ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Hoyt Barber has a diverse international business background

and has been a recognized authority on tax havens and offshore

banking for the past 20 years.

Barber has authored nine books, this being his seventh nonfiction

book and sixth business/investment title. He has also written an entertainment

reference book, The Book of Bond, James Bond. His previous offshore

book, Tax Havens: How to Bank, Invest and Do Business—Offshore

and Tax Free, was published by McGraw-Hill for 10 consecutive years and

went through nine printings between 1993 and 2002.

Barber has completed two international thrillers, the first of

which is scheduled for release in October 2006, entitled From Hell to

Havana, Durban House Press, Houston, Texas.

Meanwhile, Barber is writing his next nonfiction book, Secrets of

Swiss Banking: An Owner’s Guide to Quietly Building a Fortune, planned for

publication in 2007.

Today, Barber is President of Barber Financial Advisors in Vancouver,

British Columbia, Canada, a provider of offshore financial

services, and is publisher of Offshore Dossier newsletter, written for offshore

investors and expatriates.

His other interests have included f lying, boating, diving, fishing,

horses, cooking, travel, books, and his three daughters.

Visit the author’s web site at www.hoytbarber.com.

Author royalties for this book are being donated by Hoyt Barber to

the nonprofit educational organization DownsizeDC.org, Inc., and he

encourages you to visit their web site at www.downsizedc.org to learn

how you can have a direct effect in Washington.

Accumulated earnings (AE) tax, 112

Aff iliations, in tax haven profiles

(alphabetical by country), 123, 131–235

American Express, 7, 78

Amnesty program, IRS (2003), 7–9

Andorra:

overviews/prof iles, 131–133, 242

secrecy/confidentiality, 59, 123

as tax haven, 38, 40, 42, 131–133

treaties with U.S., 128, 130, 131

Anglo-Saxon foundation, 93–94

Anguilla, W.I. (British):

overviews/prof iles, 133 –134, 255

treaties with U.S., 128, 129

Annuities, 89–90, 100 –101, 276, 277

Antigua and Barbuda:

overviews/prof iles, 135–136, 254

treaties with U.S., 128, 129

Argentina, 25, 129, 242–243

Aruba:

overviews/prof iles, 136 –138, 255

treaties with U.S., 128, 130

Asia, 60

Asset management, resources for, 277

Asset protection trust (APT), 65, 91–92,

122

Asset transfers, fraudulent, 105–106

Australia, 4, 6, 25, 60, 129, 255

Austria:

banking, 38, 42, 87, 122

FATF membership, 25

on Green List of favorites (T-7), 49, 51

overviews/prof iles, 51, 138–139, 243

private foundation, 92

treaties with U.S., 128, 129

Back-to-back loans, 80

Badges of fraud, 105–106

Bahamas:

overviews/prof iles, 140 –142, 243

treaties with U.S., 122, 127, 128, 129

Bahrain:

overviews/prof iles, 143, 255

treaties with U.S., 128, 130, 143

Bank, establishing offshore, 70–71

Banking, offshore, 73–80

gold-backed electronic currencies as

alternative, 84–86

resources and web sites, 269

Swiss, 98–100 (see also Switzerland)

as tax haven selection criterion, 57–58

Bank Julius Baer, Zurich, 99–100

Bank Secrecy Act (1970), 25, 77, 115

Barbados:

overviews/prof iles, 143 –146, 255

treaties with U.S., 128, 129

Barber Financial Advisors, 63, 76, 78, 86,

104, 282

Barber, Herbert Lee (“H.L.”), 79

Barclays Bank, 58

Bauman, Robert E., 29

Belgium, 25, 129, 255

Belize:

as business/e-commerce base, 38, 42,

72, 109, 122

on Green List of favorites (T-7), 49, 52–53

overviews/prof iles, 52–53, 146–147,

243–244

treaties with U.S., 128, 130

trust laws, 91, 122

Benef iciary status, and taxes, 44, 47

Bermuda:

overviews/prof iles, 147–150, 255

re-entry requirements to U.S., 264

registrations, insurance company, 71

treaties with U.S., 128, 130

trusts, charitable, 92

Bolivia, 244

Brazil, 25, 129, 244–245

British Virgin Islands (BVI). See Virgin

Islands, British

Brokerage services, offshore, 278–279

Browne, Harry, xi, 270, 274

Brunei Darussalam:

overviews/prof iles, 154 –155, 256

treaties with U.S., 128, 130

Bulgaria, 256

Bush, George H. W., 19

Bush, George W., 19