Tax Havens Made Clear: A Comprehensive Guide

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The Problem of Taxation

Taxes. They’re the bane of the existence of honest and hard-working people everywhere. We’d much rather preserve our capital for the benefit of our families and for important charities than pay the bill for all manner of government waste and inefficiency—often in the service of projects we would rather not support.

In light of this reality, while it is our legal responsibility to pay the taxes that we owe, it is our moral responsibility as stewards of the wealth we have been given to keep as much as legally possible out of the government’s unreliable and irresponsible hands. But how?

One strategy is to take advantage of tax havens.

While our treatment of this subject is not yet complete, let’s get started exploring the possibilities that tax havens offer. Here is a short outline of the major topics with outline links to completed sections of the discussion, followed by card links to the major components of “the tax haven solution”:

Topical Outline

  1. Tax Havens: A Short Introduction
  2. A Guide to Offshore Banking and Investments
  3. How Secure are Tax Havens?
  4. A Guide to Countries without Income Taxes
  5. The Top 10 Caribbean Tax Havens
  6. Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing
  7. Could Moving to Puerto Rico Reduce Your Taxes? (coming TBA)
  8. The Top 11 European Tax Havens
  9. Swiss Banks and Financial Secrecy (coming TBA)
  10. The Top 5 Asian Tax Havens
  11. Offshore Cryptocurrency Accounts as a Tax Reduction Strategy (coming TBA)
  12. Getting Help with Offshore Finances (coming TBA)
  13. A Taxing Escape: Offshore Finance in a Nutshell (coming TBA)

The Tax Haven Solution

Tax Havens: A Short Introduction

Tax havens are jurisdictions around the world where the tax laws are lenient or non-existent. The oldest tax havens in the contemporary world are places like Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Panama, which have each had this status for about a hundred years… Continue reading

A Guide to Offshore Banking and Investments

Offshore accounts: they’re not just a tax reduction strategy for the rich. They can be useful for anyone concerned about their financial future. Rich or not so rich, then, let’s explore some of the possibilities and complications of moving money offshore. The complexity of the tax system in developed countries, the United States in particular … Continue reading

How Secure Are Tax Havens?

Scrutiny of offshore banking accounts and financial activities has increased and a variety of national and international organizations are applying pressure to establish treaties and exchange agreements that would eliminate the tax advantages that tax havens provide. Many countries are not happy about the existence of tax havens that lower the amount of money they … Continue reading

A Guide to Countries without Income Taxes

The idea of living a life free of income taxes is exhilarating, but the reality of achieving it is easily perceived as difficult, inconvenient and daunting …  Continue reading

The Top 10 Caribbean Tax Havens

Many Caribbean nations are pure tax havens that offer tax security to business owners and investors because of their financial privacy laws, non-existent income taxes, and non-existent corporate taxes. These nations became tax havens to attract foreign investment, bolster their own economies, and reduce their dependence on foreign nations, though their effectiveness has been curtailed … Continue reading

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Cayman Islands have no income taxes, no property taxes, no capital … Continue reading

Could Moving to Puerto Rico
Reduce Your Taxes?


Coming TBA

The Top 11 European Tax Havens

Extending from western Europe into the Caucasus, countries as diverse as Switzerland and the Republic of Georgia function in a variety of ways as tax havens. These countries provide a refuge from high income tax rates, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes. Consequently, they have attracted a variety of tax refugees, including large companies and private investors, seeking to … Continue reading

Swiss Banks and Financial Secrecy


Coming TBA

The Top 5 Asian Tax Havens

While no Asian countries function as a pure tax havens, various locations in Asia have governmental structures, banking, and finance laws beneficial both for individuals and for businesses concerned about reducing their taxes, protecting their assets, expanding their investment strategies, and having confidentiality in their banking and financial transactions… Continue reading


Offshore Cryptocurrency Accounts as a
Tax Reduction Strategy


Coming TBA

Getting Help with Offshore Finances


Coming TBA

A Taxing Escape:
Offshore Finance in a Nutshell


Coming TBA