• IN550 Visas Available To Non European Economic (EEA) Individuals Allowing Them To Work In The UK

    IN550 - Visas Available to Non European Economic Area (EEA) Individuals Allowing Them to Work in the UK Background There are a number of visas, enabling non-EU individuals to live and work in the UK, that are less well known than the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa and Tier 2 (General) Visa.   This article considers these options, which include: ‘Representative of an Overseas Business Visa’, ‘Tier 2 Sponsor Licence’, ‘Van der Elst Visa’ and ‘Short-Term Business Trips’. A number of these visas can lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain in … more

  • IN500 - The Option of a Passport to Ease Travel whilst an Application for Alternative Citizenship is Underway

    IN500 - The Option of a Passport to Ease Travel whilst an Application for Alternative Citizenship is Underway There are several attractive residence schemes whereby non-EU individuals can obtain citizenship and the right to a passport in an EU country. Two of the most popular EU programmes are the Maltese Individual Investor Programme and the Portuguese Golden Visa Regime. A St Kitts & Nevis passport could provide a relatively fast travel and if required, residence solution, whilst plans are being made to live elsewhere. Maltese Individual Investor Programme Non-EU individuals … more

  • INSA3 - Dixcart Group: More than 45 Years of Providing Professional Assistance to Internationally Mobile South African Families

    SA3 - Dixcart Group: More than 45 Years of Providing Professional Assistance to Internationally Mobile South African Families South African families are currently experiencing a number of challenges. Increasingly, South African families are looking at international wealth protection strategies, business relocation options, and residency and citizenship solutions in the UK, Europe and elsewhere. Safety, security and currency volatility are big drivers, but political, economic and educational issues play their part too.  Astute planning using qualified professional advisers who … more

  • IN471 - Malta - Attractive Residence Programmes and Tax Benefits for Expatriates

    IN471 - Malta - Attractive Residence Programmes and Tax Benefits for Expatriates Malta offers five residence programmes to meet different individual circumstances. Some are appropriate for non-EU individuals while others provide an incentive for EU residents to move to Malta. The five residence programmes and the tax benefits they can provide for individuals, where relevant, are detailed below. INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME The Individual Investor Programme (IIP) enables non-EU individuals and their families to gain Maltese citizenship by making a cash contribution and meeting certain … more

  • IN478 - Portugal – An Increasingly Attractive Location for Entrepreneurs

    IN478 - Portugal – An Increasingly Attractive Location for Entrepreneurs Historically, Portugal’s ‘brightest and best’ have looked for opportunities outside of Portugal. This was not necessarily because they wanted to, but because Portugal was more focused on keeping its head above water and on finding ways to leave the Economic Adjustment Programme agreed with the European Commission for the period 2010-2014 (the bailout programme). Whereas in the past Portugal discovered numerous territories and maritime routes, more recently it has discovered the entrepreneurial … more

  • IN475 - Moving Location - A Critical Time to Plan for Succession

    IN475 - Moving Location - A Critical Time to Plan for Succession Wealth – a Responsibility  The transfer of wealth to the next generation is a critical issue. The ability and understanding of the next generation as to how to deal with the organisation and management of the wealth being passed to them is also a vital consideration. A family’s financial wellbeing can be lost or reduced in disputes over control and management of the wealth. Unfortunately the old English expression “from rags to rags in three generations” can often become true.   … more

  • IN480 - St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment - A Second Passport That Can Assist With Mobility Around the World

    IN480 - St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment - A Second Passport That Can Assist  With Mobility Around the World A Second Passport - The Caribbean Solution for Alternative Travel Documents  In today’s ever changing world, freedom and ease of travel are becoming ever more important. Residents of many countries suffer from a lack of mobility, which most western countries take for granted. Increasingly, wealthy non-EU individuals are applying for residence, and in some instances, citizenship in European Countries. This process can often take a number of years. If … more

  • IN486 - Portugal - New Golden Visa Investment Routes

    IN486 - Portugal - New Golden Visa Investment Routes 15,000 high net worth individuals and their families have moved to Portugal since 2009. Portugal appears to be the place to be, with beautiful scenery and cities like Lisbon, Porto and Funchal to explore. Families who have moved to Portugal are attracted by the personal tax programme: the Non-Habitual Resident Programme. Non-EU individuals also have the option to move to Portugal by applying for the Golden Visa residence programme. 5,145 Golden Visa applicants have invested over €3,160 million in Portugal, up to June 2017. An … more

  • IN487 - Portugal - A Family and Business Friendly Jurisdiction

    IN487 - Portugal - A Family and Business Friendly Jurisdiction Since 2009 over 5,000 high net worth individuals and their families have made Portugal their home, attracted by the lifestyle, the Non-Habitual Resident tax regime and the Golden Visa residency programme. In 2014 the Portuguese Government made Portugal more attractive to companies by reforming its Corporate Tax Code to meet international standards. Since then Portuguese companies have enjoyed an internationally competitive tax framework that is also transparent, compliant and in-line with best international practice. As an … more

  • IN485 - New "60 Day" Tax Residency Rule for Individuals in Cyprus

    IN485 - New "60 Day" Tax Residency Rule for Individuals in Cyprus In July 2017, the Cyprus Parliament voted for an amendment to the current criteria used to determine Cyprus tax residency. In addition to the 183 day rule, a second test is being introduced in relation to an individual’s tax position in Cyprus. The  current “183 day rule” applies to individuals who have physically resided in Cyprus for more than 183 days during one calendar year. In addition to this, a second test will be implemented whereby an individual will be able to become Cyprus tax resident in 60 … more