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Tax Havens Today: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore

Tax Havens Today: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore

Hoyt Barber

ISBN: 978-0-470-11684-5

Mar 2007

288 pages

$22.99

Description

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.

PART ONE: THE OFFSHORE CONTROVERSY.

1: Why Are So Many People “Going Offshore?”

2: Whipping the Taxpayers Into Shape.

3: The Big Squeeze.

4: The Changing World of Tax Havens.

5: The International Dragnet.

6: The International Laundromat. 

7: The Tax Police.

8: Barbarians at the Gate.

PART TWO: BUILDING A SOLID OFFSHORE FINANCIAL FORTRESS.

9: The Benefits of Going Offshore.

10: Best Strategies for Going Offshore: Personal and Financial Lifestyle Changes.

11: Expatriating.

12: The $80,000 Annual Loophole.

13: New Citizenship and Renouncing Your U.S Citizenship.

14: Eight Ways to Sunday. 

15: T-7 Tax Havens: The Green List of the World’s Best Offshore Havens.

16: Selecting the Best Tax Haven for Your Plans.

17: Establishing an Offshore Presence Without Leaving Home.

18: Offshore Business Structures.

19: Secrets of Offshore Banking.

20: Offshore Financial & Investment Strategies.

21: Offshore Estate Planning.

22: The Swiss Angle.

23: Placing Your Assets Offshore and Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers.

24: Offshore Business.

25: International Tax Planning.

26: Offshore Privacy.

27: Offshore Caveat.

PART THREE: TODAY'S TAX HAVENS.

28. Tax Information Exchange Agreements.

29. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

30. Profiles of Tax Havens.

Andorra.

Anguilla.

Antigua and Barbuda.

Aruba.

Austria.

The Bahamas.

Bahrain.

Barbados.

Belize.

Bermuda.

British Virgin Islands.

Brunei Darussalam.

Campione.

Liechtenstein.

Luxembourg.

Madeira.

Malta.

Mauritius.

Monaco.

The Netherlands.

The Netherlands Antilles.

Panama.

Saint Kits and Nevis.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Seychelles.

Switzerland.

Turks and Caicos.

Vanuatu.

Western Samoa.

PART FOUR: RESOURCES-THE BIG PICTURE.

Offshore Citizenship and Retirement Opportunities.

Dominica.

Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Profiles of Retirement Havens and Foreign residency: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Compione (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.

More Countries to Investigate.

 Travel destinations.

Offshore Reading.

Offshore Reference Works.

Newsletters.

Travel Books.

Travel Bookstores and Map Dealers.

Travel Information.

Financial Information and Business Opportunities.

Bank Resources.

Antisurveillance and Privacy Sources.

Books of Interest.

Publishers of Unusual Books and Hard-to-Find Information.

Periodicals.

Real Estate.

Expat Information.

Expat Books.

Retirement Resources.

Health Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers.

Organizations.

Government  Web Sites.

Financial and Investment Services.

Immigration Services.

Tax Problems.

Worldwide Serviced Offices.

Global Mail Drops.

International English Language Newspapers.

Online Resources.

Government Publications.

Offshore Dossier.

Offshore Evaluation Service.

Offshore Financial Services.

Appendix.

About the Author.

Index.