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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

What New Expats Should Do About Tax

Failing to understand expat tax is costly for anyone moving to a new country who ignores how the complicated rules impact their finances. Expats need...

UK Stamp Duty Surcharge Plan For Expat Home Buyers

Foreigners and expats who buy property in Britain will pay a rate of stamp duty, the government has announced. Prime Minister Theresa May broke the...

FATCA List – October 2018

Another 1,734 foreign financial institutions signed up to the US Internal Revenue Service’s FATCA list during September. The number of FFIs worldwide on the list...

Tax Filing Countdown Ticking Down For Expats

The final countdown for this year’s self-assessment returns has started - and anyone needing to register only has a few days to tell the...

Can Taxpayers Rely On Guidance From HMRC?

HMRC publishes tens of thousands of pages of technical guidance online - but can taxpayers really rely on what the information says? Probably not, according...

One In Four Families Checked For IHT Dodges

Tax investigators are targeting a quarter of bereaved families who they suspect of understating inheritance tax. HM Revenue & Customs has increased the number of...
FATCA

Banker Admits Fraud In First FATCA Prosecution

US federal authorities are celebrating the first successful prosecution under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Adrian Baron, former chief executive and chief business...

Ignorance Of CGT Rules Is No Defence For Expat

An expat appealing against a fine for failing to file a non-resident capital gains tax return was thrown out by a tribunal judge. HM Revenue...

It’s Time To Celebrate Tax Freedom Day

British taxpayers have put in a shift of 148 days working to pay their income tax to the government this year - now they...

More People Paying Higher Rate Income Tax

More people are paying higher rate tax in the UK - and that’s official, according to the latest statistics. Despite tax rates falling as successive...

FATCA List – July 2018

The number of foreign financial institutions signing up for US Internal Revenue Service Foreign Account Compliance Tax Act approval has slowed. The list saw 7,071...

Greater Numbers Of US Expats Hand Back Passports

More Americans are cutting their ties with home than ever before because of tough tax rules imposed by the US government. Since the Foreign Account...

FATCA List – July 2018

Another 7,000 foreign financial institutions joined the US Internal Revenue Service in June. The latest list of accredited FFIs runs to 314,026 banks, trusts and...

Choosing a tax consultant as an expat

Finding a reliable and knowledgeable tax consultant is not always easy for an expat. Tax consultants can give expert advice about minimising the amount of...

Expats Take Poor HMRC Decision To Task In The Courts

Expat and non-resident taxpayers are queueing up to challenge the decisions of tax inspectors in court. And the numbers revealed by HMRC are only the...

New Crack Down On Offshore Tax Dodgers Ready For Action

Governments around the world are about to switch on a huge data exchange network aimed at catching offshore tax dodgers. The latest announcement about the...

No Tax Like Inheritance Tax

There is no tax like Inheritance Tax. It arouses animosity in many people, especially when it has ensnared many families in its ever expanding...

HMRC Slammed For Failing Desperate And Suicidal Contractors

A lobby group looking after the interests of contractors and freelance workers is criticising HM Revenue & Customs for ignoring a plea to set...

Euro MPs Want To Protect Accidental Americans Against FATCA

Accidental Americans chased by the US Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes have won support from the European Parliament’s largest group of politicians. The Socialists...

Watchdog Raps IRS For FATCA Compliance Blunders

Government spending watchdogs have slammed the US Internal Revenue Service for compliance blunders while spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the Foreign Account...

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