Expat Usa News
Latest 10 news items tagged Usa
13 Oct at 6 PM 2017
A group of female expats in Alhama de Granada are working hard to find new homes for abandoned dogs in their area.
One shock for dog-loving expats is to find the citizens of their new country don’t exactly mirror the attachment Brits have for their furry family members. Caring for dogs as an important part of our lives is the norm in the UK, whereas in Europe and especially in Asia the issue can be controversial, to say the least. It’s not easy to ignore the fact that dogs’ lives aren’t considered important, that they can be...
13 Oct at 6 PM 2017
British contractors living and working overseas are now under closer scrutiny by the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs department.
UK expat contractors are now under scrutiny by the British taxman following the stepping up of its requests to foreign tax authorities for information. Data obtained through a Freedom of Information request from a firm dealing with contractor payrolls and accountancy shows that over one thousand requests to overseas tax authorities for information on expat UK taxpayers were made in 2016 by HMRC. The number is...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2017
The GCC nations in general may be best for high salaries and luxury living, but expats have voted Oman as the most peaceful of them all.
The 2017 Expat Insider survey, complied by expat networking website InterNations, rated the small country as the most peaceful of all the GCC nations as well as one of the most stable. It’s also the second most popular as a work destination, in the region, and the 17th in the world. Expats living and working in the kingdom agree with the ratings, adding it’s great to be able to go out at night...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2017
As many as 20 pet dogs have now died due to a toxic substance deliberately spread around two local parks.
Spanish police are now probing two popular local parks on the Costa del Sol for clues as to who is responsible for the deliberate poisoning of a number of pet dogs. According to the Olive Press local English language newspaper, two parks are involved – Marbella’s Parque la Futura in La Campana district and San Pedro’s Eucalyptus Park, with other areas now involved as well. Detectives have taken samples of a toxic poison...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2017
Expats and tourists alike were stunned by today’s announcement that smoking will be banned on 20 of Thailand’s main tourist beaches.
It seems the ban was introduced after a report from the country’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources that employees had picked up tens of thousands of butts from one beach. The report claimed the vast number of discarded cigarette butts represented a third of all the waste commonly found on Thai beaches.
Those breaking the new law are to be fined up to 100,000 baht (£2,280) and...
10 Oct at 6 PM 2017
For years, the Netherlands has been known for its entrepreneurial culture, but would-be self-employed expats are experiencing real problems getting residency visas for their start-ups.
Local entrepreneurs in the Netherlands are playing a huge part in growing the economy by providing new jobs as well as innovative ideas and generally benefiting their country of residence. That said, it’s increasingly difficult for expat entrepreneurs to even get a foothold in the country, let alone a residence permit which will enable them to start...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2017
New research has shown the majority of expat professionals working in the UAE are planning to enjoy their retirement in their home countries rather than staying in the emirates.
Contrary to the perceived wisdom that every single expat approaching retirement age in the UAE can’t wait to get back to the home country, a recent survey has revealed around nine per cent are happy to spend their later years in the Gulf state in which they were working . However, that leaves the bulk of expat professionals having to decide whether to head...
6 Oct at 6 PM 2017
Switzerland is a favourite for expat finance professionals for its pay scales and career-boosting opportunities, but unhappy spouses and families can lead to assignment failure.
According to a recent survey, Switzerland does a less than successful job of making spouses and families of expat professionals feel at home and welcome. Work in the small, undeniably beautiful and extremely wealthy country is a sought-after assignment for ambitious professionals in the financial sector, but the problems facing trailing spouses and children...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2017
Regardless of whether they voted for Trump or not, the majority of US expats resident in Israel are hoping and praying the upcoming tax reform bill will end their unfair tax burdens.
American Israelis, including the ‘Accidental Americans’ who inherited US citizenship, are full on in the fight to repeal Citizenship-Based Taxation and bring in Territory Based Taxation for Individuals. It’s the one ‘repeal and replace’ issue involving the Trump presidency they’d love to see come true.
Overseas global advocate Keith...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2017
UK expats living overseas will be happy to hear British banks’ discrimination against those wishing to retain or open accounts with high street banks is now against UK law.
Over the past few years, British banks have been operating an almost total ban on non-resident, non-domiciled, UK expats wishing to open bank accounts in their home country. Worse still, the majority of high-street banks have been busily closing existing expat accounts, often with very little notice, thus causing huge problems for British citizens living...