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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, ...

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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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Sponsored: Why ‘Free’ Advice Costs Much More Than You Think

Were you offered ‘free’ advice by your financial adviser when he or she sold you that investment product, pension or regular savings plan? If the answer is yes, then you have probably been taken for a ride. All advice costs money, and there are two ways you can pay for it: fees or commission. Fees If you pay a fee to your adviser, then the amount of time your adviser spends on the advice given to ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – September

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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Despite Brexit, Britons Still Keen To Move To The EU

Despite fears that Britons will not be so well-off, welcome or cared-for in mainland Europe after Brexit, there are signs that many of us still want to find a retirement ‘place in the sun’. There is a rush to find that sunny home on the Mediterranean while the Brexit talks continue. Enquiries to a company that helps those moving to Europe have more than doubled in the past year. Blevins Franks, wh ...

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Sponsored: Sensible Pension Planning For Expats

Historically, in countries where there is no tax-driven, government-approved pension savings framework (most countries in the Middle East and Africa for example) expat workers have relied on ‘international pension plans’; in reality a marketing name for what is essentially a long term savings plan. By Paul Beard For a long time these were the only vehicles available for expats to invest their mone ...

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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 you are: Resident in Spain and work in employment ...

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China To Be Key Place For Business Expansion

China is set to become the key destination for international business expansion in the next five years, according to research. The research by AXA, conducted among 250 firms in eight countries and 372 globally-mobile workers reveals that while western economies dominate the list of countries that employers say they most commonly send staff to work in today, the balance of power between nations is ...

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Young People Going Expat For Better Job Prospects

There has been an upsurge in younger professionals moving abroad. Research has found that there has been a large increase in moving enquiries made by millennials – 18 to 35-year-old young professionals – of around 60%. This suggests that the will to live abroad and experience different cultures is ever growing among young people. A reason why an increasing number of young people are re ...

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