Nearly every country in the world has some form of taxes. Most countries charge a proportion of the worldwide income of every individual or corporation resident in their jurisdiction. The USA goes even further - charging their citizens and green card holders taxes even if they are not resident in the country.
Offshore, however, taxes can be lower or non-existent. Many countries have introduced special tax regimes to encourage foreign investment, while the lucky few such as Monaco, Sark and Andorra are simply accidents of history where taxes were never introduced.
Whilst European countries typically charge tax on worldwide income, there are many countries in Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America that only charge taxes on local income. This system, called territorial taxation, means you are free to live within their borders completely tax free if your money is earned offshore.
Specific taxes offshore (whether on profit, labor or capital) vary significantly depending on the jurisdiction of registration and where business is physically carried out. To choose the best tax optimization strategy, it is necessary to assess the risks and possibilities of using foreign companies, and at the same time to understand the nuances of legislation and tax policies of different states.
Our experts will be happy to assist in registering a foreign company to solve your problem. We recommend that you start by filling out a questionnaire for selecting a jurisdiction for registering or transferring your business.
Below you will find interesting and useful materials on taxes abroad, offshore tax strategies and more. Please also feel free to browse the rest of the International Wealth portal where you can learn much more about offshore tax planning and offshore tax strategies.
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