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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 [...]
15 Sep
Paperwork for filing taxes.

FATCA

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Despite the prosperity it has enjoyed under a free market, the United States in 2009 enacted legislation that many people view as the start of capital controls in America. That legislation is found hidden in a jobs’ bill, H.R. 2847 (also known as the HIRE Act), which became [...]
15 Sep
A piggy bank inside of a briefcase with the words Asset Protection on front.

Asset Protection

What You Need To Know About Asset Protection Today It is important to know what  international asset protection is and what it is not. A properly constructed asset protection plan places a portion of your net worth behind multiple barriers…the more barriers, the greater the protection. It allows you to level the litigation playing field and [...]

Key Offshore Topics

Offshore 101: Getting Educated About The Offshore World Going Offshore. Going offshore has in recent years become a more mainstream idea. Back in the 90s going offshore was thought to be only for criminals, drug lords, or tax dodgers. These days the offshore world is far from a foreign idea. What is FATCA? The Foreign Asset Tax Compliance [...]
10 Dec
can irs revoke your passport

Can The IRS Revoke Your Passport Under FAST Act?

It’s official. The IRS can now revoke your passport if you owe them US$50,000 or more. The new law was tucked away in a new highway bill dubbed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) that was signed by President Obama last week. What better way to get a contentious, potentially civil rights-violating bill […]

22 Oct
Offshore Bank Account

How To Open An Offshore Bank Account

Yesterday, day one of the Global Asset Protection and Wealth Summit Lief is hosting in Panama City this week, he and I had lunch with banker friends in town for the conference. One, with 30 years of experience in the global banking industry, sat down, looked around the table, and said: “I wish I hadn’t […]