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Articles tagged with: offshore-company-formation

13March

Why it is more important than ever to go offshore

...and why you might think otherwise


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With banks failing, governments coercing and economies collapsing, establishing yourself offshore is more important than ever. Despite the attention grabbing headlines showing solemn face bankers being slapped with heavy fines by the IRS for tax evasion, the offshore industry couldn’t be doing better.

Posted in tax haven articles

15February

UK LLP vs Scotland LP

The differences between a Limited Liability Partnership and a Limited Partnership

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There are a multitude of offshore products and jurisdiction all offering a dizzying array of possibilities and locations with a wide range of products and characteristics. While many company formation vehicles often appear similar each have their own unique attributes that can support the proper growth and protection of a business depending upon its specific needs and circumstances.

Within Europe, the United Kingdom (UK), remains the most sought after jurisdiction due to its location, opportunity and reputation. The UK offers several company formation vehicles; the UK Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and the Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP) are two such options that give clients a wide range of possibilities.

Posted in offshore company formations

08February

New Zealand Limited Partnership vs Scottish Limited Partnership

Not all Limited Partnerships (LPs) are created equal

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A Limited Partnership (LP) is a hybrid structure that enjoys many benefits due to its flexibility to be used in many forms and for virtually any purpose, that become popular over the last thirty years due to its tax transparency, separate legal personality, and its ability in taking on limited partners.

Out of the many jurisdictions that offer LP’s – the New Zealand Partnership (NZLP) and the Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP) are two such structures that deserve special attention.

Posted in offshore company formations

03October

Offshore Accounts and Asset Diversification

Be prepared with a secure Plan B

Diversify Diversity in financial investing is a well known rule of thumb, what isn’t commonly known is how offshore structures assist this process.

While most people recognize the downside of putting all your eggs in one basket, whether that is in any one commodity, checking account, or stock; what many are not aware of, is how proper asset diversification should includes different banking systems, currencies, and geographical locations.

Diversification not only provides peace-of-mind during periods of political or economic volatility, but protects oneself in the case against fraudulent claims, lessens ones exposure to risk, and provides maximum leverage in todays violative markets. Offshore greatly enables the individual, opening up a world of different markets across various platforms that offers a reliable Plan B.

Posted in offshore company formations, dual citizenship and second passports, offshore asset protection strategies articles

07September

A Step-by-Step Guide to Going Offshore

A Simple 3 Step Guide to the Offshore Company Formation Process

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The offshore industry is a sector filled with contradictory notions fueling the publics perception that is prone to exaggerate and scandalize. In todays world of disinformation it is difficult to discern fact from fiction. Establishing oneself offshore has never been more popular, as many people are seeking alternative resources to protect themselves in uncertain times.

The Offshore Company formation process is simple, straightforward and can be completed in a matter of days with just a few basic personal details. This article is to take you through the Offshore selection, registration, and formation process in order to break the commonly held idea that a company formation process is complicated and burdensome.

Posted in offshore foundations, offshore company formations, tax haven articles

28January

Paradise Papers Prove Offshore is not Only for the Rich and Famous

Why the Offshore Industry Will Continue to Thrive

paradiseThere are many reasons why an individual would chose to go offshore; as an alternative to the traditional banking system, offshore structures give individuals a form of asset protection that is unrivaled within the standard financial industry allowing complete security for all variety of assets.

The release of the Paradise Papers shows how it is used not only among the fringes of society, but is being used by some of the biggest names and companies in the world. If these companies and individuals are going offshore for wealth protection and tax planning, there is a good chance that they are doing so for a reason. There is a widely held misconception that offshore protection is used only by the wealthy elite and is not for the average citizen; however like all stereotypes the offshore industry suffers from many perceived illusions.

Posted in offshore foundations, offshore company formations, tax haven articles, offshore asset protection strategies articles

07June

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.

Posted in offshore company formations, tax haven articles, offshore asset protection strategies articles

15April

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).

Posted in tax haven articles

20March

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.

Posted in tax haven articles, offshore asset protection strategies articles

10February

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.

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03February

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.

Posted in offshore foundations, tax avoidance, offshore asset protection strategies articles

05November

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.

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