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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

 

 

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