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Australian Expats Returning Home:  How To Prepare

Simon DePaoli of Moore Stephens lays out the issues regarding financial planning and expat life that Australian expats returning home need to consider – writing from the perspective of an Australian who has done it. Expatriate life is a heady existence. There’s the opportunity to fast-track career aspirations, the novelty of travelling to new ...

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Why Has My Military Pension Suddenly Reduced?

“Why has my military pension suddenly reduced? Is there anywhere I can find a definitive guide to the Taxing of expatriates’ pensions? I know there are two main categories of expatriates those that are in countries and territories that have reciprocal agreements with and those that don’t.  I know this affects if your pension is fixed or follows the UK pensions with increases.” ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – August

Here are the latest expat savings rates. Many expats can benefit from using offshore bank savings accounts. They are useful for working in different currencies and for gathering interest without deduction of taxes. See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’ The best current offering for sterling offshore savers (with notice period) is Skipton International’s 1.25%, if ...

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How Can I Return To The UK To Look After My Mother Without Becoming Tax Resident?

What are the rules on UK tax residency? I am an expat and have been living out of the country for ten years. Last year my sister became terminally ill. She was the main carer for my mother but it is now impossible for her to continue. Please can you tell me what the rules are? I cannot make head nor tail of them. I want to come back and visit but I only have 27 days left and that will take me over ...

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What Are The Benefits Of Offshore Banking For Expats?

It is true that offshore banking has sometimes been associated with tax avoidance schemes which give it a bad name. However, the many benefits of banking offshore are important to expats, even if there are no tax savings. Expats by definition work away from their home country and will therefore tend to earn in one currency whilst having liabilities to cover at home.  Most plan to return home or to ...

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HMRC Targeting British Expats

HMRC, the UK tax authority, is working to ensure British expat taxpayers continue to pay tax on their UK affairs. It recently released new figures that demonstrate its increased co-operation with foreign authorities overseas, leading to a considerable rise in levels of expat tax collected.   In 2017 HMRC made 1,006 requests to overseas tax authorities which resulted in an additional £5.7 mill ...

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Greenback Tax Webinar:  Expat Tax Fact Check – Facts and Fiction

Greenback Expat Tax Services is hosting their latest webinar on July 24th   This is a FREE, live, interactive webinar for US expats who may have missed the June 15th deadline! Join host David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback and one of Greenback’s expat–specialist accountants to learn about: The who, what, when, where, and how of expat tax filing Late filer information IRS amnesty program up ...

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British Pensioners Could Face £10bn Being Wiped From Pension Pots

According to an analysis conducted by financial advisory consultancy, Hoxton Capital Management, the average pension pot of over-65 Britons living abroad has reached £210,000. In volatile years, they report, currency market fluctuations removed as much as 20% from British pensioners’ spending power. Based on the amount of British citizens aged 65 and over living in EU countries having reached 247, ...

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Financing your Portuguese home: the ABC of Home Loans in Portugal

In this article we look at some of the key factors involved in financing a property purchase in Portugal. If you are thinking about moving to Portugal and buying a property there, you should be aware that there are some specific conditions that you should meet to be able to get a home loan by a Portuguese bank.   ComparaJá.pt, a comparison website that freely allows you to compare the best ho ...

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