Category Archives: International Tax, Estate, and Succession Planning

  1. Liechtenstein is a Great Jurisdiction for Sharia Compliant Succession Planning

    • by Jimmy Sexton
    • March 2nd, 2018


    Muslims are required to arrange their affairs such that their estates are distributed pursuant to Sharia law’s share system.

    The Problem

    This is easily accomplished with assets located within a Sharia law country because estates are, by default, distributed according to Sharia law’s share system.

    Ensuring assets located outside of a Sharia law country are distributed in accordance with Sharia law is not quite so straight forward, however. The reason is that many countries don’t recognize Sharia law and, absent advanced planning, will distribute estates in accordance with local law rather than Sharia law. Even if the country where the assets are located recognizes Sharia law estate distribution principles, they likely won’t recognize the concept of plural marriage, meaning assets passed to any wife, other than the first wife, would likely be subject to estate tax.

  2. Expatriation Myths Busted

    • by Jimmy Sexton
    • February 20th, 2018

    Expatriation Myths Busted

    I am going to be busting some common expatriation myths in this post. If you are reading this post, you most likely know that giving up your U.S. citizenship is referred to as “expatriation”. There are several reasons people expatriate; their new country of citizenship doesn’t allow dual-citizenship, they don’t want to deal with the U.S. tax system, they have conflicting political views, or some other reason.

  3. Deathly Taxing

    • by Jimmy Sexton
    • January 16th, 2018

    Deathly Taxing

    My most recent article, Deathly Taxing, discusses U.S. gift and estate taxes and how they can affect multinational families.

    I wrote this article prior to President Trump passing U.S. tax reform. Therefore, the article references the pre-tax reform 2018 gift and estate tax exclusion of $5.6M. The post tax-reform 2018 gift and estate tax exclusion is $11.2M.

    Read the entire article, as published in the American in Britain magazine, here.

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