Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

IRS gets tough with US expats over unpaid tax by threatening passport revocation

Defaulting US expat taxpayers are at risk of having their passports cancelled. Expat American citizens who’ve fallen behind on their taxes have been aware for a while of the risk of having their passports revoked, but many have adopted the head-in-the-sand defence of not believing the threat would ever become reality. Unfortunately, according to the IRS, it’s about to be fully enforced. The USA’s State department along with the IRS are now escalating the enforcement of what’s known as the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

EU expats in Britain to be forced to pay for NHS treatment after no-deal Brexit

UK hospital managements have been told EU expats must prove their right to free treatment should a no-deal Brexit be the final result. Warnings have now been sent out to hospital managers to prepare to charge EU expats for formerly free medical and surgical procedures immediately after exit day. With only one million EU expats out of the total of three million now registered for settled status, the decision is now sparking claims of a hostile post-Brexit environment for formerly welcome EU expatriates. Immediately, civil rights...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vienna welcome to join in UNO City’s open house day

Vienna’s United Nations headquarters is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an ‘Open House’ day for expats as well as nationals. Known locally as ‘UNO City’, the building holds around 500 employees hailing from 125 diverse countries, all of whom are working to improve lives via the UN’s many agencies and organisations headquartered in Vienna. The open house event will take place on September 8 between 14.00 and 17.00 and will include presentations, films and exhibitions profiling the work of all the UN’s affiliated...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE considering online gaming as an alternative career

As the UAE jobs market shrinks due to nationalisation, expats wanting to stay in the region are considering online gaming as a full-time job. Esports are the latest fad as well as a potential money-maker due to the esports tournaments paying out as much as millions of dirhams in prize money to successful players. The industry is now flourishing in the Gulf States, attracting a growing number of events as a result. One organisor, YaLaEsports, has garnered a massive amount of funding from investors and now has 50 players taking part in...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Rivers of sewage contaminate La Zenia and Palma due to torrential downpours

Expats and holidaymakers are struggling to avoid the rivers of sewage contaminating two favourite Spanish resorts. This year’s peak holiday season in Alicante and around a favourite Majorcan beach has been badly affected by sewage leaks attributed to heavy rainfall in both locations. Literally thousands of litres of untreated sewage have flooded the Costa Blanca region, cutting across the N332 coast road and filling the streets of La Zenia just south of Alicante before reaching a blue flag beach. The filthy flood is purported to...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat lovers of craft beers now have a worldwide choice

Would-be expats who love their home country’s craft beers are likely to be worried about finding alternatives in their relocation destination. Craft beers are the favourite bevies for a massive number of followers, but they may not be aware the obsession is now a world-wide phenomenon. All over the planet from Australia to Europe and even the USA, experimental craft breweries are offering new takes on traditional recipes and specialised bars and pubs are opening in the most unlikely places as well as craft beer hubs such as Germany...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2019

British pensioner saves his Thai wife from deportation

A British citizen’s Thai wife has been saved from deportation by her fast-thinking husband’s actions. British expat retiree Mark Leonardi met his wife-to-be in Isan’s Khon Kaen City 14 years ago and married her in 2015. The couple spent their time between Thailand and the UK, living in North London during their regular visits. In 2003, two years before he met and fell in love with Ngam Ngon, Mark was diagnosed with kidney disease and received a kidney transplant which failed, leaving him with a permanent need for dialysis. Added...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Czeck Republic now popular as a medical tourism hub

Over the past several years, the medical tourism industry in the Republic has received a boost due to less than flattering reports of mishaps and overcharging in Southeast Asian countries. As well as becoming famous as a hub for tech entrepreneurs, the Czech Republic is now attracting medical tourists due to its hospitals’ and specialists’ quality and affordability. During the past year, just under 20,000 foreigners arrived for medical treatment, thus making the republic’s doctors Europe’s most sought-after professionals. The...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Concerned expats and locals attempt to save massive salt-water lagoon from pollution

The Mar Menor is a Spanish coastal saltwater lagoon world-famous for its beauty, wetlands, marine life and ecological diversity, but it’s now dying due to lack of action as regards pollution. ' A group of passionate and dedicated local and expat environmentalists are now pressuring the local council to save the lagoon by making essential adjustments to its drainage and flood water systems. They’re also urging those who value this unique natural wonder to sign their ‘Save the Mar Menor’ petition on www.change.org. The petition...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Thai wives of expats on Koh Samui lose millions of baht in Ponzi scam

The Thai wives of expats living on the Thailand holiday isle of Koh Samui were amongst the 200-plus victims of a Ponzi scheme started by a female gift shop owner. Totals of baht lost to the pyramid scam are reported to be over 120 million baht (approx. $3,500,000). The scheme is believed to have been started by the owner of a gift shop, a woman known only as Bew, with hundreds of local people putting in sums ranging from 10,000 baht to 500,000 baht. A few received just 30 per cent of the amount they’d put in before Bew disappeared...