Skandia International has launched a series of technical documents designed to help financial advisers provide tax advice to their clients regardless of their global location.
In an extension to Skandia International's online library, advisers can access a series of Q&A factsheets and guides detailing issues such as QROPS, forced heirship and deficiency relief planning by logging on to Adviser Extranet.
Material is designed to help advisers with taxation changes and financial planning issues for international clients in several areas including taxation of life assurance policies and portfolio bond tax planning.
"Advisers are increasingly asked to recommend financial products that will benefit clients who remain UK domiciled while living abroad," said Rachael Holland, head of product law and financial planning at Skandia International.
"To do this effectively, advisers need to know the investment and tax rules both at home and overseas," she said.
The technical guides and Q&As have been published in response to international advisers' demands, Holland added.
Literature available on the website includes deficiency relief planning for the international investor; information about taxation for offshore bonds; personal portfolio bond tax planning for the international investor; QROPS explained; and forced heirship in the Isle of Man.
Q&As include policyholder protection; role of protector; forced heirship; UK domicile; as well as documents on discretionary trusts and how they can be used, deeds of variation and taxation of life assurance policies owned by companies.
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