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 […]
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 […]
The World’s Top 10 Tax Havens Today To the growing chagrin of the U.S. IRS, it is still possible for an American to take his life, his assets, his business, and his investments offshore and thereby reduce or even eliminate his U.S. tax bill completely and to do it all legally. The places where this [...]
This friend is not American, so he doesn’t have to worry about the Uncle Sam factor. That helps immensely. My friend needs to consider only the tax implications in each potential new country of residence. While taxes shouldn’t lead any conversation about where to move overseas, this is a more important factor if you’re moving […]
A friend is trying to figure out where to move overseas with his family. He’s a freelance consultant, so all he needs to be in business is an Internet connection. In other words, he could go almost anywhere, which is making it difficult for him to decide what to do. He started by narrowing his […]
F.H. disagrees with my assessment of the chances that China’s decision to tax its nonresident citizens on their worldwide income as the United States does will lead to every country taxing citizens no matter where they live. In short, I say it won’t happen. He writes: “This is the future, and the complexity will shrink […]
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