The big topic among U.S. tax planners as we move into this year’s tax season is the estate tax. Trump increased the lifetime exemption in his 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s set to revert to its previous level—US$5 million, adjusted for
Lief and I have tromped a lot of beaches. From Nicaragua to Belize, from Uruguay to Ecuador, from the shores of Curaçao and St. Croix to the coasts of France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Down Under, and on and on, we’ve seen most
Greece’s Golden Visa program stands out. Nothing else in Europe matches this golden ticket. For a 250,000-euro investment in real estate (just under US$300,000 at today’s exchange), non-EU citizens and their families can get residency of Greece. The visa covers children up to 21 years of age and is granted for five years. After that, […]
A few years back, while everyone else was still raving about Tulum, I’d already moved my sights across the other side of Mexico. If you took my advice then you got a heck of a deal on an ocean-view property situated in the heart of Mexico’s next big push in tourism. As I expected, significant […]
Panama has long been recognized as one of the best—and easiest—options in the world for a backup residency. When former president Ricardo Martinelli created the Friendly Nations program in 2012, any citizen of one of the countries on that list could get residency in Panama by opening a local bank account with just a US$5,000 deposit. Today, the […]
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