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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 Spai ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – May

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 Standard Bank’s 1.15%, if y ...

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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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High Risk Insurance For An Increasingly Volatile World

Standard travel insurance does not generally cover you for high risk areas, such as warzones, crisis and disaster relief zones and specialist providers have developed to meet the need.  Kidnap and ransom can happen anywhere, but there are higher risks in some areas, and policies to support you and pay the ransom, if the need arises can be vital. Global business travel spend doubled in the 15 years ...

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UK Visit Limitations To Remain Non-resident For UK Tax Purposes

One of the members of the Expat Network community asked the following question about being able to visit the UK without becoming tax resident in the UK and we asked Trevor Wilkes of Trew Tax to respond to his query. I have a permanent home in the USA, where I have lived for 35 years and became a citizen 15 years ago.  I was born in the UK and maintain a property in the UK and visit there every yea ...

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What Do I Have To Do To Complete My Renunciation Of US Citizenship?

One of the members of the Expat Network community asked the following question about his duties to file to complete his renunciation of his US citizenship and we asked Greenback Expat Tax Services to respond to his query. Question: I renounced my US citizenship on January 17, 2019.  Since moving to Europe in 2010, I have been filing my tax return online each year and have e-mail confirmations of a ...

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Should I Start My Business In The US Or In Belgium?

I’m an expat who has been living abroad for seven years. As I’m married to a Belgian citizen, I’m also a Belgian resident with right to work in the EU. I would like to start my own business as a freelance copywriter but am wondering if it’s more beneficial to start a business in the US or Belgium from a tax perspective. Ines Zemelman, Founder and President, Taxes For Expats ...

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