Forbes: “If you’re aiming to stiff creditors, litigants or an ex-spouse, should you hide your money in Nevis or Nevada? Forget about hiding money offshore from the Internal Revenue Service–unless you want to risk the penalties, back tax bills and threat of prosecution that thousands of American clients of ubs now face. But what about protecting your cash from vexatious litigants, a grasping ex-spouse or pesky creditors? Then offshore trusts are still an option, but a far less attractive one now that legal reporting requirements for offshore holdings have become more onerous and some U.S. judges have taken to jailing folks who won’t (or can’t) turn over offshore assets. That’s good news for the lawyers and bankers promoting domestic asset protection trusts instead.
You Don’t Have To Move Your Money Offshore To Get Asset Protection