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Bulgaria eases restrictions on offshore ownership

While numerous countries all over the world are imposing new restrictions on companies registered in tax havens, the Bulgarian government has recently eased the laws governing offshore ownership. Following the recommendations of the European Commission, the new amendments of the Bulgarian Offshore Law now permit offshore entities to own up to 10% of Bulgarian companies engaged [...]

Google Keeps EU 10 Billion in Bermuda

Google tax strategies and accountancy practices are widely discussed topics not only in media, but also on a governmental level. News website shave recently disclosed information that, every year, Google sends profits of about EU 10 billion to the Bermuda Island, one of the world’s tax havens offering a 0% corporate tax rate. However, the only [...]

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 [...]

IKEA’s Founder Paid Tax for the First Time in 42 Years

In 2015, after returning from a 40 years-long Swiss tax exile, IKEA’s founder and the 11th richest person in the world, Ingvar Kamprad, paid Swedish tax for the first time. In 2014, Kamprad declared income of €1.9 million in Sweden. As a result, he was subject to Swedish personal income tax amounting to €640.000. Taking into [...]

What about Jersey?

The island of Jersey, one of the European tax havens, offers to its residents a 0% corporate tax and low personal income tax rates. In addition to a favorable tax regime, Jersey Island invites investors with a number of other financial benefits, including low social security payments, no stamp duty on equity transactions, and a straightforward [...]

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 [...]

URUGUAY – A TICKET TO A LIFE WITHOUT TAXES

Mild climate, beautiful beaches, friendly and educated people, and no tax on worldwide income - Uruguay has the right to be called one of the most attractive tax havens in the world. Situated between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay has a population of over 3 million people. Despite its relatively small territory, Uruguay is one of the [...]

How to not pay taxes on money generated by crowdfunding

In the recent years, there has been a steady increase in the use of crowdfunding platforms (e.g., kickstarter.com and crowdfunder.com). Such platforms allow any Internet user to receive funding for his/her projects. Quite often, the initiators of crowdfunding projects collect a lot of money. For example, in 2015, a color e-paper smartwatch collected more than USD [...]

Living in international waters: endless adventure without taxes

There are many tax havens around the world. However, most of them are small and isolated islands which can quickly become boring to their residents despite the fact that such places often have a pleasant tropical climate. That is why some people who do not want to pay taxes prefer to live in floating tax havens, [...]

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