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All the latest news and updates from the world of tax. We look at new trends in achieving tax-efficiency while assuming expatriate status, the ways in which double taxation can be avoided, the use of a QROPS or other investment wrapper to reduce tax liability, and for those with existing ties to America, we keep you abreast of FATCA and the ways in which the disruption to your life, and personal liability can be eased. Taxation for expats is a complex area, we aim to make sure our readers are au courant with the latest developments in the intricacies of tax efficiency

Only A Third Of Over 55s Planning For IHT

Only one in three over 55s approaching retirement who take advice from an IFA have considered inheritance planning, according to research. The findings suggest not...

Accidental Americans Financially Frustrated By FATCA

Strict tax rules governing US taxpayers who live abroad are highlighting the plight of Accidental Americans in some countries. Accidental Americans are people who have...

Tax Man Tackles Soccer Clubs And Stars For Alleged Avoidance

The tax man is probing the financial affairs of 180 football stars at 51 English Premier League and Football League clubs in an inquiry...
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Repeal FATCA Appeal Rejected By US Supreme Court

A legal challenge claiming a US tax law aimed at uncovering hidden offshore earnings and investments violated constitutional rights has been thrown out again...

Scrap Transition Tax, Demand US Expat Campaigners

US expats are piling the pressure on in Washington to persuade politicians to vote to reject a tax on backing small businesses abroad. In a...

Love Conquers Most Things, But Not Tax

Testing tax residence is all about testing ties and connections - and the first one expats should look at is if they have a...

Taxpayers Rack Up £7.5m In Fines For Missing Deadline

Filing a tax return late is expensive - as the 745,000 taxpayers who missed the self-assessment deadline at midnight on January 31 are about...

Trump’s Tax Reform Does Little For Expats

US President Donald Trump has made a lot of noise about his tax reforms - but what do they mean for American expats? The answer...

Are Expat Landlords Paying Too Much CGT?

Married expat buy to let owners can save tax by switching ownership share with a spouse when ditching investment their properties. Special rules allow spouses...

Most People Have No Idea How Much IHT Their Estate Pays

Most people have no idea how inheritance tax will impact on the wealth they expect to leave for their families and loved ones. Only three...

Time Running Out For Offshore Tax Dodgers

Taxpayers with cash, property and investments overseas are approaching their last chance to bring their tax affairs up to date. Any taxpayer who has failed...

Chancellor Orders Tax Experts To Check Out IHT

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has ordered tax experts to carry out a review of how inheritance tax rules are working. In a...

Shakira Tax Case Is A Warning For Expats In Spain

Most expats might think they have little in common with international singing superstar Shakira - but if you are an expat in Spain you...

Tax grab raises billions more for UK Treasury

Treasury coffers are full to brimming with cash from surging inheritance and capital gains taxes. HM Revenue and Customs has flagged that inheritance tax raised...

No More Gulf Taxes On The Way For Expats

Expat fears that more tax changes were on the way in Gulf countries are likely to be unfounded, according to experts. For the first time,...

Aggressive Tax Man Scoops More IHT From Families

Aggressive tax inspectors are turning the screw on grieving families by challenging claims for inheritance tax reliefs, say financial experts. The tax take for HM...

FATCA List – January 2018

The first list of foreign financial institutions compliant with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has been published by the US Internal...

Filing Tax Returns Costs The Nation 26m Hours

Christmas Day last year was rather taxing for 300 people who filed their self-assessment returns online – but with filing a tax return taking...

Expats Can Switch On To Online Tax Help

The tax man has released a host of videos and online help for expats filing a self-assessment return by January 31. With the countdown in...

HMRC Can’t Chase Expats Overseas, Says Judge

Expats can snub tax inquiries from HM Revenue and Customs without worrying about any comeback or penalties following a landmark court ruling. HMRC has always...

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