Offshore Taxes

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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Top Low Corporate Tax Countries in 2022

Top Low Corporate Tax Countries in 2022


Are you looking for opportunities to create a new business or scale up an existing one abroad? See our ranking of low corporate tax states to choose the right jurisdiction!

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Tax Laws in Europe at a Glance

Tax Laws in Europe at a Glance


Tax laws in Europe in a nutshell: an overview of country-specific tax rates and deductions in 2021. Business, accounts, residence permits, citizenship in Europe.

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Corporate Taxes in Singapore

Corporate Taxes in Singapore


Singapore is a small Asian country with an exceptionally strong economy. Currently, it ranks fourth in the GDP per capita index. Among other things, the taxation policies applied in Singapore contribute greatly to the prosperity of the country. The corporate tax rates are comparatively low, which makes Singapore attractive for a great number of foreign investors who set up large and small companies there.

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Tax resident status for companies in Nevis: who will pay 33%?

Tax resident status for companies in Nevis: who will pay 33%?


How can a company incorporated in the island of Nevis become a tax resident and start paying local corporate tax? We will talk about this in the article. Offshore company on the island of Nevis For many years Nevis has been a low profile but well reputed offshore jurisdictions. It has always been advantageous to […]

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G7 Global Minimum Tax Rate – Good News for Offshore Business?

G7 Global Minimum Tax Rate – Good News for Offshore Business?


The G7 announced a Global Minimum Tax Rate of 15%. In this article, we argue that their goals are completely unrealistic, only invented for publicity and political considerations. The G7 and G20 have actually moved their focus away from offshore centres and are going instead after big, western multinationals because they see a bigger political and financial benefit. The offshore lifestyle remains intact!

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Property Taxes for Legal Entities in Greece: Are There Any Exemptions?

Property Taxes for Legal Entities in Greece: Are There Any Exemptions?


Property owners in Greece – be they private individuals or corporate entities – have to pay property taxes. There are unified taxes that are quite insignificant but there is also a special property tax that varies between 15% and 45%. Depending on the type of business activities that the company is engaged in, it can be exempted from the special property tax though.

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Offshore Tax Benefits: What, Where, How to Obtain?

Offshore Tax Benefits: What, Where, How to Obtain?


Access to offshore tax benefits and proper international tax planning depends on your awareness of all intricacies of offshore jurisdictions. Read the experts’ brief analysis and request a specific in-depth study of the destination of your choice. Order a free online private consultation.

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