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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

FATCA List – April 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting to them under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) increased by 4,440...

South Africa Expats Face Tax On The Cost Of Benefits

South African expats are worried that a new tax on fringe benefits attached to their assignments abroad will quickly fritter away their ZAR1 million...

South Africa Expats To Lose Tax-Free Cash In The UAE

South African expats in the United Arab Emirates face huge tax bills on end of contract gratuities that they believed would be free of...

3m Taxpayers Holding Offshore Accounts Under Scrutiny

Overseas tax authorities have revealed the tax secrets of around 3 million UK taxpayers with offshore accounts in more than 100 countries. Masses of information...

HMRC Forces Firms To Hand Over Confidential Client Papers

HM Revenue & Customs is secretly collecting evidence about the financial affairs of suspected tax dodgers from professional service businesses. HMRC’s Criminal Investigation Directorate issued...

Only 2% Of Landlords Own Up To Dodging Property Taxes

Landlords at home and abroad have shunned the chance to confess to HM Revenue & Customs about tax dodging and their rental profits. Only 35,099...

Avoiding Loan Charge Tax Is Doomed To Fail, Says HMRC

Schemes aimed at helping expat contractors avoid the disguised remuneration loan charge are doomed to fail, says HM Revenue & Customs. The loan charge applies...

FATCA List – March 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting to them under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) shrunk by 1.440...

What Tax Do You Pay If You Inherit Property?

Tax can be confusing, which is why so many people worry about tax they might have to pay on gifts left to them by...

Don’t Squander Cash On Unnecessary Capital Gains Tax

Taxpayers handed over a record £6.8 billion in capital gains tax (CGT) in January 2019 - but many couples could be paying more than...

Licking The UK Stamp Duty Muddle For Expats

It’s easy to get in a muddle as an expat or foreign buyer seeking to take advantage of some great buy-to-let investment deals in...

HMRC Targets 2,000 Expats In Loan Tax Crack Down

Nearly 2,000 expats have received tax demands from the UK tax man relating to loan charge rules going back almost two decades. HM Revenue &...
FATCA

FATCA Fight Will Carry On, Vow Repeal Campaigners

The fight to block the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is unfinished despite defeat in the Supreme Court, vow opponents of the...

Inheritance Tax Jargon explained

Inheritance tax is ensnaring more people than ever due to ever increasing house prices. The tax man has revealed record IHT takings in the year...

FATCA List – February 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting to them under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) grew by 2030...

Portugal: Protecting your wealth with a trust?

Trusts are a centuries-old concept which allow assets to be held by trustees on behalf of beneficiaries. They have been used in Britain since...

Rich Should Pay More Taxes, Urges Think-Tank

The rich are not paying enough tax and the government should raise wealth taxes and scrap saving subsidies, argues a leading think-tank. Chancellor of the...

Last Minute Tax Filing Advice For Expats

The dreaded deadline for filing self-assessment returns isonly days away with tens of thousands of taxpayers expected to leave the job until the last...

FATCA List – January 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting to them under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) grew by 649...

Tax Filing Deadline Looming For British Expats

British expats need to act soon to meet this year’s tax filing deadlines. Self-assessment forms need to be filed with HM Revenue & Customs for...

The Expat Brexit Survey

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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