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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.
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Banking On The Rich Could Be A Risky Proposition

If you are super rich but need some extra cash to buy that special plane or yacht, then Swiss bank Credit Suisse is the place to go. The bank is changing tack away from financing...

Rare Musical Instruments Hit High Note With Collectors

The value of rare musical instruments hit a high note last year – but only after recovering from a big loss the year before. Prices were up 16% in 2016, after suffering a 11% loss...

Go To A University City For Best Buy To Let Yields

Britain’s best buy to let yields come from shared homes in university cities, according to new research. Despite financial pressures from rising mortgages and the tax man, landlords can expect returns of more than 12%...
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Smart City Will Run On Blockchain And AI

Digital currency billionaire and entrepreneur Jeffrey Berns has revealed plans for a smart city to rise out of the sands of the desert in Nevada, USA. The city will stretch over nearly 70,000 acres and...

Brexit Deadlock As Agreement Talks Fail

Brexit takes the lead in the latest market moves as the FTSE slumped on news that talks between Britain and the EU are deadlocked. Neither side can agree a deal that presents the withdrawal agreement...

Hard Fork Leaves Bitcoin Cash In Turmoil

The Bitcoin Cash hard fork seems to have injected huge uncertainty into the cryptocurrency market, sparking a savage blood-letting as the value of every major coin against the US dollar plummeted. Bitcoin Cash split into...

Pay-As-You-Go NHS For Expats And Migrants In UK

Expats and visitors to Britain who are not entitled to free health care will have to pay upfront for their treatment. New rules aimed at stopping medical tourism will have to show identification proving they...

Binary Options Odds Stacked Against Winners

Financial watchdogs are concerned that many firms offering binary options are scams and that the odds of winning are stacked against investors. As a result, the Financial Conduct Authority is stepping in to take over...

Pension Freedoms Explained

Pension freedoms give retirement savers choices about how they can spend their money once they hit the age of 55 years old. Introduced in April 2015 by then Chancellor George Osborne, the idea was to...

Will The Year Of The Pig Bring Home The Bacon For Investors?

China’s celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig and investors hope the arrival of the animal, which is a sign of wealth and prosperity in the east, will bring home the bacon. But...

Where In The World Can You Have A QROPS?

Freedom of going where you want, when you want is one of the main reasons for making the expat lifestyle choice for many. The notion is romantic, because in many cases, finances and taxes tie...

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...

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