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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

Passport snatch law could strand expats overseas

Expats with US passports fear they could be marooned overseas if they fall foul of new tax laws proposed in Washington. Any US taxpayer owing...

Judge rejects HMRC bid to see expat’s private court papers

Crafty tax investigators are trying to unlock confidential divorce court documents to pursue a claim for unpaid tax against an expat husband who handed...

Expat loses £100,000 tax case after holiday visit to UK

Expats confused over their residency status need to take specialist advice before returning to the UK. The latest expat to fall foul of residency rules...

Basic FATCA advice

The question to answer when deciding whether the FATCA legislation imposes any obligations on you is to is whether you are a US citizen....

HMRC turns up the heat on offshore tax cheats

The new penalties will be slapped on offshore investors who evade tax by failing to tell HMRC about the full extent of their holdings. HMRC...

FATCA dilemma of not telling the IRS your financial secrets

FATCA - the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - effectively recruits foreign financial institutions as unpaid tax officers for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The...

How do I know if FATCA applies to me?

The US government is very specific about who financial disclosure applies to under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The law orders foreign financial...

GAAR forces wealth managers to stop specialist tax advice

New far-reaching UK government rules aimed at trapping tax cheats are forcing wealth managers to pull the plug on special schemes to avoid taxes. Chancellor...
FATCA

FATCA, Lebanese banks ready to spill financial secrets

Lebanese banks are ready to give up their financial secrets about wealthy US clients under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Often referred to...
Swiss whistle blowers give up tax cheats

Swiss whistle blowers give up tax cheats

Hundreds of secret bank accounts have been uncovered in two Swiss banks after whistle blowers handed sensitive information about customers to the UK tax...
Paris

Hollande to soak France’s wealthy elite with 75% income tax

France’s new socialist president is sticking to his principles and planning to soak the rich with a 75% rate of income tax for the...

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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