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Dutch tech firms set to lose out due to new expat tax rule

Dutch tech firms set to lose out due to new expat tax rule
As the expatriate battle against the 30 per cent tax break changes hots up, Dutch tech companies are worried about losing their best people. The Netherlands is now a hotbed for tech innovation, with the original tax break scheme mooted as one reason why so many highly-skilled expatriates chose the country as their permanent home and...

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs
For British expat retirees in EU member states, the position as regards annuity payments and SIPPs post-Brexit has been as clear as mud. For Britons already retired in EU member states as well as those approaching retirement and planning to head overseas, the ongoing confusion about pension payments has caused stress and fear. Advisors...

China changes tax regime to include foreign entrepreneurs

China changes tax regime to include foreign entrepreneurs
From the beginning of next year, China’s tax regime will include Individual Income Tax liabilities for foreign residents. Key changes in the manner in which tax residency in China is determined are expected to substantially affect the majority of expat professionals working in the vast country' major cities. The reform of Individual...

Think tank report draws expatriate professionals to Denmark

Think tank report draws expatriate professionals to Denmark
If you don’t want to spend time ploughing through endless surveys to find your most suitable expat destination, the Legatum Institute think-tank’s Prosperity Index may have the answer. Prosperity isn’t just about a country’s financial standing as it also includes social capital and economic quality, two categories which are...

World’s worst expat destinations for safety and security

World’s worst expat destinations for safety and security
One of the most crucial sub-categories of the many annual expat surveys is Safety and Security, as it identifies not only the safest world countries but also the most dangerous. Personal safety is one of the most important considerations when deciding on a relocation destination, especially if your family is joining you overseas. Surveys...

Online forex services gaining popularity with expats

Online forex services gaining popularity with expats
Banks are being given a run for their money by new online forex services. Traditional currency exchange dealers including money transfer agents and banks are losing customers to a new-style foreign exchange system which matches clients who wish to sell to those wishing to buy. The increasing popularity of these websites with travelling...

Expats sick to death of soaring healthcare charges

Expats sick to death of soaring healthcare charges
If you’re in the planning stage of emigration or are relocating within your present company, expensive healthcare costs are a crucial part of the process. As private hospitals worldwide hike their costs, expats world wide are sick to death of having to pay excessive amounts for standard care. It’s one thing if your company is picking...

Caribbean archipelagos now favourites for European expats

Caribbean archipelagos now favourites for European expats
The Caribbean islands have long been favourite destinations for expats from the USA, but European retirees are now discovering their laid-back lifestyles. Whilst last year’s tragic advent of Hurricane Maria has affected a number of the Caribbean’s formerly pristine island havens, rescue missions, cleanups and rebuilding are ongoing,...

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain
If you’ve recently relocated to Spain or are still planning to make the move, investigating the country’s tax-efficient opportunities could save you money. The most important part of your move to Spain as regards tax-efficiency is to establish the exact date you became resident for tax purposes. Your liabilities will include tax on...

Expats in the Netherlands enraged by lack of action on tax break

Expats in the Netherlands enraged by lack of action on tax break
Expats working in the Netherlands are now committed to legal action after the government finally reneged on its 30 per cent tax break for incomers. Expatriates across the country are referring to the day of judgement as Black Tuesday, venting their anger and feelings of exploitation and betrayal as they continue to raise funds for a...