Category Archives: Articles

Cheap offshore Company
06/16/2014 - 6:00 AM

Are you considering forming a cheap offshore company?  Has some scammer in Nevis promised you tax freedom and privacy?  Forming a cheap offshore company that does not include U.S. tax compliance is a roadmap to disaster for the American living, working or investing abroad. How much would you be looking at in penalties for using
Real Estate in an Offshore IRA
06/12/2014 - 1:16 PM

So, you’ve diversified your retirement account and invested in real estate in an offshore IRA. . .great.  Now you need to take a distribution, what should you do?  In this article, I will describe how to distribute real estate in an offshore IRA.  Rental real estate in an offshore IRA is one of the highest returning
Asset Protection, Banking Offshore, IRS and Retire, Offshore Bank Accounts
05/20/2014 - 4:17 PM

Are you paying Unrelated Business Income Tax in your IRA? Want to eliminate UBIT in your IRA? Is your retirement account invested in U.S. mutual funds or hedge funds? Are you thinking of taking control of your retirement account with an offshore IRA LLC and are concerned with UBIT? Do you have no idea what
open an offshore bank account in Cayman Islands
04/28/2014 - 5:35 AM

The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial centers boasting a wide variety of offshore bank accounts and wealth management options. In this article, I will explain how to open an offshore bank account in Cayman Islands. If you are looking for the best in wealth management, tax planning, and
Cheap offshore Company
04/25/2014 - 3:01 PM

When you first move offshore, you will need to know how to prorate the foreign earned income exclusion. This is because, you will be using the physical presence test in your first year and, presumably, won’t move abroad on January 1, so you will need to prorate the foreign earned income exclusion. Let me take
Seize Your IRA
04/18/2014 - 4:57 AM

Good news for those American’s living and working abroad. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in 2014 has been increased to $99,200. This means that you can exclude up to $99,200 in salary for 2014 on Federal income tax return if you are a resident of another country or are abroad for 330 out of 365
Retire Abroad
03/28/2014 - 4:19 AM

As you, the American with investments abroad, get ready to prepare your 2014 tax return, there are important new FBAR filing requirements for 2014. Some of these FBAR filing requirements are cosmetic and others could get the misinformed in hot water. Note: If you have no idea what an FBAR is, you might check out
Give Up US Citizenship
03/26/2014 - 6:04 AM

Record numbers of Americans gave up US citizenship in 2013. As the IRS mafia becomes ever more hostile to its citizenry, Americans give up US citizenship in record numbers. In 2013, 3,000 Americans lined up at embassies around the world to renounce their citizenship and get Uncle Sam out of their pockets for good. This is
Swiss Bank Secrecy
03/17/2014 - 5:47 AM

  Swiss bank secrecy, and banking privacy the world over, are dead and gone! The banks of Switzerland are bowing down to the United States yet again…Swiss bank secrecy is dead and gone again. The difference this time is that basically all Swiss banks are paying up, not just those with branches in the United
US Person for tax purposes
03/10/2014 - 4:13 PM

Who must pay US taxes you ask? Who is a US person for tax purposes? Who is in the crosshairs of the IRS? The answer is not quite as simple as you may think…and something that confuses many people living and operating a business in the US. Who is a U.S person for tax reporting