These jurisdictions are known as offshore tax havens, to use the more technical jargon, offshore financial centers
Tax havens are legal and sometimes secret offshore financial centers
that are used by companies to reduce their tax bill by moving their capital out of countries through loopholes in national laws.
She argues that international confiscation standards are inherently irreconcilable with the strong banking confidentiality that serves as the main economic pillar of offshore financial centers
and that the significant of these offshore centers as financial hotspots undermine the effectiveness of confiscation on a global level.
The report indicates that offshore financial centers
have recently been under attack, but have shown 'remarkable' resilience.
Like most offshore financial centers
, the British crown dependency has spent the last three years taking steps to comply with global transparency requirements.
The Government of Costa Rica (GOCR) reports that Costa Rica is primarily used as a bridge to send funds to and from other jurisdictions using, in many cases, companies or banks established in offshore financial centers
A good portion of these revenues accrue in offshore financial centers
, where roughly a third of Middle East and African wealth is booked.
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A few sources used terms such as offshore financial centers
or financial privacy jurisdictions to refer to jurisdictions with similar characteristics.
11, 2001, terror catastrophe, offshore financial centers
have come under increasing scrutiny from other governments and groups for their perceived roles as tax havens or even money-laundering centers.
At the same time, offshore financial centers
are coming under increasing pressure from US and EU governments to harmonize disclosure regulations and tax legislation.