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Offshore

Describing an institution, especially a bank, that exists in a foreign country. Colloquially, the term refers to institutions that exist in known tax havens. Individuals and companies use offshore accounts to avoid or evade taxes in their home countries. As a result, some emerging financial centers have objected to being called "offshore," asking for parity with the developed financial world.

offshore

Of or relating to a financial organization whose headquarters lies outside the United States. Although offshore institutions must abide by U.S. regulations for operations carried on within the U.S., other activities generally escape domestic regulation.
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Even though that window is now dosed, those with unreported offshore bank accounts should still consider making a voluntary disclosure to limit their exposure.
The recent letters to those taxpayers with offshore bank accounts who have not previously come forward shows that HMRC is determined to leave no stone unturned in its search for any additional tax which may be due.
A: Yes, the FBAR is the correct form to file when an individual has signature authority over, or a financial interest in, an offshore bank account.
Hiding illicit money is the raison d'etre of offshore bank and corporate secrecy.
Government officials point out that banks can open offices in the Jebel Ali Free Zone which could behave in many respects as an offshore bank.
The proprietary Offshore Banks Survey of more than 40 players, covers the needs and decision triggers of offshore clients.
They are doing it in record numbers and record amounts according to a recent Bloomberg News report, which said that as much as $32 trillion has been stuffed in offshore bank accounts.
According to the report, the officials used offshore bank accounts to smuggle the funds.
A banking license enables you to engage in a range of banking activities, regardless of the area of banking you are interested in; whether it be retail of private banking, DeltaQuest Group consultants can assist you from the introductory interview stages to the final steps in becoming an offshore bank license holder.
The plea, signed by Davis, the former chief financial officer of Stanford Financial Group and its offshore bank in Antigua, alleges wrongdoing as early as 1988 when Stanford had an offshore bank on Montserrat.
An offshore bank account is managed just like any local or domestic account, says Steve Gregory, director or technical services of Holborn Assets.
MIDLAND taxpayers have been warned of a tough HM Revenue & Customs crackdown on offshore bank accounts.