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ABI/INFORM - Going Global Career Guides

Countries available include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Some Going Global Career Guides are also available in Business Source Premier, including older guides from 2002 for Argentina, Baltic States, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, India (2006), Indonesia, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.

Americans Living and Traveling Abroad (USA.gov)

BNA Tax Management

BNA Tax Management - select the tab for "International Tax" -- (Subscription cancelled due to budget cuts. Paper copies of older editions are available in the General Collection, 3rd Floor - HJ 2381 .T392)

  • Foreign Income Portfolios: Business Operations Abroad for individual countries "contain information enabling foreign businesses and their professional advisors to determine the best methods of conducting business operations in [a specific country] from both the tax and general legal points of view. It analyzes in detail the statutory and procedural framework of [the country's] taxation as applied to corporations and individuals. In addition to a detailed explanation of the [country's] system of income taxation, the Portfolio discusses the legal forms of business enterprises, licensing and franchising in [the country], immigration regulations, labor relations, business financing, currency and exchange control, the value added tax, the tax on presumptive minimum income, the tax on real and personal property, as well as the different tax treatment derived from the tax treaties entered into by [the country]."
  • Foreign Income Portfolios: Taxation of Foreign Persons' U.S. Income include separate portfolios dealing with nonresident alien individuals, foreign corporations, partners & partnerships, foreign investment in U.S. real estate, foreign students & teachers & researchers, etc.
  • Foreign Income Portfolios: Taxation of U.S. Persons' Foreign Income include separate portfolios dealing with U.S. income taxation of citizens & residents abroad, tax aspects of foreign currency, foreign personal holding companies, controlled foreign corporations, foreign sales corporations, etc.

Doing Business in...Guides

See also print copies of some Doing Business in... Guides in the UCF Library's Reference Collection.

Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions

  • Power Distance Index (PDI) "that is the extent to which the less powerful members of organizations and institutions (like the family) accept and expect that power is distributed unequally."
  • Individualism (IDV) "on the one side versus its opposite, collectivism, that is the degree to which individuals are inte-grated into groups."
  • Masculinity (MAS) "versus its opposite, femininity, refers to the distribution of roles between the genders"
  • Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI) "deals with a society's tolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity"
  • Long-Term Orientation (LTO) versus short-term orientation

Global Property Guide - The Investor's Guide to Residential Property Buying Abroad

  • Prices, Rents, & Rental Yields
  • Long Term Investment Ratings
  • House Price Time Series
  • Transaction Costs
  • Capital Gains Taxes, Income Taxes
  • Landlord & Tenant Law and Practice
  • Inheritance Law

Guide to Europe (Monetos)

Monetos -- Independent Information and Research on the European Private Financial Sector

  • European Rental Guide
  • Student Life in the UK
  • Visiting a Doctor in the EU
  • Opening a Bank Account in the EU
  • Guide -- Discussion Forum
  • Money Management for Students
  • Resources: Universities, Colleges, Institutes, Official Websites

Index of Economic Freedom

  • Business Freedom
  • Trade Freedom
  • Fiscal Freedom
  • Freedom from Government
  • Monetary Freedom
  • Investment Freedom
  • Financial Freedom
  • Property Rights
  • Freedom from Corruption
  • Labor Freedom

International Labor Comparisons

Social Security Programs Throughout the World

  • old-age, survivors, and disability;
  • sickness and maternity;
  • work injury;
  • unemployment; and
  • family allowances.

Transitions Abroad

see also a similar Web resource - ExpatExchange