The Application of International Trusts

An “international trust” (a Trust established in an international tax neutral jurisdiction– like Belize) provides the additional benefit of no taxation in the country where the trust is established.

Flexibility, extremely effective tool for asset protection, estate and investment planning.

Reasons for typical applications of international financial trusts are as follows:

  • Asset protection
  • Tax planning
  • Estate planning and probate avoidance
  • Avoidance of forced heirship
  • long-term preservation of assets
  • Shares and stocks in both quoted and unquoted companies
  • Investment portfolios
  • Real and intellectual property
  • Traditional Bank deposits
  • Life insurance policies issued on the life of the Settlor
  • Most other types of assets
  • Private relationship, most international trust deeds are not publicly registered
  • Wealth protection
  • Able to be tailored to specific requirements
  • Recognized in all common law jurisdictions
  • Increasing recognition in important civil law jurisdictions
  • Utilized by corporations for employee benefit plans, retirement and stock option programs, and corporate insurance planning

A trust is the solution for individuals who:

  • Want to preserve their wealth against political, economic, or filial uncertainty
  • Want to transfer wealth to their successors in a tax-efficient manner
  • Want to plan their estate to maximize the benefits for family members and others
  • Want to transfer wealth to their successors in total accordance with their wishes and not in accordance with the laws of their country’s residence
  • Want to consolidate the ownership of assets owned around the world in one location
  • Want to minimize or completely eliminate estate taxes arising on the death of the settler

For more information regarding establishing an international trust, feel free to view the documentation below. Any necessary forms or service agreements can be obtained in our Forms and Docs page in the Resource Center. You can also contact us and speak with one of our specialists by using the live chat, contact form or by email at  You can also fax us your inquiries at: 011+501-223-3501 or speak to our main office at: +011 501.223.3738

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