Lawyers, Laws & Taxes

Why Millions of Americans Are Tax Evaders… Without Even Knowing It

While there are no official statistics, the US State Department estimates that 7.6 million US citizens live abroad. Yet only about 800,000 Americans file annual reports with the US Treasury listing non-US financial accounts. And that number includes Americans living in the US.

The Real Reasons Americans Give Up Their US Citizenship

The year is 1633, and a respected old man finds himself on trial for his life. His crime? Writing a book, the product of more than 20 years of research and study.

“Accidental Americans” In The Age Of FATCA

Imagine one day waking up and realizing that a certain nation is proclaiming you are their citizen, and that you owe them taxes on your past, present and future income, even though you’ve perhaps never even set foot in that nation! For many so-called “accidental Americans” this is the reality.

US Citizen? No Foreign Bank Account For You!

Sadly, thanks to the upcoming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the US, banks around the world are turning away US passport holders, “No bank account for you!” But you don’t even have to do anything wrong other than having been born a US citizen.

Governments Worldwide Adopting FATCA Style Legislation

It seems the US has created a new model for the world of draconian taxes and penalties.

The Paradigm Shift In Financial Planning The Government Wont Tell You About

The financial markets have always been somewhat of a rigged game. Having started Canada’s largest financial website even I never have seemed to make anywhere near as much as the numerous brokers I have had over the last two decades, many of whom have long retired to their offshore mansions…

FATCA Cometh… And Therefore So Does Crisis Conference II

Are you aware of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)?  If you aren’t and you are an American with assets outside of the country or have future plans to do so you should be very aware of it!

When Did the “Peace Officers” Get a “License to Kill”?

ere called “peace officers”? I do. In the small West Virginia town where I grew up, police work consisted mainly of community-oriented engagement, not unlike what you might see on The Andy Griffith Show.

Proof That Airport Screening Is Nothing More Than “Security Theater”

Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints?

Retirement Theft in 4 Despicable Steps. American workers are being cheated out of the retirement they’ve paid for all their lives.

January 06, 2014 “Information Clearing House – The fear of running out of money in retirement is America’s  greatest financial concern. It’s a fear greater than death.

Disclosure of the Shareholders of Costa Rican Corporations

A regulation pending approval by the Costa Rica Department of the Treasury (Ministerio de Hacienda) would eliminate the privacy of the shareholder registry book of the Costa Rican Corporation.

What’s More Important Than Privacy in America? (Hint: It Rhymes With “Belieber”)

I don’t know what’s worse: the fact that most of the mainstream media seem determined to avoid mentioning the ongoing NSA spy scandal as much as possible… or how stupid they must think we really are.

My 7 Favorite Ways to Go Offshore in ’14

Imagine you’re cruising down the highway, top down, your favorite song on the radio. Then you notice the blinking lights behind you. You get pulled over for doing 80 in a 65 mph zone.

The One Place They Can’t “Bail In”

A free lunch is a wonderful thing if you’re not the one picking up the tab. For the last 50 years, that’s what the world’s richest countries — the US, the EU, Australia, and a handful of others –have offered their citizens, in the form of a cradle-to-grave welfare state.

The Risks of Misinformation, Perpetual Tourism, and the 90 Day Visa

You cannot blame the Star for trying to make some money to put beer in the fridge, but the manner in which they are conducting business is not responsible. Unfortunately, anybody can be journalist today, just as everybody is a chef, a yoga instructor, a photographer, and an attorney.