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UK domicile determination and Brussels IV in Spain

You can use Brussels IV to opt for UK succession law to apply to your estate, but could this affect a claim to be non-UK domiciled for UK inheritance tax purposes?

French vs Luxembourg assurance-vie bonds

Assurance-vie life assurance bonds provide many tax and succession advantages in France. Should you use a French or Luxembourg bond?

Protect your pensions from the lifetime allowance trap

Britons risk up to 55% taxation if pension funds go over the UK lifetime allowance – but expatriates can take steps to limit exposure.

What capital gains tax do you have to pay in Cyprus?

Cyprus residents are only liable to capital gains tax on the sale of Cyprus property. Shares and overseas property are exempt.

Current pension and healthcare rights may survive Brexit

The UK has begun Brexit negotiations by pledging to protect existing pension and healthcare rights for British expatriates living in Europe.

Record number of renounced inheritances in Spain

Why are 10% of people renouncing their inheritance in Spain? Set up an effective estate plan to protect your heirs from succession tax.

The financial benefits of living in Cyprus

There are many tax advantages to living in Cyprus: special rates for foreign pensions, an exemption for interest in many cases and no inheritance tax.

What owning a slice of Portugal will cost you in tax

Get to know the full cost of owning property in Portugal, including local transfer and wealth taxes, capital gains tax and stamp duty.

What Brexit answers do we have post-election and one year on from the referendum?

After the UK election and one year on from the vote to leave, do we know how Brexit may affect taxation, currencies and pensions for expatriates?

Downsizing in Portugal needn’t mean short-changing your heirs

It’s possible to scale-down the size of your Portugal property to secure a comfortable retirement and still leave a lasting legacy.

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