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Living abroad has many attractions, but it is not without its drawbacks.
Unfamiliar local bureaucracy and a foreign tax system can be very confusing, especially when the rules frequently change. To confuse matters, you may also still be liable to some UK taxes.
In today’s economic climate, wealth preservation has become extremely
difficult to achieve without the help of good advice. There are a number of
major threats to the preservation of your wealth.
Our raison d’être is to provide a service to our clients which enables them to enjoy a tax-efficient income and preserve the value of their wealth, not only during their lifetime but also through to the next generation.
20 August 2014
UK Plans To Restrict Personal Tax Allowance For Non-Residents
The UK government is considering another tax reform which could affect British expatriates, depending on your circumstances. It is considering whether to withdraw the personal tax allowance from non-residents, unless they have a strong economic connection in the UK.
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13 August 2014
Beware The Spanish Taxman
Now that the first Modelo 720 (overseas assets reporting) forms have been submitted and processed, people have started hearing from the Spanish tax inspectors. The tax authorities have also recently announced an amnesty for undeclared foreign souce pension income.
08 August 2014
Already Living In France Or Thinking About Doing So? Some Essentials To Consider…
We run through the tax and financial essentials you need to be aware of and plan for if you are to get the best out of living in France.
Already Living in Spain or Thinking About Moving There? Some Essentials to Consider…
We run through some of the tax and financial essentials you need to be aware of and plan for if you are to get the best out of living in Spain.
01 August 2014
UK Pensions – “Freedom And Choice”
The biggest reforms to UK pensions in almost a century are underway. As more options become available, you need to understand how they affect you and consider what would work best for you in the short and long term.
25 July 2014
Portuguese Proposed Tax Reforms
The Portuguese government has released its proposed tax reforms. They are open to public consultation, after which it is presumed they will be incorporated into the 2015 budget.
Swiss Banks And The Tax Evasion Crackdown
On 6th May, Switzerland joined with other OECD members in committing to apply automatic exchange of information, effectively committing to end banking secrecy for tax purposes. There has also been other news about Swiss banks and tax evasion issues.
12 July 2014
When Is Your Tax Freedom Day?
If you ever had the feeling that you spent half your working life just to pay tax, you are probably not far wrong. If you are lucky enough to be retired you are still faced with tax on your savings, investments and pensions, not to mention VAT. Tax planning is an important part of protecting your wealth in retirement.
04 July 2014
Press Release - Maltese Prime Minister Keynote Speaker at Blevins Franks Conference
The Prime Minister of Malta, the Honourable Mr. Joseph Muscat, was the keynote speaker at the annual Blevins Franks Wealth Management Conference which this year was held in Malta in late June and was attended by 150 delegates from around Europe.