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I’m editor-in-chief of a well-known tax publication, and I also contribute regularly to tax blogs for a host of industry-specific websites. My expertise lies in American tax issues and policy and I have reported and the repercussions of US federal tax law both in the States and further afield. I am British but have been living in Philadelphia for 14 years now. I have a First Class Honours Bachelors Degree in Tax Law from the Queen Mary University of London. In my spare time I adore reading, and a variety of American sports.

UK Tax Crack Down On Cryptocurrency Investors

The UK tax man is planning to crack down on investors who fail to declare profits from cryptocurrency on their self-assessment returns. HM Revenue & Customs has revealed guidance is on the way for investors...

Singapore Takes Expat Crown For Another Year

Expats have voted Singapore as the best place to live for four years in a row. Expats say they are drawn to the tiny Asia-Pacific nation to progress their careers (45%), because they felt like...

Buy To Let Tax Hike Curbs Landlord Spending On Homes

Higher tax bills are encouraging landlords to invest less in buy to let even though tenant demand for rental homes is high at rents are rising. Since former Chancellor George Osborne made buying investment property...

Fraudster’s Wife Spent £16m Shopping In Harrods

Wealthy foreigners living in Britain off the proceeds of illicit cash are targets under a new anti-corruption law. The first ‘unexplained wealth order’ is underway against Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijan state banker...

If A Scammer’s Not Contact You, You’re One Of The Few

Scammers have contacted nearly every pension saver in the country to try and swindle them out of their savings. Around 91% of savers have been dogged by phone calls, text messages and emails offering free...

How Pre-Pack Deals Impact Your Pension

Sharp practise by businessmen to avoid a company’s pension liabilities when a firm goes bust are under scrutiny. Pre-pack deals which are arrangements directors have made to sell and carry on trading with a company...

Gold Loses Shine For Investors

Gold has not proved to be the glittering investment most people would expect so far this year. Although the price was up 4% in the first four months of the year, the gains were wiped...

Pension Investors Confused Over How Much To Save

After years of publicity about the need to save for retirement, more than a third of workers still do not know how much to set aside for their later years, according to a new...

Wealthy Baby Boomers Are The Most Generous Generation

Wealthy baby boomers are not only the most well-off generation, but they are the most generous as well. New research shows that the post-war generation is most likely to give any cash windfalls they inherit...

Even Experts Find Pension Freedom Tax Baffling

Government financial experts have told The Treasury that they find the way pensions are calculated too complicated, according to a new report. The Office for Tax Simplification has pleaded with The Treasury to look for...

Families Pay A Record £5.2 billion IHT To Tax Man

Death taxes for families reached a record high of more than £5 billion last year, according to figures from HM Revenue & Customs. The inheritance tax take was up £400 million to £5.2 billion despite...

British Expats Urge Courts to Stop Brexit

A group of expats are hoping to stop Brexit by challenging the European Council’s negotiating guidelines in court. The 12 expats, led by campaigner Harry Shindler, a 97-year-old British expat living in Italy, claim the...

Wolves Of Wall Street Profit From Insider Trading

Shocking studies investigating insider trading on Wall Street suggest investing in shares is rigged and not limited to the occasional lone rogue trader. Three studies have looked at hundreds of financial institutions and thousands of...

Promises To Tackle Tax Evasion Fall Flat

A promise that cracking down on tax evasion through offshore havens would raise more than £1 billion has backfired. The UK Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs launched an attack on taxpayers hiding their wealth...

EU’s Top Cop Calls For Stricter Cryptocurrency Policing

Europe’s top policeman has joined the clamour for more regulation of cryptocurrency to stop organised crime gangs from laundering their illicit cash. Europol director Rob Wainwright reckons criminals generate £100 billion each year from people...

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