Tax avoidance vs. tax evasion

The difference between those two is crucial. While tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is not. It is understandable that the local governments try to fight with both, however very often it is a long-term and complicated process. In the meantime, the taxpayers might enjoy their attempts to pay less taxes. Let’s look at both …

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Types of entities available offshore

In typical offshore jurisdiction, the types of entities available often include the same entities (like various types of companies and partnerships) which are available elsewhere. They may however have different characteristics & regulations and may be treated differently by local law than the same entities in other countries. While companies are the most popular vehicles …

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Why companies & individuals go offshore?

There are various benefits for companies and individuals going offshore, but the most popular one is the possibility to reduce or avoid taxes. Tax avoidance was, is, and will be the most important reason for going offshore. We can mention some other reasons like e.g. protection of assets, holding of investments, using the offshore company …

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Offshore financial centre – defined

There are many debates on how the ‘offshore financial centre’ should be defined. Should people say ‘offshore centre’, ‘tax haven’, ‘low tax jurisdiction’, ‘offshore zone’ or the other combination? And what do they really mean? They all relate to similar area, but there are slight differences between some of them (which I will explain in …

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