Orlov: Structuring Your Residency and Holdings to Have Freedom and Security for Generations

Evgeny OrlovPanama   Frequently, my readers or conference attendees ask me how ultra high net worth individuals, families, and international corporations manage to avoid almost all of the taxation and legal burdens the middle class faces, and whether such measures are only available to the exceptionally rich. The 5-step Walk to Total Freedom In this

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Opinion: Why Portugal, Objectively Speaking, Has the Best Golden Visa in the World

Kianoush MahmoudiDirector and Head of Business Development at Cankash Company   Europe has no shortage of citizenship and residence by investment programs, each competing to court the most HNWIs and – by extension -foreign investment. At last count, in fact, more than half the countries in Europe had such programs. While all these programs are

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EU Arm-Twisting CIP-Countries: SKN Now on Tax-Blacklist, Saint Lucia Off, Antigua and Dominica Grey-Listed

The EU has added Saint Kitts & Nevis to its list of so-called “non-cooperative” tax jurisdictions while dropping Saint Lucia. EU tax regulators have placed Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica on a “grey list”, according to Reuters. Until its listing on March 8th, Saint Kitts & Nevis had been the only remaining Caribbean CIP-country to

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OECD Issues Paper on “Preventing Abuse of Investment Migration Programs” for CRS Circumvention

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published an open consultation paper in which it outlines how due diligence professionals can “prevent the abuse of investment migration programs to circumvent the CRS” (Common Reporting Standards), and is asking for public input to that effect. Of note is that the report explicitly emphasizes that

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Canadian Immigrant Investor Myth #1: They Pay Less Tax Than Refugees

By Stephane Tajick Since the end of Canada’s Federal Immigrant Investor program a few years ago by the Conservative Party, who used strong words to bash the program, the industry is still waiting for the new Liberal government to create a set of programs catering to high net worth individuals (HNWI) after the debacle of the Conservative

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EU Drops Grenada From Tax-Haven Blacklist, Keeps Saint Lucia for Now

The EU has removed Grenada – along with seven other countries – from its roster of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, leaving Saint Lucia the only remaining CIP-country on the list. Grenada, Panama, Barbados, South Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Tunisia, and the UAE are now off the “blacklist” and have been moved onto a “grey list”, a group

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5 Ways the US Tax Reform Will Impact EB-5 – by Stephane Tajick

Contributed by Stephane Tajick Congress has given its final approval to the House and Senate conference committee agreement on tax reform legislation (HR 1), a bill that brings the widest change to US tax policy in 30 years. The reform will affect corporate and personal income tax, and replace the dreaded “worldwide taxation” policy with

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Tilting at Offshore Windmills: Aim Paradise Papers Anger At Government, Not Rich People

OPINION OF THE EDITOR: In the “City of God,” St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, “How dare you molest the seas?” To which the pirate replied, “How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I

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The new E-2 visa bill and the difference in tax implications between E-2 and EB-5

As a proposed bill promises to offer a clear path to green-cards for E-2 investors, Dr Farooq elaborates on the tax implications of E-2 visas. By Dr. Hussain Farooq Copying any information from this article, whether partially or fully, is strictly prohibited without written consent of the author. Despite the travel ban put by the

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