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Tax Havens Today


Tax Havens Today

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore
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von: Hoyt Barber

23,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.03.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780470116845
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 336

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Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Tax Havens Today arms you with the knowledge, strategies, and contacts needed to avoid expensive mistakes and make the most of your offshore endeavors. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this timely resource will bring you completely up to speed on a variety of issues that anyone aspiring to go offshore must be familiar with.
Preface ix PART ONE THE OFFSHORE CONTROVERSY 1 1. Why Are so Many People Going Offshore? 3 2. Whipping the Taxpayers into Shape 7 3. The Big Squeeze 10 4. The Changing World of Tax Havens 15 5. The International Dragnet 18 6. The Global Laundromat 21 7. The Tax Police 23 8. Barbarians at the Gate 26 PART TWO BUILDING A SOLID OFFSHORE FINANCIAL FORTRESS 31 9. The Benefits of Going Offshore 33 10. Best Strategies for Going Offshore: Personal and Financial Lifestyle Changes 35 11. Expatriating 37 12. The $80,000 Annual Loophole 39 13. New Citizenship and Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship 42 14. Eight Ways to Sunday 44 15. T-7 Tax Havens: The Green List of the World’s Best Offshore Havens 48 16. Selecting the Best Tax Haven for Your Plans 54 17. Establishing an Offshore Presence without Leaving Home 61 18. Offshore Business Structures 63 19. Secrets of Offshore Banking 73 20. Offshore Financial and Investment Strategies 81 21. Offshore Estate Planning 89 22. The Swiss Angle 97 23. Placing Your Assets Offshore and Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers 105 24. Offshore Business 107 25. International Tax Planning 110 26. Offshore Privacy 117 27. Offshore Caveat 119 PART THREE TODAY’S TAX HAVENS 121 28. Tax Information Exchange Agreements 127 29. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty 129 30. Profiles of Tax Havens 131 Andorra, 131 Anguilla, 133 Antigua and Barbuda, 135 Aruba, 136 Austria, 138 The Bahamas, 140 Bahrain, 143 Barbados, 143 Belize, 146 Bermuda, 147 British Virgin Islands, 151 Brunei Darussalam, 154 Campione (Italy), 155 Cayman Islands, 158 Channel Islands—Guernsey, 162 Channel Islands—Jersey, 166 Cook Islands, 171 Cyprus, 173 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 177 Gibraltar, 179 Grenada, 182 Hong Kong, China, 183 Isle of Man, 187 Labuan, Malaysia, 192 Liechtenstein, 194 Luxembourg, 197 Madeira, 200 Malta, 202 Mauritius, 206 Monaco, 209 The Netherlands, 211 The Netherlands Antilles, 214 Panama, 217 Saint Kitts and Nevis, 220 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 221 Seychelles, 224 Switzerland, 225 Turks and Caicos, 229 Vanuatu, 231 Western Samoa, 235 PART FOUR RESOURCES—THE BIG PICTURE 237 Offshore Citizenship and Retirement Opportunities 239 Dominica 239 Saint Kitts and Nevis 240 Profiles of Retirement Havens and Foreign Residency: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Campione (Italy), Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom, Uruguay 241 More Countries to Investigate 254 Travel Destinations 263 Offshore Reading 264 Offshore Reference Works 264 Newsletters 265 Travel Books 267 Travel Bookstores and Map Dealers 267 Travel Information 267 Financial Information and Business Opportunities 268 Bank Resources 269 Antisurveillance and Privacy Sources 269 Books of Interest 270 Publishers of Unusual Books and Hard-to-Find Information 271 Periodicals 272 Real Estate 272 Expat Information 272 Expat Books 273 Retirement Resources 273 Health Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers 273 Organizations 274 Government Web Sites 275 Financial and Investment Services 275 Immigration Services 279 Tax Problems 280 Worldwide Serviced Offices 280 Global Mail Drops 281 International English Language Newspapers 281 Online Resources 281 Government Publications 281 Offshore Dossier 281 Offshore Evaluation Service 282 Offshore Financial Services 282 Appendix 283 About the Author 316 Index 317
HOYT BARBER is an authority on tax havens and offshore banking and has served as a financial consultant to clients worldwide. Barber has authored nine books, including his first novel, From Hell to Havana, released in 2006. Barber is President of Barber Financial Advisors in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a provider of offshore financial services, and is publisher of Offshore Dossier, a newsletter for American investors and expatriates. Visit the author's Web site at www.hoytbarber.com to learn more.
Anyone interested in "going offshore" in terms of their finances and investments needs to understand every aspect of this process in order to succeed. No one knows this better than international tax haven and offshore financial specialist Hoyt Barber. Fifteen years have passed since Barber first published one of the most well-rounded guides to the financial benefits and pitfalls of going offshore. Since that time, much has changed, yet little has been done to help you navigate this attractive, but complex, environment—until now. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Tax Havens Today arms you with the knowledge, strategies, and contacts needed to avoid expensive mistakes and make the most of your offshore endeavors. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this timely resource will bring you completely up to speed on a variety of issues that anyone aspiring to go offshore must be familiar with. Using Tax Havens Today as your guide, you'll learn how to: Locate a diverse selection of offshore banking and investment options for any size investor as well as specific offshore tax planning and investment strategies Reduce taxes, defer taxes, and invest tax-free, while simultaneously protecting your assets and planning your estate—all from offshore Weigh the advantages and drawbacks of forty important tax havens Use twelve proven criteria to make intelligent decisions on the best tax havens for your particular situation Further pursue the exploration of tax-advantaged offshore retirement havens—and other countries with strong appeal to aspiring investors and expatriates Tax Havens Today also contains over 500 contacts, including names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites of the most important investment, banking, legal, and financial advisors in the world—all divided by tax haven or other jurisdiction—and a brief description of their areas of expertise. While governments may have the right to collect taxes, you also have the right to protect your financial sovereignty. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Tax Havens Today will help you find everything you need to get started on the road to legally reducing taxes, sheltering assets, increasing profits, and living a better life.
TAX HAVENS TODAY Anyone interested in "going offshore" in terms of their finances and investments needs to understand every aspect of this process in order to succeed. No one knows this better than international tax haven and offshore financial specialist Hoyt Barber. Fifteen years have passed since Barber first published one of the most well-rounded guides to the financial benefits and pitfalls of going offshore. Since that time, much has changed, yet little has been done to help you navigate this attractive, but complex, environment—until now. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Tax Havens Today arms you with the knowledge, strategies, and contacts needed to avoid expensive mistakes and make the most of your offshore endeavors. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this timely resource will bring you completely up to speed on a variety of issues that anyone aspiring to go offshore must be familiar with. Using Tax Havens Today as your guide, you'll learn how to: Locate a diverse selection of offshore banking and investment options for any size investor as well as specific offshore tax planning and investment strategies Reduce taxes, defer taxes, and invest tax-free, while simultaneously protecting your assets and planning your estate—all from offshore Weigh the advantages and drawbacks of forty important tax havens Use twelve proven criteria to make intelligent decisions on the best tax havens for your particular situation Further pursue the exploration of tax-advantaged offshore retirement havens—and other countries with strong appeal to aspiring investors and expatriates Tax Havens Today also contains over 500 contacts, including names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites of the most important investment, banking, legal, and financial advisors in the world—all divided by tax haven or other jurisdiction—and a brief description of their areas of expertise. While governments may have the right to collect taxes, you also have the right to protect your financial sovereignty. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Tax Havens Today will help you find everything you need to get started on the road to legally reducing taxes, sheltering assets, increasing profits, and living a better life.

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