Offshore Companies

  • Offshore Companies Formation: Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions
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    For those who are new to offshore company formation I have here below compiled the definitions of some offshore related terms and the answers to some frequently asked questions by clients that were looking, as you may be to form their first offshore company and to open their first offshore bank account. Is it illegal […]

  • Offshore Companies: Are they always 100% Taxes Free (2)
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    This is a continuation of my previous post on the same subject. As I was explaining yesterday many people believe that setting up an offshore company in a tax haven means that they will be doing 100% tax free business. Unfortunately this is not true with all forms of business activities. Yesterday I reviewed the […]

  • Seychelles IBC Main Features
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    Seychelles offshore companies have become more popular during the past 3 years (for good reasons) which is why I think it is important to review their features. A Seychelles IBC’s may engage in any lawful business in any country and may carry on transactions in whatever currencies they choose (but for some special activities such […]

Offshore Bank Accounts

  • Private Banking – Best Solutions to Open an Account with a Private Bank
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    In the field of private banking and financial services highly personalized and sophisticated the fact is that Swiss banks are the leading players. That being said and with the reduction of the scope of banking secrecy in Switzerland many clients (especially US citizens contact me to ask me if they should still open a bank […]

  • Tax Evasion – The biggest losers
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    While I have never been big on paying taxes ( but who is?), I wondered what could have triggered the recent increase over the past few years of the fight against tax evasion. Of course the continual financial crisis since 2008 is one part of the answer (there are budget holes that need serious filling). […]

  • How to use your offshore funds smartly: The one thing you should never do
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    Normally the idea when setting up an offshore company with an offshore bank account is to protect your financial assets from the local tax authorities. This can only be achieved if you do not mix your local income and your offshore income. Originally posted 2012-04-28 07:06:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Second Citizenship

  • Second Citizenship Programs at a glance – updated
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    For ease of comparison we have made a table that permits you to compare existing options in terms of acquisition of a second citizenship. There are few countries in the world that have currently official second citizenships programs based on investments. In this table we provide the list of those countries and the characteristics of […]

  • Second Citizenship, Second Passport – Frequently Asked Questions
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    In this post i will deal with a few of the many questions asked to me by readers interested by this subject. First and foremost many clients are worried about whether the acquisition of a second citizenship is legal or not. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact me at Originally posted 2012-06-30 […]

  • Second Citizenship Programs | St Kitts Citizenship By Investment – Updated March 2014
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    In this post we will review the background of St Kitts citizenship by investment program and review its legal background, costs and conditions.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information on the subject matter at 1.      Legal Background The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the […]