US expats living in the UK can face a number of challenges when it comes to their financial affairs.
This is because, unlike anywhere else, the Internal Revenue Service, or the IRS, still keeps a check on every US citizen and green card holder wherever they maybe, even if it means they may also be subject to the tax regime of the country where they are now living.
The US has a double taxation treaty with the UK, which means that in some instances the US regime holds, and in some cases it is the UK.
But the most important point is that there are some surprising tax issues that a US citizen needs to be aware of.
The best thing is to avoid them, as the article devoted to investment points out. But some clients might already be invested in assets that come with a penalty, without being aware of the issue.
If this is the case, some mitigation might be in order.
The following articles in this guide will consider why US expats might face a larger than expected tax bill and how best to help these clients achieve their wealth goals through investments.
Other articles in the guide will look at what US expats need to know about buying property and whether US citizens should think about giving up their US passport.
This guide is worth an indicative 60 minutes of CPD.
Contributors to the guide: Sigita Dromantaite, director at US and UK Eagle Taxation; Rajiv Vadgama, tax partner at RSM UK; Andrew Grimes, executive director, head of Americas at Coutts; Tim Scorer, partner and mortgage and protection consultant at Austin Friars; Daniel Freedman, managing director and co-founder of London & Capital; Andrea Solana, head of advanced planning at Maseco Private Wealth; Simon Gorbutt, director of wealth structuring solutions at Lombard International Assurance.
Melanie Tringham is deputy features editor at FTAdviser and Financial Adviser, and Victoria Ticha is a features writer at FTAdviser and Financial Adviser