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15 Oct
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How To Figure How Much Local Tax You’ll Owe As A Resident Of A Foreign Country

Take France as an example. People generally think that France is a super-high-tax jurisdiction. When you do the math, though, you find that an American living in France wouldn’t likely pay any more in taxes than he would living in the United States. First, France has a taxation treaty with the United States, effectively eliminating […]

07 Sep
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Why You Should Start Estate Planning Now

Estate planning is something everyone needs to think about even if all they intend to do is put a will in place designating what assets go to which heirs. Without a will in place, the deceased is considered intestate and their assets will be divided up based on the laws of the state where they […]

31 Aug
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You May Be Surprised At How Low Taxes In Europe Can Be

Don't Discount Europe People often take Europe off the list of possibilities for where to move or invest overseas because they assume the residency options are too limited or the tax implications too onerous. The truth is that residency can be easier to obtain in some European countries than it is in some Latin American [...]
15 Jun
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A Guide To Tax Obligations For U.S. Citizens Living Overseas

The World’s 7 Best Offshore Tax Havens Post-Pandemic The United States and Eritrea, a small African nation, are the only two countries in the world to tax citizens on their worldwide income no matter where they live. Other countries tax their citizens only when they reside or earn money in that country. The bottom-line practical [...]
16 Apr
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Repatriating Funds From Overseas: Transfers, Taxes, And More

Don't Invest In These Offshore Markets Before Reading This Something to consider when investing in another country are the requirements for repatriating your funds if and when you decide to sell the investment. Often, transferring money out of a country isn't as simple as calling your bank and initiating a wire of the funds. Some [...]
27 Feb
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The Problems With Wealth Tax: Why It Just Doesn’t Work

What’s This About A U.S. Wealth Tax? It’s that time of year again… It’s tax season. Thankfully, no big changes for U.S. tax filers this year. However, one big potential tax change is being discussed among the Democratic presidential nominees—a wealth tax. Each presidential hopeful suggesting the United States begin taxing its “wealthy” has his [...]
17 Feb
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History Of Belize: From Maya Settlement To Melting Pot

This Is Still One Of The World's Top Offshore Havens In addition to the Maya, you've got the Kriol people. The Kriol of Belize are descended from the British and Africans who settled much of the country's coastline in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. They, like the Maya, continue to influence local politics, the [...]
13 Feb
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Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residency Tax Updates: The Truth

Portugal’s NHR Tax Program Is Undergoing Changes—Here’s What You Need To Know Many readers have written to me over the last couple of months asking for confirmation and clarification of rumors they’ve read online about changes to Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) tax program. I’ve seen the articles myself. Some say the NHR is being eliminated [...]