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The debate over citizenship by investment programmes

The company Kleindienst Group announced that investors who purchase certain properties in the UAE project “The Heart of Europe” will become eligible for Moldovan citizenship. More specifically, to qualify for the program, an investor needs to purchase a property valued at more than AED 5 million (about EUR 1,2 million). The Moldovan passport which he/she will get in return will allow him/her to travel without visa in the entire Schengen area and many other countries. The Heart of Europe is

Latest articles about Doing Business

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What are the countries with the lowest and highest tax burden?

CapRelo, a global relocation management company, published a list of countries that impose the lowest and the highest tax burden

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Seven EU countries were accused in being tax havens

In the first part of 2019, the European Parliament issued a report which argues that seven EU countries, namely, Belgium,

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Amazon did not pay any corporate tax legally for 2018

It is widely known that Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world with revenues in 2018 exceeding

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Bulgaria has the most affordable labour force in the EU

A report released by Eurostat revealed the countries where employees get the lowest hourly rates in the EU. Bulgaria has

Latest articles about Living, Citizenship, Residence

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Andalusia abolishes most of its inheritance taxes

The Spanish province of Andalusia was widely known for its high inheritance tax rates. Since the tax authorities were assessing

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Greece uses drones to find tax fraud

The Greek tax authorities announced that they used surveillance drones to document tax violations on the island of Santorini. The

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Italy plans a 10-year tax holiday for residents of Sicily, Sardinia and Calabria

People who dream about spending more time in Southern Italy, enjoying its delicious cuisine and sunny climate, may get a

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Uganda first to introduce a Gossip Tax

The world has witnessed various weird taxes, such as the Russian tax on beards, the tax on Chinese immigrants into

Latest articles about Estate Planning

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Taxation in Georgia

Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region, is located on a crossroad between European and Asian markets. Due to Georgia’s

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Will UK tax your castle?

The UK considers introducing a mansion tax which will target the properties that are worth more than £2 million. The

Luxembourg announces tax amnesty plan

Luxembourg has recently announced its first tax amnesty plan for undeclared income. The temporary tax amnesty scheme for 2016-2017 aims

Dubai launches Wills and probate registry

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched a Wills and Probate Registry based on common law. The Registry aims at simplifying