The US government has launched an all out war on Bitcoin and battles are raging on several fronts. The purpose of this war is to either kill Bitcoin so that the dollar remains dominant or, failing that, to control Bitcoin such that the government maximized taxable income and eliminates your ability to transact in private.
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.
Many people think that IRAs are protected from civil creditors and the IRS… many people are wrong. Here’s how to get enhanced protection for your IRA and take control of your investments. IRA assets are protected to varying degrees by each of the states and under the federal bankruptcy law. In order to secure 100%
The top two international asset protection structures are the offshore trust and the Panama foundation. These tools are very different from one another and I don’t think of them as competing solutions. Even so, I’m asked all the time, offshore trust or Panama foundation? In this article I’ll try to explain the differences. A properly
The best lawsuit protection is an offshore trust… period. No structure or plan, no matter how complex, can compete with the good old offshore trust for lawsuit protection. It’s the only way to move your assets out of the United States, out of our court system, out of the reach of creditors and U.S. judges,
Ever since the Panama Papers, bashing the offshore asset protection industry has been chic. Every publisher on the planet has put out articles on how the rich abuse the system, hide their assets in offshore asset protection trusts, and don’t pay their fair share of taxes. The problem is that very few writers truly understand
The law of fraudulent transfer can trace it’s roots back to 1571 England and the Statute of Elizabeth. This rule allowed courts to “undo” transfers of assets which were considered to be “fraudulent transfers.” Since its enactment, it has served as the basis for the fraudulent transfer laws in much of the civilized world. The
Once you have your Act 20 business in Puerto Rico up and running, you need to think about protecting its retained earnings or distributed profits. Asset protection for a Puerto Act 20 business becomes urgent because of the amount of capital held in the company tax deferred. There are two levels of asset protection for
Most Americans think that their IRA is safe… and they would be wrong. Our IRAs and retirement accounts face risks from all sides. Here are the top 5 risks to your IRA and what you can do to protect your savings. 1. IRS Levy of your IRA or other retirement account. The Federal government
The Cook Islands asset protection trust is the Fort Knox of asset protection. An offshore trust from the Cook Islands is the ultimate in personal privacy and protection – often imitated but never duplicated. If you want to build an impregnable fortress offshore, you want a Cook Island asset protection trust. The Cook Islands asset
The Panama Foundation provides the best asset protection and estate planning available… hands down, no questions asked. Here’s why the Panama Foundation is the ticket for those wanting to diversify abroad and protect their savings. While the offshore trust, especially the Cook Island Trust, has a longer history, the modern Panama Foundation costs less to
Yes, you can take your IRA offshore and buy IRA gold… so long as you follow the rules and buy the right kind of gold. If you will invest in IRA gold, this brief post is a must read. Here are the basics of buying IRA Gold: First, if you wish to hold IRA gold
The Panama Foundation has been approved as the “owner” of a U.S. retirement account in Panama. This means that, those who want to invest in Panama, have access to banks or brokerage services in Panama, or hold their retirement account n the most advanced asset protection and estate planning tool available, may now move their
We have been working for months with lawyers, banks, and government agencies in Panama and are finally ready to announce some great news for those seeking asset protection. You may now move your IRA or other retirement account to Panama and in to the best protection and estate planning tool available… the Panama Private Interest
Just about every week someone calls asking about using a Panama Foundation as a charity. This is known in tax circles as the Panama Foundation scam and the internet is filled with it. Avoid the Panama Foundation scam at all costs. It will lead you down a very bad path with the IRS. Here’s how
The Panama Foundation provides the best asset protection and estate planning available… hands down, no questions asked. Here’s why the Panama Foundation is the ticket for those wanting to move assets out of the United States and eliminate the U.S. estate tax. First, let me take a moment to summarize the Panama Foundation as an
If you are thinking about retiring abroad, here is how to maximize your privacy. We start with the premise that the U.S. government wants you to disclose all assets, holdings, transactions, and investments. We then look for exceptions to those rules to find the legal loopholes that will allow you to retire with maximum privacy.
A conversation with Jim Rickards by Christian Reeves on February 6, 2015. Our currency and our financial system are under attack from all sides. Here’s what you can do to protect your wealth and your family. Jim Rickards is the best selling author of Currency Wars and Death of the dollar. He has been cited on
I speak with Americans every day who want to diversify their investments and open an offshore brokerage account or offshore bank account. One of their biggest concerns is whether their offshore brokerage account is secure. What I want to say is you’re much more secure offshore than you are onshore. Here’s why: The news in
Offshore privacy is available for U.S. citizens with offshore bank and investment accounts. If you know the tricks, offshore privacy is alive and well. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the IRS has declared war on Americans with hidden assets and accounts offshore. There are 1.000 plus individuals sitting