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Downsizing your home needn’t mean short-changing your heirs

With careful planning, it is possible to scale down the size of property to unlock retirement funds and still leave a lasting legacy for your family.

What UK homeowners in Portugal need to know about capital gains tax

If you sell a UK property while living in Portugal, you could face capital gains tax in both countries, so make sure you understand the rules.

French social charges

Social charges apply to most income in France but recent rule changes may benefit expatriate retirees in France and non-residents with French assets.

Financial planning in France in the face of Brexit

How can UK expatriates in France secure residence benefits and avoid higher taxes on assets, investments and pensions in the run up to Brexit?

When is your tax freedom day?

How much of a year’s work is spent paying taxes? This varies across Europe but good tax planning can reduce your tax burden, wherever you live.

Thinking about buying a Portuguese property? Six things you should know to save tax

What should you consider before buying a Portuguese property to limit exposure to capital gains, wealth and inheritance taxes?

Planning a tax-efficient move to Spain

If you’re moving to Spain, you need to understand how local income tax, wealth tax and succession and gift taxes may affect you and your heirs.

How much will a UK property cost you in taxes?

British expatriates with UK property need to be aware of all tax costs, including stamp duty, non-resident capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Taking up residence in France? Take advice early

When moving to France, take advice early so you don’t miss out on any tax and estate planning opportunities for yourself and your heirs.

Protecting your wealth and financial security in Spain

Threats to your retirement savings include inflation, investment risk and taxation but with specialist advice you can protect against them.

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