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international financial entities in puerto rico

An International Financial Entities licensed in Puerto Rico under Act 273 is one of the most powerful international banking and financial services structures available. As the rules continue to tighten around offshore transactions, offshore tax benefits are reduced under President Trump, and the US increases FATCA and other regulations, expect more financial services companies to

take your IRA offshor

In this article I’ll list the steps necessary to take your US retirement account offshore. Whether you’re looking for asset protection, privacy, or investment diversification, here’s how to take your IRA offshore in 6 steps. Step 1: Determine if your IRA is eligible to go offshore Before you can move your cash, you must determine

south africa offshore

High net worth South Africans are under attack from all sides… again. This time it may turn into a full blown civil war. At the very least, your assets and safety are at risk. Here’s how to move you and your cash out of South Africa and to negotiate a second residency. A passport from

asset protection for defined benefit plan

Defined benefit plans are excellent tools to put a lot of pre-tax money away quickly. Because of they don’t have the same contribution limits as IRAs, they allow the business owner to build up savings and reduce taxes efficiently. Because defined benefit plans build cash quickly, they’re big time targets of lawyers and civil creditors.

move your IRA offshore
04/07/2017 - 6:04 AM
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If you’re looking to diversify your account out of the US, protect your savings offshore, or purchase foreign real estate, here’s everything you need to know to move your IRA offshore in 2017. When done right, moving an IRA offshore is relatively simple. The first step in moving your IRA offshore is to determine if

international real estate in 2017
04/05/2017 - 6:04 AM
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President Trump has promised to rewrite the US tax code as it applies to international business and foreign investment. He has also promised to lower both the capital gains rate and the personal income tax rate. With that in mind, this article will help you figure out where to buy international real estate in 2017.

EB-5 Investor Visa
03/31/2017 - 4:29 PM
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The US EB-5 investor visa is one of the lowest cost residency to citizenship programs on the planet. Yes, you heard me right… you can buy US citizenship for a fraction of the cost of other top countries. Here’s how the EB-5 investor visa is going to change in 2017 and why it will still

tax planning for payday lenders

The US tax costs for Payday lenders in the United States is harsh. The interest component of your income is taxed where the borrower is located. This means you get to file returns is every state and deal with a web of complex tax laws. Then, the portion of your income which is not considered

offshore bitcoin license

The best low cost offshore Bitcoin license is from Panama. Specifically, the Panama Financial Services License is the best offshore Bitcoin license available. Here’s why Panama is the best. When selecting an offshore Bitcoin license, you want to be in a country with a solid banking system which doesn’t regulate Bitcoin companies. You don’t want

UBIT in an IRA
03/25/2017 - 4:29 PM
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UBIT in an IRA is a real pain in the rear… at least if you’re IRA is onshore. When you take an IRA offshore, UBIT is not big deal. Here’s an explanation of UBIT in an IRA and how to deal with it. UBIT stands for Unrelated Business Income Tax. We call this type of

operate an investment fund tax free from Puerto Rico

The best tax deal available to hedge fund traders and investment fund managers is Puerto Rico. There’s no tax holiday available anywhere in the world that can compete with the offer from Puerto Rico. Here’s how to setup and operate an investment fund tax free from Puerto Rico. First, let me explain why Puerto Rico

IRA hedge fund active business

You can invest your self directed IRA in mutual funds, hedge funds, and any active business. There are very few limitations on how you invest your retirement account. But that’s only half the issue. While you can invest in whatever you like, there all kinds of tax costs associated with investing your IRA into a

Trump IRA
02/19/2017 - 11:18 AM
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There’s a battle brewing between the establishment and President Trump. Powerful forces are aligning against our President and we’re left hoping the economy and our savings come out of this unscathed. Gambling all of your retirement savings on red is a foolish risk. No one knows what will happen, but we do know that there’s

best second residency program in 2017
02/17/2017 - 9:44 AM
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The best second residency program in 2017 is Nicaragua. They’ve taken the top spot away from Panama by speeding up the process and eliminating the provisional / temporary visas, going directly to permanent residency. Here’s why Nicaragua has the best second residency program in 2017. Low Cost: You can get permanent residency in Nicaragua with

how to report foreign salary

Here’s how to report a foreign salary or international business income. If you earn money from working as an employee or independent contractor, you need to report it on your US tax return. Here’s how to report income paid by a foreign company. I’ll briefly comment on income earned from abroad while living in the

Trump Tax Plan for Expats

Most of Trump’s tax plans will help American expats. If you’re living abroad, and making more than the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, or have significant capital gains, Trump might cut your US taxes significantly. First, I should point out that there’s been no indication Trump will attack the FEIE. I don’t expect this Exclusion to

foreign real estate with my IRA
02/06/2017 - 1:36 PM
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The number one question I get on offshore IRAs, is “can I buy foreign real estate with my retirement account?”  The answer is a resounding yes. You can buy raw land, a home, condo, office building, or anything else you like outside of the United States within your retirement account. In fact, you can buy

top offshore banks

Most top offshore banks are closed to Americans. In fact, 95% of the best foreign banks have shut their doors to us because of the costly reporting now required by the IRS. The only way you can get into the best banks in 2017 is through the back door. Here’s how to gain access to