News 23 Nov 17
What does fairer, simpler, more transparent trust taxation mean?
With the budget lacking much detail, the financial services industry has been left to ponder what the chancellor actually meant when he said the government will publish a consultation in 2018 on how to make the taxation of trusts simpler, fairer, and more transparent.
Ex-Chelsea defender sentenced to jail for tax fraud
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho has been sentenced to seven months in prison and fined €142,882 (£128,222 $167,717) for tax evasion.
Repealing South African expat tax not ‘crazy’ says tax chief
A plan to scrap an exemption on taxing foreign employment income is not a “crazy proposal” when compared with other jurisdictions, the head of tax and financial sector policy at South Africa’s National Treasury has said.
UAE takes a major step towards introduction of VAT in 2018
The United Arab Emirates has passed a law which paves the way for the introduction of a new 5% value added tax (VAT) on goods and services from 1 January 2018.
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Questions advisers must ask before clients move to Portugal
UK advisers with clients looking to move to Portugal and make the most of tax-efficient opportunities but avoid costly mistakes need to consider seven key questions, according to international wealth and tax management firm Blevins Franks.
S Africa to scrap tax exemption for expats, overseas workers
South Africans living and working in no and low tax jurisdictions will no longer be exempt from paying tax on their overseas earnings from March 2019 under proposals from the country’s Revenue Services (Sars).
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Five common mistakes UK expats make about domicile and tax
British expats still have some crucial misunderstandings about their domicile status and tax position that could leave them and their loved ones financially exposed and even land them in trouble with HM Revenue & Customs, warns Rachael Griffin, financial planning expert at Old Mutual Wealth.