On Tue, 21 Aug 2012, "Trent W. Buck" <trentbuck(a)gmail.com> wrote:
isn't one, if absence of obligations imposed by the state is
what you want, except perhaps Somalia, where there hasn't been an
effective government since 1991. Of course, there are strong reasons not
to live there...
He could potentially live in international waters or a micronation
(e.g. sealand) -- I don't know offhand what kind of government
"interference" he'd be subjected to in such cases.
If you don't want income tax then one legal option is to move regularly and
spend less than 3 months of the year in every country. Some years ago I was
advised by an accountant that international tax agreements (which cover the
EU, Australia, the US, and probably every other place you want to visit) mean
that if you spend less than 3 months in a country in a tax year you aren't
subject to income tax.
This of course requires that you have some fairly specialised skills that
aren't location dependent. For example a fiction author could travel the
world while writing or someone working from remote for a computer company
could periodically move between countries with good net access.
Of course the TeaBaggers lack such skills so they have to pay tax no matter
where they are.
Also there is sales tax which applies pretty much everywhere you would want to
Likewise he could go to some shitty little island
where the effective
level of government is negligible, if only because the president is
Fred Nurk who is a farmer by day and only does the presidenting on
saturday afternoons, etc. If any of those still exist, and are
recognized by the rest of the world as being legitimate nation-states
(cf. e.g. Hutt River Province).
UAE is a somewhat developed country that has almost no tax. However it's
long-term future doesn't look good (if nothing else tax will be needed once
the oil runs out) and it has an appalling human rights record. I definitely
wouldn't want to be subject to their "justice" system.
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