Offshore Finance and Onshore Economics

Offshore company touchscreen is operated by businesswoman background. (Photo: AdobeStock/wsf-f)

Offshore company touchscreen is operated by businesswoman background. (Photo: AdobeStock/wsf-f)

Since I consider myself the world’s biggest advocate for tax competition and tax havens (even when it’s risky), I’m always on the lookout for new material to share.

So I was delighted to see a new monograph from the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs on the benefits of “offshore” financial centers. Authored by Diego Zuluaga, it explains why low-tax jurisdictions are good news for those of us laboring in less-enlightened places.

Offshore finance serves several purposes, the most salient of which is the efficient allocation of capital. Some of this activity is tax-related, aimed at raising after-tax investment returns. If it were not for offshore jurisdictions, much foreign investment would be vulnerable to double or triple taxation. Because, under such punitive rates of tax,

... read more at: https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/policy/2018/06/09/offshore-finance-and-onshore-economics/