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List of Tax Havens

This list of Tax Havens was based on the OECD list of tax havens 2004 and then adapted to help to gain helpful information for the assistance of anyone hoping to become a tax exile!

Tax Havens are Good! It's a matter of fair competition between nations. Countries with the more favourable tax regimes attract prosperous people to move there. This then changes the balance of power away from the overbearing established powers that would seek to form a global cartel/monopoly of high-tax countries. As a matter of personal freedom, it's important to escape from them!

Since the creation of this page, I have also created a list of countries so I can add comments about some more of them, countries that are tax havens and others which are worthy of note.

List of Tax Havens begins...

I have been assured that the tax rate is around 7% to 10% in this South East European country, and that tax solutions are possible because of the banking arrangements.

Andorra *
Mountainous country in the Pyrenees between France and Catalonia. Well known for being an independent tax haven nation. I've heard the skiing is good, too.

Anguilla *
Anyone have anything nice to say about Anguilla? Yes, they do. A helpful contributor writes: "It’s a beautiful Island in the Caribbean and you need to check it out, trust me, you will not be disappointed. Anguilla has the best beaches in the whole of the Caribbean and it has 2 Hotels rated in the world’s top ten. It could be considered expensive, but since you like travelling, it shouldn’t be a problem for you. I believe this is the Country you’ve been looking for, I think, its definitely a Country you would love to live. If you would like to get a feel of Anguilla – Check out –
www.footprintscharters.com ". So, now you can look into this and make your own mind up.

Antigua and Barbuda *
There are some funny laws in Antigua, for example you're not allowed to wear any outfit made of camouflage patterned material, regardless of the style. I wonder when Barbuda will gain its independence. Redonda has already declared independence, even though its population is generally zero.

Aruba *
Aruba is a popular tourist destination, a Dutch island in the Caribbean just off Venezuela. There is almost no crime.

Bahamas *
"Red Carpet Not Red Tape" - There are no taxes levied on capital gains, corporate earnings, personal income, sales, inheritance, or dividends. However there is a 1-2% tax/year on property ownership, and a few import taxes.

Bahrain *
An Arabic country which the OECD said was a tax haven. I'd tell you more, but when I visited the embassy in London, it was shut, and all the post had been stuffed under the door. More recently, bad news came in via the BBC World Service, where people told their own stories about how the oppressive regime was misusing medical information to persecute anyone who didn't agree with the government. Maybe Bahrain will take its place alongside
Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, in the list of countries whose leaders have been overthrown because the people wouldn't put up with the tyranny anymore.

Barbados *
Possibly a low tax country, some sources claiming tax rates to be about 2% or thereabouts. Other info, from several sources, is that Barbados is no longer a tax haven, and that the tax is more like the UK (40%). These issues are largely being solved as we are about to announce a report from the place, telling first-hand experience of what Barbados is really like. The news is mostly good! Watch this space, and look forward to seeing a new page about
Barbados. Current evidence is that Barbados is a low tax country.

Belize *
Current information to hand suggests there is a 6% tax on companies operating within the Belize market, but not international businesses which are encouraged to move there (IBC). Business expenses aren't considered. Also there is some purchase tax, and some import duty, on some items. I was so impressed with the place that I bought a web domain there. See
www.zyra.bz! I was so sure Belize was the place for me to emigrate to, that I went there for three months as a test. Unfortunately I was strangled in Belize and subsequently found there was police dishonesty and prejudice, so I will not be moving to Belize! It is my considered opinion that if you can't trust the police, it's a problem. Largely, the police corruption in Belize is what spoils the place.

Any company in Bermuda has to be 60% owned by Bermudians. I was not sure if it was possible to become a Bermudian by being granted citizenship or whether you had to be born a Bermudian. However, a helpful contributor has sent in this useful paragraph:
"Citizenship - Bermuda Status - is not given to any non-national unless he or she marries a Bermudian - and then only if they qualify. A non-Bermudian who marries a Bermudian and wishes to apply for local citizenship (Bermuda Status) must (a) have been married to the same Bermudian for 10 (ten) continuous years; (b) during that marriage, been ordinarily resident in Bermuda for at least seven (7) years, the last two (2) years of which must be continuous to the date of application; (c) have been living together with the Bermudian spouse as husband and wife continuously for the two (2) years immediately before the application; and (d) be of good character and conduct".

British Virgin Islands *
About 60 islands in the Caribbean, all small. Cost of living is high. Nice place, but I'd question whether this is a tax haven. At 20% tax, it's almost half that of the UK! However, there are some cunning tax solutions which you should consult a tax adviser about. Ask about the BVI.

I wouldn't have considered Canada as a tax haven, and I would guess that Canadians would agree with me on that! However, I have been informed "Canada lets you set up a 5 year immigrant trust which is tax free. This basically means that you can move to Canada and, provided you have money and an accurate TurboTax Online program, investments or a business already in place, you can set up an immigrant trust and be tax free for 5 years (on all money other than earned in Canada). Because it takes 3 years to become a citizen you can actually get 5 years tax free and change nationality and leave before you get taxed. Once you leave - you remain Canadian but you are not taxable in Canada. Canadians get special treatment on living / working in USA." ... Interesting? See a tax adviser! Plus, although Canada is often regarded as a nice place, with plenty of open space and fresh air, not everyone likes it. See
Not Canada.com (link http://www.notcanada.com/ removed because it's been cybersquatted).

Canary Islands
The Canary Islands is not a tax haven currently (2005) as it's part of Spain. However, after Canary Islands independence, it might be different.

Cayman Islands
In the Caribbean, just South of Cuba. No income tax, no inheritance tax. Zero percent tax. Some VAT and hotel tax etc. Property price cheaper than in London but more expensive than Up North. Entry requirements: selective. There is a problem however, which is that the place is notoriously not diversity-friendly! Describing the place as a tax haven or as tax-neutral, either is good. However, the Cayman Islands should accept people who are different. I suggest avoiding the place until they get their act together on
lgbt human rights.

Cook Islands *
You can't own land there, and it's quite difficult to be accepted as a citizen (2006), but there are many good things about the Cook Islands, if your desired life style fits. The place to find out more is:

Costa Rica +
Costa Rica is a republic in Central America where they don't just accept the normal assumptions that many places do. Such things as having armed forces, planning permission, tax, rules about gambling. Costa Rica doesn't bother with such things. Income tax is only charged on income made actually in Costa Rica, with international income being exempt. For migration to Costa Rica a helpful contact is
ARCR.NET. Also see Costa Rica Real Estate. Costa Rica is a very ecological place, with some of the best biodiversity, and policies to conserve the environment. Costa Rica now enjoys new found fame as a Tax Haven since the OECD tried to put shame on it for being a Tax Haven. Well, SHAME ON THE OECD then! Costa Rica is a great place, and has a certain independence. People move there, not just for the tax-exempt status, but also because of the freedom! Long may Costa Rica flourish as a Tax haven, free of the oppressive attempts at global homogenisation by the OECD!

An island in the Mediterranean. Half of it is Greek, and the other half Turkish. The regimes don't get along well with each other, but most of the people just get on with life and don't worry about the politics.

Dominica *
Commonwealth of Dominica. As distinct from the Dominican Republic. It's a small island in the Caribbean. There is no capital gains tax in Dominica.

Dominican Republic
The people at the Embassy in London are very friendly and welcoming. There's a lot of paperwork to read through, so I'll tell you more later on this. However there is some conflicting evidence suggesting that the Dominican Republic is not a tax haven. Someone said the tax rate was 35%. Is that true? It may be like
Costa Rica where there's only tax on local income, but no tax if your income is international, for example if you make money running a website. Best to ask an Independent Financial Adviser. I think it's a tax haven, but best to make sure it's right for you.

The built-up city of Dubai and the Emirate of Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates. It's hot and dry and a place of great prosperity. An attractive place for expats as it is much more tolerant and Westernised than most Arabic places, although still too strict for some. My opinion is that Dubai could benefit from being more open-minded and diversity-friendly. If you'd like to go there and see for yourself, you could
fly Emirates. More information about Dubai as a tax haven can be found at No Tax.ae . Another issue was raised by Panorama (BBC) in early 2009. The migrant workers being brought in to Dubai to build the luxury developments were found to be living in squalid conditions and being paid very poorly. (ie. in debt) . Supporters of free range chickens have something to say about this!

Apparently, "Ecuador does not levy tax on income earned outside the country by foreign residents", according to a helpful contributor.

Although initially considered an option, even though Fiji did not appear on the OECD Tax Havens list, a problem has been spotted recently which make this tropical pacific country a problem best avoided. It's not just problems with the Fiji bottled water issues, but more a matter of what happens when you even dare to speak of it. There is no Internet Freedom. The government spies on everything. It's a police state. See what happened to Anna Lenzer there : http://motherjones.com/politics/2009/09/fiji-spin-bottle . See, the thing is, persecution of Internet writers does not do a country any favours. Also see what's happened to Belize after the country's endemic corruption was exposed.

Gibraltar *
The Rock of Gibraltar, one of the Pillars of Hercules, a the gateway to the Mediterranean. Tax advice given by travel agents suggests this is good, but we're going to ask accountants to make sure.

Grenada *
Caribbean island.

Apparently, "Guatemala does not levy tax on income earned outside the country and foreign residents with no income from sources within Guatemala are not even required to report their income or file a return", according to a helpful contributor. Guatemala would like to own Belize, but it doesn't. Folk in Belize can do without Guatemala invading, which would be an outrage. There is a good point about Guatemala in the news (2012), which is that it may be one of the first Central American countries to put an end to the ridiculous "war on drugs" and instead have recreational drugs legalised. That would do the country a lot of good, would be good for tourism, and would be a slap in the face for conformist puritanical fundamentalist politicians in the USA. It would also be good commonsense, to stop wasting money on a futile "war" that can never be won.

Guernsey *
Channel Islands Guernsey / Sark / Alderney. The tax rate in Guernsey is 20%, which is quite high, but not as bad as the mainland UK. Also, the regime is distinctly different to the UK, so there may be better opportunities for tax avoidance. Incidentally, Alderney is the registered regime of choice of Blue Square Casino, so that's a plus sign for the place!

Depending on your line of business,
Ireland could be a tax haven. Money made by being an artist is somehow tax exempt! Also a comment received here is "Ireland is pretty low tax provided you funnel everything through a corporation. I think they are down to 12% tax or lower now. (2006) Like England, Ireland is a tax haven if you are not Irish, live there but have domicile elsewhere". But remember: It's not tropical!

Isle of Man *
In the Irish sea between mainland Britain and Ireland, so not exactly tropical! However many tax haven companies are established there, although they don't all live there. If you like the British seaside (in winter as well as in summer), and you don't mind paying 10% tax*, the Isle of Man could be a place to move to. Incidentally, most of the hotels on the promenade are now banks! As far as I know, even if you don't live in the Isle of Man, you are allowed to have an offshore bank account in the Isle of Man and avoid paying tax provided you don't live in the UK. * Note: The tax rates in the Isle of Man have been said to be as low as 5% or as high as 18%, but it depends on your financial circumstances, and also on how you configure your offshore company. Get the advice of an Independent Tax Adviser!

Isle of Wight
Although the Isle of Man has a special tax haven status, and it might be imagined that the Isle of Wight is a tax haven for similar reasons to the Isle of Man, the sad fact is that the Isle of Wight is not a tax haven. Perhaps it should be. It would improve the local economy.

Jersey *
One of the
Channel Islands, gaining splendid publicity by the television series Bergerac. To buy a house in Jersey and to live in that house requires you to have either: 1. been born in Jersey, or 2. lived in Jersey for 5 years, or 3. Have five million pounds in the bank. (The exact conditions are slightly more involved, but in essence you need to be very wealthy to qualify). This paragraph is being adjusted, thanks to helpful people at HSBC Offshore which is an international bank in the tax haven of Jersey. Now although some people have seriously questioned the merit of Jersey because of archaic laws (eg. sex discrimination in the laws of inheritance, etc), you don't have to live in Jersey to get some of the tax advantages, for example by your money being in a bank account there.

A Russian Tax Haven. Included here, not because you'd necessarily want to move there, but because the history shows that when a place has a favourable tax status, it grows in prosperity. Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave surrounded by Lithuania, Poland, and the Baltic sea, but it has a special tax status and that has attracted investment. So one of the few parts of Russia which is likely to make a profit this year! For more about this, see

Liberia *
African country, well-known for being a Flag of Convenience. It's settling down after the revolution, and it will be interesting to see if the new regime is good.

Liechtenstein *
The Principality of Liechtenstein - A small country in the middle of Europe. I've heard it's expensive to live there, but I'm sure someone will write to me and tell me more about it. It is a sovereign nation, so let's hope other countries will respect that.
(Since the end of the Second World War, countries in Europe have a history of sticking together, and if some foreign power tried to invade/bully/victimise Liechtenstein, let's hope the countries of Europe would unite against the aggressor). Liechtenstein has acquired additional fame recently (2011) for it being possible to rent the country for a day (subject to some conditions) for £40,000

A small country in the middle of Europe. Famous for Radio Luxembourg 208.

In 2009 there was some publicity about the Republic of Macedonia as a Tax Haven, see
www.investinmacedonia.com. Well Done to Macedonia for being declared as a tax haven! There are still questions by some people, wondering if Macedonia really is a tax haven or not, but we will see what investors have to say! Macedonia is not to be confused with Montenegro the home of .ME domains (for example Zyra.ME), although Macedonia and Montenegro are both newly liberated regions which were part of the old Yugoslavia.

Malaysia +
My tax adviser suggested Malaysia as an option, and it's true it's in the up-and-coming East which could change the balance of power. However, what puts me off is the strict religious culture. Nevertheless, Malaysia gets included in the list following the
OECD's decision to "name and shame" tax havens, and it's decided to pick on Malaysia. So, let's do the opposite and say Well Done to Malaysia for being a tax haven, if that's what it is.

Maldives *
The Republic of Maldives. Many
coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Pretty, but there are worrying questions about the sea level. The diving is very good.

Islands in the Mediterranean. Does this count as as tax haven? The tax rate is 15%, but there are special discounts for electronic manufacturing companies because they're the latest fashionable thing! That doesn't include Internet companies, so I have heard, which seems a bit odd.

Marshall Islands *
The Republic of Marshall Islands. They are islands in the Pacific. I'm sure they're very nice, but they are tricky to get to, and there is no high ground. However, they have a ship registry which provides a useful flag of convenience.

Indian Ocean Island off East Africa - "The Cyber Island" - Permanent residents who invest at least $500,000 welcome. It's very popular, and is becoming rather crowded.

Monaco *
Monte Carlo, gambling casinos, grand prix racing. The country with the world's highest population density. Current opinion suggests you need to be very rich to afford to live there.

Montserrat *
Volcanic island in the Caribbean. Misfortune has struck the place, and the tax haven migration possibilities were diminished when the volcano erupted and destroyed the capital city and the airport. However, Montserrat is still a country and could potentially turn itself into an ideal offshore company registration place, thus affording to rebuild the place. To help restore the tax haven of Montserrat, see
The Montserrat Tourist Board

Nauru *
Still recovering from the frittering-away of the Pacific island's natural resource (phosphates), Nauru is looking for someone with a brilliant idea to put it back on the world economic map. If you travel to Nauru, local people there may ask you "why ever have you come here?"

Netherland Antilles *
The Dutch Antilles. These include St Eustatius, Saba, and Sint Maarten, and in a separate group Curacao and Bonaire. Previously Aruba was also included. Being culturally Dutch, they are more open-minded than some places.

New Zealand
Although New Zealand is not primarily a tax haven, there are some tax situations in which you can migrate to New Zealand and have a tax-efficient arrangement. Ask a professional adviser! Also, there is a Migration to New Zealand Guide
(was http://www.nukiwi.com/299t7mFw.htm?hop=zyra1 - lost because of Clickbank Problems). I'm a bit put off by the fact that New Zealand is hidebound in overbearing rules like the UK is. If you don't believe this, take a look at what you're forbidden from taking there with you. On the positive side, though: Lord of the Rings has done the PR of New Zealand a huge amount of good! The Tolkienian scenery is real!

Niue *
in the Pacific

Panama *
The land between North and South America. Famous for being a Flag of Convenience, and for having a
canal by which ships can take a shortcut across the Isthmus and so avoid a round-trip round Cape Horn. Upon my visit to Panama I was made welcome, and I get the impression that Panama is a truly International place where culture and business is connected with the rest of the world. I am hoping to get an affiliate program with the tour operators whom I can recommend as they organised the travel so well, and also here's some links to some helpful Panama Real Estate people! Also see Panama Contacts. Update: I have now actually moved to Panama and set up home there. I can recommend it. For more about this, I suggest you have a look at some of the pages I've written and connected up from the page about Panama. Panama is a tropical paradisian place with palm trees wafting in the breeze, but also it's very much a place where capitalist business is welcome. The Panama City skyline has towering skyscrapers, some with adventurous architecture, and it never gets cold as the city streets are as hot as a tropical hot-house.

Philippines +
Again the
OECD has highlighted a country and told everyone to think badly of it. Now whether the Philippines is a true Tax Haven and worth congratulating, visiting, and possibly moving there, is another matter. The problem is police corruption, which you can see a link about on the page of Injustice

Samoa *
Or Western Samoa. In the Pacific. Very traditional.

San Marino
Although an independent country, San Marino is entirely surrounded by Northern Italy. Although suggested at some time as a tax haven, I have been reliably informed: "Remove San Marino - at 50% personal income tax, who would bother moving there?"

Seychelles *
The Republic of Seychelles

Sri Lanka
There are probably some tax haven like things about the large island of Sri Lanka off India, if you get the tax planning right. Sri Lanka, also known as Ceylon and famous for
tea, has an interesting combination of ancient Buddhist culture and old-style British Empire influence. There's an old-style charm about the place, and people are friendly and courteous. Good tea as well. If I were to criticise the place, it would have to be over inflexibility and stubbornness, a problem which has resulted in the troubles with the dispossessed peoples of Tamil Eelam, whose future independence would bring a much more amicable relationship.

St Lucia *
Caribbean island. Regimes take it in turns to rule the place.

St Kitts and Nevis *
Or "The Principality of St. Christopher and Nevis". Apparently more go-ahead than most Caribbean islands. A good barometer of this is the test for "diversity friendly".

St Vincent and the Grenadines *
Or "The Republic of St. Vincent". It's an old volcano, but it's a long while since it erupted last.

Switzerland has many things to recommend it. I have heard that in Switzerland you can have a business arrangement with the authorities to pay a flat rate and then earn as much as you like. The Double Tax treaty means that you are free to move the money to wherever you want after 12 months. It would be interesting to know what the level of the flat rate might be. Also note: Switzerland is a true democracy, unlike many pseudo-democratic countries that pretend they are democracies.

Tonga *
Or The Friendly Islands. About 150 islands in the South Pacific. In my opinion, Tonga looks less good since they invaded the independent country of Minerva

Turks and Caicos *
Many islands south of the Bahamas. Turks and Caicos is a British dependency. From what I've seen, it is very old-fashioned, possibly to the point of being "stuffy".

There are various
Good and Bad things about the UK. I have been told that there is a perspective in which the mainland UK is a tax haven, provided you are not British. The trick is to be non-domiciled. Exactly how this works, I do not know. I for one, have worked for quite a long while to escape from the UK!

Uruguay +
I wouldn't have thought Uruguay was a tax haven. Of course if it were, then well done to Uruguay! Uruguay has been showing a good lead on the move to abolish Prohibition, effectively trying to encourage the other Mercosur countries to make drugs legal in order to break the link with organised crime. If Uruguay legalised all drugs, it would put the stuffy puritanical countries to shame, as it would be a free country in the sense that you'd be free to take drugs if you so chose. After all, it should be a free choice for the individual person, and not something the state should interfere in. Anyway, Uruguay is on this list for now, as the OECD has decided to name and shame it. I say let's Name and Fame these places where there's still some freedom!

US Virgin Islands *
Includes St Croix (famous for golf), St Thomas, and St John. These are in the Caribbean.

Vanuatu *
The Republic of Vanuatu. As far as I know, tax rate is 5%. Nice tropical location in the Pacific, but there is a law against foreigners owning land, but I'm not sure if it's possible to cease to be a foreigner by living there a while.
Also see the BBC's comments about Vanuatu. Plus, as well as being the home of a famous online pharmacy, Vanuatu is also famous for having at least one island where the locals have put up a valiant defence against christianity. Look up in searches: John Frum.

Tax Havens are nothing to do with tax evasion and crooked business activities generally. It's no good political pundits making a big fuss and begging to people's feelings of self-poverty with a plea of "everyone must pay tax". The fact is, no country controls the world, and no country should be allowed to control the world. There is fair competition, and that means that you should be allowed to escape from whatever tax-tyranny you live under and move to another country where there is more freedom. So, ask yourself, "Do you like paying tax?". If your answer is "No!", then consider carefully your options. You could move to another country where the tax is less, and possibly zero. You should be free to make that move. No government owns you. Also see No ID

Much of the confusion is generated because of an almost deliberate desire to mislead and to mix up the ideas of Tax Avoidance (which is honest) and Tax Evasion (which is crooked). This, and a quazi-communist notion about business (in the poverty-stricken land of Britain in the credit-crunch), led to an extraordinary incident in which someone being interviewed on the BBC documentary programme "Panorama", apparently accused the Royal Family of Liechtenstein of being crooks. Well no, they are not, and the reason the accuser won't end up being tried for treason is because they are not living under the rule of the laws of Liechtenstein. Similarly, people not living under the laws of [USA/UK/ insert country here] don't have to abide by those laws, and that includes their tax laws.

There is an issue of Transparency, which is really a matter of having your financial affairs sufficiently open that it's possible to see that there isn't a money-laundering racket going on, tax evasion in another country, etc. However, you have a human right to have a private life as well as a public life, and what you do in private is no-one's business but your own!

* = was on the 2004 OECD list of tax havens regarded for some reason or other as un-cooperative. We don't necessarily agree with the OECD and have asked them politely and diplomatically what they regard as the "harmful tax practices" which they are hoping to eliminate. They haven't replied yet. This lack of reply has been interpreted here as tacit confirmation that the OECD's true agenda is to form a cartel/monopoly of high-tax countries to enslave the entire world. We don't want them to get away with that, and it should be up to each country to compete on a fair basis to be the most favourable tax regime, and then for individuals to "vote with their feet" and move to the best countries. Ultimately this could leave high-tax countries in a position of having very few wealthy people remaining, and the high-tax countries would then fall en-bloc like the failed Communist USSR.

+ = was mentioned on the 2009 OECD list of tax havens singled out as worth victimising in a Name and Shame campaign. However, I say, let's Name and Fame those countries that have the glorious title of Tax Haven. Tax Havens are good! They give You the chance to escape from whatever tax tyranny you live under, and move to somewhere that's got more freedom. So, Well Done to the Tax Havens! See Escape to a Tax Haven

High tax countries could actually be put out of business sooner than previously expected, now that there's a "credit crunch". Note that there is no "economic downturn" or "recession" in the tax havens, although it is a global recession and that affects international business such as that on the Internet.

Well Done to any country declaring itself to be a Tax Haven, as that's another place where there's freedom and prosperity!

Obviously this is a bit sparse on information to start with. But, if you know something about the international situation on tax havens, e-mail me and the page will be adjusted and improved. There's also the ultimate tax haven idea of buying an island, but that's a bit more adventurous!

Most tax havens are small countries, and further research shows a possibility that there may be tax havens within the list of micro nations at www.angelfire.com/nv/micronations/real.html , although that useful page is more to do with sovereignty rather than tax.

There's a useful information resource at the Index of Economic Freedom (Gone! Was http://www.heritage.org/research/features/index/countries.html ) where countries are compared. Although useful and informative, there are strange quirks where some countries which clearly have appallingly high tax (such as the UK) are rated as more "free" than some of the places that charge no income tax and no inheritance tax, such as some of the Free Caribbean countries. Incidentally, a good litmus-test of how free some countries are is to look into the Lesbian and Gay issues. (You don't need to be gay to do this, anymore than you need to be a polar bear to know that global warming could be a problem).

Note that tax havens aren't always tax havens for all people. Much of this depends on domicile and on each person's own individual circumstances.

Other kinds of havens: Haven Europe and Haven Holidays

This Tax Havens feature is going to be updated now I have actually visited some tax havens! It's important to know, when choosing where to live, it's not just the Tax that matters! You need to find somewhere that has a culture which you can get on well with. So, first do some research in advance, and then... Travel! This also opens up the wider question of choosing which country to move to as there are many things to consider, not just tax.

Regardless of the pontificating of mainstream politicians (communists in disguise), Tax Havens are Good! If you became rich, surely you would prefer not to vote for them, and instead choose to vote with your feet by Escaping to a Tax Haven. Remember: It's your money, so it's best if you can keep it and avoid the government stealing it.

When escaping from a tax-laden overburdening and bankrupt country, it's important to make sure you really escape, rather than leaving any doubt for courts to make up arbitrary decisions based on guesswork.

Another useful contact: Magazines for Expats

Offshore Bank Accounts: When you have an international lifestyle and/or live in a tax haven, it's a good idea Barclays Wealth Expat Bank Account Servicesto have international bank accounts that can cope with your Expat Status. The prime choice here is Barclays Offshore which offers specialist expat banking services, which work internationally, based on the Isle of Man. Welcome to Barclays Wealth at this site! Other options for offshore bank accounts include HSBC Offshore and Lloyds TSB International, but these are currently (Issue154) both missing out! Well it's a free-market economy and Barclays Offshore will be happy about it.

The Spanish term for Tax Haven is Paraísmo Fiscal, which literally translates as a fiscal paradise. Some of these places really do have paradisian qualities to them, but it's best to visit to make sure if a particular place is for you.

You are welcome to link to this page from your own site. There is a safe deep linking policy here.

Well Done to Google for getting the name of this page correct. Yes, it is "Tax Havens", and it is indeed a List of Tax Havens. It is a shame that so many other of the pages in Google results aren't anything like as good as this. Something wrong with the algorithm?ZYRA's website www.zyra.org.uk

Stuff search engines! The fact is, People like this page! They've come here to see an in-depth commentary about tax havens and to learn a bit about them. This page is a helpful basis for the start of research into choosing which country to live in

This page is by Zyra, who is a tax exile, having escaped from the UK and moved to Panama. Zyra's success has come from this website Zyra.org.uk which you may like to explore.