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WHO Declares Swineflu Level 6 Pandemic

The WHO has today raised the swineflu alert level from the level 5 set on the 29th of April to a level 6 pandemic as infection numbers and deaths continue to rise. The BBC is regularly updating their outbreak statistics Swine Flu: Country by Country.

Internet Car Buying Scams

The BBC has reported that 21,000 fraudulent websites were shut down last year and Met Police urge buyers to view cars in person. Reputable sites such as Ebay and Autotrader have been used for advertising these "virtual vehicles".

Understanding Culture Shock

'Culture shock' is the term used to describe the process of adjustment that happens to everyone when they move to a new country. Everyone who lives in a foreign country will have experienced culture shock to some degree.  

Accepting that it will happen is important because:

you will not be so upset or confused when it happens to you, and you will then be able to put your energy into working through it rather than worrying about it.  

25 Questions U.S. Expatriates MUST Ask to Choose the RIGHT Professional to Manage Expat Taxes

The Internet super-highway opens up marvelous opportunities for expatriates to harvest expat tax advice and information from some of the greatest minds at reasonable prices from anywhere in the world. But it also emphasizes a crucial question: How do you know whom to trust? Sharing your intimate, personal financial information with a stranger is problematic at best.  
 
Here are 25 questions to help any expat choose a tax and financial professional you can trust.

US Tax Filing Deadline 15th of June

You have to file a US Tax Return, but you don't need to pay $600 to do it! Greenback Tax Services is a specialist US Income Tax Return Preparer. The company has contracted with experienced accountants and CPA's to quickly and professionally prepare Federal and State Income Tax Returns for US Expats around the world.   

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