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Are offshore bank accounts legal?

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Breaking down and better understanding the legality of offshore bank accounts

When most will think of offshore bank accounts they think of these shadowy corporate entities and greedy CEOs that are looking for new ways – and new shelters – to hide their money in so that they don’t have to foot the same kind of tax bill that everyday citizens like you and I have to pay every year.

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And though there are certainly a fair share of greedy people out there that leverage offshore bank accounts for exactly that purpose (and probably a lot more than you would ever of imagine), the truth of the matter is that offshore bank accounts are just like traditional bank accounts – except they offer significant benefits and advantages that you would never get to leverage down at your local credit union.

The only problem is trying to figure out whether or not offshore bank accounts are legal as well as how to actually get one set up so that it starts to work for you.

Are offshore bank accounts legal?


You had better believe they are!
There is absolutely nothing whatsoever illegal, illicit, or immoral about having an offshore bank account and you’ll never have worry about the feds kicking down your door to gain access to your money the second that you set one up, either.

Just like traditional bank accounts in many ways, offshore bank accounts are available to every single citizen of the US (and most every citizen of the world, for that matter), and you’ll never run afoul of the law when you set one up.

The only trouble that you’re going to find yourself in with an offshore bank account is if you decide to use it as a tax shelter or a place to stash your money and the government finds out about it.

These are the kinds of stories that we see in headlines pretty much every single day, and these are offshore bank accounts that have crossed from the legitimate side of the fence to the illegitimate side of the fence.

Use your offshore bank account legitimately, never try to hide it, and you won’t have anything to worry about!

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Why would I want an offshore bank account in the first place?
There are a lot of different advantages to having an offshore bank account to begin with (way too many to list here in this short guide), but some of the best ones include:
• The ability to diversify your currencies to leverage investment opportunities
• Significantly higher interest rates with all of your deposits
• The ability to protect your assets more fully than you’d be able to with traditional bank accounts
• Extra layers of safety, security, and privacy you won’t find anywhere else
… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

How do I get offshore bank accounts set up?
You’ll want to be sure that you do just as much research and due diligence into setting up offshore bank accounts as you possibly can before you even think about applying for one.

You have to be sure that you are always working with a completely legitimate operation (ideally with decades if not hundreds of years of reputation to go off of), and even then you’ll want to make sure that you will be able to make the most of this kind of banking opportunity.

At the end of the day, actually signing up and opening up a new account is going to be pretty effortless. Technology has made the process just as simple and as straightforward as it gets, and by the end of the afternoon tomorrow you could have your own offshore bank account up and running!
 

uplana

Corporate Services
You’ll want to be sure that you do just as much research and due diligence into setting up offshore bank accounts as you possibly can before you even think about applying for one.
I have done my research over last years and it has been more and more difficult to get an offshore bank account for our business purpose which is dating and online Adult. We found a great work around to get the accounts opened and make the banks happy and feel comfortable with our business! Offshore banking is 100% legal no question.
 

dirtyharry

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According to all of what I have read about offshore banks are legal and you are allowed to open accounts with them. The only thing you don't allowed to do is to hide non taxed money there.
 

johnskywalker

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Wow, I was wondering the same thing before I came across this article! Now my mind will be in peace. I think this is the reason why no big companies invests or create a company in my country ( Philippines ) because of the higher tax. No wonder they do it on Tax Havens countries since it is totally LEGAL. rea#44!
 
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lostguy

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There is absolutely nothing whatsoever illegal, illicit, or immoral about having an offshore bank account and you’ll never have worry about the feds kicking down your door to gain access to your money the second that you set one up, either.
That sounds good.. does someone actually had trouble because of their offshore account?
 

yves

Offshore Agent
If its straight legal business nobody will even bother with your offshore account. But of course the legal council or the government will require you to report some information regarding your bank account if they smelled something fishy cig-:,
second that. You will have to report your account to the tax office if you are the guy that don't want to take any risk at all. Most often it's not a problem they simply ask for bank statements on a regular basis to be provide to them so they have an overview of incoming and outgoing transaction of the offshore account!
 

SasxInc

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It depends on people to people. If someone use offshore banking for money laundering or main purpose will be to avoid taxes then of course it is illegal (actually money laundering etc itself are illegal)
 

employme

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I have had a few friends that actually got troubles because they used their debit card locally in their local bank. They got lots of troubles with the tax office and ended up paying huge fines!
 

erzascarlet

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It's totally a legal action in my country. I have been using them for a while now without a single negative effect.
 

Anton

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They're destroying the reputation of Offshore Banking, that's what the current government is. They wanted to have a chip from their's people fruit of hard work.
 

hofo

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They're destroying the reputation of Offshore Banking, that's what the current government is. They wanted to have a chip from their's people fruit of hard work.
It's exactly what I think it all is about. I read somewhere that the USA has opened a free Zone in Rhino where you can incorporate your business and don't pay tax. there is no information exchange and no one is asking questions! I don't trust the USA as an offshore tax heaven!
 

fireserve

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Is someone believing that's illegal to hold an offshore account. I can asure you it's not!
 
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