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EUROPEAN UNION TAX ATTACK
Daniel Mitchell of the Heritage Foundation details EU plans to tax the world.More on this story here.
UNITED NATIONS WANTS YOUR TAXES
It's not a conspiracy if it's out in the open. The UN makes plain they want a global tax collection agency, a world IRS.More on this story here.
US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) explains how the UN plans its global tax.More on this story here.
O.E.C.D. PONDERS TAX ON ALL INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS
PARIS. Those tax-free bureaucrats just wont let the Tobin Tax die.More on this story here.
Unaccountable OECD bureaucrats squander your tax money.More on this story here.
THERE'S MORE THAN THE EURO
Far better European currencies can make a profit. Think Britain, Sweden, Norway.More on this story here.
WHY ULTRA LEFTIST BILLIONAIRES?
Why are the likes of Soros, Gates & Rockefeller associated with ultra leftist causes?More on this story here.
And here's why US companies go offshore; outrageously high US corporate taxes, double taxation of dividends and income.More on this story here.
Another US company goes offshore, saves $55 million in taxes.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS LOSES SOVEREIGNTY
NASSAU. The Nassau Institute explains how radical financial laws in The Bahamas are destroying government control over the nation.More on this story here.
STAY AWAY FROM U.B.S.
The major Swiss bank has severely restricted the rights of it US clients and now its software presumes all clients are crooks.More on this story here.
U.S. STOCK BROKERS SERVE AS POLICE SPIES
Interesting Q & A about the new rules mandated by the USA Patriot Act governing US stock brokers and their clients.More on this story here.
CALL FOR SENSIBLE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAWS
WASHINGTON. A new report calls for an end to useless financial reporting and emphasis on catching real cash criminals.More on this story here.
MORE SNOOPING FROM THE I.R.S.
Dan MITCHELL of the Heritage Foundation lays bare the IRS attack on offshore credit cards users and what it really means.More on this story here.
WHAT IS THE O.E.C.D.?
PARIS. Although it's a leftist view, here's an explanation of what the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) does.More on this story here.
WHAT HAPPENED TO COSTA RICA?
SAN JOSE. Considered by some as a tax haven, this Central American nation is a deficit welfare state with a new conservative president.More on this story here, here, and here.
DIRECT OFFSHORE INVESTMENT GOING UP
Foreign direct investment is expected to grow through 2006.More on this story here.
STRONG DOLLAR CAUSES PROBLEMS
WASHINGTON. The strength of the American dollar is again causing tension in the world economy.More on this story here.
E.U. NATIONS FAVOR TERRORISTS OVER TAX HAVENS
Non sequitur of the week: Germany, France refuse to help US anti-terror efforts until the US destroys offshore tax havens.More on this story here and here.
IRELAND MAY BENEFIT FROM TAX HAVEN CURBS
DUBLIN. Low taxes, high standards, transparency may bring tax haven business from traditional offshore financial centers.More on this story here.
BERMUDA ANSWERS U.S. 'PATRIOTS'
HAMILTON. The island's leading law firm exposes American politicians and their demagogic attacks and wrong headed laws.More on this story here.
AMERICA'S OWN TAX HAVEN; DELAWARE WORRIED
WILMINGTON. As more US corporations go offshore, the 'company state' is concerned about lost revenue.More on this story here.
HOW NOT TO REACT TO ENRON
Prof. Pierre Lemieux explains why big government schemes wont stop future Enrons.More on this story here.
U.S. LAWMAKERS OPPOSE I.R.S. REGS
They say kill proposed regulations to require US financial institutions to report interest income paid to nonresident aliens.More on this story here.
TAXES IN THE MEDIA
CATO REPORT ON TAX COMPETITIONRead the Summary here or read the full report here.
Profits & Patriotism: ABC-TV joins the leftist attack on havens.More on this story here.
A gaggle of US Senators out to make headlines, not laws.More on this story here.
ONCE GREAT BRITAIN LABOURS ON
LEFTIST LAMENT: LONDON. A far left British professor states his case for class envy and socialism including, naturally, destroying all tax havens.More on this story here.
TRIAL BY JURY ABOLISHED: Claiming fraud cases are too complex for juries to decide, Tony Blair's Labourites abolish the right to trial by jury.More on this story here.
SWISS FRANC IN DECLINE?
ZURICH. The head of the Swiss National Bank says the Swiss franc role as a currency safe haven henceforth may be more limited.More on this story here.
O.E.C.D. LATEST BLACKLIST DUE
PARIS. The busy OECD bureaucrats this week plan to issue their latest offshore haven blacklist of those who refuse to surrender their financial privacy; hold outs include Andorra, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Panama, Samoa and Vanuatu.More on this story here.
CATO ON THE I.R.S. OFFSHORE CREDIT CARD SCARE
Veronique De Rugy of the Cato Institute exposes the IRS scare campaign.More on this story here.
9/11 AFTERMATH: COMING TO AMERICA?
Here's a detailed account of the Draconian law the US Congress is about to enact in an attempt to control all who want to come to America.More on this story here.
WHY NOT CHOOSE CHILE?
World traveler DOUG CASEY tells you why you should invest, even live in CHILE.More on this story here.
DO-IT-YOURSELF KOOKIE KUNTRIES
We don't endorse these strange "countries" but the possibilities are rather interesting to contemplate.More on this story here.
U.S. TAX TREATIES NEXT TARGET?
An informative NY Times essay tells how US corporations can save millions in taxes by going offshore using bi-lateral tax treaties. It's all legal and no doubt soon will be attacked by US politicians.More on this story here.
BANDITS WITH BADGES
A commentary on unfair, confiscatory US civil forfeiture laws.More on this story here.
THE U.S. MED MAL CRISIS
What drives US doctors' assets to offshore safety; predatory medical malpractice lawsuits and huge insurance premiums.More on this story here.
ANTI-IRS ACTIVIST ARRESTED FOR TAX FRAUD
SANTA ANA, Calif. Anti-tax activist who boasted she never paid US income taxes arrested for allegedly promoting bogus tax shelters.More on this story here.
BRITISH QUEEN MUM'S ESTATE TAX FREE
Another reason for Brits to love the late Queen Mother Elizabeth; it turns out she arranged her £60 million estate to avoid high UK taxes.More on this story here.
BERMUDA TELLS U.S. POLITICIANS TO BUZZ OFF
HAMILTON. Responding to efforts to keep US companies from reincorporating here to cut taxes, Bermuda PM Jennifer Smith says no country should tell another what to do about its taxes.More on this story here and here.
And another US firm plans a Bermuda move to slash taxes.More on this story here.
RUSSIAN FLAT TAX A SUCCESS
MOSCOW. The new 13% flat income tax rate is a major success.More on this story here and here.
PRIVATE PROPERTY IS BEDROCK
The right that makes all other liberties possible.More on this story here.
MORE ARRESTS IN TAX SHELTER SCHEMES
Charges include conspiracy to defraud the IRS and creating sham trusts to hide income. 7 arrested.More on this story here.
AT LAST: TRUTH ABOUT O.E.C.D. BLACKLISTING
Finally, an accurate news report exposing the meaningless 'commitment' letters signed by offshore havens that got off the blacklist.More on this story here.
THE BLACKLISTED SEVEN
A profile of the seven nations that refused to surrender sovereignty to the OECD, getting them star billing on its latest phony blacklist.More on this story here.
OECD Lifts Veil on 31 Tax Havens.More on this story here.
It's Not Easy Being Liechtenstein.More on this story here.
INSATIABLE O.E.C.D. THREATENS SWISS, LUXEMBOURG
Both nations have refused to compromise on their financial privacy laws, so now OECD bureaucrats are planning to propose sanctions.More on this story here.
US Treasury Sec. O'Neill claims meaningless OECD tax info sharing commitments from offshore havens resulted from US policy.More on this story here.
ANOTHER SIDE OF PANAMA
We recommend Panama as a preferred offshore financial center, but here's a darker side; government corruption, press coercion.More on this story here.
But Panama's newly clean banks now meet almost all global standards.More on this story here.
HEDGE FUNDS FACE MONEY LAUNDERING CRACKDOWN
Interesting look at how the US government is using the USA Patriot law to destroy financial privacy using the 'terrorism' excuse.More on this story here.
THE CASE FOR GLOBAL INVESTING
Finally, a good time to go global. Foreign markets hold bargains, maybe the best in 30 years. And emerging markets are included.More on this story here.
CALL FOR A WORLD CURRENCY
A Nobel Prize economist says the world needs a common currency.More on this story here.
INTERPOL TO TRACK PASSPORTS
The global police organization now has a worldwide passport watch list.More on this story here.
U.S. NATIONAL I.D. PLANS QUESTIONED
A new report says ID plans not thought out, threaten privacy.More on this story here.
NEW SOFTWARE MAY BLOCK CARNIVORE
The new PC system program will protect against FBI invasions of privacy.More on this story here.
SWISS BANK SECRECY CAMPAIGN PROPOSED
ZURICH. In response to rumors the Swiss cabinet may weaken bank secrecy to appease the European Union, a campaign for a national vote on a constitutional amendment to protect bank privacy is launched.More on this story here and here.
HONG KONG FREEDOM SLIPPING AWAY?
As Red China's grip tightens, Hong Kong's status as a free market economy is questioned as SINGAPORE wants to move up.More on this story here, here, here, and here.
U.S. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING RULES SPREAD WIDE NET
WASHINGTON. New Treasury rules based on the USA Patriot Act cover everything from your wallet to your will and all in between.More on this story here and here.
THE ECONOMIST BIG MAC INDEX
The latest Big Mac index shows the US dollar to be way overvalued.More on this story here.
AMERICAN DEATH TAX MAY FINALLY DIE
WASHINGTON. Congress may vote full repeal within 90 days.More on this story here.
U.S. COMPANIES RACE TO GO OFFSHORE
Threatened by possible federal legislation, American companies race to save taxes by re-incorporating offshore.More on this story here.
WEALTHY LEAVING AMERICA
WASHINGTON. Taxes and other restrictions on wealthy Americans are driving them offshore -- and could wreck the US economy.More on this story here.
For the official IRS lists of expatriating Americans:Click here.
SWISS SECRECY CONFUSION
ZURICH. Amid rumors Swiss politicians may sell out the nation's strict banking secrecy, the government denies it. Then a top banking regulator says secrecy may have to yield. Who's in charge?More on this story here and here.
NEW REPORT UPHOLDS FINANCIAL PRIVACY
WASHINGTON. Task Force on Information Exchange & Financial Privacy recommends balancing financial privacy and national security.More on this story here.
For the full report in pdf format:Click here.
Richard Rahn asks, "Do You Need Financial Privacy?"More on this story here.
I.R.S. MAJOR VIOLATOR OF FINANCIAL PRIVACY
Dan Mitchell calls for reforms to end IRS and US tax code violations of Americans' financial privacy.More on this story here.
'NATIONAL SECURITY' SNOOPS
US government subpoenas flood telecom industry demanding personal information about Americans and their financial records.More on this story here.
USA PATRIOT ACT HURTS SMALL BUSINESS
New law imposes costly, unnecessary rules on small businesses.More on this story here.
AMERICANS BACK CIVIL LIBERTIES
Concerned about terrorists, Americans don't want to surrender their liberty in exchange for security.More on this story here.
THE WAR AGAINST OUR FREEDOMS
Will the US government succeed where terrorists have failed?More on this story here.
LIBERTY CHANGES THE WORLD
David Boaz new book 'Toward Liberty: The Idea That is Changing the World' is highly recommended.More on this story here.
U.S. AIMS AT UNREPORTED OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS
The US Treasury and IRS are stepping up enforcement of the law requiring reporting of all US persons' offshore financial accounts.More on this story here and here.
LITIGATION OUT OF CONTROL
A major reason to move assets offshore, the explosion of lawsuits in the United States, including massive class action law suits.More on this story here, here, and here.
O.E.C.D ILLEGAL COERCION OF OFFSHORE HAVENS
The Boston College International & Comparative Law Review says the OECD has no legal basis for its blacklisting of tax havens.More on this story here.
MITCHELL EXPOSES PROTECTIONISM
WASHINGTON. Dan Mitchell of the Heritage Foundation exposes the fallacies of proposals to curb offshore re-incorporation by US companies seeking to avoid high US taxes.More on this story here and here.
U.S TREASURY SECRETARY'S DOLLAR RIDDLES
Pressure on the dollar produces muddled Washington statements.More on this story here and here.
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