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Free Healthcare After A Move To Spain?

As a couple we are considering a move to Spain. I am 57 and eight years in from breast cancer, and my husband is 69 with a pacemaker. We are just starting to look and wanted any advice you can give. Andrew Apps of expat financial advisers Bellwood Prestbury answered this question. As an expat, you are currently entitled to free state healthcare if ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – August

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. By Iain Yule See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’.   The best current offering for sterling offshore savers is Standard Bank’s 1.2%, if you have £10,000 and can give 196 days’ notice of with ...

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Currency Changes And The Price Of Property

In global prime property markets even small percentage changes in currency can have significant monetary implications. Currency, ownership costs and taxation are becoming increasingly important considerations for investors, especially as the rate of price appreciation slows in some global city markets. New research by property consultancy Knight Frank suggest that individuals need to be conscious ...

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Sponsored: Protect Your Financial Future

Protect your financial future! The U.S. imposes taxes on the income of its citizens, regardless of where they live. Australia is home to the sixth largest American population in the world, and U.S. expats in Australia experience the financial consequences of U.S. tax compliance more acutely than those in other countries, leading many to renounce their U.S. citizenship.   Considering giving up ...

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Should I Bill Through A Company Or Direct?

I’m working with a German contractor, billing it for my services through my UK limited company. I have heard that after two years contracting by German law they need to employ me direct. Is this correct? Nick Broughton of Capital-GES answered this enquiry.   “If you are working in Germany on a contract for any period of time it’s not legal to use your UK limited company unless it’s registered ...

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Saudi Arabia Collects New Tax On Expats

From July, Saudi Arabia is collecting a new tax from expats and their dependants, a move that is seen to boost the country’s revenues amid weak oil prices. The new fee will be 100 Saudi riyals (SAR) per dependant per month, around £21 or $27. The amount is expected to increase gradually every year until 2020. By next year, the figure will double to SAR200 and increase to SAR300 in 2019 and SAR400 ...

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Expats: Consider The Basics Of Wealth Management

In managing your money you may wish first to consider your residence and tax situation before looking at the principles of investing. By Iain Yule First of all – where are you resident? If you are British, make sure you are truly UK non-resident, meaning you do not have to pay UK income tax (and may also avoid capital gains tax). A statutory definition of tax residence was introduced in the UK wit ...

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Why Some British Expats Are Liable For IHT

You may not be aware as a British expat who pays no UK income or capital gains taxes that you can still be liable to inheritance tax (IHT). Your liability for UK IHT depends on if you are deemed domiciled in the UK, says Stuart Ritchie of expat financial advisory firm AES International. If you or your father were born or raised in Britain, you are likely to be deemed domiciled in Britain. If your ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – June

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. By Iain Yule See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’.   The best current offering for sterling offshore savers is Standard Bank’s 1.2%, if you have £10,000 and can give 196 days’ notice of with ...

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Working In South Africa: The Tax Implications

South Africa is one of the expatriate jurisdictions where proactive planning makes a significant difference to the tax and exchange control implications of an international mobile employee. The primary reasons for this proactive planning are: Unlike most other countries, with good planning you only become ‘tax resident’ in the beginning of your sixth year in South Africa; and There are various tax ...

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