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EU authorities net assets, documents in ‘coordinated action’

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Sep 2017

EU authorities in the Netherlands, Spain and Cyprus moved on 10 homes and businesses yesterday and seized goods, including an automobile, watches, cash and documents, in what…

South Africa’s expat tax diluted after pressure pays off

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Sep 2017

South Africa’s National Treasury has reacted to pressure from expats all over the world, over its plans to scrap a tax exemption on overseas earnings and announced that…

UK unveils new anti-avoidance legislation targeting offshore trusts

By: Eugene Costello | 13 Sep 2017

In its latest policy paper to target the cross-border financial services sector, the UK government today unveiled proposed legislation that seeks to prevent the use of offshore…

US political parties, other overseas groups ramp up resi-based tax campaign

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Sep 2017

As lawmakers in Washington debate what President Trump’s promised tax reforms should look like, various organisations representing expatriate Americans are ramping up their campaigns aimed at replacing…

Non-doms ‘permanent status’ scrapped as second 2017 Finance Bill drops

By: Gary Robinson | 08 Sep 2017

The UK government’s Finance Bill 2.0, has been published today, bringing to an end the limbo that many international financial advisers and their clients have faced since…

UAE to introduce ‘world’s lowest VAT’

By: Eugene Costello | 01 Sep 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to introduce a value added tax (VAT) levy from January 2018 for the first time — but is softening the blow…

Premier League footballers aim to score against Ingenious

By: Eugene Costello | 01 Sep 2017

Ingenious, the investment group founded by celebrity accountant Patrick McKenna in 2012 offering tax-avoidance schemes for high-profile clients, is facing what is effectively a class action brought…

Non-doms add almost £10bn to UK coffers

By: Eugene Costello | 31 Aug 2017

The UK government today published statistics showing a direct contribution in tax receipts of £9.3bn from those with non-domiciled taxpayer status, comprising income tax, capital gains tax…

PEOPLE MOVES: H&R Block, Blackstone, Crestbridge

By: International Investment Staff | 29 Aug 2017

H&R Block H&R Block, the Kansas City, Missouri-based, globally-active tax preparation company, has named Jeff Jones – a former president of Uber who left that taxi  out…

Big banks in court threat to Australian gov’t

By: Eugene Costello | 25 Aug 2017

The major banks have said that they are prepared to take the South Australian government to court over its plans to impose a new bank tax, the…

Clock ticks for South African expats looking for tax U-turn

By: Eugene Costello | 24 Aug 2017

Time is running out for South Africans living abroad and hoping to force the government to back down on plans to tax SA workers for the money…

Report: ‘Could Puerto Rico be world’s next hot tax haven?’

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 Aug 2017

A financial legal structure created in the West Indies’ island of Puerto Rico in 2012 has enticed a wave of private bankers to set up shop there,…

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