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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 investment wrappers to reduce tax liability, planning tips for South African Expat Tax laws 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

Tax Crusade Looks To Raise £30m From Contractors

The tax crack down on contractors is continuing as HM Revenue & Customs seeks to raise nearly £30 million from employment status investigations. HMRC still...
FATCA Tracker

FATCA List – August 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) increased to 341,729 in July...
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Tax Cuts Spur Landlords To Switch To Company Lets

The number of company landlords had hit a record high after more than a decade in the doldrums. New data for the first six months...
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How Much Tax You Really Pay As An Expat

Everyone suspects one of the main reasons for becoming an expat is paying less tax, but do you really pay less tax if you...
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Claiming An IHT Refund As House Prices Fall

London house prices have dropped so much in value over the past year that anyone who has inherited a property may be due an...
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New UK Tax Rules May Impact Expat Contractors

Many of the 170,000 contractors working for their own company will pay more tax this year - and many are expats who may not...
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Worried About Becoming An Accidental American?

If you were born in the USA or closely related to someone who lived in America, you could owe the Internal Revenue Service thousands...
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CGT Warning For Expats As Tax Breaks Scrapped

Expats with homes to sell in the UK can expect to pay more capital gains tax if the deal does not go through before...
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IHT Is Too Complicated, Say Tax Gurus

Tax experts are recommending ministers to take action to simplify inheritance tax rules. The Office of Tax Simplification, an independent government agency looking at how...
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What To Do If You’re Worried About SARS Expat Tax

The countdown has started for South Africa’s controversial expat tax - and if you are a South African abroad and have yet to start...
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Family At War Over Who Inherits £300,000 Home

A family is at war over a £300,000 legal battle in a bid to win the home of their parents who tragically died from...
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What Is A Trust And Do You Need One?

Solicitors often talk about leaving property or money in trust for your loved ones when you die, but what does this mean and should...
FATCA Tracker

FATCA List – July 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) remained at 335,778 in June. The...
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Tax Havens Pledge To Lift Company Ownership Secrecy

Three of Britain’s tax havens are ready to lift their veils of secrecy over the mystery owners of thousands of offshore companies. The British Crown...
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IRS Admits $100m Error Over Expats Taxes After 11 Years

The US tax man has finally admitted wrongly demanding millions of dollars from Americans living in France after a seven-year legal battle. The Internal Revenue...
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13 Countries Where Expats Can Pay Zero Tax

If you are looking to protect your wealth by moving to a low-tax country, international consultancy firm KPMG has published the information you need. A...
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Accidental Americans Stress Over Double Taxation Dilemma

Thousands of accidental Americans living and working in Europe are frustrated with US tax policy that makes them pay up even if they left...
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SARS Expat Tax – Time To Check If You Need To Pay

If you are a South African living or working overseas, now is a good time to test your tax status. In case you haven’t heard...
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Millions Targeted With Phishing Emails From Tax Scammers

More than 2.5 million British taxpayers have reported that scammers posing as tax officials have tried to steal their cash and personal identities during...
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Confusion As New SA SARS Expat Tax Changes Come Into Force

The last tax season before the dreaded expat tax rules bite is underway in South Africa. Changes to the rules detailing who must file a...

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The Expat Brexit Survey

Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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