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06December

How to Start a Company in the USA as a Non Resident

Starting a company in the USA Starting a company in the USA is a great way to expand your business and take advantage of the opportunities that a US-based corporate structure provides. 

Many want to know: Can a foreigner start a company in the US?

The answer is ‘yes’. You do not need to be a US-resident or citizen to form a company in the USA. Both foreign persons and foreign companies can form a US company, and get access to the even greater benefits that owning an offshore company provides.

03December

Taxation is Theft: How to Reduce Your Taxes

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For most of us who have lived all our lives in one of the many high-tax nations of the world, we simply take it for granted, without ever questioning the moral justifiability of taxation. In the US today, almost 40% of your income can be legally seized by the state in the name of taxation. The situation is as, if not more, bleak in many other developed first-world nations.

Proponents of taxation argue that it is a necessary aspect of funding the country, providing to the needy, creating social equality, infrastructure, etc. However, if one puts all these theories aside and looks at what taxation really is, it is easy to see why some political philosophers and libertarians have held the view that “taxation is theft”. 

07June

Dubai Offshore vs. RAK Offshore

Untangling Offshore Financial Centres in the UAE

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The 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.

30November

Retire in Puerto Rico: Why You Need To Move

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The Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico (officially called “The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico”) is one of the best retirement destinations for US citizens today. This is partly because it is itself a territory of the United States, which comes with many unique advantages. 

Besides Puerto Rico’s obvious allure as a beautiful and laid-back tropical island, there are many practical benefits for prospective retirees to consider. First and foremost, Puerto Rico is the only ‘offshore’ tax haven that is a part of US soil.

03September

Countries With No Extradition Treaty With US: The Best Places To Disappear Completely

NowheretorunIn the event that you need to leave the country and find somewhere safe to lay low, where would you run?

Jason Bourne is not the only one who might need a place to disappear. It is very possible to find yourself in a position where you would need to find another place in the world to call home. Any number of infringements can have the government after you. 

Edward Snowden and Julian Assange aren't the only ones that needed to find a place to disappear to, but unfortunately for Assange, he didn't do a good enough job of hiding.

Other notable individuals who have had to flee abroad and seek asylum elsewhere were the late chess champion Bobby Fischer, John Robles and Mark Doyon one of Assange's activists.

21January

What Is an Expat & How to Become an Expatriate in 2021?

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More people are becoming attracted by the “expat lifestyle”. A portion of these actually take the leap in search for greener pastures. On the other hand, many spend years dreaming about it without actually doing anything. 

In this article, we will begin by looking at what exactly an expat is, what it is like to be one, and how to practically take the steps needed to become an expat in this current day.

29September

Offshore Crypto Exchange: Why Switzerland Is A Great Place To Start A Crypto Exchange

Benefits of a Swiss Crypto Exchange

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With cryptocurrency markets experiencing consistent growth over the last couple of years, cryptocurrency trading is ruling the roost with traders making profits manifold on their investments.

The fundamental requirement of cryptocurrency trading is to develop a wallet through cryptocurrency wallet development services to record transactions regarding exchange of cryptocurrencies, manage cryptocurrency portfolio, and maintain cryptocurrency balance. Basically, a cryptocurrency wallet development company assists business owners in creating a system to store data regarding digital exchange and digital earnings. 

This article will talk about crypto wallets, offshore exchanges and why Switzerland may be the best country for offshore crypto enthusiasts.

28December

Why and How To Use an Offshore Tax Free Company for Startups & Small Businesses

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Starting a new business is an exciting, yet daunting, adventure! There are so many different variables to consider. Research has shown that about 90% of all startups fail, and more than 20% don’t even make it through the first year.  

In order to avoid being yet another failed startup venture, it is essential to make sure that you have considered all aspects of your business strategy. You need to make the optimal choices on multiple fronts to give your business the best chance of success.

14January

Asset Protection Attorney: Why You Need One

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Asset Protection Trusts, though seemingly complex, offer arguably the highest level of asset protection of any of the financial vehicles available. It is important to choose the right Asset Protection Trust type and structure to maximise the benefits available.

An asset protection attorney is someone who assets you in putting together an asset protection plan that works for you and your unique situation.

04January

What are the Differences and Benefits of Cryptocurrency vs Fiat Currency

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Ever since the birth of Bitcoin in 2009, the face of the global financial system has changed dramatically with both adoration and criticism coming from all directions. The rise of cryptocurrency's prominence since and its entrance into mainstream culture has given investors and tech-enthusiasts much to speculate about.

One of the central themes that have captured their imagination is the role that cryptocurrency will play in the changing landscape of the global economy.

31December

The Potential and Future of Offshore CryptoCurrency

Cryptocurrency and the future of Offshore

crypto Digital currencies or what are referred to as cryptocurrencies are an alternative medium of financial exchange and has gained momentum in the last few years, promising to reshape the global economic infrastructure by revolutionizing the medium in which goods are exchanged. The possibility of cryptocurrency is enormous, and it is difficult to estimate the impact it could have as the industry is relatively still within its early stages of experimentation and development. That being said, there are a few areas to keep an eye on:

16October

Offshore Financial Centres vs. The World: OFC Benefits & How They Work?

The Rise of International Finance Centres

dual citizenship second passportThe stereotype associated with the words ‘offshore tax haven’ is depicted with many negative connotations, many of which are often exaggerated depictions and plagued with erroneous associations.

Accompanying imagery brings up tropical Caribbean destinations in which greased whiten linen suit wearing mafioso types hand over briefcases full of unmarked currency to a local attorney who launders the money through an intricate series of offshore transfers.

The exaggerations, largely conjured up through Hollywood blockbusters, fills the head with such conceptualizations by exploiting the publics craving for tabloid-like headlines. As if often the case, the reality is a far cry from the romanticized picture captured by the camera.

03January

Why Offshore Companies Are Even More Important Since The Paradise Papers

Why Offshore Companies are for Everyone

paradiseIn the wake of the Paradise Paper leaks, there has been a public outcry in response to the revelation of documents connecting high profile figures and companies with offshore accounts in low-tax jurisdictions.

Though the Paradise Papers revealed no illegality, governments and the media have criticized those named in the documents accused of safeguarding wealth overseas to avoid paying higher tax rates.

Those named included the Queen of England, members of the US and Canadian Governments and Apple amongst others.

Exploiting the public’s desire for sensationalism the media has continued to portray offshore banking and finance as a shadow world of illicit underground dealings failing to recognize that it provides a necessary service that enables and supports the globalized economic structure providing many services for industries across the spectrum.

30August

Advantages of Offshore Investing

When it comes to managing every aspect of your investment, the thought of dealing with foreign banks and businesses may not be the most ideal. After all, clarity and control are valuable to any investor. However, the benefits of an offshore investment account may just outweigh any potential negatives.

Offshore accounts can make trading between businesses easier, build better business ties, and help you stay informed on the best investment opportunities. Offshore investment accounts create these benefits and more for burgeoning investors. However, you need to understand all the red flags of an improperly managed offshore investment opportunity as well.

02September

The Most Prevalent Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Who needs an estate plan? If you own a car, a house, or an entire room full of comic books, then the answer to that question would be you.

You don’t even have to be married or a parent, although being either or both justifies the need for estate planning even more.

Unfortunately, many Americans don’t seem to be too keen on estate planning. According to a 2017 survey by Caring.com, only 42% of U.S. adults currently have a will, living trust, or any estate planning document.

15August

What Are the Disadvantages of an Irrevocable Trust?

Itrust assetsrrevocable trusts are a special type of trust which cannot be modified, amended, or canceled, except under specific conditions. They contrast with revocable trusts, which can be changed or terminated by the grantor.

 

This means that once you, as the grantor, transfer your assets into an irrevocable trust, you relinquish all control and ownership over them. It also means that once you name the trustee and beneficiaries, and set the terms and conditions of the trust, it is fixed.

Irrevocable trusts have their benefits in the form of greater asset protection and tax efficiency. However, there are also some disadvantages of an irrevocable trust. 

14July

What are the Different Types of Special Needs Trusts?

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Special needs trusts are set up to benefit persons who are minors, mentally/physically disabled, or suffer from long-term illnesses that render them unable to carry on fiduciary activities.

These trusts provide a way to protect assets and can be seen as “asset reservoirs.”  The disabled person may receive an inheritance or an accident benefit settlement, or contributions from well-wishers.

Government programs are designed for people whose income is too low to support their needs. Hence, a person with a disability who has an income above the specified limit will not be eligible to receive these benefits.

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.

08February

New Zealand LP vs Scottish LP

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.

The NZLP is a relatively new structure taking form in 2008 through the New Zealand (NZ) Limited Partnership Act; though it is often viewed as having more restrictions and requirements than many ‘traditional’ offshore structures it makes up for it in its respectability and reputation

27June

What Should You Do If You Owe the IRS Money

5 Things You Can Do To Negotiate with the IRS

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Have you been walking around with a feeling of dread because you owe the IRS money? You may be tempted to go into hiding until the IRS forgets about you. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to work – ignoring your tax debt leads to serious consequences like liens, levies, asset seizures, and wage garnishments.

Here is some good news: The IRS wants to work with you to help you pay off your outstanding debt. Let's talk about what to do if you owe the IRS money – and how to get back on sound footing with them.

 

15October

What are the Income Tax Filing Requirements For A Canadian Non-Resident?

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If you are a non-resident of Canada and are looking to know about your tax filing requirements as a non-resident, then this article is for you.

Despite what you may have heard, if you are a non-resident and your income originates in Canada you are still subject to annual tax reporting and will need to calculate your Canadian income tax.

If you are a Canadian living abroad here are a few things you may want to know about your income-tax filing requirements.

19August

Trust And Estate Administration: What You Need To Know

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When it comes to working out your trust and estate administration with your estate planning attorney, the earlier you do so, the better. Taking care of such affairs first can give you a sense of freedom and relief even if there is no urgent reason to do so yet. 

Since you are likely to think more clearly when not under pressure, planning presents several benefits for you and your beneficiaries. Regardless of the assets involved, estate planning is a gracious and loving legacy to leave your surviving family members. No matter if you have plenty of cash in the bank, a huge house or a large business is immaterial.

16October

Will vs Trust: What are the Differences?

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Protecting your assets is an essential part of a wealth management plan. Asset protection is primarily done by creating an entity or structure that has a legal status.

There are a number of estate planning options available, choosing the one that will best suit your needs can get overwhelming. 

In this article we will try and mark out some of the main differences between a will and a trust to see what may be right for you.

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