Lawyers, Laws & Taxes

The Rape Of The West

In this post, I’m going to give you an overview of what is going on and an outline of how the schemes work. I am not going to “prove” everything I write with citations and math.

People Paying Zero Income Taxes In Costa Rica and Increased Government Expenses. How Costa Rica is going broke.

The Comptroller General of the Republic of Costa Rica revealed in a study last week that 55% of doctors, accountants, lawyers and engineers paid zero income tax in 2015.

The System Won’t Survive The Robots

It’s really just a matter of time; the working man’s deal with his overseers is half dead already. But there’s still inertia in the system, and even the losers are keeping the faith. Hope dies slowly, after all.

Could You Be A Traitor To Your Country?

The ferocity with which US politicians have seized upon this issue has made sanctions against expatriates increasingly more severe. Congress first enacted anti-expatriation tax rules in 1966. The laws were tightened in 1996, 2004, and most recently in 2008.

Visa and Passport Fraud “Red Flags”

It was the perfect pitch for 1,076 young foreigners who had just graduated from a US university but didn’t want to return home. They could continue their studies at the University of Northern New Jersey without bothering to attend class, take tests, or butt heads with professors.

American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

“The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”–C.S. Lewis

Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State.

“You had to live–did live, from habit that became instinct–in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”–George Orwell, 1984.

This Law Would Really Leave Us Defenseless

In just the last year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of more than 20 million current and former federal government applicants and employees. The stolen data included more than six million fingerprints — considered the “gold standard” for proof of identity.

Panama Papers Proves Most Offshore Investments Are Legal

That’s what the headlines should have proclaimed. But they didn’t.
Instead, when announcing the theft of more than 11.5 million records from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the mainstream media once again equated “offshore” with “tax evasion,” “money laundering,” and other criminal behavior.

Getting Your Residency in Costa Rica. Attorneys Versus Our Recommended Immigration Consultant!

But there are so many lawyers on the periphery who, while not necessarily intending to do harm, are downright delusional about the imagined prestige and power of that law degree.

The IRS could stop you from flying. Here’s how…

Imagine arriving at your local airport one morning for a domestic flight to a neighboring city. You approach the security checkpoint and the TSA lackey asks for your identification. After handing him your driver’s license, you prepare to be groped as you pass through the checkpoint.

Will Your Retirement Be Forced to Bail Out Uncle Sam?

It’s not a popular thing to say, but the US is broke. Busted. Bankrupt. If Uncle Sam were a corporation, it would have been declared insolvent decades ago.

Do I Really Need to Hire a Lawyer in Costa Rica?

I generally find that people who come into Costa Rica with their legal relationship established early on have a smooth transition settling into Costa Rica.

So What Else Are They (the IRS) Lying About?

In the runup to April 15’s tax-filing deadline, the IRS has once again published a list of what it calls its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.

Is This Only For “Tax Cheats” and “Moochers”?

The number of people bidding adieu to the red, white, and blue for the fourth quarter of 2015 came to 1,058. For all of 2015, the total came to 4,279. This was an all-time record, beating the former record set in 2014 (3,415 expatriates) by 25%.