Tax Havens Today: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Banking and Investing Offshore


Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be a millionaire to take advantage of today's tax havens. In order to go offshore with your financesand investments, all you need is the proper information and guidance.

Author Hoyt Barber is a renowned tax haven and offshore financial specialist, and in Tax Havens Today, he draws from his own professional experiences to help you make the most of your offshore ...

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be a millionaire to take advantage of today's tax havens. In order to go offshore with your financesand investments, all you need is the proper information and guidance.

Author Hoyt Barber is a renowned tax haven and offshore financial specialist, and in Tax Havens Today, he draws from his own professional experiences to help you make the most of your offshore endeavors.

Divided into four comprehensive parts, this informative guide will help you:

  • Avoid expensive mistakes and stay within the boundaries of the law
  • Reduce taxes, defer taxes, and invest tax-free
  • Discover lucrative investment opportunities available only offshore
  • Find and contact some of the most important offshore investment, banking, and financial advisors in the world
  • Explore profiles of today's top forty tax haven jurisdictions
  • Decide on alternative places to live or retire—over ninetyexpatriate-friendly countries are profiled
  • And much more

Filled with unparalleled knowledge and invaluable insights, Tax Havens Today will bring you completely up to speed on a variety of issues that anyone aspiring to go offshore must be familiar with in order to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470051238
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,435,413
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

HOYT BARBER is an authority on tax havens and offshore banking and has served as a financial consultant to clients worldwide. Barber has authored nine books, including his first novel, From Hell to Havana, released in 2006. Barber is President of Barber Financial Advisors in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a provider of offshore financial services, and is publisher of Offshore Dossier, a newsletter for American investors and expatriates. Visit the author's Web site at to learn more.

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Table of Contents



1: Why Are So Many People “Going Offshore?”

2: Whipping the Taxpayers Into Shape.

3: The Big Squeeze.

4: The Changing World of Tax Havens.

5: The International Dragnet.

6: The International Laundromat. 

7: The Tax Police.

8: Barbarians at the Gate.


9: The Benefits of Going Offshore.

10: Best Strategies for Going Offshore: Personal and Financial Lifestyle Changes.

11: Expatriating.

12: The $80,000 Annual Loophole.

13: New Citizenship and Renouncing Your U.S Citizenship.

14: Eight Ways to Sunday. 

15: T-7 Tax Havens: The Green List of the World’s Best Offshore Havens.

16: Selecting the Best Tax Haven for Your Plans.

17: Establishing an Offshore Presence Without Leaving Home.

18: Offshore Business Structures.

19: Secrets of Offshore Banking.

20: Offshore Financial & Investment Strategies.

21: Offshore Estate Planning.

22: The Swiss Angle.

23: Placing Your Assets Offshore and Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers.

24: Offshore Business.

25: International Tax Planning.

26: Offshore Privacy.

27: Offshore Caveat.


28. Tax Information Exchange Agreements.

29. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

30. Profiles of Tax Havens.



Antigua and Barbuda.



The Bahamas.





British Virgin Islands.

Brunei Darussalam.








The Netherlands.

The Netherlands Antilles.


Saint Kits and Nevis.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.



Turks and Caicos.


Western Samoa.


Offshore Citizenship and Retirement Opportunities.


Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Profiles of Retirement Havens and Foreign residency: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Compione (Italy), Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

More Countries to Investigate.

 Travel destinations.

Offshore Reading.

Offshore Reference Works.


Travel Books.

Travel Bookstores and Map Dealers.

Travel Information.

Financial Information and Business Opportunities.

Bank Resources.

Antisurveillance and Privacy Sources.

Books of Interest.

Publishers of Unusual Books and Hard-to-Find Information.


Real Estate.

Expat Information.

Expat Books.

Retirement Resources.

Health Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers.


Government  Web Sites.

Financial and Investment Services.

Immigration Services.

Tax Problems.

Worldwide Serviced Offices.

Global Mail Drops.

International English Language Newspapers.

Online Resources.

Government Publications.

Offshore Dossier.

Offshore Evaluation Service.

Offshore Financial Services.


About the Author.


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