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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

Expat Contractors

Expat Contractors May Fall Into IR35 Tax Net

Tens of thousands of contractors working for their own companies face pay cuts and extra tax bills from April. Workers often choose to take contracts...

HMRC Quizzes Tenants About Expat Landlord Tax

Buy to let tenants are being urged to turn whistle blowers to help the tax man crack down on rogue landlords. HM Revenue & Customs...
FATCA Tracker

FATCA List – November 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) increased by 1,500 to 347,162...

How To Give Cash To Grandchildren And Minimise Tax

Kind-hearted grandparents are keen to find ways to help their grandchildren financially. Their plans range from gifting property and large sums of money to tax...
Brexit

Brexit Tax Shocker On The Way For Brits With Property In Europe

British landlords with holiday homes to let in Europe will face extra taxes after Brexit. Paying more tax is an unforeseen consequence of Brexit that...
cgt

Aussie Expats Granted A CGT Delay But New Law IS On The Way

Aussie expats facing massive tax bills when selling a home have won more time to put their finances in order. The government is extending the...

Technology Tracks Down £610m Tax Dodgers

Technology means the tax man knows more about you and your money than ever before - and the result is targeted tax fraud inquiries...

IRS Set To Cancel Passports For US Expats With Tax Debts

Thousands of US expats with large tax debts may be stranded overseas when  they lose their passports from this month, warns the Internal Revenue...
South Africa

Tax Hike Triggers South Africa Expat Exodus

South African expats fearing a tax crackdown are flocking to apply for a second passport through golden visa schemes in Europe. Record numbers of South...
property taxes

Tax for expats selling a UK home

If you own a home in the UK but are tax resident in another country, capital gains tax may be due when you sell. But...

IRS Changes Tax Rules For Accidental Americans

Accidental Americans trading in their US passports have been offered a lenient tax deal. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has agreed to wipe the tax...
inheritance

Tax Man Grabs A Record £5.4 Billion From Families Paying IHT

The number of families paying death duties has reached a new high - although who pays most depends on their postcode, according to official...
FATCA

Taxpayer Launches UK FATCA Legal Challenge

Britain is the latest country to become embroiled in a data protection legal challenge aimed at thwarting US tax laws that raise money from...
South Africa Expat Tax

South Africa Expat Tax

South African Expat Tax is the new rule by South Africa's South African Revenue Service. Find out below what it means to you and...

HMRC Quizzes Renters In Expat Landlord Crack Down

Expat landlords are facing a crackdown as the tax man grills tenants about their finances. HM Revenue & Customs has sent thousands of letters to...
SARS

Expat Tax Revolt Starves SARS Of Vital Cash For Services

Expats are leading a financial revolt in South Africa as people lose confidence in the tax system, claim tax experts. Even the South Africa Revenue...
FATCA Tracker

FATCA List – September 2019

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) increased to 343,676 in July...
FATCA

Accidental Americans in UK risk frozen bank accounts

Thousands of Brits who were born in America but left as children risk having their UK bank accounts frozen as the US authorities wage...
tax pay

Only 38% Of Tax Bonanza Is Real Money, Say Accountants

A crackdown on tax avoidance has boosted UK tax revenues by £13 billion - but claims of billions more raised from investigations is just...

CGT Crackdown Is Still A Worry For Aussie Expats

The worry of a capital gains tax crackdown on Australian expats selling a property back home while living overseas won’t go away. Expats who sell...

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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