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September 3, 2018

Those of you travelling in Europe in the summer months will likely appreciate the free passage across country borders in the old continent. Enjoy it, for it might be the last time. The largely self-congratulatory message from Brussels is full of glee and merriment, with exuberant jubilations over the recovery of Europe’s economy. And it is true. Europe’s economy, like that of America, is indeed growing. However, upon closer in...

September 3, 2018

While an offshore bank account offers many different advantages (investment diversification, asset protection), there are also some reporting requirements that need to be taken into consideration. The most relevant being  the annual filing of an FBAR Form (FinCen Form 114) and of the Form 8938. The link below provides details on each of the forms, including thresholds, filing dates, etc.

August 27, 2018

In May, the World Gold Council published “Gold 2048’, a document you can download for free at the link provided below. In the report, industry-leading experts from across the globe provide their views and outlooks on gold and the gold industry

The report provides some interesting views and analysis on how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years.

Key insights from authors such as George Magnus, senior economist; Ric...

July 5, 2018

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) launched in 2009 is officially ending on September 28, 2018. The program has enabled U.S. tax payers to voluntarily resolve past non-compliance related to unreported foreign financial assets. A separate program, the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for tax payers will remain in place and is available for eligible taxpayers. Please see the following links to the IRS websi...

May 9, 2018

Owning gold in this era of unprecedented fiscal and monetary tinkering is a good choice.

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