Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Archant Our reader this week has lost her husband, who was not able to complete his latest tax return before he died. His wife wants to know whether she needs to do so on his behalf. Carl Lamb of Almary Green provides the answers. Question: My husband died last November at the age of 62 after a short illness. He had a well-paid job and had a number of other income sources so was a higher rate taxpayer. He hadn’t done his tax return before he fell ill – he always did it himself as he was an accountant. He’s made me his executor so do I need to complete a tax return on his behalf by the end of January?Almary Green response: I am sorry to hear of your bereavement. Yes, it is likely that you will need to submit a tax return for your late husband. Your first step, however, should be to contact HMRC: they have a dedicated helpline for those who find themselves in your position and want to know how to proceed. The number is … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: My husband has died, do I need to complete a tax return on his behalf?
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Got your NIEs and NIFs all in a muddle? Not sure if you are paying IVA or IRPF? In this handy guide, The Local spells out some of the key terms you'll need while living in Spain. Starting up in a new country is difficult, and Spain is no different. In this article, The Local looks at some of the most common terms bureaucratic terms to give you a head start. A is for autónomos: Spain’s ‘autónomos’ are the country's self-employed workers. These workers pay a fixed monthly fee — usually €250 a month, although some including younger workers and new self-employed workers are entitled to a range of discounts. Click here to read: Freelancing in Madrid: A survivor's guide A is also for alquilar: Alquilar is Spanish for 'to rent'. READ: The survivor's guide to renting in Spain B is bank accounts: To open a bank account (cuenta bancaria) as an expat working or studying in Spain you need to be over 18 and have photo identification. If you're … [Read more...] about What you need to know: The Local’s A to Z Guide to bureaucracy in Spain
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Globe Staff July 04, 2018 The Registry of Motor Vehicles offers the following suggestions for Massachusetts residents seeking to get or renew their standard driver’s license or obtain the new REAL ID. Top tips ■ The RMV cannot accept any laminated documents because the computer hardware scanners cannot scan them. Make sure documents are not laminated. ■ If you are an AAA member, you may be able to go to an AAA location to do many license and registration transactions, but not all of them. Check here: www.mass.gov/rmv-services-at-aaa. Advertisement ■ Check the RMV website for “real-time” wait times at specific locations. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here … [Read more...] about How to avoid a very bad day at the RMV
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. People who live and work in Germany in certain circumstances are not obligated to file a tax return by May 31st. Earners below a certain income level If you earn below €8,820 per year as a single person or €17,640 annually together with your civil partner, you do not have to pay taxes on this income (i.e. file a tax return). Employees in tax class 1 Employees in tax class 1 (Steuerklasse 1) whose only source of income is from their employer - a significant amount of the workers across Germany - also do not have to file a tax return. The same applies to married people with tax class combination 4/4 (Steuerklassenkombination 4/4). In both these cases, filing one’s taxes is unnecessary since one’s employer pays the workers' taxes to the finance office. But it could be worth filing a return nonetheless. For the 11.5 million residents nationwide who received a … [Read more...] about Who is obliged to file a tax return in Germany and who isn’t?
Not all researchers agree that artificial intelligence is as important a development as electricity or fire, or that hundreds of millions of jobs will be automated in the next decade. But it is clear that an increasing array of tasks will soon be completed by machines. And workers need to be prepared for a future in which they may have to develop a larger skillset than ever before. Tech-friendly think tank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today published a report detailing how worker training policies will need to be adjusted in the age of AI and robotics. In the report, ITIF gives a vast number of policy recommendations, most of which will likely not come to fruition. But the report does offer a useful overview of shortfalls that exist in current training and retraining programs. VentureBeat spoke with Maria Heidkamp, director of the New Start Career Network at Rutger University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, about some of the … [Read more...] about Workforce programs will need to be overhauled in the age of artificial intelligence