Expat Working Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Working Abroad

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...
21 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Expat teachers offered serious cash bonuses to work in New Zealand

New Zealand’s education minister is renewing a previously cancelled cash bonus scheme aimed at persuading expat teachers to fill Auckland’s desperate teaching shortages. Education Minister Nicky Kaye announced the New Zealand government will invest a million dollars in total to persuade expatriate Kiwi teachers to return as well as to encourage fully trained teachers from overseas to take a chance on the country. Kiwi teachers in science and other subjects will receive cash grants of as much as $7,000, with schools recruiting the...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Expat international money transfers made easy

Wherever you’re working as an expat and however much you’re earning, you might need to transfer money back home. If you’re working overseas and supporting your family back in the home country, you’ll need to be able to make regular transfers without their costing you a fortune. The same goes for mortgage payments and savings accounts in your own currency. Currency transfer is very big business for international banks, with transfers from overseas to the UK totalling around a massive four billion sterling in 2015, much of which...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Number of US expats renouncing citizenship is soaring

In the first half of this year, over 3,000 UK expats cancelled their citizenship, an increase on the entire number in 2016. Last year, just 2,999 Americans abroad gave up on their country and renounced their citizenship. During the first two quarters of 2017, 3,000 more followed, indicating that increasing numbers of American expats are sick to death of being treated as double-tax cash cows by the IRS. The federal crackdown on so-called tax evasion has hit hard on US expats living and working overseas, with many banks now refusing to...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Rescued Quatari puppy becomes canine expat in Chicago

A four-month old puppy rescued from a Qatar building site by an expat American animal rescue volunteer is now safe in a Chicago dog shelter. Good news coming out of Qatar at present is a rarity, as is any news about expat efforts overseas to help homeless and maltreated animals, whether they are dogs, cats or more exotic species. The reality is that a large number of expatriates living and working overseas are more likely than not to be involved in volunteer organisations set up to help those who can’t help themselves. Oli, the...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Major expat howlers and how to avoid them

Taking on a new job in an unfamiliar environment for the first time is about as stressful as life gets, but it’s reassuring to be told that almost every new arrival makes the same, obvious mistakes. When newbie expatriates drop obvious cultural clangers, they’re mostly forgiven by seasoned expat workers, simply because the blunders are exactly the same ones everyone makes when they first arrive. Working overseas isn’t just about improving your bank balance along with your career prospects, it’s also a valuable experience...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2017

More postal vote chaos disenfranchises UK expats again

British expatriates across the world have again been denied the chance to have their say by voting in last Thursday’s snap General Election. Thousands of Britons living overseas have lost their right to vote due to the chaos caused by international delivery logistics and tardy responses by local authorities. Many of those affected will have experienced the same lack of preparedness prior to the Brexit referendum in which they had a considerable stake. Councils across the UK were left to fall behind schedule as regards the...