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Missing the October US Tax Deadline Could Cost You Your Passport

As the October 15th deadline approaches for US expats to file their taxes the IRS is increasing pressure on those who are not in compliance.  Greenback Expat Tax Services set out the risks and how to ensure you understand and comply with the requirements for expats. This article has been written exclusively for Expat Network by Greenback Expat Tax ...

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Expats Increasingly Vulnerable To New Build Deposit Loss

When buying a new build in the UK a deposit is often required and if problems arise in funding the purchase this deposit can be at risk, especially for expats.   UK expats looking to invest in new build homes in the UK are increasingly at risk of losing their deposits, thinks expat mortgage specialist, Offshoreonline. Typically, buyers of new builds will be expected to put down a deposit of u ...

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US Expats Seek Changes To Tax Rules

Citizen-based taxation of US expats is a controversial subject and the annual survey carried out by Greenback Expat Tax Services shows it is the major issue for expats and is the major reason causing growing numbers to consider renunciation of their US citizenship.   Nine million US expats live and work abroad, but since they retain US citizenship, they also retain their federal tax reporting ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – July

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 is Santander International with 1.15%. For dollars, Royal ...

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I Live In Canada. Where Do I Pay Tax On My UK Pension?

One of the members of the Expat Network community asked the following question about where her UK pension will be taxed having emigrated to Canada. Richard Watts-Joyce, Partner at Global Tax Network responded to her query.   Question: “I have just submitted a request to collect my pension early from Merseyside Pension Fund of which I was member up until August 2007 having transferred a small ...

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Spain Forces Banks To Pay Mortgage Stamp Duty

Stamp duty payable on execution of a mortgage deed in Spain has been the subject of case law and legislation recently in Spain.  B Law & Tax explain the implications of the recent decisions. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by B LAW & TAX, International Tax & Legal Advisors   Currently Stamp Duty is charged in Spain on the execution of the mortgage deed at rates t ...

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How To Save Money On Currency Exchange

International payments expose you to exchange rates and getting the best rate can save you money. Specialists Currency Fair explain the impact of exchange rates and how much you can save. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Currency Fair   Nobody likes getting short-changed, especially when the sums involved are significant. Before making your international money transfer it can pay to d ...

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Living Abroad – Can I Get Free NHS Healthcare When Visiting The UK?

One of our members who lives in The Philippines asked whether they could still access the services of the NHS as a British passport holder. I have been living and working outside the UK for a number of years but plan to visit family in the UK and wanted to know whether I can make use of the services of the NHS while I am visiting the UK? When you move abroad on a permanent basis, you are no longer ...

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Important UK Tax Dates To Watch Out For

Throughout a new year a lot of things tend to happen and because of this key tax dates have a habit of sneaking up on you without warning. Being prepared doesn’t only save you from rushing things last minute, it may help save you considerable amount of money in the future, so having a list of the important tax dates to hand is vital. Written exclusively for Expat Network by GoSimpleTax   Here ...

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UK Expat Mortgages Are Easier To Find Than You Might Think

One of the key reasons many expats move abroad is to realise their dreams of living a better quality of life and gaining financial independence. By choosing to work in a low tax environment, expats willingly make a choice to live and work away in order to help realise not only their own dreams but also help to promote the dreams and well being of their families and loved ones. Written exclusively ...

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