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ENRON CREATES OFFSHORE POLITICAL STORM
"The villain here is not just Enron; It's also the tax code that drives business offshore," said Robert Bauman, a former U.S. congressman and an advocate for offshore investing.More on this story here.
DELAWARE: AMERICA'S OWN 'OFFSHORE' HAVEN
Enron Corp. has a network of 2,000 subsidiaries in 23 states and 62 countries. But the largest number of Enron subsidiaries (685), are in Delaware, where creation & care of corporations is big business.More on this story here.
MORE EVIDENCE OF BAHAMAS DECLINE
NASSAU. Citibank pulls out of the islands, closes VISA services.More on this story here.
WHY SECOND PASSPORTS CAN BE VERY USEFUL
An American's unsettling experience in the Philippines dramatically shows why a second passport can be very useful when abroad.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE INDEX FUNDS DOING WELL
The case for international stock index funds gets stronger.More on this story here.
BETTING THAT GOLD WILL RISE AGAIN
Two mining investors amassed a $235 million fortune as metals prices tumbled. Now they're betting that gold will rise again.More on this story here.
HOW TO HANDLE ASSETS IN A DIVORCE
Plan ahead and choose your jurisdictions carefully.More on this story here.
GOVERNMENT OF MEN, NOT OF LAWS
Noted offshore asset protection attorney Denis KLEINFELD explains the real threats from US law enforcement in the wake of 9/11 laws.More on this story here.
FREEDOM TO FLY MAY MEAN PRIVACY SURRENDER
Yet another feel-good, Rube Goldberg plan that will force airline users to bare their souls, while terrorists still go free.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE SECTOR WELCOMES BARBADOS DECISION
Finally the OECD capitulates and strikes a name from the blacklist.More on this story here.
BAD 'GOOD NEIGHBOR' POLICY
Cross the US-Mexican border and you become an instant suspect.More on this story here.
NATION IDs; A STAB IN THE BACK
“Don't ask me for my papers. I won't give them to you.”More on this story here.
ENCRYPTION PROTECTS US
So don't deprive us of our privacy for phony 'anti-terror' safety.More on this story here.
U.S. CORPORATIONS FLEE OFFSHORE
More American companies are going offshore to avoid double, triple, high taxes.More on this story here.
CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AREA PLAN
16 nations in the Caribbean & Central America seek trade unity.More on this story here.
LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS QUESTIONED
The Enron mess has called into question a leading asset protection device, the limited liability partnership.More on this story here.
IS GOLD MAKING A COMEBACK?
S&P thinks gold may regain its long term luster. Prices soar as anxious investors again seek refuge in the precious metal.More on this story here.
ABUSIVE TRUST PROSECUTIONS UP
Wall Street Journal reports IRS is convicting more criminals who try to hide income from tax collectors using “abusive trusts.”More on this story here.
Alleged US abusive trust salesman arrested in Costa Rica.More on this story here.
EU/G-7 MONEY LAUNDERING RULES
Still more about new governmental attacks on wealth.More on this story here.
LANGER EXPOSES I.R.S. REPORTING PLANS
Dr. Marshall Langer exposes the fallacy of IRS reporting foreign investors US income.More on this story here.
IS THERE A FUTURE FOR LIBERTY?
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tx) weighs optimism & pessimism about the future.More on this story here.
SURVEILLANCE TECH THREAT
Government's surveillance technology threatens liberty.More on this story here.
GOVERNMENT BOOK WATCHING
Growing official demands to know what books you read.More on this story here.
INSIDE GOVERNMENT VIEW
Here's how the US Dept. of Justice interprets the 'PATRIOT ACT'.More on this story here.
MORE PROOF HAVENS NOT TERROR CASH CONDUITS
A fascinating investigative report showing how gold was (and is) used by terrorists. None of it flows through traditional offshore haven nations, contrary to US politicians who sponsored anti-terror haven curbs.More on this story here.
N.Y. TIMES DISCOVERS OFFSHORE TAX SAVINGS
In a breathless front page expose, the wannabe 'national newspaper of record' finally discovers that US companies save millions in taxes by moving incorporation to offshore tax havens.More on this story here.
ARGENTINE LEGALIZED THEFT
"Argentina's rulers cannot resurrect an economy by ignoring the rule of law and plundering private property."More on this story here.
PURSUIT OF HIDDEN ASSETS EXPLAINED
A major reason for offshore financial structures is asset protection. A must read to understand how offshore assets can be traced.More on this story here.
GOLD PRICE MANIPULATION CURB PROPOSED
US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) offers bill to stop government gold antics.More on this story here.
MIDDLE AMERICANS ATTACK STEALTH TAX
Average taxpayers are riled by creeping alternative minimum tax.More on this story here.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING IS BIG BUSINESS
Annual Miami 'education' conference rakes in cash showcasing anti-tax haven speakers from FATF and Sen. Levin's staff.More on this story here.
HEDGE FUNDS HIT BY NEW DIRTY CASH RULES
New US law imposes new burdens, higher costs, red tape.More on this story here.
THREATS TO BAHAMAS OFFSHORE BUSINESS
The Nassau Institute details the detrimental impact of numerous government actions curtailing Bahamas offshore financial freedom.More on this story here and here.
TOOLING TO BERMUDA
US corporations that move to tax havens like Bermuda cut taxes and increase earnings for millions of US stockholders; that's patriotism.More on this story here.
STILL NO TERROR CASH FOUND IN TAX HAVENS
US$104m (£73m) in alleged terrorist assets and frozen accounts from 168 individuals and groups; none from established tax haven nations.More on this story here.
ANOTHER REASON TO BANK OFFSHORE
US banking lobbyists want to overturn financial privacy laws arguing bank privacy impedes attempts at detecting terrorist cash.More on this story here.
I.R.S. WANTS WORLDWIDE POWERS
A Swiss financial expert comments on the extraterritorial extension of U.S. government banking rules and IRS investigations.More on this story here.
DON'T BE A FINANCIAL VICTIM
Vern JACOBS CPA explains how to avoid con men and inept financial advisors.More on this story here.
And says, Jacobs, if you doubt the value of having your own asset protection plan, check out the current US jury awards here.
F.E.A.R. CIVIL FORFEITURE DEFENSE MANUAL
Details of this valuable new book here.
MANX WARNED OF EU-USA WAR
The Isle of Man is told the US will win and Manxmen should stay out of the growing US-EU economic war.More on this story here.
HAVENS NOT TERROR CONDUITS
Still more proof that traditional tax havens were not used by terrorist. Gold flowed through Muslim banks and gold halawa exchanges.More on this story here and here.
BRIT BANKS KNEW ABOUT U.S. TERRORISTS BEFORE 9/11
Example of muscle bound government paralysis. Before 9/11 British banks spotted 15 of the US terrorists as high risk suspects.More on this story here.
NEW DIRTY CASH CURBS HIT INSURANCE INDUSTRY
The USA Patriot Act snares US insurance agents and brokers in a host of new anti-money laundering rules.More on this story here.
HISTORY OF MONEY LAUNDERING LAW FAILURES
Study of the mess that is US anti-money laundering laws.More on this story here.
THE GREAT UNWATCHED
Bill Safire laments the end of privacy in America.More on this story here.
U.S. GOVERNMENT LIBRARY SPIES
USA Patriot Act forces librarians to spy on readers.More on this story here.
GOVERNMENT HATES ONLINE ANONYMITY
Another 'terrorism excuse' attack on privacy.More on this story here.
MICROCHIP IMPLANT SMART CARDS
Get this under your skin and they'll always know where you are.More on this story here.
E.U. WANTS TOTAL INTERNET SURVEILLANCE
Again, the 'terrorism excuse' is used.More on this story here.
U.K. PASSPORTS MAY USE SMART CARDS
Bio-metric border crossing cards as passports supplements.More on this story here and here.
CANADA PRESUMES OFFSHORE INVESTORS GUILT
Throwing due process to the winds, securities regulators pursue 13,000 offshore brokerage account holders as potential tax evaders.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS HEDGES ON O.E.C.D. COMMITMENT
NASSAU. Showing belated concern for its offshore financial sector, the government says no signature without 'level playing' field.More on this story here.
BRIT ACCOUNTANTS SLAM TAX HAVENS
Claims annual cost in lost UK taxes is £85bn a year.More on this story here.
SWISS BLOCK ALLEGED TERROR CASH
GENEVA. Swiss asset managers block 37 million Swiss francs (US$22 million) in accounts alleged by US to be terrorist funds.More on this story here.
NEW U.S. TREASURY RULES SHRED PRIVACY
WASHINGTON. USA Patriot Act proposal forces banks, financial firms, to share personal information with government police.More on this story here.
Text of FinCEN rules on information "sharing procedures"More on this story here.
W.T.O. RULING MAY FORCE U.S. CORPORATE TAX REFORM
US Treasury says WTO threat means possible territorial tax.More on this story here.
U.S. COURT ORDERS TAX PROTESTER TO SHUT UP
Federal judge shuts down 'tax evasion' service that says US income tax is voluntary; orders owner to stop making such claims.More on this story here.
O.E.C.D. SAYS U.S. TAX SYSTEM NEEDS REFORM
Complex system causes high compliance costs.More on this story here.
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