China reported to begin citizenship-based tax collecting in Hong Kong, as experts ponder Beijing's plan

China has begun coming after some of its citizens living abroad to collect taxes – making good on its previously-disclosed plans to get some of its taxpayers who are resident outside of the country to contribute to their home country’s tax coffers, Bloomberg, the South China Morning Post and other major media organizations have reported over the last few days.

Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

With Tax Day for Americans around the world looming tomorrow (July 15), we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website...

Interactive Brokers opens Singapore office

Interactive Brokers, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based online discount brokerage firm, has opened an outpost in Singapore, as it continues to grow its international business.

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Judicial appeal 'considered' against ICO's FATCA decision, on grounds of insufficiently-examined evidence

The U.S. born, UK-resident woman whose crowd-funded complaint over data protection violations she alleged had resulted from the way HMRC had forwarded her personal information to the U.S. was recently not upheld by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is actively considering lodging a judicial review – but says that her legal advisers have told her she'll need to secure "£75,000 within the next 10 days" if she is to do so.

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Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote.  A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was...