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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 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 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 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 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 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




Singapore Hikes Foreign Worker Tax Significantly

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com, 26 February, 2018

Singapore is to hike its levy on companies hiring foreign workers from April 1, 2019. .. Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | tax | law | Singapore | Expats




European Court Ruling A Boost For Self-Employed Expats

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com, 17 January, 2018

Self-employed EU citizens should be able to maintain a right of residence and, through such, access to welfare in another member state, even when they have been unable secure more work, Europe's top court has ruled... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | tax | Ireland | employees | Romania | unemployment | legislation | Expats | Europe




Brexit Killing UK's Appeal For Students And Graduates

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 11 January, 2018

A survey of 648 graduates at UK universities conducted by KPMG has revealed that almost two thirds (62 percent) of graduates feel less confident about their career prospects because of Brexit... Read full story »

Tags: individuals | expatriates | investment | business | Expats | Working Abroad | business investment | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad




Norway Told To Amend Pension Tax Rules

By Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels, 21 December, 2017

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has ruled that Norway is in breach of European Economic Area rules because it does not give non-resident, low-income pensioners the same tax deductions as those available to residents... Read full story »

Tags: expatriates | tax | pensions | Norway | legislation | individual income tax | Expats | Europe