“Tax the Wealthy” vs. Legally Lowering Your Taxes

“Tax the Wealthy” vs. Legally Lowering Your Taxes

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur Here at Nomad Capitalist, we’ve always encouraged people to go where they’re treated best, and if you’re a wealthy person with a high income, you should at least consider the opportunity to legally reduce your tax rate overseas.  There are legal...
The Best Tax-Free Countries In The Americas

The Best Tax-Free Countries In The Americas

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Have you ever dreamed of living on a sunny island in the tropics away from all the hustle and bustle where you can relax and enjoy life? It’s certainly an appealing idea. If you’re a Nomad Capitalist, you may have dreamed of this as...
The Best Tax-Free Countries In Asia

The Best Tax-Free Countries In Asia

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia When we think about tax-free countries, our brain often goes to the Caribbean, or Europe, where a web of historical treaties, legal exemptions, and whatnot has created many areas exempt from taxation.  But one of our goals here at...
What is Tax Residence and Why Does it Matter?

What is Tax Residence and Why Does it Matter?

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia When we help our clients create an offshore strategy for their Nomad Capitalist lifestyle, I find that there are many people who have a hard time telling the difference between a residence permit – a second residence – and their actual...
4 Corporate Tax Systems for Offshore Companies

4 Corporate Tax Systems for Offshore Companies

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Someone recently sent us a message on social media saying that, after listening to all the good things I’ve said about Georgia over the years, they’ve decided to incorporate their business there. What a terrible idea. The problem is...
Six Lump Sum Tax Countries to Lower Your Tax Rate

Six Lump Sum Tax Countries to Lower Your Tax Rate

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia There are many ways to legally reduce both your personal and business tax rates by going offshore. You could move to a zero-tax country like the United Arab Emirates, Monaco, or Vanuatu. Or you could structure your business to save tax...
How to Hire the Best Expat Tax Service for Americans

How to Hire the Best Expat Tax Service for Americans

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia When it comes to US taxes for expats, I’ve always been very clear: you need an international tax professional. Whether you work overseas and claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, have foreign investments that provide an income, or...
Is Taxation Theft? The Nomad Capitalist Perspective

Is Taxation Theft? The Nomad Capitalist Perspective

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The question “Is taxation theft?” pops up in the comments of a lot of our YouTube videos. There is a very passionate group that will bring it up as often as they can. Sometimes, that phrase comes with a question mark, sometimes with an...
How to Avoid Paying Taxes: Tax Evasion vs. Avoidance

How to Avoid Paying Taxes: Tax Evasion vs. Avoidance

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Believe it or not, we get a lot of messages about big tax bills. Our helpdesk is often flooded with people who’ve found out exactly what personal and corporate tax rates are going to do with the income from their incredibly successful...
Legal Strategies to Reduce Payroll Tax

Legal Strategies to Reduce Payroll Tax

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia Since the American Civil War, US citizens living abroad have had to deal with citizenship-based taxation. Whereas every other country in the world uses residential, territorial or even zero tax systems to determine taxable income, US...
Why I Hate Easy Taxes, Passports, and Banking

Why I Hate Easy Taxes, Passports, and Banking

Dateline: Mexico City, Mexico Easy is a word that is used . . . well, too easily. From time to time I talk about how something I did was easy. For instance, I’ve talked before about how easy it is to open a bank account in Georgia. But I’ll be the first to admit that...