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Cook Island Trusts

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

ASSET PROTECTION ADVANTAGES OF

COOK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL TRUSTS

For more than 30 years now, the Cook Islands has been leading the way in providing a trust regime which offers excellent asset protection features with all the flexibility of an English style common law trust.

The asset protection...read more

Asset Protection Tips for Small Business Owners

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Small business owners usually work around the clock, building something tangible out of an idea, and performing an intricate juggling act, hoping to keep all their balls in the air.

One area that should never be left to chance is protecting the business from possible claims and lawsuits. The...read more

Trump’s Election Sends Wealth Offshore

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Donald Trump's successful campaign clinched him the presidency, but his 'America First' foreign policy has raised concerns in the global community and among the affluent Americans discouraging investors from keeping their wealth in the U.S.  It is not unusual for governments with a nationalist bend...read more

Brexit: Tax Changes and Effects

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

It happened – the UK voted to LEAVE the EU. Stock markets dipped; social media is packed with opinions. Most importantly, what happens to EU/UK taxation?  It is too early to tell what will really happen as a result of Brexit, but the transition will be bumpy at best. The blog will cover: 

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Citizenship for Sale: Investment-Based-Immigration

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Investment-based immigration or economy-based immigration is a mutually beneficial relationship for nations looking to generate a source of revenue, and investors interested in gaining citizenship.

For many people, international travel is a point of contention. The time, money and stress involved...read more

Could you be named in the Panama Papers?

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Since the story on the Panama Papers broke, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from people around the world worried about the legality of their offshore structures. Aliant, LLP adheres to the highest level of professional integrity with regular checks and balances to ensure that our...read more

2016 Changes to UK Taxation

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

The United Kingdom has been quietly undergoing a tax revolution for the past few years. 
Few days ago, Chancellor George Osborne introduced, ‘The budget for the next generation.

According the BBC, starting April 2017, 600,000 small firms will not have top pay corporate taxes, and 250,000 will pay...read more

Presidential Elections - Tax-Mania 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election is gearing up and the battle for party winner is in full throttle. With philosophies ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, 'TAX' might just be the topic that seperates the winners from the losers.

The blog gives an overview of the four top contenders...read more

Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity? Depends on What Side of the Pond You Are On

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Last week, the European Union took a progressive step towards clarifying how digital currencies will be recognized in the EU for purposes of taxation. The EU now recognizes virtual currencies as legal tender, not commodity, and they are therefore exempt from VAT (Value Added Tax), a sales tax added...read more

Starbucks and Fiat in Trouble for Illegal Tax Practices

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The war on tax avoidance just got a few new casualties. Usually, discussion on the international taxation of multinationals could be compared to an episode of the classic cartoon series, Tom and Jerry where Jerry always gets away in the end, snickering self-satisfactory. This time though, it seems...read more

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