All posts by: Christian Reeves

11/28/2012 - 9:55 AM
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401(k) Fees Revealed – Get Ready for a Shock! If you have a 401(k) account with a U.S. broker, you are about to get the shock of your life. When you receive your next quarterly statement, probably between Sept. 30 and Nov. 15, do not open it without taking precautions! I suggest you take the

11/22/2012 - 6:17 AM
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The HIRE Act will turn international bankers in to unpaid IRS Agents. By: Christian Reeves Since 2011, the offshore industry has been preparing for a storm originating from the United States and its increased attention on offshore tax evasion and desire to maximize revenues from international sources. To support these collection efforts, the United States enacted

11/07/2012 - 8:05 AM
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The only countries that offer official citizenship and second passports without residency requirements are St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica. There are a number of websites offering “grey market” passports, but, buyers beware! The vast majority of these are scams. For example, I am often asked about offers of passports from for about $50,000. The

11/07/2012 - 8:04 AM
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Dominica is another Caribbean island that has been making a name for itself in the offshore world for the last several years. Its passport is not as travel friendly as St. Kitts, but the costs are much lower. Officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, this island is in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea,

11/07/2012 - 8:01 AM
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St. Kitts and Nevis are two islands in the Eastern Caribbean that became independent from England in 1983 and have a history of providing privacy, asset protect, and the best second passport available. This country of 51,000 is a member of the United Nations, its primary language is English, and its currency, the Eastern Caribbean

11/07/2012 - 7:54 AM
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Second Passport Programs, Economic Citizenship and Passports by Investment Let’s face it; American passports are not what they once were. In fact, Americans are giving up their citizenship in record numbers. For example, the U.S. embassy in Switzerland reports that hat it had processed 411 renunciations in the first nine months of 2012. This compares

11/03/2012 - 10:09 AM
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IRS Snitch Gets Rich – UBS Whistleblower Receives $104 Million. How much are 40 months of your life, and your dignity, worth? $104 million (or about $4,600 for each hour spent in prison) seems a good answer. As you may have heard, The Internal Revenue Service awarded tax whistleblower and former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld

11/03/2012 - 10:05 AM
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U.S. Goes After Cash Transactions The New York Times recently reported that Federal and state authorities are investigating a handful of major American banks for failing to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches. The government claims that this may have enabled drug dealers and terrorists to launder tainted money, according to officials

11/03/2012 - 10:01 AM
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Debtors’ Prisons are back in the U.S. of A. As States search for ways to increase revenues, they have been using their weapon of mass destruction – their prison system – to bludgeon those unable to pay fines and tickets in to coughing up some cash. And it’s not limited to government agencies. Owe money