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    Panama “Tax Haven” to Uber-Rich Germans

    Germany’s super rich are stashing their cash as far afield as Panama in search of an offshore tax haven, where high profile names, such as Porsche and Jacobs, have founded off-shore corporations. Photo [...]
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    FATCA Compliance Looms for Costa Rica and Panama

    Very few financial institutions in Costa Rica and Panama are prepared to meet the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act regulations. The reason? Most are waiting for clarification from the U.S., especially [...]
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    U.S. Goes After Dual Citizens’ Bank Accounts

    There are a lot of Panamanians who, for one reason or another, have U.S. citizenship – many of these folks have never lived in the U.S., have never earned a penny of U.S.-source income, and have never [...]
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    The #1 Reason Why Swiss Banks are Moving to Panama

    Panama’s fiscal incentives are luring more and more banks to its shores. The latest notable arrival is PKB Privatbank, the first private Swiss bank to open a “banking center” in Panama [...]
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    Here’s Why Costa Rica Should Be Dollarized

    Let’s cut to the chase: Costa Rica should be dollarized. In his blog “Por la libre” published in Elfinancierocr.com, Juan Carlos Hidalgo reviews the alternatives for monetary policy in [...]
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    FATCA Compliance Looms for Costa Rica and Panama

    Very few financial institutions in Costa Rica and Panama are prepared to meet the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act regulations. The reason? Most are waiting for clarification from the U.S., especially [...]
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    Guatemala Tries Again to Eliminate Bank Secrecy

    Members of Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) filed a bill in Guatemala to eliminate bank secrecy. The bill is supported by both government tax and banking officials, who warn if Guatemala continues [...]
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    Mexico Bows to FATCA Pressure

    The U.S. Treasury Department and Mexico’s Ministry of Finance have struck a bilateral agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Photo Credit: Imagery Mexico Original Article Text [...]
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    Mexico Signs Deal with U.S. to Flush Out Tax Evaders

    Following two years of negotiations, Mexico has approved an agreement with the U.S. Treasury Department which will help stamp out tax evasion. Photo Credit: Timizzer Original Article Text From Reuters: Mexico [...]
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    50 More Countries Added to FATCA List

    The U.S. seems to have FATCA fever, as it is finalizing intergovernmental agreements with 50 additional nations. Think of it as the IRS enlisting every bank as its agent. It’s controversial but already [...]
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