Tag Archives: OECD

Canada Overseas Retirement Plan and Hong Kong Pension Law

31 Jul
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 […]

A Future for Offshore Financial Services?

19 Feb
The parliament building in Bridgetown, Barbados

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 […]

Your Foreign Company and Tax

08 Feb
UBER 4U - Mutual Funds

Word is that Morgan Stanley in NYC has reduced their Wealth Manager staff by 15% because a) Annual filing of data to automatic report in compliance to the OECD Common Reporting Standard is a minimum cost annually of $600.00 per account and they have 2.5 Trillion under management, so you can just imagine the reporting costs; […]

Fin.Tips backs calls to boost financial education across the world

02 Nov
financial education - Gadgets

Many adults around the world struggle to perform basic financial calculations and understand how investment works studies show. Personal financial advice platform Fin.Tips is backing calls to boost financial education around the world and help individuals and families get a better grasp on their money and how they can make it work for them. An […]

Rocky road ahead for global anti-tax evasion framework

17 Sep
anti tax-evasion framework

Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 countries are working to create an international framework to curb tax evasion, but differing attitudes over the recent back taxes imposed on Apple and other obstacles could stand in the way. There have been growing calls for stricter tax regulations around the world since the […]

World Bank and IMF: Where do they stand on progressive and responsible taxation?

09 Aug
World Bank Photo Collection

The IMF and the World Bank are increasingly engaged with the challenge of addressing how tax avoidance and evasion affect developing countries. However, their approach needs to go much further to address the role played by multinational enterprises and tax havens in exacerbating inequality and undermining countries’ domestic revenues. The World Bank and the IMF […]

How to Structure Capital Offshore

07 Jul
Structure Capital Offshore

Structure Capital 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 […]

The case for offshore

15 Apr
The case for offshore

Eye-popping revelations in the Panama Papers have fanned concerns that the so-called “tax havens” lie at the centre of a giant web of criminal conduct. Some, including UK Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, have demanded that these offshore centres be “shut down”, and so disconnected from the global grid. The uproar invites examination of […]

USA: The New Switzerland?

29 Feb
Reno, Nevada, USA

At one time, tax havens took great pride in calling themselves just that, since low-tax jurisdictions provide people with freedom from oppressive taxation. But, in recent decades, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, based in France, but largely funded and controlled by the USA) has been on a rampage to crush tax havens. […]

Automatic Exchange of Information: What can YOU do about it?

22 Nov
Shasta Dam under construction, California - Automatic Exchange of Information

Taxpayers with offshore assets as well as financial institutions that hold them, will all face new challenges under the OECD’s updated Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The CRS, formally the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters, seeks to establish a global methodology for the sharing amongst tax authorities of data in […]