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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

Corporate Tax Loopholes Closed By Landmark Agreement

Ministers from 76 countries have queued up to sign a landmark treaty that will stop multinational organisations from evading tax by shifting their earnings...

Tax Avoidance Crackdown Raises £30 Billion

The UK tax man has raised almost an extra £30 billion in the past year from cracking down on avoidance. The boost came in a...

Millions Of Landlords Face Property Pension Hardship

Landlord campaigners are warning that tax changes could trigger a massive property pension problem for almost 2 million buy to let investors, many of...

CGT Property Tax Penalties Clarified For Expats

Expats face extra penalties for not dealing with capital gains tax on selling homes in the UK. HM Revenue & Customs has updated online guidance...

Don’t Run Up A Bill If You’ve Missed The July Tax Deadline

Watch out if you are an expat with earnings or rents in the UK – an important tax deadline has just passed that could...

FATCA List – July 25, 2017

The latest list of foreign financial institutions reporting information about their American customers to the Internal Revenue Service is still increasing. The list published on...

Digital Tax Delay For Buy To Let Expats

Expats landlords renting out homes in the UK have won a reprieve under the tax man's making tax digital initiative. HM Revenue & Customs has...

Tax Mistakes That Can Backfire On Expats

International tax is becoming so complicated expats can easily make expensive mistakes about how to safeguard their wealth. One family recently lost their case before...
Repeal FATCA

Repeal FATCA Protest Hits Washington Wall of Silence

Repeal FATCA campaigners have met a wall of silence from the corridors of power in Washington DC. Despite Republican promises to scrap the Foreign Account...

Claiming Pension Tax Relief As An Expat

Expats can claim pension tax relief as long as they are still resident in the UK. Residence is a matter of fact rather than choice...

Complex IHT Rules Spark Advice Boom For IFAs

Inheritance advice is one of the hot financial topics for IFAs and their clients but few advisers want to offer a service without the...
Repeal FATCA

Why Is No–one Listening To Repeal FATCA Calls?

Campaigners lobbying for the repeal of FATCA in the USA are demanding to know why President Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington are ignoring...

Paying CGT On The Sale Of Shares

Holding shares is generally more tax efficient through an ISA or pension – but if you want to switch equities already owned into a...

When Does A Second Home Qualify For Holiday Let Tax Benefits?

Renting out a second home as a holiday let is an enticing way to make some extra cash from a property otherwise standing idle-...

FATCA List – June 4, 2017

The list of foreign financial institutions passing data about their American customers to the internal revenue service is still growing. The latest list, which was...

UK And US Move Into Top 5 Countries Facing Worst Tax Risks

Bosses fear political and economic uncertainty are increasing the risk of  governments  in several developed countries seeking to impose higher taxes. President Donald Trump taking...

Executors Face Paying Unforeseen Tax Bills

People acting as executors for family or friends face settling inheritance tax bills out of their own money if settling an estate takes more...
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Family And Sin Taxes Hit Expats In Saudi

Expats in Saudi Arabia will have to pay a residence tax  and sin taxes on soft drinks and tobacco in a bid to improve...

FATCA List – June 4, 2017

Despite campaigners lobbying to repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) introduced by former US President Barack Obama, the list of foreign financial...

Number Of Top Rate Taxpayers Jumps By A Third

The number of top rate income taxpayers has jumped by a third in five years to record levels, according to new official statistics. HM Revenue...

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