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20Oct

Dual Citizenship Simplified

How to get second passports, citizenship by investment and other multiple-citizenship solutions that don't break the bank.

dual citizenship second passportTrying to figure out how to legally obtain a second citizenship and passport? 

If you’re lucky enough to have ancestors from places like Poland, Italy or Ireland, then obtaining a second passport is very straightforward—that is, assuming you can document your family ancestry.

However, for most people who aren’t part of this fortunate bloodline club, obtaining dual citizenship or a second passport requires one of three things...

07Jun

Dubai Offshore vs. RAK Offshore

Untangling Offshore Financial Centres in the UAE

Dubai-downtown-night-scene-with-city-lights-shutterstock 84292729The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become an attractive option in which to conduct business, due to the Free Economic Zones that offer a number of advantages to individuals and companies seeking confidential and tax-free opportunities.

In the UAE, there are two offshore jurisdictions:

Ras Al Khaimah, commonly referred to as RAK Offshore, under the jurisdiction of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA)

Dubai Offshore, under the supervision of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

Thirty-eight Free Zones are offered by the seven Emirates in the UAE, with twenty-two in Dubai alone. Each zone is managed by a Free Trade Zone Authority that caters to a diverse range of business sectors and activities.

29May

Taking the Mystery out of Panama Foundations

Demystifying Panama Foundations

Demystifying Panama Foundations BLOG 55764706Provide yourself the legal structure to reduce your tax liabilities and protect your assets from needless claims and lawsuits.

A Panamanian Private Interest Foundation (PPIF), more commonly known as a Panama foundation, can protect your estate from legal disputes after your death to ensure that your estate will pass to your chosen beneficiaries without undue complications.

22May

Protect Your Share- or Foreign Exchange-Trading Account with an Offshore Company

Offshore Forex Trading Account

Offshore Forex Trading Account euro billsThere are two major reasons experienced traders often use offshore companies to protect their share- or foreign exchange- (Forex) trading accounts.

They know it is not a good idea to be trading large sums of money in their own name. This strategy provides experienced traders with both tax advantages and enhanced privacy.

15May

A Brief History of Tax Havens

Offshore Tax Haven History

Skyscrapers-in-Dubai-Marina-shutterstock 178168433The concept of tax havens has probably been around since countries decided to finance their governments by taxing their citizens.

Partly, countries might compete by keeping taxes low and thus attracting business from high tax countries. Sometimes a country will designate a region or city a low tax or tax free zone, either to stimulate its economy or to buy the loyalty of its citizens.

Ancient Rome was a master in using tax free areas, a sort of early enterprise zones. The first recorded instance took place in the 2nd Century BC when Rome decided to undercut the then independent Greek island state of Rhodes by establishing a tax free port on the island of Delos. Even though Rhodes only charged a 2 percent on trade, it quickly lost trade to the new tax free port and its era as a commercial power was effectively ended.

15Apr

Living in Panama with the Panama Friendly Nations Visa

Retire in Panama | Panama Immigration | Panama Passport | Panama Residency

Panama Friendly Nations Visa BLOG Skyscrapers in Panama CityIf you’ve always wanted to retire in Panama or if you’re thinking of moving to panama, now is a great time to turn those thoughts into action. Panama is considered by many to be the easiest country to get permanent residency.

Panama immigration laws allow citizens of many countries deemed “friendly,” including the United States, Canada and most of the Eurozone countries, to apply for a Panama Visa and acquire permanent residency.

The law, known as Executive Directive 343 and established in 2012, gives qualified foreigners from these countries and their eligible dependents the fast track to permanent legal residency (and an immediate official identity card).

20Mar

Tax Avoidance Strategies in the EU

shutterstock 125238224 Tax Avoidance Strategies EUAlthough the formation of the EU brought unity to its member nations in a number of ways, there remains substantial difference between the laws of those member nations. Tax avoidance strategies in the EU vary by country.

Some offshore tax haven countries have streamlined taxation laws that are fair to large investors, while others, such as Cyprus and Switzerland, have recently caved to foreign pressure and made their tax policies more stringent. Here, we'll take a look at some of the most popular nations among tax-savvy investors.

10Feb

Demystifying Anonymous Offshore Bank Accounts

bank The modern world is seeing a rapid shift in the meaning of privacy. As technology advances and world superpowers extend their surveillance systems across the globe, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain true anonymity. Offshore bank accounts are not exempt from this trend.

Recent decades have seen developments such as relaxed privacy policies in Switzerland and increasingly broad surveillance by the U.S. However, knowing some more about the limitations of privacy in offshore banking can help you make sure you keep your assets protected.

03Feb

Tax Avoidance vs. Tax Evasion

Using Legal Means to Reduce Taxes

tax-avoidance If you own a business, you generally have the right to organize it in a way that ensures you pay no more taxes than necessary. This strategy, known as tax avoidance, involves using legal means to reduce taxes.

It is not the same thing as tax evasion, which is the practice of violating your country's laws and paying less than the minimum amount of taxes. Rather, tax avoidance is the practice of setting up your business in a way that ensures it will be taxed fairly by your country's government.

22Nov

Opening an Offshore Merchant Account

The Benefits of Offshore Credit Card Processing

add-to-cartThe advent of technology over the last few decades has brought about the meteoric rise of e-commerce and online business models. Online credit card transactions have become the norm as the new way of doing business.

Many businesses hosting their trade solely on virtual platform can be exposed to various risks and regulations. Also, if the business is doing business with customers from all over the world, the option exists to legally position the business in a jurisdiction which treats such businesses most favorably.

12Nov

Panama – Still One of the Best Places to Retire

Protect Your Financial Freedom in Panama

Bay-of-PanamaRecent changes on the world scene, from political to economic, have altered how we view virtually everything, from what to invest in to where we choose to live. Most of these changes, admittedly, have been negative. However, there is one place that has come out of the recent flux and uncertainty even better than before. We’re talking, of course, about the tried and true haven for the Sovereign individual, and still one of the best places to retire – Panama.

Panama has certainly always been present among the thoughts of many retirees, primarily for their low cost of living. Recent changes among the rest of the world, as well as some exciting developments in Panama itself have conspired to make it the ideal destination for any who value their financial freedom.

05Nov

Offshore Companies and Asset Protection

Help Weather the Impending Financial Storm

stock-tickerYour economic future is at great peril. In order to better protect yourself and increase the chances of a positive financial outcome for you and your family, you must act decisively and you must act now.

Granted, that's a sobering statement for many. Some may even trivialize this point of view. However, it does accurately reflect the logical conclusion of the facts playing out in our countries and the international scene today.