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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

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...

Taxes in Portugal

Are there any tax advantages to moving to Portugal or investing in Portugal? Currently the Portuguese government is actively encouraging overseas investments; has put in...

HMRC Needs To Do More To Stem Tax Avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs should concentrate on trawling data to catch persistent tax evaders rather than punish taxpayers who make mistakes with ever more...

Do Britain’s Missing Tax Billions Really Exist?

Britain has a £33 billion tax gap - but does the imagined amount of missing money really exist? HM Revenue & Customs estimates the tax...

How To Tell If You Are An Accidental American

If you are an American and don’t know it, you could be in for a shock when an unexpected tax bill comes through the...
FATCA

US Expats Show Shocking Ignorance Of FATCA

Expat Americans know shockingly little about laws that require them to report their overseas savings and investments. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was...

IRS U-Turn On Repatriation Tax For Expats

A US government U-turn means a million expats will no longer have to pay the ‘deemed repatriation tax’ on profits of their businesses abroad. The...

HMRC tax evasion investigations up by 20%

The number of serious evasion cases under investigation by the UK tax authority is up by almost a fifth in the past year. HM Revenue...

FATCA List – June 2018

Another 3,766 foreign financial institutions have registered with the US Internal Revenue Service to report customer financial information under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance...

Expat Protests Grow Against Dutch 30% Tax Ruling Axe

Uproar against a Dutch government decision to axe a generous tax break for expats is growing. The government wants to cut a tax benefit that...

US Expats Get Dear John Letters From Their Banks

US banks are freezing accounts and investments for American expats to avoid the cost of money laundering and tax avoidance laws. Hundreds of expats have...

Expats Must Not Fall Foul Of New Tax Avoidance Measures

Expats on foreign assignments who remain British taxpayers should consider tough new tax avoidance rules about to take effect if they have undeclared cash...

Expat Contractors Face IR35 Tax Avoidance Crackdown

Self-employed expat contractors based in Britain but working on projects overseas face a crackdown to make sure they are paying the right amount of...

Countries That Have Signed Up To FATCA

Agree or disagree with the Foreign Account Taxation Compliance Act (FATCA), the tax network between America and more than 100 other countries is going...

Expats Flock To Sign 30% Tax Ruling Petition Protest

Thousands of angry expats have signed up to a petition protest at the Dutch government’s decision to change the generous terms of a 30%...

Experts Want To Know What Families Think About Paying IHT

Experts charged with overhauling the rules over how inheritance tax is charged have issued a plea for help. They want families and professionals who have...

Expats Going Dutch Will Lose Generous Tax Break

Expats in The Netherlands will lose a valuable tax break from the start of 2019. The Dutch government has allowed expats to take 30% of...

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