Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
2 Mar at 6 PM 2018
American expat business owners in Australia are about to get an unpleasant surprise courtesy of the controversial Trump tax reform bill.
The problem is the so-called ‘one off deemed repatriation tax’, levied at 15.5 per cent for internet giants such as Google and Apple, but also affecting any dual USA expat citizen operating a private foreign business which includes retained earnings. One US tax lawyer working in Canada
explains it succinctly, saying the one-time tax you’re going to have to pay is a ‘killer’. It’s not...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2018
The private members’ bill aimed at reversing the hated 15-year disenfranchisement of British expat voters has passed its first hurdle.
Friday’s debate saw the bill debated as required, with Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale suggesting it should be known as ‘Shindlers Bill’, in honour of the Italy-based, now 96-year old WWII veteran who has campaigned for decades to get the law reversed. Only 20 MPs turned up for the debate, but the low turn-out was enough to ensure the bill was passed through to the committee stage for detailed...
21 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Hurricane Maria’s devastation wrecked the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico and is still in evidence across the main island, but its rescue may well come about via a very surprising development.
The rise of the Puertopians is alive and kicking, with scores of crypto-wealthy Brits, Canadians and San Franciscans descending on the island after selling up everything they own and becoming expats. Some are arriving from the tax-free Cayman Islands, having given up their registrations in favour of Puerto Rico. Before the hurricane struck,...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2018
After having been released on bail, seven of the ten young expats accused of ‘pornographic dancing and producing lewd pictures have now been deported.
According to a Siem Reap court official, seven of the ten young expats arrested after police raided a private party have now been deported after they were released on bail. All deny accusations of producing pornographic pictures, although the charges against the seven deportees have not yet been dropped. Prior to their deportation, a local prosecutor stated the party’s organisers had...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2018
A group of American/French citizens are seeking French government support to end US dual taxation.
The group is the latest of several attempts by dual nationality American expats to get help to end the US taxman’s grip on their finances. The plan so far is to collect enough signatures on a petition in order to have a motion tabled in the French National Assembly, according to Fabien Lehagre, leader of the French/American group Accidental American Association. The association has 320 members at the present time, but is growing fast as...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018
A press release from Westminster seems to confirm the government is now resigned to lifting the hated 15-year disenfranchisement rule for long-stay UK expats living overseas.
British expats unable to vote Remain in the Brexit referendum due to the ban could well be forgiven for believing the vow is just another promise to be relayed or broken at a later date. However, the press releases stated ‘all those living abroad will be enfranchised to vote'. Under existing laws, it adds, voter registration of British expats is the lowest of...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018
The family of a British expat former soldier are begging for assistance after he was arrested whilst in hospital in Thailand.
Former Royal Gibraltar Regiment lance-corporal Adam Williams had been holidaying in Thailand with a group of friends when he was robbed, hospitalised and later arrested by Royal Thai police. He’s been living in Spain for some 12 years, with his family in Cadiz now saying he’s suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of his experiences and needs to come home as soon as possible.
He’d saved for year in...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Newly released data shows immigrants in Canada
have high aspirations for their children’s academic success.
Recently released statistical data has shown immigrants have been a strong force behind Canada
’s status as one of the world’s most educated countries. It seems the vast majority of new arrivals have a degree or its equivalent in order to comply with strict immigration requirements, but immigrant-born students are far more likely to gain university education than Canadian
-born young people.
An access for information...
2 Feb at 6 PM 2018
In spite of Thailand’s political instability, it’s still a popular destination for expat retirees from Europe and the USA.
According to local forums, many long-term expats who chose Thailand as their favoured overseas location believe the country’s changed out of all recognition since their arrival a decade or two ago. Everyday tasks, they say, are far more tricky and immigration procedures get worse year by year. Even so, although a few have left for other Southeast Asian countries, a mass exodus hasn’t yet been seen.
1 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Popular with expat retirees from the USA for decades, the charms of Costa Rica are now being appreciated by an increasing number of retirees from the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a new home is always an exciting project, especially if it’s in a new, fascinating country. Costa Rica is one of those destinations expats fall in love with on their first visit, often ending up living there in retirement as a result. The first thing to remember is not to act impulsively as buying a new home is also an important investment, especially if...