British citizens who have set up home on the continent are braced for higher taxes on their buy-to-let properties in the UK. There are an estimated 500,000 Britons who own second homes in EU member states. According to a Financial Times report, Britons living in Italy could see their duties increase on the property still owned in the UK.
Milan-based wealth manager Daniel Shillito warned taxes could jump "by the thousands" because expats will be considered third-country nationals after Brexit.
Express.co.uk readers reacted with fury, and some said the EU had fallen short of its values.
One person said: "So much for the gushy luvvie open arms we love everyone of the EU!"
A second reader wrote: "No EU citizen has been booted our taxed out.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Britons have hit out at EU member states amid warnings taxes for expats could jump (Image: GETTY)
There are an estimated 500,000 Britons who own second homes in the EU (Image: GETTY)
"We have been very good to them. That needs to change."
Others urged Britons abroad to make a swift return to their homeland.
One person said: "Forget greedy Italy or Spain. Go to Portugal or Gibraltar or our wonderful British Channel Islands instead."
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Some Britons living in the EU have chosen to come back to the UK after Brexit (Image: GETTY)