Open AI; Is $4 Trillion in U.S. Wealth Held Offshore? It is difficult to determine the exact amount of U.S. wealth held offshore, as such data is often not disclosed or easily accessible. However, according to a 2017 report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, it was estimated that the total amount of U.S. […]
Tag Archives: FATCA
How to Avoid Double Taxation by United States and Canada for a Dual Citizen
Can you be a Dual Citizen of U.S. and Canada? Yes, it is possible to be a dual citizen of both the United States and Canada. Both countries allow dual citizenship, meaning that an individual can be a citizen of both countries at the same time. However, becoming a dual citizen requires following specific legal […]
Who Holds the Master Key Offshore?
It is clear that institutions must either comply with the provisions of FATCA or seek exemption. It is possible for a firm to be awarded ‘limited conditional’ FATCA status, which means that the offshore institution is exempt from reporting because it is deemed to be compliant and information secrecy laws come into force.
CRS Compliant ICO Operational Trading Platform
The one CRS and FATCA compliant ICO operational trading platform, exempt from SEC registration, is overseas retirement speed; lack of bureaucratic “red tape”; interest generated by offerings; and/or low cost of the process. In recent months, there has been an increased regulatory focus on ICOs. Just to recap in very basic terms – the regulations […]
What Is A Clean Nominee Bank Account?
This is from the User’s Guide to a Clean Nominee Bank Account for cash flow that is a specifically recognized category by tax authorities as not being your income For the purpose to ensure that taxpayers pay the right amount of tax to the right jurisdiction, the Automatic Exchange of Financial Information general rule is […]
Regulations Call Out Beneficial Ownership of Trusts and Life Insurance
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 […]
Know-Your-Customer (KYC) for a Clean Nominee Bank Account
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 […]
Canada Overseas Retirement Plan and Hong Kong Pension Law
A specific type of Hong Kong pension law framework, when structured compliantly, can produce a cross-border financial structure that is government regulated, registered and recognized to reduce the cost of tax for cross-border investment into and out of Canada. A Hong Kong ORSO is after tax contribution with the idea that withdrawals after age 55 […]
Hong Kong ORS and CRS (Common Reporting Standard)
The Hong Kong ORS is not exempt from CRS/FATCA reporting; which means the ORS is not recognized internationally for deferral of income. ORS402(b) is an exempt from CRS and FATCA reporting exempt beneficiary financial account. WE provide the whitepapers to explain the difference between a Hong Kong ORS and our private label ORS402(b). Overseas Financial […]
402(b) Foreign Financial Account
Governments around the world know more than ever before about the activities of Foreign Financial Account holders that maintain undisclosed accounts and the financial institutions where those accounts are maintained. Much like Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the information to be exchanged between governments includes the names of account holders, aggregated balances, and residency […]
Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers
Sanctions unlikely, lobbyist says The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws. Washington-based anti-FATCA tax-lawyer and lobbyist James Jatras said European efforts to pinpoint U.S. taxpayers through the Organization […]
A Future for Offshore Financial Services?
Globalization has been a one-way street of impositions by powerful countries; fiscal sovereignty has been violated by the strong; and tax competition remains under threat from the mighty. Indeed, if the current pattern of incursions, restrictions and false labelling of Caribbean jurisdictions as ‘tax havens’, and the Caribbean as a region of ‘high risk’, is […]