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A second passport can literally save your life. It can also expand your travel possibilities, reduce your profile to terrorists, give you the right to reside in other countries, and provide a way to cross international borders if your primary passport is lost or stolen. We can obtain citizenship and passport from several countries, including the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, and selected EU nations. The most affordable option is Dominica, with total costs for a single applicant coming to less than US$135,000. Click here to learn more about alternative citizenship and passports.
A corporate entity to operate your business or hold your portfolio can be an excellent way to limit or isolate liabilities, and thus reduce financial losses from lawsuits. Properly configured and managed offshore corporate entities may be used to defer domestic taxation on the profits from a bona-fide offshore business. See here for more information. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can assist in forming international business companies, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities in the Bahamas, Nevis, and other offshore jurisdictions, along with numerous U.S. states.
The only way for US citizens to permanently end their obligation to pay income tax to the US government is to give up their US citizenship. This requires first that you have an alternative citizenship and passport, and second, that you go through a process called expatriation. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. has assisted dozens of clients through this process. Click here for a first-hand account of one person’s expatriation.
We can help you or your business set up the optimal structure to minimize U.S. taxes for both investments inside and outside the United States. Proper planning is essential both for non-US persons investing in the United States or US persons investing internationally.
The tax and reporting aspects of offshore investment are often complex. (See, more here). The Nestmann Group, Ltd. and its network of legal professionals can assist, advise and prepare the required return for any type of offshore investment by U.S. persons or companies, and any type of U.S. investment by foreign persons or companies.
Having your investment portfolio managed offshore provides unique opportunities and insights simply not available in the United States. See here for more. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can introduce you to qualified portfolio managers in Austria, the Bahamas, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland.
Many investors have concluded that precious metals deserve a prominent spot in their portfolios. Due to their unique characteristics, precious metals transactions pose challenges in terms of commissions, escrow arrangements, liquidity, secure storage, and transport. See more here. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. and its network of global professionals can assist with every aspect of your next precious metals transaction.
An offshore bank account is perhaps the single most important step you can take to help protect yourself from depreciation of your domestic currency and possible foreign exchange controls. Unfortunately, laws like the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) have made it much more difficult for U.S. citizens or residents to bank or do business overseas. See
here for more information. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can help cut through the barriers to offshore banking introduce you to banks in numerous offshore jurisdictions, including Austria, the Bahamas, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Switzerland.
Buying property outside your own country is another great way to diversify your investments internationally and protect yourself from domestic currency controls, lawsuits, and asset confiscation. But, there are numerous traps to overcome. See your second home offshore for more information. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can help configure offshore real estate portfolio to avoid these traps, minimize tax, and maximize asset protection efficiency.
The Nestmann Group, Ltd. and its affiliates have wide experience in captive insurance arrangement, private annuities, formation and management of offshore hedge funds, and numerous other offshore services. Please contact us so that we may prepare a proposal for your next project.
One of the most effective ways for investors in the United States and many other countries to obtain both asset protection and tax-deferred growth is with offshore variable annuities, offshore private annuities, and offshore private placement variable universal life insurance. To learn more about the advantages of these contractual arrangements, see here for more. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can introduce clients to qualified service providers in the Isle of Man, Nevis, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and other countries.
The United States and many other wealthy industrialized countries tax the worldwide income of their residents. But numerous countries tax only the domestic income of their residents; income residents generate overseas is tax-free. Other countries tax overseas income at a preferential rate. The Nestmann Group, Ltd. can help identify the countries that provide the maximum tax advantages for you and/or your business, and help you and/or your business to qualify for residence there. We can also assist US citizens residing in foreign countries to legally exclude a substantial amount of their earned income from U.S. income tax. For more information on this “foreign earned income exclusion,” click here.
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You may contact The Nestmann Group, Ltd. directly for a consultation or retain us through your attorney. Introductions from attorneys are encouraged.