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Panama Foundation Scam

Panama vs. Singapore by By Christian Reeves and Lief Simon (www.offshorelivingletter.com) “Panama is the next Singapore,” declared a friend over lunch the other day. He wasn’t the first I’ve heard make the prediction. Since finding its legs after the U.S. military handed over the canal, Panama’s economy has been on an uninterrupted upward trend. Even throughout

Currency Transaction Report
08/09/2013 - 1:32 PM
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You read a lot of stories about how difficult it is for Americans to get an offshore bank account. Well, opening a low cost, efficient, offshore merchant account 10 times more difficult. Many of us are used to the extraordinarily low rates of the U.S., and have no idea what to expect when we venture

Seize my IRA
07/22/2013 - 8:55 AM
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One of the most common questions I get is, “can the government seize my IRA?” With all of the uncertainty in the USA, and the growing hostility towards our government and its practices, many Americans are concerned about their retirement accounts. For most, their retirement account is their only liquid asset, the majority of their

Dollar Will Fail
07/18/2013 - 12:34 PM
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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is the Expat’s first, and sometimes only, line of defense against the IRS. It allows you to eliminate up to $97,600 in salary from your US taxable income in 2013, and can provide additional benefits to those living, working, and operating a business abroad. Just about every tax article on

01/09/2013 - 5:33 AM
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Each month I get one or two inquiries from U.S. citizens who have had enough and want to give up their U.S. citizenship. While it is rare for someone to take such drastic steps, especially after they learn how to manage their U.S. tax obligations while living abroad, it is an important subject. Here are