Archive | November, 2006

The world is NOT flat, but taxes should be!

When one looks at the following list of countries, what words jump to the front of your mind? Macedonia Romania Kyrgyz Republic Estonia Lithuania Latvia Russia Serbia Ukraine Slovakia Georgia Corruption? Mafia? Ethnic cleansing? Danger? War, famine death and pestilence? (more…)

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Panamá’s uncertain waters

Right now Panamá is a place to watch. With the approval of the new canal, Panamá could afford the downsizing of its offshore financial services industry when the new canal is done. One cannot help but wonder what kind of deals Panamá will have to make in order to get financing for the canal. Lastly, […]

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Opening an offshore bank account is…

Opening a non-resident offshore bank account is: A) easy B) difficult C) extremely difficult D) impossible E) all of the above And the correct answer is…. E) All of the Above. It really depends on what kind of account, at which bank and from which country you have a passport. (more…)

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The Incredible Series LLC

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has one of the finest bodies of corporate law in the world, having closely modeled their laws after the top corporate haven in the world: the State of Delaware. The RMI is a former U.S. dependency in the Pacific Ocean which is now entirely independent. One of the […]

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TD F 90-22.1 is a map coordinate for Extreme Danger

If you are a US citizen resident anywhere in the world, or in space for that matter, or are a US resident for tax purposes, AND you have: a financial interest in or signature authority, or other authority over any financial accounts, including bank, securities, or other types of financial accounts in a foreign country, […]

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Navigator reporting for duty Captain

More than 20 years ago I fell into this business by accident. I was working in Washington DC and served as an official of various international organizations. My travels took me to and through the offshore centers of the day on a regular basis. In many ways, I am one of the most well vetted […]

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Panama Real Estate MEDIA

Panama Real Estate MEDIA is revolutionizing Panama’s real estate market by introducing the industry’s first network of high-quality English magazines, promotional DVDs and Panama’s first-ever all English television series, Hot Properties, brought to you by Panama Real Estate TV. (more…)

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