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Five things you may not realise about UK inheritance taxAs inheritance tax revenue continues to soar for the UK Treasury year-by-year, it seems more families are getting caught in the net. The UK government collected a record high of over £5.2 billion in 2017/18 – 8% more than the year before.

For expatriates, it can be especially difficult to know where you stand with UK inheritance tax. With rates at 40%, it pays to understand your position and what you can do to minimise exposure for your heirs.

IRSIncome is reported in different categories: A) Salaries, B) Sole Traders, E) Capital, F) Property, G) Capital Gains and H) Pensions and is taxable in Portugal regardless of its origin. For non-residents, only income actually arising in Portugal is subject to assessment.

Wage earners have little choice when it comes to submitting a tax return. Since tax on salaries is normally withheld at source, one of the main objectives in filing a tax declaration is to seek out ways to a refund. Before exploring deductions and tax credits, first it is essential to understand what constitutes taxable salary income besides what you receive in your monthly pay cheque.

Tax Seminars in 2018For the 23rd consecutive year the afpop Tax Seminars have been arranged in association with euroFinesco and will take place at the end of January and beginning of February 2019. These seminars come at a very opportune time for all those who are obliged to issue a tax declaration in Portugal for the past tax year (2018) and for 2019 and future years.

financasThe International Tax Competitiveness Index measures the extent to which a country’s tax system adheres to two important aspects of tax policy: competitiveness and neutrality.

A competitive tax code is one that keeps marginal tax rates low. In today’s globalized world, capital is highly mobile. Businesses can choose to invest in any number of countries throughout the world to find the highest rate of return.

Planning for the futureJanuary is a time when many people reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year will bring. You may set goals for the year, such as exercising or planning a dream holiday. When it comes to financial planning, however, focusing on just one year is not nearly enough, you need to plan ahead for the future.

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