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16 September 2014

At Last… Napoleonic Succession Law Now Avoidable For Foreigners Living in France

One of the most worrying issues facing retired UK nationals living in France is succession law which imposes strict restrictions on how residents can divide up their estate. From next August a new EU Directive will allow expatriates to distribute their estate in accordance with the law of their nationality. This only applies to succession law, and not to succession tax.

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12 September 2014

Update On The Spanish Tax Reform

The income tax rates and thresholds will change next year, under reforms aimed primarily at lower income individuals and families.  There are some other changes which may affect you.

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05 September 2014

European Court Of Justice Rules On Spanish Succession Tax

The European Court of Justice ruled that Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations regarding succession and gift tax.  Since Spain allows differences in the tax treatment between resident and non-resident beneficiaries, they have breached EU treaties.

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04 September 2014

Pension Lump Sums – A New Second Option

HMRC has published its draft Taxation of Pensions Bill, covering the new pension freedom to apply from 6th April 2015.  It includes the opportunity to take lump sums from uncrystallised funds.

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01 September 2014

Expatriates Urged To Review Sources Of UK Income Amid Tax Raid Plans

An article by The Telegraph advises UK nationals living abroad about the proposed removal of the UK personal tax allowance.

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29 August 2014

Don’t Get Caught Out by New Spain Tax Laws

An article by The Daily Telegraph highlights some key changes British expatriates living in Spain need to be aware of, particularly with regards to the double tax treaty and Spanish tax rates.

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28 August 2014

Capital Gains Tax In Spain - Is It Changing?

There have been reports in the English language press in Spain that the capital gains tax main home exemption available to over 65s was being removed. Is this correct?

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27 August 2014

More Families Paying UK Inheritance Tax

Unlike most other UK taxes, inheritance tax follows you when you leave Britain to live abroad. It is important to pay attention to this tax, and understand the rules, changes and news, as your estate – and so your family and heirs – could be affected.

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27 August 2014

Spanish Tax Reforms Affecting Rental Income

The Spanish government has proposed fiscal reforms which may affect the rental market.

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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.

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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.

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08 August 2014

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.

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