New guide on the Swiss Lump Sum taxation
26/09/2018

New guide on the Swiss Lump Sum taxation

The Swiss Tax Authority published a new summary of the legislation and practice of the existing lump-sum tax legislation. Moreover, the SFTA (Swiss Federal Tax Administration) provided further guidance to various aspects, which were not wholly handled until now consistently. The SFTA’s circular explains in depth the applicable rules also to the new and stricter […]

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New retirement expat visa from the UAE
20/09/2018

New retirement expat visa from the UAE

The United Arab Emirates will launch a new residency by investment program for retired foreigners. It is a significant shift from the traditional strick immigration rules of the country. The seven emirates changed their point of view on the immigration of investors because they intend to bolster the national economic growth. The new law will […]

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Siblings can be included in Grenada CIP application
14/09/2018

Siblings can be included in Grenada CIP application

Grenada offers naturalisation by investment option to unmarried siblings, non-adult dependents and financially independent dependents of the primary applicants. The significant changes will come into force in late September, and the new definition of dependents will attract more applicants for sure. According to the information from imidaily.com portal, the Grenada CBIU (Citizenship by Investment Unit) […]

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Maltese developers asked for a higher minimum amount of investment for the citizenship
10/09/2018

Maltese developers asked for a higher minimum amount of investment for the citizenship

The MDA (Malta Developers Associations suggested to increase the amount of real estate investment during a public consultation launched by the government about the citizenship by investment programme (IIP – Individual Investor Programme). According to their statement, they suggested to increase the minimum required amount of real estate investment to half a million euros and […]

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Chinese citizens top applications for the Portuguese Golden Visa
06/09/2018

Chinese citizens top applications for the Portuguese Golden Visa

According to the Portuguese Immigration Authority (SEF), the average investor applicant for the Golden Visa spends 585,729 euros to purchase properties. As the required minimum amount is only half a million euros in the capital and 350,000 euros in the countryside, the applicants seem to prefer to invest higher amounts. The Portuguese Golden Visa is […]

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