Jun 2015

Jurisdiction Spotlight: New Zealand

New Zealand isn’t exactly a tax haven nor is it a secrecy jurisdiction, but it is nonetheless an interesting player in the international financial services sector. Comparable to its former owner, whose queen it still hails, New Zealand has found a way to enter this industry with an almost spotless…


Dark Side Part 1: Tax Evasion

By now, I feel that it’s clear enough that I advocate for compliance with laws and regulations, and transparency in accordance with international standards. I therefore think it’s time to dedicate a couple of posts to the “dark side” of the international financial services industry – the things that make…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Liberia

Africa has three well-established tax havens: Seychelles, Mauritius, and Liberia. (Time will tell if The Gambia manages to get anywhere with its recent endeavours.) I have covered Mauritius in the past and while the Seychelles is the most popular, I have decided to take on Liberia today as it relates…


The Permanent Traveller

This article, like much of what I write, does not apply to American and Eritrean citizens. In this particular case, it is because  these jurisdictions are unique in that they (may) tax non-resident citizens, according to a 2011 report by E&Y. This is a subject that is as popular as it…


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