Expat Working Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Working Abroad

7 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat professionals demanding return to gold plated relocation packages

New research is revealing more and more expat professionals are unhappy with cuts to their relocation packages and are demanding a rerun of the ‘good old days’. In spite of the growing trend in many former favourite locations towards employing local talent, experienced expats are digging their heels in for extensive lifestyle and medical benefits as well as a stronger focus on mental health, well-being and flexible working hours. Over the past several years, Western expats heading for the Gulf States and Asia have found both...
24 Nov at 6 PM 2017

British Embassy urges UK expats and visitors to take care in Dubai

Dubai’s British embassy is warning all UK citizens in the emirate to take more care when outdoors. Between the annual increase of British visitors and UK expats taking advantage of the cooler winter weather, the streets and malls in Dubai are far more crowded than during the rest of the year. Scheduled events during the cool season such as this weekend’s Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the Dubai Rugby Sevens at the end of this month also attract a huge number of visitors. In order to ensure UK citizens’ safety, the British...
24 Nov at 6 PM 2017

US expats getting desperate over FATCA repeal

Campaigners in favour of repealing the hated FATCA law have presented an open letter to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding lawmakers fulfil Trump’s campaign promise to get rid of FATCA. The recent release of the Trump administration tax bill made no mention of any relief for US expats over citizen based taxation, nor any mention of Trump’s campaign promise to repeal FATCA. The controversial laws exposing international banks with US expat clients to US government oversight have resulted in huge problems for expats,...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Push for US resident based tax regime still alive

Spokespersons for groups campaigning for a change from citizen-based taxation to residency-based taxation are reassuring their expat supporters the possibilities for change are still alive. Representatives of Republicans Overseas and American Citizens Abroad have been lobbying lawmakers ahead of the first reading of the Trump tax overhaul, seemingly with little success as residency-based taxation didn’t feature in the bill as it stands. Trump’s so-called tax reform bill passed in spite of strong opposition from Republicans as well...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Soaring cost of living matches soaring number of Brits leaving the UK

As the cost of a comfortable life in the UK rises, it’s being matched by the number of Britons opting to live and work overseas. A combination of Brexit uncertainty, the ever-rising cost of living and potential job insecurity has led to increasing numbers of UK citizens making the decision of their lives in order to secure their futures. At the present time, Brits desperate to desert the sinking ship before it falls apart are spoilt for choice as to where to go and what to do when they get there. Whether they’re budding...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Trump tax bill just might include the end of citizen based taxation

In spite of recent news reports to the contrary, Republican lawmakers are believed to be considering measures linked with residency-based taxation for US expats. According to Republican leader of the House’s Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady in an interview for the Financial Times, lawmakers are carefully looking into the controversial issue after the case for change was put forward by lobbyists for Republicans Overseas. Should the long-awaited change take place, it’s likely to benefit millions of US expats living and working...
13 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Expat contractors being targeting by UK taxman

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...
25 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Republicans Overseas representatives go to Washington in support of Territorial Taxation

Since the introduction of FATCA, Republicans Overseas has been fighting for the repeal of Citizenship Based Taxation. Representatives of Republicans Overseas are about to visit the White House in an attempt to have the government repeal FATCA and Citizen Based Taxation, replacing them with Territory Based Taxation. The USA is the only civilised country in the world which uses the present taxation system, treating US expats living and working overseas in the same manner as if they were still resident in the home country. The...
11 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows India sucks as an expat destination

The results of a recent expat survey have revealed India is amongst the 10 least popular expat destinations. The recently released Expat Insider survey saw India languishing in 57th place out of the 65 countries surveyed, and the result wasn’t due to problems with salaries and living costs. Expats were content with the sub-continent’s low cost of living and their salaries, but were more than unhappy about their quality of life. Slammed in the survey were long working hours, personal safety, pollution and poor family life, all...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Romantic Italy hits rock bottom in expat survey

A recent survey has revealed expats choose Italy for romance but don’t rate the country for career opportunities or salary levels. This year’s Expat Insider survey hasn’t been kind to Italy, a country better known for its romantic ambience than for its career opportunities and generous salaries. Out of 65 countries, the historic land was ranked a disappointing 60th, based on factors such as ease of settling in, working abroad and quality of life. The survey involved 13,000 expats living in 188 diverse countries, with over 50 per...