanghai has granted 52 special "R visas" to high-profile foreign experts since the start of this year... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | employees | international financial centres (IFC) | China | offshore | professionals | construction | services | Expats | Visas and Passports

 

 

IoM

IoM Seeing Positive Results From Work Permit Reforms

By by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London, 06 March, 2018

The Isle of Man Government says it is seeing positive results from recent changes to the island's work permit system, with the vast majority of work permit applications submitted online being processed within one working day... Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | Isle of Man | employees | international financial centres (IFC) | Employment | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Immigration

 

 

Wealthy

Wealthy Flocking To Sign Up To Italy's Flat Tax Scheme

By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com, 02 March, 2018

Fabrizio Pagani, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan's Chief of Staff, has said that around 150 wealthy expats have taken up residency in Italy under a recently introduced flat tax scheme intended to attract investors to the country... Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | Russia | Finance | tax | Netherlands | Norway | Italy | Switzerland | United States | individual income tax

 

 

Tax

Tax Practitioners Highlight UK HNWI Exodus

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 01 March, 2018

High-net-worth individuals are leaving the UK in search of a more accommodating tax system, political stability, and a higher quality of life, according to leading private wealth advisors... Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | Wealth | tax | business | property tax | mining | law | entrepreneurs | international financial centres (IFC) | Guernsey | United Kingdom | education | professionals | standards | Barbados | Expats | Tax