The following is a summary of relevant features of the Republic of Ireland as an international offshore financial centre. The financial infrastructure is highly sophisticated, having been developed along British lines. Professional advice in all banking, financial, legal, corporate, tax and general international areas is readily available.
The Schengen visa allows visitors to travel among twenty six European countries on a single visa. Studies have shown that most travellers are lost due to tiresome visa procedures resulting in a huge lose to the economy. It is hoped that proposals to aid the process of acquiring visas will result in attracting more visitors and subsequently result in a huge boost to the economy.
Even if you are not a UK resident you may still have to pay UK Capital Gains Tax. In general you may not be liable for this, but there are some exceptions. This capital gains tax however may be avoided where there is a double taxation agreement between the UK and your country of residence
Belgium has made changes to its social security collection process meaning that come 2015 self-employed workers in Belgium will have to calculate their Belgium social security contributions differently.