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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

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...

HMRC’s Supercomputer Is Snooping On You

If you are subject of a dreaded inquiry from the tax man, rest assured the probe into your financial affairs is not random. HM Revenue...

UK Property Taxes For Expat Investors

Hundreds of British expats like to keep a toehold in their home country by investing in buy to let property. British property offers a stable...

Tax Year Change Heralds New IHT Wealth Limits For Families

Inheritance tax changes heralded in by the changing tax year mean you can pass on at least an extra £25,000 of your wealth tax-free...

Do You Pay Tax On Bitcoin Trading Profits?

British digital currency speculators are in a limbo over if they should pay tax on the money they make online. Thousands of investors made significant...

Only A Third Of Over 55s Planning For IHT

Only one in three over 55s approaching retirement who take advice from an IFA have considered inheritance planning, according to research. The findings suggest not...

Accidental Americans Financially Frustrated By FATCA

Strict tax rules governing US taxpayers who live abroad are highlighting the plight of Accidental Americans in some countries. Accidental Americans are people who have...

Tax Man Tackles Soccer Clubs And Stars For Alleged Avoidance

The tax man is probing the financial affairs of 180 football stars at 51 English Premier League and Football League clubs in an inquiry...
Repeal FATCA

Repeal FATCA Appeal Rejected By US Supreme Court

A legal challenge claiming a US tax law aimed at uncovering hidden offshore earnings and investments violated constitutional rights has been thrown out again...

Scrap Transition Tax, Demand US Expat Campaigners

US expats are piling the pressure on in Washington to persuade politicians to vote to reject a tax on backing small businesses abroad. In a...

Love Conquers Most Things, But Not Tax

Testing tax residence is all about testing ties and connections - and the first one expats should look at is if they have a...

Taxpayers Rack Up £7.5m In Fines For Missing Deadline

Filing a tax return late is expensive - as the 745,000 taxpayers who missed the self-assessment deadline at midnight on January 31 are about...

Trump’s Tax Reform Does Little For Expats

US President Donald Trump has made a lot of noise about his tax reforms - but what do they mean for American expats? The answer...

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