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Tax planning and moving to Canada

Canadian Immigration: The Importance of Tax Planning For anyone planning to immigrate to Canada, or former Canadian residents preparing to return after a period of non-residency, it is worth taking the time to do some pre-immigration tax planning. It may well be that...

Tax-Driven Changes in Residency for Canadians

Tax-Driven Changes in Residency for Canadians For those with sufficient assets, tax-driven relocations and changes in residency have become commonplace. They began to occur in earnest in the 1990s and have increased in popularity ever since. In the past 1-2 years in...

Beware tax pitfalls when moving from one country to another

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”)...

What tax matters are important when emigrating?

When you take up residence in another country, have you obtained advice on tax matters 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...

Swiss forfait tax – What you need to know

Swiss forfait tax – What you need to know 1.What is the forfait about? Switzerland has for decades had the so-called forfait taxation regime, essentially allowing foreign nationals relocating to Switzerland to pay tax on their worldwide expenditure. The forfait regime...

Residence; estate planning; pay the right tax

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...