Thursday, 21 February 2008

Tax Primer for 14 Countries from HSBC

HSBC has a handy primer on matters taxation called the Global Tax Navigator for 14 different countries round the world, including Canada, the USA, the UK, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, France and Jersey. It outlines rules for those going to and leaving those countries.

Topics include:
  • whether you need a work permit;
  • how various types of income are taxed;
  • rules for determining whether and how you will be taxed - residency, domicile or other;
  • tax rates for different types of income;
  • ways of filing returns;
  • existence of tax treaties with other countries;
  • doing returns with a spouse;
  • whether inheritance, estate or other important taxes apply
All in all, it is good starting point that assembles a variety of essential tax information.

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