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Category: Taxes

07 Dec
EU Blacklist Countries 2

EU Blacklists 17 Tax Havens, Another 47 On Gray List

The EU has this week released a short list of 17 countries it is officially putting on notice because of their taxation policies. Panama is on that list. So is South Korea… as well as the U.S. territories of American Samoa and Guam. In addition to this so-called blacklist, the EU has also named 47 […]

02 Nov
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Ten Women Walk Into A Bar… And Learn About U.S. Taxes

Anticipation continues to build for details of the promised U.S. tax reform measures. House Republicans delayed release of the specifics yesterday and promised to share them today. I’ll have my thoughts on what, if any, effects the proposed changes will have on Americans living, investing, and doing business offshore as soon as any real information […]

26 Oct
Will Congress Eliminate Worldwide Taxation Of U.S. Citizens?

Will Congress Eliminate Worldwide Taxation Of U.S. Citizens?

Talk about potentially eliminating the worldwide taxation of U.S. citizens is getting some expats excited. In theory… if the proposed change were approved… that would put U.S. citizens on par with citizens of every other country in the world except Eritrea, the only other country that also taxes citizens on worldwide income no matter where […]

09 Oct
taxation

Comply And Conquer: How To Legally Minimize Your Tax Burden

We Americans have it rough when it comes to taxes. The Big Bad Wolf of the world’s financial arena—the IRS—calls our neck of the woods home. Feared worldwide these days… by banks, financial institutions, and ordinary citizens from California to Switzerland… the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has become the hunting dog for politicians unable to […]

28 Sep
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Resources For Filing Taxes As An American Abroad

The Oct. 15 final deadline for every American who asked for an extension for filing his 2016 U.S. tax return is racing toward us… and I still need to complete mine. Kathleen and I return to Paris this weekend… and I know how I’ll be spending my first two weeks back in the City of […]

31 Jul
Panama City is one of the places where you can operate Tax-Free

Take Your Business Offshore To Operate Tax-Free

The key advantage of going offshore is diversification. The good news is that you have the opportunity to diversify not only your investments in this way, but your life, too—both your personal life and your professional one. That is, in today’s world, you can realize many benefits by taking your business offshore along with your […]

24 Jul
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Tax Rules: How To Minimize By Keeping A Global Mindset

How To Reduce Your Tax Burden… Maybe To Zero I’ve been reviewing tax regimes of a couple dozen countries over the last few weeks, trying to help out with the Overseas Retirement Index that sister publication Overseas Living Letter puts out each year. The research has reminded me of two things. First, the United States has the [...]
10 Apr
IRS Tax Deadline Extension Ending Today

IRS Tax Deadline Extension Ends April 18th

Answers To Two Important U.S. Tax Questions It’s tax time again for us Americans. That is, this Tuesday, April 18 (April 15 is a Saturday and April 17 is a holiday in D.C.), is the reporting deadline for those of us who haven’t filed for an extension until October. How many tax dates do we [...]