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The U.S. and Canada - Using Foreign Pension Funds in Public Works

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Our neighbors to the North may have found a way to accomplish some U.S. tax reform. Canada is offering the U.S. the opportunity to gain much needed investment for public works such as U.S. freeways and bridges by using Canadian pension funds. The condition is – drop the 10% tax tagged onto...read more

The Basic Principles of Asset Protection

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We spend so much time dealing with the technicalities and the nitty-gritty of Asset Protection that sometimes we forget about the basic principles.

1. Asset Protection is Contextual: There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy in asset protection. In other words, an asset protection plan that works...read more

Burger King - Latest to Join the Corporate Inversion Game

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The subject of U.S. corporate inversions continues to be a source of concern (or panic – depending on which side of the fence you are on) and has even had the President using words like ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘tax loophole.’

Congressmen are rallying for new laws to stop or penalize corporations moving...read more

De-Offshoring - Russia Proposes New Tax Laws

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Russia is no stranger to the ever-pervasive problem of tax avoidance and evasion and it is implementing a series of proposals to curb both. A new program, said to go into effect next year, has been dubbed “De-Offshoring of the economy,” and was introduced by Putin at the end of 2013.

A list of...read more

Five Important Points for Asset Protection Planning in Business

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Asset protection is a very important step in business planning. With a strategic businessand tax structure, a succession or exit plan, and a strong Asset Protection plan, a business has a solid chance of protecting its investments and profits from potential claims or creditors.
 
Here is what an...read more

Government Cracks Down on Company Inversion

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

In a press conference held last week,  President Obama announced that Washington will be proposing new laws to discourage the growing practice of US companies re-domiciling to countries with lower corporate taxes. The President has called Corporate or Tax Inversion – the practice of relocating a...read more

U.S. and China - FATCA Agreement

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The US government has signed a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Agreement (FATCA) with almost 100 jurisdictions around the world. FATCA, which went into the effect on July 1, 2014, requires that all worldwide banking and financial institutions report US account holders with account balances of...read more

7 Reasons to Revisit Your Estate Plan

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Many believe that setting up an estate plan is all there is to estate planning. This is incorrect, and potentially disastrous.  Estate plans need to be updated if certain life changes occur, and if there are no life changes, every three to four years. By leaving an estate plan stagnant, trustors...read more

U.S. Companies Move Headquarters to the United Kingdom

Monday, July 21st, 2014

There is a growing trend of US companies moving their operations overseas to cutcorporate taxes. This corporate migration is not to the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar or even Ireland; it is to the United Kingdom.  

Corporate tax, also called Corporation tax is defined as a tax levied against profits...read more

Expatriation Continues to Rise

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Any U.S. citizen is allowed to surrender U.S. citizenship and move to a different country.  This is commonly referred to as expatriation.  It is a difficult decision, often motivated by politics or taxation.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases a list of expatriated Americans quarterly. In...read more

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