Tag Archives: FATCA

Blame it on FATCA

28 Apr

If the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) were not in effect, bogus disclosures like the Panama Papers would never happen. FATCA is the net that catches the fish when the offshore shelter is attacked, the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) is the hook. If you miss the net and hook, then you’ll be clubbed […]

The Trend in Chinese Offshore Investment

18 Apr
Chinese offshore investment

The trend in Chinese offshore investment in the U.S. has been increasing each year. In 2012 the level of investment was $6.5 billion. Much of this investment is in U.S. real estate where great buying opportunities still exist. The registered foreign retirement plan is an ideal asset protection vehicle for Chinese investors that make investments that […]

IRC 402b Foreign Retirement Plans

11 Apr

There are 4 sections of IRS code that need to be considered in regards to non-qualified deferred compensation plans and a U.S. tax lawyer who is without prior research on IRC 402b foreign retirement plans will bill between $125,000.00 and $200,000.00 prior to doing research on foreign country pension laws. The reason that specialist Tax […]

The Defense of Canadian Sovereignty

25 Mar
Canadian Sovereignty

Canadian Sovereignty at risk, particularly for those considered to be American persons for taxation purposes An organization called the Alliance for The Defense of Canadian Sovereignty is challenging a Canadian law that implements FATCA. The organization claims that the Canadian law violates the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, particularly the provisions related to discrimination on […]

Personal Pension and Foreign Investment Account

23 Mar
Personal pension from old glory

Trade risk for security offshore – Overseas Personal Pension The simple solution is to centralize your investment into a U.S. IRS fully compliant tax free trading environment. This can be accomplished by using a US – onshore regulated Trustee and using a self Directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Foreign Investment Account. You can easily rollover […]

Corporate Legal Framework to Invest Overseas

22 Mar
Legal structure and the greenback

Foreign Retirement Plan Corporate Legal Framework This Foreign retirement plan corporate legal framework is the only solution to the IRS rulings in 2014 that demolish U.S. situs deferred compensation structures of working members of limited partnership (LLC/LLP) and the IRS Chief Counsel advises members may be subject to self-employment tax. This Foreign Financial Account is […]

On the Grid, Secure & Private

15 Mar
Invest Offshore

When I registered this domain name (investoffshore.com), back in 1994, I did it because I thought, at that time, that everyone would one day invest offshore. I understood the power of the Internet from the very beginning and just assumed that because of it’s ability to bring any ‘n all information to your finger-tips, that eventually […]

AEOI Automatic Exchange of Information

28 Feb
AEOI Automatic Exchange of Information

FATCA and CRS regime are commonly referred to as AEOI Automatic Exchange of Information. GATCA, or global account tax compliance act introduces the global AEOI. The OECD has developed a standard for global information exchange which has been widely endorsed: On 21 July 2014 the OECD issued the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information […]