Reprinted from International Living -- July 2000

Under the guise of fighting international money laundering and stopping drug cartels, high-tax countries are trying to eliminate the attractions of tax havens to stop potential tax dollars from leaving their shores. Many former colonies, possessions, and countries closely affiliated with the more developed OECD countries are creating high barriers to entry or even eliminating tax-haven benefits to citizens of the United States. Other high-tax jurisdictions are being excluded too, for fear of trade isolation, boycotts, and the elimination of international aid.