When planning your business and investments, aim to maximize the after-tax result.

Here are a few tips how to do so without breaking any laws:

  • Plan in advance
  •  Consult experts in each country
  •  Consider the short term and the long term
  • Consider everything - entities, transactions, people
  • Don‘t forget any taxes - inheritance/estate tax, VAT/sales tax, withholding taxes.
  • Consider each asset separately
  • In business, don‘t forget your invisible assets, namely intellectual property such as technology,
brand names, goodwill
  • Have an up-to-date will

Most important, confide in your advisors. If you can‘t, change them.