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Preface                                                    ix




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PART ONE     THE OFFSHORE CONTROVERSY                       1



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 1. Why Are so Many People Going Offshore?
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 2. Whipping the Taxpayers into Shape                       7
 3. The Big Squeeze                                        10
 4. The Changing World of Tax Havens                       15
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 5. The International Dragnet                              18
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 6. The Global Laundromat                                  21
 7. The Tax Police                                         23
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 8. Barbarians at the Gate                                 26
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PART TWO BUILDING A SOLID OFFSHORE
FINANCIAL FORTRESS                                         31
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 9. The Benefits of Going Offshore                         33
10. Best Strategies for Going Offshore: Personal and
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    Financial Lifestyle Changes                            35
11. Expatriating                                           37
12. The $80,000 Annual Loophole                            39
13. New Citizenship and Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship   42
14. Eight Ways to Sunday                                   44
15. T-7 Tax Havens: The Green List of the World’s Best
    Offshore Havens                                        48

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16. Selecting the Best Tax Haven for Your Plans                  54
17. Establishing an Offshore Presence without Leaving Home       61
18. Offshore Business Structures                                 63
19. Secrets of Offshore Banking                                  73
20. Offshore Financial and Investment Strategies                 81
21. Offshore Estate Planning                                     89
22. The Swiss Angle                                              97
23. Placing Your Assets Offshore and Avoiding
    Fraudulent Transfers                                        105
24. Offshore Business                                           107
25. International Tax Planning                                  110
26. Offshore Privacy                                            117
27. Offshore Caveat                                             119


PART THREE        TODAY ’S TAX HAVENS                           121
28. Tax Information Exchange Agreements                         127
29. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty                              129
30. Profiles of Tax Havens                                      131

Andorra, 131                     Cayman Islands, 158
Anguilla, 133                    Channel Islands—Guernsey,
Antigua and Barbuda, 135           162
Aruba, 136                       Channel Islands—Jersey, 166
Austria, 138                     Cook Islands, 171
The Bahamas, 140                 Cyprus, 173
Bahrain, 143                     Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
Barbados, 143                      177
Belize, 146                      Gibraltar, 179
Bermuda, 147                     Grenada, 182
British Virgin Islands, 151      Hong Kong, China, 183
Brunei Darussalam, 154           Isle of Man, 187
Campione (Italy), 155            Labuan, Malaysia, 192
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Liechtenstein, 194               Saint Kitts and Nevis, 220
Luxembourg, 197                  Saint Vincent and
Madeira, 200                       the Grenadines, 221
Malta, 202                       Seychelles, 224
Mauritius, 206                   Switzerland, 225
Monaco, 209                      Turks and Caicos, 229
The Netherlands, 211             Vanuatu, 231
The Netherlands Antilles, 214    Western Samoa, 235
Panama, 217



PART FOUR        RESOURCES—THE BIG PICTURE                         237
Offshore Citizenship and Retirement Opportunities                  239
Dominica                                                           239
Saint Kitts and Nevis                                              240
Profiles of Retirement Havens and Foreign Residency: Andorra,
Argentina, Austria, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil,
Campione (Italy), Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands,
Panama, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland,
Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom, Uruguay                          241
More Countries to Investigate                                      254
Travel Destinations                                                263
Offshore Reading                                                   264
Offshore Reference Works                                           264
Newsletters                                                        265
Travel Books                                                       267
Travel Bookstores and Map Dealers                                  267
Travel Information                                                 267
Financial Information and Business Opportunities                   268
Bank Resources                                                     269
Antisurveillance and Privacy Sources                               269
Books of Interest                                                  270
Publishers of Unusual Books and Hard-to-Find Information           271
Periodicals                                                        272
Real Estate                                                        272
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Expat Information                                272
Expat Books                                      273
Retirement Resources                             273
Health Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers   273
Organizations                                    274
Government Web Sites                             275
Financial and Investment Services                275
Immigration Services                             279
Tax Problems                                     280
Worldwide Serviced Offices                       280
Global Mail Drops                                281
International English Language Newspapers        281
Online Resources                                 281
Government Publications                          281
Offshore Dossier                                 281
Offshore Evaluation Service                      282
Offshore Financial Services                      282
Appendix                                         283
About the Author                                 316
Index                                            317

				
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