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UK-US TAX INFORMATION

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

Don’t Believe Everything You Read! IF I WAS to tell you there is a lot of alarmist rubbish spoken about FATCA, would you be surprised? I’ve had a number of calls recently from people who are very worried about what they’ve read about potential penalties and so I’ve decided to write this article as the […]

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

Son Of The Foreign Bank Account Report! IT’S JUNE (already!) and in the international tax world, our thoughts turn to – the Foreign Bank Account Report! Not the old Foreign Bank Account Report, known to his friends (and others) as TDF 60-92.1, but the new form known as FINCEN 114. Except it’s not a form […]

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

FATCA – The Facts, And Not The Panic! A LOT has been written about FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Provisions, but it was unpronounceable with a “P” at the end!) and much of it has been alarmist. Let’s cut through that to get to the provisions that may affect US resident taxpayers who hold UK […]

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

If You Worked For The UK Government, Can They Tax You? A QUERY that’s come up recently is the question of tax on pensions paid from the UK. In particular, government pensions. I don’t mean here state pensions (social security as it is here, the old age pension as it used to be known, but […]

Irish President Makes First State Visit To UK Since Independence

Irish President Makes First State Visit To UK Since Independence

PRESIDENT MICHAEL HIGGINS has become the first Irish head of state to visit the United Kingdom since independence. He addressed the British parliament, praising the progress made by Dublin and London toward peace. Addressing both houses of the British parliament on Tuesday, President Higgins said that Ireland and the United Kingdom had “a closeness and […]

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

UK-US TAX INFORMATION

A Tax Suggestion Using The Ocean WORKING IN tax isn’t always what you’d call “fun”, so I thought I’d write a more lighthearted column this month a lost opportunity in tax planning – the Atlantic Ocean. I have often thought the cruise industry – in particular, transatlantic cruising – has not taken to heart the […]

Storm With 106mph Gusts Hits Flooded Britain

Storm With 106mph Gusts Hits Flooded Britain

BRITAIN’S WEATHER service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain’s west coast on February 12 with torrential rain and winds gusting […]

Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

SLAPPING a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study. Though the number works out to a modest drop of 1.3 percent in obesity, scientists say that reduction would still be worthwhile in the UK, which has a population of about […]

Rickets Making A Comeback In The UK, Doctors Say

Rickets Making A Comeback In The UK, Doctors Say

RICKETS, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain. Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Rickets was historically considered to be a disease of poverty among children who […]

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes last month, a stunning defeat that will almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any US attack on Bashar Assad’s government. A grim-faced Cameron conceded after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British […]

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The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

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