How to Cut Your Taxes to Zero & Safeguard Your Financial Freedom
Author: Lee Hadnum
Category: Business & Economics
Brand New 2014/2015 Edition - Fully Updated For The Latest 2014/2015 Changes "A Useful Guide" - Guardian Unlimited"...Detailed analysis of the main offshore jurisdictions..." Shelter Offshore Magazine The first half of the book takes 25 of the world's best tax havens and examines the personal and corporate tax planning opportunities available in each. It also contains valuable information on the residency requirements for each jurisdiction as well as taking a look at what its actually like to live there. We cover all of the key tax havens from the exotic Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Monaco, to less well-known but highly attractive tax havens like Cyprus, Malta and the Isle of Man. The second half of the book looks at how anyone with an interest in international trading or investing can enjoy some of these benefits. We look at the techniques the large multinational companies and super rich use to reduce their taxes and how you, with proper planning, could legally enjoy some of these benefits. What information is contained in the Book? This is the only book of its kind. You'll find out all about: How tax havens can help you pay less of the four 'Big Taxes': income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and corporation tax. The best European tax havens, including one just 80 miles from the UK which has no capital gains tax, inheritance tax or company tax and is opening its arms to UK residents. A Mediterranean tax haven where property is booming, the cost of living is low and there is no capital gains tax or tax on investment income. Two beautiful Mediterranean islands where UK pensions are taxed at just 5% and 15% respectively. Everything you need to know about the Caribbean tax havens: living there, buying property and setting up offshore companies and trusts. How to become a HNWI and enjoy Gibraltar's fantastic lifestyle and low taxes. A prosperous English-speaking country just one hour from the UK with a company tax rate of just 12.5% and no tax on UK investment income or capital gains. The best Eastern European tax havens, from Estonia to Russia. Other important tax haven gems scattered around the globe -- some of these countries have 0% taxes, dirt cheap property and are practically begging you to go and take up what's on offer. How to legally avoid the new European Savings Tax Directive. Everything you need to know about setting up and using offshore companies and trusts. The tremendous benefits of foundations when it comes to protecting your privacy. How to protect your privacy with nominees Recent G20 changes Moving abroad to escape the taxman's clutches How to set up a completely anonymous offshore company using bearer shares. How big companies and the rich use tax havens to lower their taxes and keep their wealth protected from the outside world. And much more... Which tax havens does the book cover? The book looks at: Andorra Anguilla The Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Campione The Cayman Islands The Channel Islands The Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Dubai Eastern Europe Gibraltar Hong Kong Ireland Isle of Man Liechtenstein Malta Monaco Panama Seychelles Singapore St Kitts and Nevis Switzerland Turks and Caicos Islands United States Denmark United Kingdom Labuan Floating Tax Havens
Achieving Economic Justice after the Great Recession
Author: Mark R. Reiff
Category: Business & Economics
With unemployment at historically high rates that show signs of becoming structural, there is a pressing need for an in-depth exploration of this economic injustice. Unemployment is one of the problems most likely to put critical pressure on our political institutions, disrupt the social fabric of our way of life, and even threaten the continuation of liberalism itself. Despite the obvious importance of the problem of unemployment, however, there has been a curious lack of attention paid to this issue by contemporary non-Marxist political philosophers. On Unemployment explores the moral implications of the problem of unemployment despite the continuing uncertainty involving both its causes and its cures. Reiff takes up a series of questions about the nature of unemployment and what justice has to tell us about what we should do, if anything, to alleviate it. The book comprehensively discusses the related theory and suggests how we might implement these more general observations in the real world. It addresses the politics of unemployment and the extent to which opposition to some or all of the book's various proposals stem not from empirical disagreements about the best solutions, but from more basic moral disagreements about whether the reduction of unemployment is indeed an appropriate moral goal. This exciting new text will be essential for scholars and readers across business, economics, and finance, as well as politics, philosophy, and sociology.
This book addresses sixteen different reform proposals that are urgently needed to correct the fault lines in the international tax system as it exists today, and which deprive both developing and developed countries of critical tax resources. It offers clear and concrete ideas on how the reforms can be achieved and why they are important for a more just and equitable global system to prevail. The key to reducing the tax gap and consequent human rights deficit in poor countries is global financial transparency. Such transparency is essential to curbing illicit financial flows that drain less developed countries of capital and tax revenues, and are an impediment to sustainable development. A major break-through for financial transparency is now within reach. The policy reforms outlined in this book not only advance tax justice but also protect human rights by curtailing illegal activity and making available more resources for development. While the reforms are realistic they require both political and an informed and engaged civil society that can put pressure on governments and policy makers to act.
How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emissions and Access to Energy
Author: Ray Galvin
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Business & Economics
Inequality and Energy: How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emissions and Access to Energy challenges energy consumption researchers in developed countries to reorient their research frameworks to include the effects of economic inequality within the scope of their investigations, and calls for a new set of paradigms for energy consumption research. The book explores concrete examples of energy deprivation due to inequality, and provides conceptual tools to explore this in relation to other issues regarding energy consumption. It thereby urges that energy consumption approaches be updated for a world of increasing inequality. Extreme economic inequality has increased within developed countries over the past three decades. The effects of inequality are now seen increasingly in health, housing affordability, crime and social cohesion. There are signs it may even threaten democracy. Researchers are also exploring its effects on energy consumption. One of their key findings is that less privileged groups have lost consistent access to basic energy services like warm homes and affordable transport, leading to huge disparities of climate damaging emissions between rich and poor. Provides overwhelming evidence of the persistent and increasing income inequality and wealth inequality in developed countries over the past three decades Showcases recent empirical work that explores correlates of this inequality with energy consumption behavior and some of the key problems of access to adequate energy services Shows the connections between these findings and the existing ways of researching energy consumption behavior and policy
For the first time, Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World brings together works by human rights and tax law experts, to illustrate the linkages between the two fields and to reveal their mutual relevance in tackling economic, social, and political inequalities. Against the backdrop of systemic corporate tax avoidance, the widespread use of tax havens, persistent pressures to embrace austerity policies, and growing gaps between the rich and poor, this book encourages readers to understand fiscal policy as human rights policy, with profound consequences for the wellbeing of citizens around the world. The essays collected examine where the foundational principles of tax law and human rights law intersect and diverge; discuss the cross-border nature and human rights impacts of abusive practices like tax avoidance and evasion; question the role of states in bringing transparency and accountability to tax policies and practices; highlight the responsibility of private sector actors for the consequences of tax laws; and critically evaluate certain domestic tax rules through the lens of equality and non-discrimination. The contributing scholars and practitioners explore how an international human rights framework can anchor debates around international tax reform and domestic fiscal consolidation in existing state obligations. They address what human rights law requires of state tax policies, and what a state's tax laws and loopholes mean for the enjoyment of human rights within and outside its borders. Ultimately, tax and human rights both turn on the relationship between the individual and the state, and thus both fields face crises as the social contract frays and populist, illiberal regimes are on the rise.
For the past thirty-five years Michael Mewshaw has covered pro tennis with a novelist’s sense of style, a travel writer’s feeling for place and an investigative reporter’s commitment to unearthing the truth. Like Short Circuit, his description of life on the men’s tour – the New York Times hailed it as “one of the best books ever written about tennis, and the most timely” – and Ladies of the Court, his account of the women’s circuit, Mewshaw’s articles offer original and often shocking insights into a sport that all too often receives superficial coverage. AD IN AD OUT ranges over four decades, providing vivid profiles of Bjorn Borg, Gabriella Sabatini, Monica Seles, Ivan Lendl, Andrea Jaeger, Andre Agassi, Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams. It depicts the sport’s beauty, its captivating geometry, and its exhilarating mano a mano competition. Whether analyzing a Grand Slam final or self-deprecatingly admitting his own comic attempts to master the game, Mewshaw conveys his knowledge of tennis history, along with his passion for the sport and the men and women who excel at it. His evocation of high stakes tournaments in Italy, France and England is more than equaled by his accounts of matches on garage rooftops, on private and public London courts, and beside a Spanish swimming pool where his opponent wears espadrilles and a bikini. But AD IN AD OUT also discusses subjects that rarely get reported. Betting and match-fixing, performance enhancing drugs, tanking and sexual abuse all come in for factual examination. And so does the increasing frequency with which tournaments are played in sunny places for shady people, i.e. in tax havens, repressive states eager to improve their images, and lawless regions where organized crime has discovered tennis as an excellent way to launder money. After AD IN AD OUT no reader will ever watch tennis without realizing how much more there is to the game.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For MBA students and graduates embarking on careers in investment banking, corporate finance, strategy consulting, money management, or venture capital Through integration with traditional MBA topics, Taxes and Business Strategy, Fifth Edition provides a framework for understanding how taxes affect decision-making, asset prices, equilibrium returns, and the financial and operational structure of firms. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you : Use a text from an active author team: All 5 authors actively teach the tax and business strategy course and provide you with relevant examples from both classroom and real-world consulting experience. Learn the practical uses for business strategy: Learn important concepts that can be applied to your life. Reinforce learning by using in-depth analysis: Analysis and explanatory material help you understand, think about, and retain information.
Accelerate your journey to financial freedom with the tools, strategies, and mindset of money mastery. Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience, your guides for this expedition are Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Barron’s (2013, 2014, 2015), and Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life and business strategist. Mallouk and Robbins take the seemingly daunting goal of financial freedom and simplify it into a step-by-step process that anyone can achieve. The pages of this book are filled with real-life success stories and vital lessons, such as… • Why the future is better than you think and why there is no greater time in history to be an investor • How to chart your personally tailored course for financial security • How markets behave and how to achieve peace of mind during volatility • What the financial services industry doesn’t want you to know • How to select a financial advisor that puts your interests first • How to navigate, select, or reject the many types of investments available • Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure! Financial freedom is not only about money—it’s about feeling deeply fulfilled in your own personal journey “Want an eye-opening guide to money management—one that tells it like it is and will make you laugh along the way? Peter Mallouk’s tour of the financial world is a tour de force that’ll change the way you think about money.” —Jonathan Clements, Former Columnist for The Wall Street Journal “Robbins is the best economic moderator that I’ve ever worked with. His mission to bring insights from the world’s greatest financial minds to the average investor is truly inspiring.” —Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman "Tony is a force of nature.” —Jack Bogle, Founder of Vanguard
Whenever governments change policies there will typically be losers. These losers will have made investments of one kind or another predicated on, or even deliberately by, the pre-reform set of policies. Very few policy changes make everybody better off, but rather re-allocate social benefits and costs in different ways. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. This book explores both normative and positive rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies.
Sheds light on the most common errors investors make and offers a user-friendly framework to bypass these mistakes by helping to avoid fighting the market, misunderstanding performance and letting one's emotions cloud the right decision.
As a tax professional, staying on top of all the annual changes to tax law and provisions is a substantial challenge. To help you understand recent updates and essential regulations, Wolters Kluwer offers the U.S. Master Tax Guide, 2020, Special Edition. This comprehensive guide has been carefully researched by experts to address the current U.S. tax structure, and includes updated discussions for the Taxpayer First Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (which includes the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 and the SECURE Act), so you can best serve your client's 2019 filing needs and get ready for 2020. It also includes the latest IRS guidance of the massive Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a careful assessment of all recent tax code changes, the U.S. Master Tax Guide, 2020, Special Edition has been reorganized to reflect the updated tax structure and includes all the latest regulations to help you address the needs of clients, especially those affected most: individuals and businesses.
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Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars
Author: Jason Mattera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
New York Times bestselling author and ambush journalist Jason Mattera sets his sights on his next big target: crony liberals, including Al Gore, Carlos Slim, Harry Reid, and Jay Z, whose riches come at taxpayer expense. From billionaire business tycoons like George Soros and Warren Buffett to movie industry moguls like Jeffrey Katzenberg and Stephen Spielberg, American liberals are using government breaks and shortcuts to pervert the free market. These “rich bastards” leverage crony connections to bag millions for phony “green companies” that go bust, vacuum public coffers to build glitzy stadiums, utilize little-known tax loopholes to loot $1.5 billion for Hollywood movies, and more. They use government to rig the game in their favor and leave taxpayers holding the bill. And when government gets in the business of picking winners and losers through bailouts and tax breaks, free market competition begins to atrophy. That’s what big government leftists—and corporate Republicans-in-name-only—want to happen. In this explosive, funny-as-hell investigative exposé, Mattera reveals the infuriating schemes that result when the filthy rich combine cronyism and capitalism. Crapitalism pulls back the curtain on a cast of cronyites who make millions taking advantage of taxpayers—and still brag about how they’re looking out for the little guy.
This timely book by award-winning journalist Mary O’Hara chronicles the true impact of austerity on people at the sharp end of the cuts, based on her 12-month journey around the country in 2012 and 2013 and fully updated for the paperback edition