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What Will Happen To Your Legacy? Estate Planning For Expatriates In Mallorca

How will your wealth be passed down to your children, grandchildren and other chosen heirs? How will they handle your legacy? Will it help give them long-term financial security? How much will they actually receive, and how much will go to the taxman?

The UK Autumn Statement 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Statement budget on 23rd November. The main change for expatriates appears to be that the taxing period for those who have left the UK and have a QROPS will be extended from five to ten years.

Are You Ready For Exchange Of Information With Spain?

The new global automatic exchange of information regime went live in January 2016, and the first information exchange will take place next year.  It is more important than ever to make sure your are correctly declaring your income and paying tax in the right country.

Are You Ready For Exchange Of Information With Malta?

A new international initiative means it is more important than ever to make sure your are correctly declaring your income and paying tax in the right country.

Changes To UK's Domicile Rules

Proposed new domicile rules may affect Britons leaving the UK or returning after living abroad and could potentially undo previous inheritance tax planning for expatriates.

Lower Pension Allowance Doesn't Have to Mean Higher Taxes for Expatriates in France

A reduced lifetime pension allowance could put your UK retirement savings in the firing line for 55% tax, but expatriates in France can find opportunities to safeguard their pension funds.

Are You Ready For Exchange Of Information With France?

From January 2016, financial institutions in over 50 countries around the world began collecting information on their clients and their accounts. This data will be passed onto the clients’ country of residence in 2017. Cross-border taxation can get complex for expatriates, and it is important to make sure you are correctly declaring your income and paying tax in the right country.

When Is Your Tax Freedom Day?

Tax freedom day is the day each year when you finally stop working to pay tax to the government, and start earning money for yourself. If you are lucky enough to be retired you are still faced with tax on your savings, investments and pensions. Tax planning is an important part of protecting your wealth in retirement.

Tax Planning For France In Today's World

You need to be extra careful with your tax planning these days. Make sure it is up to date with all the various tax changes and is fully compliant. You also want to check that you are not paying more tax than necessary.

Portugal's 2017 Budget: Will you be affected?

Portugal's proposed budget for 2017 includes the introduction of a new 'wealth tax' to apply to Portuguese properties worth over €600,000 and phasing out of the income tax surtax.

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