International Tax Service

Understanding expat tax


As an expat, you may find that your tax situation has become more complex, particularly if your wealth is spread across more than one country.

Here you'll find a range of tools and resources to help you understand your tax commitments - both at home and abroad.

We can also refer you to the International Tax Service provided by Ernst & Young (EY) to HSBC Expat customers.

Understanding expat tax
International Tax Service

International Tax Service

All of our customers can access departure briefings and a tax return service. HSBC Premier customers can also benefit from personal tax advice through tax specialists EY.

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Global Tax Navigator

Global Tax Navigator

Find out about local tax rules and systems in the country you're moving to, and the impact on your tax commitments in the country you're leaving.

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Tax transparency

Tax transparency

As an expat, you may find that your tax situation has become more complex, discover a few key things you should know about your tax obligations.

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Tax guide

Tax guide

Our practical guide highlights some of the tax related issues you should consider when living and working abroad.

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Your tax obligations

While banking offshore may have tax related benefits for you, tax rules differ from country to country. If you're unsure about your personal tax obligations, you should seek professional advice. It's your responsibility to disclose your income to the tax authorities.

Living in the EU?

If you live in the European Union, you may be subject to the European Savings Directive. Find out more

The International Tax Service is provided by Ernst & Young. EY refers to the global organisation of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide tax services to clients. The UK firm Ernst & Young LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number 0C300001 and is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. If you become an EY customer, any tax advice provided by EY will be in accordance with EY's terms and conditions of services, a copy of which EY will send to you along with an engagement letter. HSBC are not tax advisers and HSBC Expat will not accept any responsibility for tax advice provided by EY.