Beware tax pitfalls when moving from one country to another: Swiss Courts ruled that a US citizen living in the UK could not get Swiss dividend tax back

With a judgment rendered on 27 November 2020 (case no. 2C_835/2017), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“FSC”) confirmed a decision by the Federal Administrative Court (“FAC”) of 24 August 2017 (decision no. A-1462/2016) concerning a an individual tax residence matter...

What tax matters are important when emigrate

When you take up residence in another country, have you obtained tax advice both on departure and on any risks of having continuing connections with your former residence? While it is possible with proper planning to minimize tax on expatriation to another country, it...

Residence; estate planning; pay the right tax

French tax residency, the myth of the 183 days The dangers of assessing French tax residency by solely considering whether an individual is spending more than 183 days in France. Contrary to a popular belief, the French tax authorities and French tax courts do not...

Tax residency in Germany – an Unpleasant Surprise!

Germany is an attractive place to live in the center of Europe and the EU. It is safe, relaxed and highly developed. Its political system is stable and reliable, while its powerful economy is the largest in Europe. Known for its long and rich cultural history, Germany...