Expat Focus International Finance Update 23 March 2017


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What are expat employers looking for?

With growing numbers of expats heading overseas to exploit work opportunities, a survey has revealed the most in-demand jobs in each country.

Currency exchange specialists World First has looked at the occupational skills shortages list for countries including Germany, Canada, the US, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

In the UK, the survey reveals there is strong demand for engineers, IT specialists, teachers, graphic designers and paramedics.   more ...

  Expat Focus International Finance Update 14 March 2017


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British expats face 25% tax charge

The latest budget from the UK's Chancellor Philip Hammond will have surprised many in the financial services world after revealing that expats are facing a 25% tax charge on their offshore pension fund.

The measure will hit retirement fund centres in Malta and Gibraltar, among others.   more ...

  Do Expats Really Need An Offshore Bank Account?


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Some expats will benefit from offshore banking while others will not but there's no doubt that expats can save tax by placing their savings in offshore accounts.

This is particularly helpful for British expats, for example, who are classed as being UK non-resident since they will not need to pay income tax on the interest from their savings.

However, any income earned on savings for an account held in the UK will be taxed at 20% at source.   more ...

  American Living Abroad? Here's How To File Your Tax Return


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The taxation process can seem highly complicated even to those of us who have been filing our tax returns for years. Unfortunately, becoming an expat does not make things any easier for you. In fact, when you become the resident of a foreign nation, it is imperative that you familiarize yourself with and adhere to the taxation policies of both the places.   more ...

  Where Do The World's Highest Paid Expats Live?


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Data recently published by HSBC Holdings Plc. shows that expats living in Switzerland are the highest paid in the world, with incomes that are nearly twice the global average. Expats living in the home of UBS Group AG, drug maker Novartis AG and commodity trader Glencore Plc earn an average salary of $188,275 a year. This was also the second year that Switzerland was ranked number one in the expat career rankings. In addition Switzerland was rated highly for financial and personal wellbeing.   more ...

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