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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. Gl ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – March

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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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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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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