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Tag: Tax

21 Mar
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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 and financial institutions as well as ordinary citizens from California to Switzerland… the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has become the hunting dog for […]

07 Mar
Tax Guide Aprill 18 2022

Tax Guide For Retirees Overseas

It’s tax season in most of the world. Filing deadlines vary by country, but, generally speaking, we global taxpayers must make our annual filings between the end of March and the end of April. In the United States, April 15 is the official tax-filing deadline, but, thanks to Emancipation Day (April 16) being a holiday […]

14 Feb
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How Panama Became A Great Economic Success Story

Is Panama 2022 A Buy? Why were Lief and I drawn to Panama in the first place, some 24 years ago? And why have we invested more in this country than anywhere else in the world? It's partly because Panama's is one the greatest economic success stories in the world. Massive Growth Has Been Due [...]
26 Jul
Cork City view from St. Patrick's Hill.

Could Ireland’s Status As A Tax Haven Be Ending?

I’m not sure how Ireland ended up the target. This country’s approach to taxation was the reason Kathleen and I moved to the Emerald Isle some 23 years ago. Now that tax position has her under fire… but, again, I can’t figure out why. Ireland imposes corporate tax at a rate of 12.5%. So does […]

27 Feb
tax bill for 2020

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 [...]
05 Apr
Five Flags: Comparing Panama And Portugal

Five Flags: Comparing Panama And Portugal’s Citizenship, Residency, Real Estate, And Taxes

Americans tend to dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options, thinking this part of the world is too complicated or too expensive. The truth is that some European countries can be cheaper than destinations that might much sooner come to mind for obtaining residency or investing in real estate. Portugal is one of them. […]

26 Oct
Will Congress Eliminate Worldwide Taxation Of U.S. Citizens? vuew of the US capitol building

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 […]

Last Tax Loopholes

The Last Tax Loopholes: Two Assets The IRS Doesn't Care About... Yet The Assets You Need To Own Before The IRS Starts Taking Them Too! You know that, as an American, wherever in the world you go, Uncle Sam requires you to report on your worldwide income and assets. Most tax loopholes for going offshore were [...]

How To Earn $208,200 A Year Tax-Free

How To Live Tax Free Overseas  Finally: Regular Folks Can Now Access The Wealth Building And Protection Strategies Of The Rich And Famous… Millionaires and politicians have known the benefits of building and preserving wealth overseas for centuries. Spurred by greed, necessity, or just plain resourcefulness, international strategies have protected earnings from frivolous lawsuits, onerous [...]