Tax Talk

Why Apply Flag Theory?

Most people never move from the place they were born.

They go to school, follow the norms, choose from the available careers, and pursue a “stable” path. Molding their life into conventional and predictable patterns, remaining among old friends and family who remind them of their limitations and their place.

They accept these are the cards […]

Should You Hide From The Tax-man?

A few weeks ago I received an email.

Someone had been researching his tax situation.

He figured out that he could get out of dodge by directing his salary to a “secure” private bank account. He then would wire it to his personal account back home, pretending that these were just savings.

I told him that he […]

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How To Deal With The EU VAT Digital Products?

A little while ago I got a nasty surprise.

I had bought a digital product online. Some expensive training course.

I had to pay an EXTRA 19% Value Added Tax (VAT – EU VAT Digital Products) to the German government.

Scheisse!

 

But why?

Well, there are new VAT rules in de EU since January 2015 (ok, not so new […]

Tax Free Philippines – Live Tax Free as a Foreigner

When I am writing this I am sitting in an internet cafe. Behind me there is a tourist girl comparing her love life to the 50 shades.

Outside on the terrace there is a family completely dressed up after church. They all look pretty.

Last week I sat down with a Filipino lawyer.

As you would expect, […]

How to Reduce Taxes to Zero Percent as a Digital Nomad

Updated September 2019 with info from my new book.

 

As international entrepreneur you can reduce taxes to zero %.

That’s right. This can be achieved by anybody, yet nobody seems to understand this (anybody but US citizens, because the United States taxes based on citizenship – but serious savings are possible).

In any case, it is about time someone […]

Where To Pay Taxes?

September 2019: updated with information from my new book.

You might have been wondering where you need to pay taxes when you are an international entrepreneur or a digital nomad.
This article tells you where to look. And how to look.

General Concepts
Tax laws are mostly a domestic affair. Each State has its own taxing rights. If […]

Cut Taxes By Moving Abroad

In 99% of the counties in this world your taxes are based on your place of residency. So if you want to cut taxes, the easiest thing is to… wait for it…

…become a resident of a country where there are no taxes!

For example Dubai.

 

It is simple. If you move to Dubai, you stop paying taxes. […]

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