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UK expats in America devastated by London terror attack

British expatriates living in the USA are devastated by yesterdayâ??s terrorist attack in Westminster. British expats across the USA reported shock and horror as the asâ??it-happens details of the fatal terrorist attack were broadcast on CNN and the BBC. The USA is no stranger to terror, but British citizens living across the pond were... Expats Blog -

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to... Expats Blog -

EU expats in UK may be protected by human rights laws

According to a report by a group of Spanish lawyers, the European Convention on Human Rights may give EU expats in the UK freedom to remain. In an address to the EU parliament, legal experts from Spain said Brexit might result in EU citizens making use of existing human rights laws to gain the right to remain in the UK. Spanish professors... Expats Blog -

21st century technology helps expat retirees stay in touch with family

Most retired expatriates take the huge step of moving overseas in order to live in a location which is more affordable, more relaxed, warmer and more fun than their home country. After years of being stuck in one, however pleasant, place due to the demands of career and family, the freedom to emigrate gives the heady possibility of a... Expats Blog -

Singapore still the most expensive place on the planet

For the fourth year running, Singapore is rated as the worldâ??s most expensive location for expat professionals. The latest league table showing expat costs of living across major world locations has confirmed Singapore as the most expensive city for expatriates.The Economist Intelligence Unitâ??s study sees the Southeast Asian city state... Expats Blog -

Expatprenuers set new trend in Asian business hubs

For expats looking to work overseas, thereâ??s a whole new culture developing, especially in Asia, in which the focus is on informal expat start-ups rather than corporate postings with all the trimmings. Traditionally, becoming a working expat involved relocation to an overseas subsidiary of a multinational Western company, with fixed... Expats Blog -

Expatriate success depends on personality traits

The personal qualities needed to become a successful expat may not be obvious at first, but a recent study stresses the importance of self-evaluation before making the decision to relocate. Deciding to take an overseas assignment in order to earn more, improve future career prospects or simply to experience living and working in an... Expats Blog -

Saudi to open entrepreneurship to expat investors

After years of denial and restrictions on expat investment, the Saudi government is now considering allowing expat entrepreneurs to be their own sponsors. Previously, participation in the sector had been confined to Saudi nationals and had resulted in commercial cover-ups costing the kingdomâ??s economy billions of riyals. The new rules,... Expats Blog -

Dubaiâ??s luxury lifestyle may be addictive for expats

According to a recent survey, a majority of Dubaiâ??s expatriate professionals decide to stay as long as possible in the emirate because theyâ??ve fallen in love with its seductive lifestyle. As well as attracting ever-increasing numbers of expat professionals over the years, Dubai is now the focus of expat decisions to stay even longer... Expats Blog -

Hope for UK citizens in Spain as government supports expat rights

Around a million UK expats living in Spain were given a gleam of hope by the Spanish governmentâ??s announcement in favour of a Brexit deal including Britsâ?? rights to remain. In an interview with the Times newspaper, leading Spanish negotiator for Brexit and EU Spanish secretary Jorge Toledo confirmed his countryâ??s stance on the... Expats Blog -

US expatriates urged to embrace political involvement

In this unique and hopefully brief period of American political history, US expats living and working overseas could be forgiven for thinking their democratic rights are valueless as no-one wants to know about their fears and feelings. Moving overseas for work or retirement is no reason to simply abstain from exercising your rights and... Expats Blog -

Cost of apartment rentals close to Dubai Metro stations

Finding affordable apartments within easy access to the Dubai metro system can be a problem for newly-arrived expatriate professionals. Arriving in a totally unfamiliar city after securing the job of your dreams can be a nightmare for new expatriates, especially as regards finding a suitable and convenient place to live. It has to be said... Expats Blog -

Tax Court Denies Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in Two Recent Cases

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA Following the trend of the past several years, the Tax Court continues to review foreign earned income exclusion cases at a relatively high rate.  In most of the recent cases, the Tax Court has denied the FEIE claims on a number of different grounds. Show More Summary

Offshore Tax Cheating on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA The IRS recently finalized its annual list of twelve tax scams that taxpayers may encounter during the 2017 tax season.  The list generally consists of two types of scams – one involving attempts...Show More Summary

Superheroine Consular Carol urges Brit expats to take better care of their passports

Just as most UK expats had managed to forget the zany side of their home country, the UAE British Embassy's social media pages are using a cartoon superheroine to advise that keeping passports in freezers is not the best idea. The www, webpage is a must-visit for expats bemoaning the good old days when Britishers were known... Expats Blog -

Parliamentary pressure mounts on May regarding EU and UK expats rights to remain

As the chaos around the triggering of Article 50 deepens, British MPs are pleading with Theresa May to ease up on EU expats and give them the right to remain in the UK. During the past few days, members of both the lower and upper houses in government have ganged up on the PM, hoping to persuade her to make a unilateral decision about the... Expats Blog -

UK expats choose Spanish citizenship as Brit interest in Spanish property crashes

A new study, released at the same time as news of a fall in British enquiries on Spanish property, has revealed Brits are now reluctant to choose Spain as their retirement. destination. For many would-be expats, Spain is no longer the favoured choice for a comfortable retirement due to fears over Brexitâ??s effects. According to a new... Expats Blog -

Offshore account benefits for UK expats

Deciding how to organise expat banking needs in order to give easy access to cash held outside the new country of residence can be a trying aspect of planning for a new life abroad. Offshore accounts are often the first option on the to-do list necessary for a smooth transfer from the home country to the chosen expat destination, whether... Expats Blog -

Expat owner of Dubai rogue relocation shipper now arrested and charged

Expatriate victims of a rogue packing and shipping company operating out of Dubai have been promised their belongings back by Dubai police. Following the arrest of Lionel Davis, owner of Expat Relocations, expatriate families who fell victim to the rogue removal company have been reassured by police their household goods will be returned.... Expats Blog -

New 10 year Kuwaitization plan causes concern amongst expatriate professionals

Expat professionals working in Kuwait might well be forgiven for having a hard time making sense out of the recent conflicting statements by various government representatives as regards their long-term futures in the emirate. The latest report, issued by the Public Authority for Manpower, affirms serious attempts are being made to... Expats Blog -

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