Lawyers, Laws & Taxes

The US Is About to Become an Even Bigger Tax Haven

Here’s an “inconvenient truth” for President Obama and those in Congress who want to shut down what they call “offshore tax havens.” It’s this: The US is by far the world’s largest tax haven.

Costa Rica Beach Properties – What Problems?

With Costa Rica beach properties, we must remember that the Costa Rican system of law is not ‘Common Law’. We inherited it from Spain, who, as all the rest of the European mainland countries received the ‘Roman system of Law’.

Congress’s Plans to Lock You In

Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country…

The Beginning of the End for the Euro

A little over two decades ago, the elites of Europe met in Maastricht, the Netherlands, to realize a long-held dream. It was to create a common currency that could be used throughout Europe, and possibly, the world.

Free Video On How To Protect Your Estate in Costa Rica. Important Things You MUST Know About Estate Planning For ALL Property Owners in Costa Rica.

See our free video to understand why you MUST protect your estate if you own real estate or have any assets at all in Costa Rica.

While Sheeple Lose Their Minds The TPP Is Passed

Whenever you see US citizens losing their minds over something as silly as a flag, I’ve learned to look at what’s being passed by Congress at the same time.

U.S. Taxpayer? Make Sure You File This Form by June 30

Back in 1970, Congress enacted a law that became known as the Bank Secrecy Act, or BSA.

Expats, Pensions & Taxes — Oh My!

My client, whom I’ll call “Mike,” asked me about our clients’ experience receiving Social Security payments after expatriation. When I explained that there’s no obligation to be a US citizen to receive Social Security payments in some countries, he was surprised.

Even if Congress Repeals the PATRIOT Act, You’ll Still Have Zero Electronic Privacy.

I got a good laugh earlier this month when a federal appeals court ruled that the National Security Agency (NSA) could no longer collect the phone records of all US persons — and then store them in a massive database.

Don’t Panic! The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Offshore Freedom

I’m a die-hard science fiction fan, and one of my all-time favorites in this genre is Douglas Adams’ superb The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Will Central Banks Abolish Cash?

Cash has never been a popular asset with the totalitarian set. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to trace. Cash makes it possible to do business “off the books.”

Costa Rica Tax Season – Time to file?

Fiscal year 2015 in Costa Rica ends on September 30th 2012, which means that we currently are in the fast lane to file all the tax returns and other forms required by the Tax office. Let’s review one by one the forms that would, typically, need to be filed …

All’s Fair In Love & War: The US Govt Hunts Americans Offshore

When I was growing up, my Grandma used to remind me from time to time that all’s fair in love and war.  Lately I’m continually reminded of that, as I see the US government (USG) toss out the rule book in their primarily, undeclared war on the entire world, including US citizens.

Happy Tax Unfreedom Day

Today is “Tax Freedom Day,” in the US, but that is already an oxymoron of terms as no such day can exist in reality because tax (extortion) is the opposite of freedom.