Tag: Tax

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The upcoming tax changes to fund health and social care

Boris Johnson has made a commitment to provide £25bn for NHS England, approximately £5bn for healthcare in the devolved nations and £5.3bn for social care. To raise these revenues, two taxes are being raised: National Insurance (NIC) – National Insurance contributions will be going up by 1.25% for individuals both […]

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US Tax Proposals

An update Since the US Presidential election nearly a year ago, there has been a lot of noise surrounding tax proposals and in particular, tax increases for US taxpayers. The most recent tax act is a draft legislation produced by the Ways & Means Committee on Monday, 13 September 2021. […]

For the 99.5% Act: A summary

For the 99.5% Act: A summary

Following a successful democratic election joint with the monetary stimulus, tax reform has been a hot topic. With the introduction of the ‘For the 99.5% Act’, we have the first glimpse of the potential changes on the horizon. It is key to note this is the first iteration of the […]

US expat guide to the 2021 UK tax year end

US expat guide to the 2021 UK tax year end

As one deadline passes, another approaches at least that is the case for American citizens living in the UK. Just as you exhale after the US deadline, it’s time to begin considering end of tax year planning for your UK tax affairs before 5th April. We’ve put together a non-exhaustive […]

The Capital Gains Tax conundrum: Pay now or pay later?

The Capital Gains Tax conundrum: Pay now or pay later?

“What do you think is going to happen to Capital Gains Tax?” This is currently the first item on the agenda in every client meeting. The second item, “And what should I do?” Something which is top of mind for all clients, becomes even more complicated for US citizens living […]

Owning a property in the UK as a US person

Owning a property in the UK as a US person

Selling a property in the UK In the UK, individuals benefit from Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief. This allows individuals to sell their main home and pay no capital gains tax, assuming a few conditions on occupation are met. Unfortunately, the Americans amongst us have another set of rules to […]

Investor Visas for Americans

Investor Visas for Americans

Embarking on a life lived outside of your home country is an enormous undertaking. From applying for visas to moving and settling in, there are many things to be considered. As an American, moving abroad gives rise to a unique set of challenges by having to file a US tax […]