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CAYMANS BANK INFORMANT STRIKES AGAIN
Yet another tax cheat is done in by John Mathewson, convicted ex-owner of the defunct Guardian Bank & Trust on Grand Cayman.More on this story here.
I.R.S. MAY GET OFFSHORE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
The full Wall Street Journal article.More on this story here.
LUXEMBOURG HOLDS FIRM
This low tax offshore center defies OECD, EU demands for information exchange, while its many investments funds prosper.More on this story here.
CLOSE SWISS U.N. VOTE CURBS QUICK E.U. TIES
GENEVA. Big turnout, close vote, slows European Union ties.More on this story here.
Assuming you enjoy city life, Zurich, Switzerland is the world's most desirable city in which to live, claims an annual survey.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR PLANS MASS PROTEST
Accusing Tony Blair's Labour government of a sellout to Spain, residents of The Rock will hold protest demonstrations March 18.More on this story here.
NO-TAX BERMUDA ATTRACTS FOREIGN CORPORATIONS
HAMILTON. 4 out of 10 foreign businesses incorporated here did so because of the island's tax-free status.More on this story here.
And that makes high tax left-wingers furious.More on this story here.
HONG KONG'S FUTURE ANALYZED
It's not democracy, but what Beijing wants that counts.More on this story here.
CARIBBEAN HAVENS FORM BLOC
Eastern Caribbean island nations, including established offshore tax havens, form a free trade and passport group.More on this story here.
An island loving romantic praises his favorite place.More on this story here.
U.K. OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP TIME TABLE
A new law granting British passports and citizenship to 250,000 in the UK overseas territories could be operational by June.More on this story here.
NIGERIAN FRAUDSTERS SWITCH COUNTRIES
As the public catches on to the notorious e-mail 'Nigerian scam', fraudsters switch to less suspect countries as a base for crime.More on this story here.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Among many Internet scams, phony offshore banking deals are common ploys. Here's the anatomy of one such fraud supposedly based in Panama.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE INSURANCE HELPS RISK MANAGEMENT
US insurers go offshore for better financial returns on reserve funds, tax incentives, better risk insurance coverage.More on this story here.
DELAWARE: USA CORPORATE HAVEN
Why one small state in the USA is home to thousands of corporations. NPR radio explains. (RealPlayer software required to listen).More on this story here.
BAHAMAS ELECTIONS MAY 2ND
NASSAU. Bahamians will vote for a new Parliament on May 2. The current government's sacking of beneficial offshore financial laws and lost jobs may be hot issues.More on this story here and here.
LORDS RULING MAY FORCE NEW CARIBBEAN COURT
A UK Privy Council ruling spurs creation of a Caribbean Supreme Court for several nations including leading island tax havens.More on this story here.
I.R.S. OFFSHORE CREDIT CARD PROBE GROWS
LA Times reports the IRS card investigation may expand soon.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS, THE PANAMA WAY
Derek SAMBROOK explains sham trusts, real trusts, and which is best for you.More on this story here and here.
CHANNEL ISLAND BANKS STILL ACTIVE
Post 9/11 funds keep rolling in to JERSEY and GUERNSEY.More on this story here and here.
SWISS PRO U.N. VOTE MEANS LITTLE CHANGE
Observer sees no dramatic positive changes.More on this story here.
'Working in Switzerland' by Henley & Partners explains key aspects of Swiss immigration policies and procedures."More on this story here.
TICINO SWISS BANKS WEATHER ITALIAN TAX AMNESTY
LUGANO. Fears that an Italian tax amnesty would lead to a cash exodus from canton Ticino banks so far prove wrong.More on this story here.
ICELAND LOSES SOVEREIGNTY TO E.U.
Iceland joined the EU market and was forced to adopt 4,000 EU directives and rules with no say in the decision process.More on this story here.
NIUE BANKS ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN
ALOFI, Niue. The Pacific island tax haven may end its offshore banking laws under OECD pressure. And then again, it may not.More on this story here and here.
ZIMBABWE: SUFFERING & SHAME
HARARE. Surprise! Robert Mugabe has declared himself re-elected president after a vote marred by violence, intimidation & fraud.More on this story here.
U.N. WORLD INCOME TAX MEETING
MONTEREY, Mexico. March 18-22 the tax collectors meeting from Hell gathers here to map plans for a UN "international tax organization" (ITO), a global IRS.More on this story here, here, here, here, and here.
U.K. TAX LOOPHOLE CLOSE MAY KILL EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT
LONDON. If Labour imposes a non-domicle income tax on expatriates in the UK foreign executives will leave and wont be replaced.More on this story here.
WHY IRELAND PROSPERS
DUBLIN. A new study confirms that the overall tax rate in Ireland is the lowest of all European Union nations, a major reason for Irish prosperity and a big draw for international businesses.More on this story here.
U.K. WILL VETO E.U. CORPORATE TAX PLANS
LONDON. Even British Labourites wont stand for high EU corporate taxes being imposed on all EU member states.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE INVESTMENTS FOR BRITS
LONDON. You don't have to be a rich British citizen to benefit from careful offshore banking and investments.More on this story here.
NIGERIAN SCAM WEB SITE
We all get those Nigerian scam e-mails and here's a web site devoted to exposing this fraud.More on this story here.
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