Is It Time To Review Your Investment Planning?

It?s that time of the year where we tend to evaluate where we are and where we want to be with regards many aspects of our life, including our finances. While of course any time of the year is a

Bank Confidentiality At Risk From Whistle-Blowers

Bank confidentiality has suffered another knock after it is revealed that a whistle-blower obtained the names of 130,000 clients of a Swiss bank and passed them onto the French tax authorities. Th

2009 ? A Very Taxing Year - Part 1

It was a year of what seemed like relentless news on the crackdown on offshore banks and tax evasion; national budgets in deficit (due in no small part to falling tax revenues) and proposals for t

2009 ? A Very Taxing Year - Part 2

In Part 1 of this article I gave a snapshot of key tax issues during the first half of 2009 ? a very taxing year. The clampdown on offshore tax intensified with many Offshore Financial Centres (OF