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Affordable housing for expats in Dubai is at an all-time low

Expatriate professionals working in Dubai are famous for being amongst the top earners in the expat world, but do they earn enough to support their preferred lifestyles in luxury apartments? Itâ??s true that expats in Dubai earn considerably more than they would in their home countries, but the emirate has been reported as one of the... Expats Blog -

Petition to allow long term expats the vote gathers thousands of signatures

Expat media outlets across Europeâ??s sunshine and retirement hubs are picking up on the news that yet another violation of UK citizensâ?? democratic right to vote will forbid those British nationals whoâ??ve lived overseas for 15 years from voting in the recently announced snap election. Given the reasons behind the British PMâ??s sudden... Expats Blog -

Major new study to estimate Brexit impact on UK expatriates in Europe

A major new study undertaken at the University of Londonâ??s Goldsmiths College is to examine the damage Brexit is expected to cause to UK expats living in EU member states. The research project will form part of the Economic and Social Research Councilâ??s ongoing project entitled The UK in a Changing Europe, and will he headed up by... Expats Blog -

Finding the perfect expat location in Singapore

Singaporeâ??s exotic location can be a challenge for newly arrived expats as its many districts are packed with diverse neighbourhoods, each with their own charm and attractions. Tiny Singaporeâ??s appeal to expats includes its diversity and culture as well as its world-famous culinary delights at all price levels. Thereâ??s a vast choice... Expats Blog -

Buying a home as an expat in Australia

Australia has been a favourite destination for expats for many decades, with a good number enjoying the lifestyle so much they decide to put down roots by buying a home. For expats considering the commitment of a property purchase, the first thing to remember is that foreign nationals do not have the automatic right to buy a home unless... Expats Blog -

Brexit encouraging UK expats to consider buying British property

British expats living in Europe as well as those working elsewhere in the world and looking for suitable property investments are having to look harder and longer to get the best mortgage deals. Reports that increasing numbers of UK expats living in EU member states are researching the availability and pricing of British properties have... Expats Blog -

2016 IRS Data Book Shows Chances of Being Audited

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA The IRS has published the 2016 version of its annual IRS Data Book, which contains statistical information about the IRS and taxpayer activities during the previous year.  The IRS Data Book helps illustrate the breadth and complexity of the U.S. Show More Summary

Australian 457 work visa cancellation aims at protecting Oz jobs

Australiaâ??s popular four-year work visa, known as the â??457â??, is to be replaced by a different system aimed at keeping Australian jobs for Australian nationals. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the nation the cancellation of the popular work visa which allowed highly skilled expat workers to claim permanent residence... Expats Blog -

Expats in Kuwait under pressure in run up to demographic debate

According to reliable sources, the Kuwaiti parliament is preparing for a debate in the National Assembly over plans to tackle the emirateâ??s controversial demographic imbalance. The debate, due to take place after this yearâ??s Ramadan, is aimed at encouraging the government to take action over problems caused by Kuwaitâ??s huge... Expats Blog -

Longstay Brit expats overseas disallowed from voting in June general election

Yet again, long-term British expats whoâ??ve been overseas for more than 15 years are to be excluded from voting in the shock general election called yesterday by Theresa May. The Brexit-induced plight of long-stay UK expats in EU member states who were unable to vote for their futures has been made even more devastating by the news they... Expats Blog -

Shanghai still tops for Western expats

For the fifth year in a row, the Chinese city of Shanghai has been voted the best place in the vast country for foreigners. Results of the annual study were released by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs during a Shenzhen-based conference on the international exchange of professions. For the fifth year running, Shanghai was... Expats Blog -

Stricter driving laws in UAE to cause problems for expat professionals

Seen as yet another hit on expat professionals living and working in the UAE, the new driving regulations include a limit of five years on expat driving license renewals and two year licenses for new drivers in the emirates. Expat professionals with several yearsâ?? service or more in the UAE could be forgiven for feeling less than... Expats Blog -

Spain loses position as Brit retirement haven due to Brexit

A new study has revealed that Spain, traditionally the favourite retirement hub for British expats, is now losing out thanks to the Brexit vote. The survey, conducted by Anchor, a retirement care and housing provider, is bad news for Spain, once the most attractive destination for many thousands of British retirees. Almost half the... Expats Blog -

Brit expat arrested for burglary following a two year crime spree

A British expat has been arrested by French police, ending his two-year crime spree of burglaries at the unattended homes of other British citizens. The as yet unnamed Briton was arrested at his rural home in a small village outside the Western France town of Civray, a popular destination for British expats and holiday home owners. The... Expats Blog -

Expats in Oman get bargain rentals due to oversupply and falling demand

The rental market in Oman, reeling due to Omanization, the shrinking economy and expat departures, is now the scene of manipulation by wily expats looking to save on rental charges. The plot is simple and involves swapping their accommodation for a similar but cheaper home in the same enclave or street. According to a major real estate... Expats Blog -

Brit nationals rush for Irish passports to retain freedom of movement

Applications by Britons for Irish passports have increased by more than 60 per cent since the Brexit referendum result was announced. As the outcome of the Brexit referendum for Brits needing freedom of movement gets gloomier, applications for Irish passports as well as for citizenship of other EU member states has soared. According to... Expats Blog -

Survey reveals worlds most child friendly countries

The prospect of moving overseas as a family with younger children inevitably raises parental concerns over safety, education, healthcare and how easy it is for children to feel welcome in their new surroundings. Results of a recent expat survey included important comparisons of over 190 countries as regards the welcome given to children... Expats Blog -

US expats in UK living in fear of IRS discovery

An accountancy firm working with US expats living in Britain has revealed a strong increase in the numbers of Americans declaring UK assets to the IRS for the first time. Fears of a Trump crackdown on the amnesty declared by former President Obama would seen to be the reason for a 75 per cent increase in the number of US expats coming... Expats Blog -

Yet more of the same from Brit Foreign Office to UK expats

Tuesdayâ??s British Foreign Office Facebook question and answer session repeated more of the same to UK expats, but failed to dampen fears of the future by giving straightforward answers. The session, held on the Foreign and Commonwealth Officeâ??s Facebook travel page and led by Julia Longbottom, offered no new guarantees but seemingly... Expats Blog -

SIPPS advantages over QROPS for UK expats

Whilst QROPS have been seen as the answer for expats of pensionable age, numbers of retirement savers shifting their money to a self-invested personal pension (SIPPS) have soared since pension freedom was introduced. The numbers of retirement savers choosing a SIPPS has doubled since the start of pension freedoms, with some 43 per cent of... Expats Blog -

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