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3 Things Every British/UK Expat Should Do with Their Finances in Dubai

Relocating from the UK to the UAE can be a fantastic life choice, as many expats prefer the vastly different lifestyle, not to mention the benefits of zero income tax to enjoy. However, it can be hard to realise what you need to do with your finances upon moving to a new country – becoming…

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How to make sure your wealth is passed on to your family

Often, HMRC becomes an additional beneficiary of your Will due to a lack of financial planning when organizing how your wealth is set up. For those with significant assets, this is an avoidable tax where your loved ones can be the true beneficiaries of your estate. Part of your estate can be passed on tax…

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November 12, 2017 Retirement Planningexpats
How is the UAE`s Ex-Pat Population Broken Down into Nationalities, and Does This Impact Companies Required to Provide End of Service Benefits

The largest expat population is the Indian one, with 2,000,000 residents in the UAE. This makes up an astonishing 42% of the total population. Close behind, there is the Pakistani population with 1,200,000 residents, and the Filipino population at 700,000. The largest European population is easily claimed by the British, with a population of 240,000…

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October 23, 2017 Fund Managementexpats
5 Financial Mistakes Made by Expats During a Divorce

  Divorce is something rarely touched on when it comes to financial planning. But, with costly ‘grey divorces’ in adults over 50 almost doubling since the 90’s, it is something that must be discussed. Here are just a few of the main mistakes that expats commonly make when going through a divorce. Taking the House…

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July 30, 2017 Tax Planningexpats
South African Tax Law Amendment Bill Commentary

There has been a lot of noise in the South African expat community around the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment bill (DTLA), specifically the proposed removal of the 183 day foreign tax exemption. This is of particular concern for those living in high living cost environments such as the UAE. With an estimated 120,000 South Africans in…

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January 11, 2017 expats
How to claim a super DASP as an expat leaving Australia

  British expats working in Australia may have payments into a superannuation pension even if they do not intend to retire there. Employers should make the payments for all eligible employees even if they are only temporary residents. On leaving Australia, expats can reclaim this money under the ‘departing Australia superannuation payment’ or DASP. Expats…

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