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Citizenship by Investment in Cyprus

In order to boost foreign investment and attract high net worth entrepreneurs, the government of Cyprus has introduced an incentive that allows individuals to obtain Cypriot citizenship in exchange for significant financial investments in the country. The program, which is officially called “Scheme for Naturalization of Investors in Cyprus by Exception”, grants Cypriot citizenship to non-Cypriot [...]

Hungarian Trust

On 15th of March 2014, Hungary introduced the legal structure of “trust” in its legal system. Similarly to the Anglo-American trust, the Hungarian trust consists of three actors, namely, the settlor, the trustee, and the beneficiary. The settlor is the owner of the assets, whereas the trustee manages the settlor’s assets. Subject to certain conditions, the [...]

MASDAR CITY FREE ZONE IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is not only the cultural and political center of the country, but also one of the major commercial and industrial areas in the UAE. Abu Dhabi hosts six free zones offering advantageous business environment to foreign investors. MasdarCity Free Zone (MCFZ), a global clean-technology cluster,which specializes [...]

Silent Partnerships in Macedonia

Macedonia offers numerous opportunities to international business investors. In addition to low tax environment, governmental incentives for companies operating in high-tech sector, and other corporate benefits, Macedonian law allows the formation of silent partnerships. The opportunity to become a silent partner may be of interest to persons who would like to receive income without the need [...]

Private Austrian Foundations

The Austrian private foundation is a type of legal entity which allows the grantor to determine the internal organization and the aim of the entity. Although most aspects of private foundations resemble those of limited companies, Austrian private foundations provide grantors with a greater flexibility to:(1) protect and maintain assets, (2) tailor the foundation according to [...]

Luxembourg Announces Tax Amnesty Plan

Luxembourg has recently announced its first tax amnesty plan for undeclared income. The temporary tax amnesty scheme for 2016-2017 aims at “laundering” tax evaders and regulating “assets and income held by persons with tax residence in Luxembourg.” According to the current Luxembourg legislation, sanctions for a willful tax fraud and evasion include (i) a fine of [...]

South Dakota: tax haven on the prairie

The U.S. is one of the world’s leading tax havens for high-net-worth individuals and businesses that are seeking to shelter their assets from taxes. The U.S. states of Alaska, Delaware, and Nevada are known for their tax-efficient legislations and well-developed trust laws. Since U.S. trusts are governed by state laws and not by federal laws, the [...]

Americans Hold $ 2.1 Trillion Offshore to Avoid U.S. Taxes

Easy and quick incorporation procedure, no requirement for physical presence, and nonexistent taxes – these advantages attract businesses from all over the world to use the favorable tax environment of world’s tax havens. Striking numbers According to a recently released study about U.S. tax evasion conducted by two U.S. non-profit groups, U.S. businesses significantly benefit from [...]

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