Are you tax resident outside of the UK?
Are you drawing down income on your UK pension at your highest marginal rate which could be 40% possibly 50%?
Do you hold your wealth or financial assets in an offshore jurisdiction to avoid paying taxes on savings?
Have you been made aware the EU has appointed an expert working group to close existing loopholes in the EU Savings Directive and prevent tax evasion?
Has anyone advised you that there are legitimate ways of reducing your overall tax liability and ensuring your financial affairs’ are all in order?
For maximum tax efficiency you can transfer your UK pension into a QROPS and your non pension assets including property, fine art, antiques as well as financial assets be it cash or investments into a QNUPS (Qualifying Non UK Pensions Scheme) arrangement. You can then draw an income stream at a tax rate likely to be less than 3%.
Combined they offer a powerful and effective tax efficient financial planning solution for expatriates or those planning to exit the UK, to move both pension and non pension assets out of the UK with the potential additional benefit of being able pass the proceeds tax free to beneficiaries whilst enjoying a significant tax saving on the income taken from these assets, dependent of course on new tax residency status.
Find out how QROPS and QNUPS can work for you or your clients. Telephone +35020050982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to our financial advisors Spain.