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Returning expats ‘hardest hit’ by non-dom reforms

Returning expats ‘hardest hit’ by non-dom reforms...Lock icon

Thousands of British expats face significant bills if they return to the UK after new non-dom tax rules come into force next week.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
FCA fines ex-investment banker over Whatsapp boasts

FCA fines ex-investment banker over Whatsapp boasts...

A former investment banker has been fined more than £37,000 ($45,965, €42,610) by the FCA after he admitted trying to impress friends by revealing confidential client details in Whatsapp chats.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
Wife and mistress must split pension rules Brazil court

Wife and mistress must split pension rules Brazil...

The pension benefits of a Brazilian man who died in 2015 should be equally split between his wife and a woman with whom he had a 20-year relationships during his marriage, a court has ruled.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
HMRC fails to clamp down on tax evasion as avoidance plummets

HMRC fails to clamp down on tax evasion as avoidance...

The UK tax office is still losing £11.4bn (€13.1bn, $14.1bn) of revenue every year to evasion despite introducing a host of measures aimed at tackling tax avoidance, according to research by consulting firm RSM.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room scam

US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room...Lock icon

A boiler room scam selling shares in a lottery ticket company that spent investor money on strip clubs, among other things, has had its assets frozen by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Expats face Brexit ‘limbo’ as UK kick-starts Article 50 talks

Expats face Brexit ‘limbo’ as UK kick-starts Article...Lock icon

Over a million British expats living across the European Union face further uncertainty as the UK officially starts the two-year process to exit the bloc without being any closer to securing a deal on reciprocal rights.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Financial advice hit by UAE value-added tax, not life products

Financial advice hit by UAE value-added tax, not...

Details of the VAT system to be introduced for the first time in the UAE reveal that the standard rate of 5% will be levied on fee-based financial advice but not on the sale of life products.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
UK delays non-dom tax changes to offshore trusts until 2018

UK delays non-dom tax changes to offshore trusts...Lock icon

The UK government has delayed changes to the treatment of overseas trusts held by non-UK domiciles, amid concerns the reforms may force out Britain’s wealthiest foreigners.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly investors

US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against an investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
IA to consult on hidden charge criticisms

IA to consult on hidden charge criticisms

Asset managers have fired a major shot in their battle to win over sceptical politicians, regulators and clients with the launch of a public consultation on a new costs and charges disclosure scheme.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser reforms

BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser...

BlackRock and Vanguard have called on US officials to delay the introduction of landmark rules forcing financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, raising concerns the new regulations will confuse investors and add unnecessary costs to the financial service industry.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
Petition against South African expat tax launched

Petition against South African expat tax launched...Lock icon

A petition against new legislation that would force South Africans working in countries with no income tax to pay tax in their home nation went live on Sunday.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
UK/UAE treaty allows expats to cash out pensions tax free

UK/UAE treaty allows expats to cash out pensions...Lock icon

A new UAE-UK double tax treaty, which came into force on 1 January, means that British expats over 55 residing in the Gulf state can cash out their full pension pot entirely tax free, according to David Denton, head of international technical sales at Old Mutual Wealth.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
Messi appeal against Spanish tax fraud sentence set for April

Messi appeal against Spanish tax fraud sentence...

Argentinian football star Lionel Messi will appear in court in Spain next month to appeal the 21-month prison sentence he was handed for tax evasion last year.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Italy introduces non-dom tax breaks to lure wealthy foreigners

Italy introduces non-dom tax breaks to lure wealthy...

Italy has introduced a flat rate of tax aimed at attracting wealthy expats to its shores as it looks to compete with similar regimes offered in the UK and Spain.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Understanding tax residency in Portugal

Understanding tax residency in Portugal

If you have recently moved or are moving to Portugal, you need to understand the tax implications of living there as a British national, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Thai regulators continue to shape investment industry

Thai regulators continue to shape investment industry...

A new mandatory provident scheme and stronger disclosure rules will impact asset and wealth managers, according to Kittikun Tanaratpattanakit, senior research analyst at Morningstar Thailand.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Critical illness cover the next big opportunity for advisers

Critical illness cover the next big opportunity...Lock icon

Imagine your client owned a goose that laid a golden egg every month, says Chris Bagnall, chief underwriting officer and head of claims at Zurich International Life.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
House of Lords warns of Brexit danger for crown dependencies

House of Lords warns of Brexit danger for crown...Lock icon

The crown dependencies’ financial services sectors could suffer if the UK government fails in its constitutional responsibility to represent the islands' interests during the Brexit negotiations, the House of Lords’ European Union Committee has warned.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Luxembourg in ‘breakthrough’ tax treaty talks with Australia

Luxembourg in ‘breakthrough’ tax treaty talks...Lock icon

Luxembourg is in talks with Australia to sign a double tax agreement (DTA) following efforts by the Grand Duchy to clean up its controversial tax regime, finance minister Pierre Gramegna has said.

Published : 23, Mar 2017

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UK/UAE treaty allows expats to cash out pensions tax free
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