It is increasingly common for individuals living in the United States or U.S. citizens living abroad to receive an inheritance from a non-U.S. person (for purposes of this article a non-U.S. person is defined as someone [...]
Living abroad has gained popularity for many U.S. citizens as they plan for how to spend their retirement years. Italy, an already popular retirement destination for many Americans, recently introduced a new tax incentive that may help further attract foreign retirees.
U.S. taxpayers living in the United Kingdom must carefully understand the impact of U.S. and UK tax laws on their investment portfolio. From a U.S. tax perspective, it is essential to invest using U.S. listed investments to avoid the complicated and tax costly U.S. passive foreign investment company (PFIC) tax regime. On the UK tax side, the HMRC reporting fund regulations further restricts tax-efficient options for U.S. taxpayers who are also UK tax residents.
Understanding the qualifications and model of service when receiving financial advice is critical. International financial advisors use different designations and follow different standards of client service. Not all models have the best interest of a client [...]
Those living, or soon-to-be-living in the United States, on a green card or U.S employment visa, face many financial, tax, and legal issues that average American citizens do not. Unfamiliarity with the U.S. tax and legal [...]
Marriages and families of mixed citizenship and nationality present unique cross-border wealth management issues. As an international financial advisor, Frederic Behrens addresses several tax disparities between spouses who may be nonresident aliens (NRAs) and U.S. residents/citizens, [...]
Many American expats or green card holders living in the United States own foreign pension plans and non-U.S. retirement accounts. Participation in non-U.S. pension plans may be mandatory when living in another country and employers often [...]
Frederic Behrens, Wealth Advisor, recently published an article about American citizens retiring abroad in Trust & Estates Magazine. Trusts & Estates is the pre-eminent, peer review journal and website for wealth management professionals serving the needs [...]
Whether you are a young executive planning your first move overseas or a high-net-worth individual retiring in another country, there are many financial matters to consider when moving abroad. No matter how many years someone has spent outside the [...]
In today’s interconnected world, cross-border estate planning is an important issue for global families. This is especially true when one or more individuals is a U.S. citizen or green card holder. A coordinated international [...]