One of the largest attractions for heading overseas to work as an expat is for the lucrative opportunity such an assignment will bring, which means understanding how to invest while living abroad will help you to enjoy the best returns. There are a wide range of strategies that are potentially...
US expats looking to invest overseas should bear in mind their legal obligations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). With more than nine million US expats living overseas they will have to declare their investments, but many financial firms and banks have refused to have American clients because...
In general the UK only taxes individuals who are UK tax resident to capital gains tax. The main exception is on residential property. The legislation allows three ways in which such gains can be taxed however in most cases tax will be charged based on the proceeds less the value...
UK income tax is charged on income from letting property situated in the UK regardless of the residence status of the landlord. Non-UK-resident owners other than individuals pay tax on the profits computed at a flat rate of 20% This income is computed using ordinary accounting principles. For example:- Income and...
This page identifies some key tax and financial issues arising for non-residents contemplating investment in the UK property rental market. Firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers have considerable experience advising overseas nationals on the tax and financial aspects of acquiring UK domestic and commercial property whether as an investment...
If you are looking for information on offshore mortgage you have come to the right place. You be a foreign nationals or domiciled abroad and are thinking about buying a property in UK. There are many reasons why you might choose to buy a property in the UK. You might...
There’s all sorts of reasons why people want to remortgage and borrow additional funds on top of their mortgage. It may be to raise capital to buy a new property, it may be a remortgage to gift some money to family, a remortgage to pay off debts, a remortgage to...
If you have clean credit, loads of income, and equity in your property, getting the best remortgage UK rates can be simple. You are free to look through the best remortgage comparison tables and apply to any of them you choose. Not everyone will be eligible however, as each lender has...
Can a foreigner buy property in UK? Answer is yes, the UK is open for investment and all nationalities can buy. As a foreigner you can buy property in the UK, even if you do not live in the UK. Buying property in the UK as a foreigner is easier if...
As the dust settles on the monumental decision to increase interest rates, it was interesting to note that despite the enormity of the occasion the actual event itself passed with barely a whimper. The phones did not ring of the hook with worried consumers and it was very much...

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