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Hong Kong Occupational Retirement Schemes (ORS)

16 May
Hong Kong Harborview of ORS

Hong Kong has established a rather unique vehicle, the Occupational Retirement Scheme (ORS), and its use is not restricted to Hong Kong. An ORS is capable of attracting pension assets from across Asia, Europe and North America. The ORS structure not only benefits from tax-free pension accumulation but it also works as a tax friendly repository, which […]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Software Provider draglet Integrates 4Stop’s KYC and Anti-Fraud Technology

24 Apr
Crane Homes, Cologne, Architecture, KYC Mirror, Mirroring

COLOGNE, Germany, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 4Stop (“FourStop GmbH”) a leading KYC and anti-fraud technology provider, announces that it has completed the integration of its proprietary KYC and risk management technology with draglet and is now live and operational. draglet has been deeply involved in the developments of Blockchain technology since the conception of Bitcoin and Ethereum technology. […]

DarcMatter’s FinTech Platform Evolves to the Blockchain

18 Apr
DarcMatter's FinTech Platform

NEW YORK, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DarcMatter’s company vision is to revolutionize the financial services industry by creating credible, compliant, and cutting edge financial technology to redefine traditional investment services. With the release of DarcMatter Coin (DMC), DarcMatter’s platform will benefit from increased transparency and efficiency through the integration of blockchain. Blockchain, both in the context […]

Simple Math of Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC)

25 Mar
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC)

A nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan is an elective or non-elective plan, agreement, method, or arrangement between an employer and an employee (or service recipient and service provider) to pay the employee or independent contractor compensation in the future. An overseas retirement plan can provide a legal and tax compliant NQDC personal investment structure, that […]

China Offshore Investment and Banking Secrecy

11 Mar
China Offshore Investment and Banking Secrecy

Hiding assets PRC style (off the grid) and pretending someone else called ”Aunty”, a business, trust or nominee account owns them puts you at criminal risk needlessly. ORSO402(b) legal non-disclosure programming has regulatory recognition in Hong Kong, in the Peoples Republic of China and anywhere else you can think of is AEOI tax rules compliant […]

Financial Institutions AML & KYC

10 Mar
Privacy-Protection Policy

Financial institutions fear to be wittingly or unwittingly implicated when they are used to settle, facilitate, or finance international trade transactions (e.g., through processing wire transfers, providing trade finance, and issuing letters of credit and guarantees). Implication is criminal prosecution for money laundering. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules extends to everybody and leads to […]

BitGo Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Kingdom Trust

27 Feb
Kingdom Trust Lighthouse and bridge at sunset

BitGo’s Combined Offering with Kingdom Trust Provides the First Complete and Independent Qualified Custodial Offering for Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and More PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BitGo, the leader in digital currency security solutions for institutional investors, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kingdom Trust Company, a South Dakota-chartered, fully regulated trust […]

Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency Offshore

28 Jan
Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency Offshore

Structure Cryptocurrency Offshore – The Only Tax Rules Compliant and Double Tax Agreements Non-Reporting and Excluded Account The pension regime is very important internationally and one thing the OECD organization has done amazingly well is Double Tax Agreements. They have come out with an amendment to the OECD model double tax agreement that introduces a […]

Offshore Tax Planning for Project Financing

19 Jan
Offshore Tax Planning for Project Financing

Practical application examples of asking the right question: 1) Direct investment in Real Estate projects are subject to capital gains tax. 2) Providing project financing via a Clean Nominee Bank Account, pension fund structure, is entirely different than a direct investment into real estate. In other words, it depends on how the pension fund, which […]

2018 Tax Solution for Offshore Private Equity

03 Jan
Solution for Offshore Private Equity

That means the top marginal rate of 39.6% applies to overseas passive income because the general tax rate deductions and the new participation exemption rules reductions do not extend to Passive income and gains. (See pages 4501 and 1297) Both changes to participation exemption and carried interest give reason for a Clean Nominee Bank Account […]

Current and Emerging Investor Threats for 2018

02 Jan
volcano lava cloud investor risk

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmannhas issued a list of current and emerging threats facing investors in 2018, along with a reminder that in the age of technological innovation, it is more important than ever for consumers to take the time to investigate before they invest their money. The top […]

Regulations Call Out Beneficial Ownership of Trusts and Life Insurance

16 Dec
trusts and a whistle

The past global trend has been that life insurance or trusts based plans were set up offshore for the purpose to be an after tax contribution savings plan financed and administered through either an insurance company or trust company arrangement. In today’s automatic exchange of financial information annually reported they are not acknowledged tax and […]