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Expats Earn 25% More Abroad Than At Home

Singapore has again been rated by expats as the best country in the world to live and work. Runner-up was Norway. Both Singapore and Norway offer expats a stable economic and political environment while giving them a fulfilling experience and an improved family life, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer survey. As well as unveiling the best places ...

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Do I Have To File US Tax Return From Abroad?

I am an American citizen who has lived in Mexico for 20 years. An accountant told me that if I spend only 30 days out of the US a year, I don’t have to pay federal income tax. Is this true? If it is, then do I have to file a tax return every year? Tabitha Paddock of Greenback Tax Services answered this question. You are required to file a US tax return if you earned above the minimum amount ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – October

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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Where In The World Is Best For Expats?

Escaping the grey weather seems to be a major priority for those emigrating from the UK as sunny Spain tops the list of favorite British expat destinations. With some areas basking in as many as 300 sunny days a year, almost one in ten expats from the UK heads for Spain. Nearly seven in ten saw the weather as an advantage in leaving home, according to InterNations’ Expat Insider Report. One Britis ...

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Fall In Number Of Britons Sent To Work Abroad

A study has found that there has been a big drop in the number of British people being sent on international assignment for work. The UK has been revealed as the third most popular location in the world for international work, behind only USA and China, according to new research by Santa Fe Relocation. The findings from the company’s 2017 Global Mobility Survey showed that despite concerns around ...

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Sponsored: Moving To Spain? Seven Questions Could Save You Money

If you are moving to Spain or have recently relocated, you have made an excellent choice. Aside from its obvious appeal, Spain can offer real tax-efficient opportunities – if you are well prepared. By Jason Porter 1. Where will you pay tax? You need to establish the date you become tax resident in Spain and liable to Spanish taxation on your worldwide income, gains and wealth, and also subje ...

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Sponsored: Which Health Insurance For Expats?

One of the first things that an expat should do when they move to a new country is familiarise themselves with the healthcare system there. Some expats will find themselves moving to locales where they can freely access a publicly subsidised healthcare system (sometimes at no cost). However, others will find that they either don’t have access to the local public healthcare system, or such a system ...

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Get The Facts About Filing Late US Taxes

The June deadline has come and gone, but if you haven’t filed your taxes yet, there’s still time to get caught up and become compliant with the IRS this year. Not sure where to begin? Don’t fret – the information you need to know is right here in this Q&A.   By Greenback Tax I Haven’t Filed Taxes In Multiple Years – What Now? For starters, don’t let yourself worry too much – the IRS isn’t ...

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Sponsored: Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Overseas

Why is expat mental health important? Expat mental health is a critical issue to address because it is the foundation for happiness and satisfaction abroad.  International life presents a unique set of experiences for the expat that can affect mental health. According to InterNations, the top concerns of expats are social, financial, and cultural. Those living abroad struggle with missing their su ...

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Sponsored: Travel Deals From Silversurfers

We have just launched our special travel deal section on Silversurfers.com. With holidays from as little as £199 everyone can find a holiday to suit their budget. To check our amazing deals call us on 0207 082 0665 or click here to book online. Choose a holiday in a beautiful European city, chill out on a beach or go to a stunning Far Eastern destination. They are all amazing value and departures ...

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