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Top Savings Rates For Expats – January

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 n ...

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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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How Does The Split Year Calculation Work?

I am entitled to a split tax year. I run a property letting business outside of the country. I was resident in the UK for 21% of the tax year. Do I declare 21% of the annual net income earned to HMRC following the calculation of the year’s net profit. Trevor Wilkes, Principal of Trewtax Services responded as follows:   Split Year Treatment is not an entitlement, it is something that you ...

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All Things Tax For UK Expats

Expat tax affairs can be complicated, so GoSimple Tax have gathered some tips to help you understand your tax requirements as a UK expat that is still domiciled in the UK. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by SimpleTax   Income Tax The tax you’ll need to pay within the UK on your foreign income will depend on whether or not you’ll be regarded as a UK resident. If you’re d ...

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What Are The Best Options For Moving Money Abroad?

Today there are many options for moving money abroad and making the most appropriate choice depends on how much you are moving and whether you will be sending regular amounts.  Short Term Travel Credit cards or holiday cash can cover short term holiday requirements, but if you are planning to buy a house or cover regular costs abroad or back home you need to give more thought to the best options. ...

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Currency advice for expats

Overseas money transfers – if you know your way around you can save a lot of money, as well as hassle! Moving abroad is difficult and expensive as it is. As exciting as it may be, it’s also tasking, highly energy consuming, and wallet draining. Transferring money overseas is nothing short of a necessity when you’re moving to a new country, but are the unreasonable fees necessary as well? Thi ...

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The Importance Of High Risk Insurance Cover

As businesses work hard to expand internationally and expats choose to travel further afield to counter the impact of the challenges they are seeing in many of the more traditional and domestic markets, there has been a marked increase in international travel for business and work to more remote and austere environments with the hope of finding new opportunity and less competition in these far flu ...

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Streamlined Filing: How to Catch Up on Your Taxes Penalty-Free

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 30th and join Greenback Expat Tax Services for a FREE, live webinar on how to utilize the Streamlined Filing Procedures to catch up on 3+ years of late taxes, penalty-free.  Host David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback will be joined by one of Greenback’s Streamlined Filing experts, and they will share more on: Who is required to file expat taxes What to do ...

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Can I Get A Mortgage As An Expat?

When living and working abroad many British expats want to retain an interest in the UK property market by investing in a buy-to-let property to get a good return or they buy a property for their family or to leave empty so that it is ready for them when they return home.  Expats from other countries are also attracted to the UK market for its investment returns.  However, getting a mortgage as an ...

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How To Renounce US Citizenship, The Costs And Implications

Reports consistently point to the increasing numbers of Americans considering renouncing their US citizenship with the burden of citizenship-based taxation as the major driver.  Up until 2009 there were less than 750 people renouncing their US citizenship annually.  This increased to 1,500 in 2010 and continued to grow peaking in 2016 at 5,409 with a marginal drop to 5,132 in 2017.  The numbers ar ...

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