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Get to know today’s pension landscape

We outline six pension issues affecting British expats, from State Pension payments to tax-efficient transfer options for private pensions.

Assurance-vie in France. Is it worth setting one up if you are over 70?

Assurance-vie policies offer tax and estate planning advantages. While some are lost after age 70 there are still benefits for you and your heirs.

‘Brussels IV’ and Portugal: How to ensure your legacy goes to the right place

‘Brussels IV’ lets expats override Portugal’s succession law to ensure their estate goes to chosen heirs – but beware the tax consequences.

First tax information exchange starting

Global tax transparency through the new ‘automatic exchange of information’ means expats need to take extra care with their tax planning.

Right Place, Wrong Taxes (Spain)

UK nationals living in Spain need to make sure they are paying the right taxes in the right country – getting it wrong could prove costly.

Do you know where you are domiciled? Are you sure?

Many British expats remain UK-domiciled without realising it, leaving their estate exposed to UK inheritance tax rates of 40%.

Eight things you need to consider when moving to France

With early and careful planning, you can make the most of tax-efficient opportunities when moving to France or buying a French property.

UK keeps tight rein on pension transfers

Latest efforts from the UK government to tighten the rules for pension transfers should have little impact on Britons living abroad.

When is your tax freedom day?

How long does it take to earn money for yourself instead of to pay tax? Take steps to reduce the tax burden on your wealth.

New, additional Cyprus tax residence test

Cyprus has introduced new criteria that could make you resident for tax purposes. There are actually many advantages to living in Cyprus.

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