Monthly archive for December 2019

Exposing the myths on UK Inheritance Tax – Part 3 of 3

AAM Exposing the myths on IHT Part 3

When it comes to saving money for retirement, many people state a preference for property over pensions. This is in spite of the fact that consecutive UK Governments have placed a greater tax burden on buy-to-let investors. Others are tempted to rely on their main home, either by downsizing or releasing equity.

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Following tax changes, is now the right time to consider selling your UK property?

AAM LinkedIn Post UK Property
UK Expats need to consider the tax implications of owning and renting UK property. The impact of recent UK tax changes is very serious for expats owning UK property that was previously their family home. So much so that selling the property may seem the only sensible [...]Read more

Exposing the myths on UK Inheritance Tax – Part 2 of 3

AAM Part 2: EXPOSING THE MYTHS ON UK INHERITANCE TAX

Prior to the 2010 election, David Cameron announced an ambition to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m per person. More than seven years later, strictly speaking the IHT threshold is still £325,000 per person and £650,000 for a married couple.Instead, on 6 April 2017, a significantly watered-down version of his promise was delivered in the form of the residence nil rate band (RNRB). This was made available for inherited residences (or financial wealth that represents properties once lived in), in addition to the existing IHT nil rate band (NRB) which was then and currently remains at £325,000.

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Increased tax liabilities of up to 26% for South African expats

Are you aware that from 1 March 2020, foreign earnings over ZAR1m are to be taxed at South African rates?  This applies to you, if you are classified as a ‘physically present’ or ‘ordinarily resident’ South African tax resident. As a South African expat living in Singapore, [...]Read more