Expatica's guides for all you need to know about: rss
Taxes in Russia

A complete guide to taxes in Russia


When do taxes in Russia apply to worldwide income? This guide explains who has to pay Russian tax and at which Russian tax rate, inluding Russian VAT. Tax rates in Russia depend on your residency status.

Russia income tax

Calculating your Russian income tax and rates


Russian income tax is applied to all Russian-based earnings. This guide explains who pays income tax in Russia, Russian income tax rates for residents and non-residents, plus Russian income tax deductions.

Banks in Russia

Banks in Russia and Russian currency


Here's a guide to banks in Russia, including a list of the main banks in Moscow and information on Russian currency and currency exchange.


Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS


Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

How to open a Russian bank account


Get to grips with banking in Russia and discover how to open a Russian bank account of your own with this guide which includes information on related topics such as opening a Russian savings account and the Russian exchange rate.

Russian insurance

Russian insurance


Here's a short guide to Russian insurance, including tips on car insurance in Russia, travel insurance for a Russian visa, and life insurance in Russia.

Russian pension

A guide to claiming a Russian pension


Do you qualify for a Russian pension? This guide explains the pension in Russia, Russian pension funds, the Russian pension system, the average pension in Russia and how to apply to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.

Russia corporate tax

A complete guide to Russian corporate tax


Russian corporate tax and withholding tax liabilities vary depending on the business structure. This guide explains the various Russian corporate tax rates.

Russian inheritance law

Russian inheritance law and writing a Russian will


When does Russian inheritance law apply to your worldwide assets? This guide explains who is subject to Russian inheritance law and how to write a Russian will to protect your assets.

Retire in Russia

Retire in Russia: Planning your Russian retirement


A guide on everything you need to know to retire in Russia, including the retirement age in Russia, the Russian pension system and other expat tips for Russian retirement.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

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