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Gibraltar Budget Tax Update

The Chief Officer of Gibraltar has announced the following changes in his 2022 Budget Address which took place on 28th of June. 

Tax 

The tax rates across all tax bands under the Allowance Based System and the Gross Income Based System are being increased by 2% for two years, after which time they will be lowered again.

Taxable income for Category 2 individuals will now be capped at £118,000 instead of from £105,000 with the maximum amount of tax payable increasing to £44,740. 

From the 1st of July 2022, the minimum amount of tax payable in this category will increase from £32,000 to £37,000 annually and new Category 2 applicants will be need to pay tax a year in advance.  

A new tax has been introduced for non-Gibraltan nationals who claim residency in Gibraltar but who are not in possession of a Category 2 or HEPSS certificate and are not in true third-party employment. They will be taxed on their full savings income, including pension income, interest income, dividend income and other passive income.

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Expat Pensions Take Centre Stage

International ConferenceThe Conservative Party has used its annual conference in Birmingham as an opportunity to reassure British citizens living in the EU of the future of their expat pensions.

Speaking at the event Ester McVey, the Secretary of state for the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) said, “We will ensure that people with UK pensions that have moved to the EU will have their pensions protected.

“We will provide a triple lock on people with UK pensions living in the European Union. We are delivering a private pension revolution, with more people than ever contributing to their pensions.”

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Five Key Retirement Questions for Expats in Spain

Woman sitting on a benchIf you live in Spain, or are thinking of moving to Spain for your retirement, it is essential that you seek expat financial advice in order to give you the best possible chance of successfully protecting and growing your wealth.

Blacktower Financial Management has offices in Barcelona as well as Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida and on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. From these branches, our team members can help expat retirees throughout Spain take care of their wealth management and retirement investment needs.

In this guide we take a look at some key questions for expats in Spain.

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