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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.
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.
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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.
18 July 2014
Portugal Banks Back In The Headlines
Fears about the security of the banking sector had receded, but the recent news about Banco Espirito Santo brought back memories of the uncertainty we have experienced a few times over recent years.
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.
Spain’s Tax Reforms – How Will You Benefit?
Earlier this year, Spain’s Expert Tax Committee released a consultation document proposing a number of tax reforms. On 23rd June the government released its long-awaited draft legislation. This article outlines the key proposed changes affecting individuals and families.
26 June 2014
Tax Planning For A Return To UK. Part 2
If you are a British expatriate planning to return to the UK, in order to lower your UK tax liabilities it is important to seek advice and start planning before you leave your current country of residence. Part one discussed tax residence status, income tax and pensions, here we look at capital gains tax, inheritance tax and life assurance policies.
19 June 2014
Tax Planning For A Return To UK. Part 1
When you move from one country to another, it is very important to plan ahead to ensure your income and assets will be structured as tax efficiently as possible. Leaving it until you arrive in your new country may be too late for some tax planning opportunities and you may pay more tax as a result.
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