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SOMEHOW, YOU KNEW YOU were a UNIQUE individual.

 

You may come from multi-ethnic, multi-cultural background, with multi-national family connections. Your parents, grandparents may have immigrated from another country.

 

You may be the first generation experiencing residency, cultural and diversity challenges in a new country.

 

You may be a PondStraddler and don't even know it.

 

Pondstraddlers* have complicated lives!

Pondstraddlers* have multiple complex  financial, immigration, tax and personal planning issues that the rest of us cannot begin to understand.

 

Go to Pondstraddler* Life Consultancy Multinationals = People + Money on the Move

 

Go to Crossing Border Consequences - The Financial Complexity of the Pondstraddler ♦ Life™

 

 

Go to Bermuda Residents - the Real Perennial Pondstraddlers* and their Cross Border Financial Planning

 

 

Go to The PondStraddler* Life™ Consultancy: Bermuda

 

 

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YES / NO Did your parents come from another country?

 

YES / NO Did your grandparents immigrate from another country?

 

YES / NO Do they / did they have more than one passport?

 

YES / NO Do they / did they have more than one citizenship?

 

YES / NO Do you have more than one passport?

 

YES / NO Was your birth country different than where you reside permanently now?

 

YES / NO Are you married to a person of a different nationality?

 

YES / NO Do you have children: natural or adopted whose birth country is different from yours?

 

YES / NO Do your adult / student children reside in another country apart from their birth country and your current permanent residence?

 

YES / NO Do you conduct business in other countries aside from your permanent home?

 

YES / NO Have your worked in other countries aside from your permanent home?

 

YES / NO Have you invested in, or purchased assets in other countries aside from your permanent home?

 

YES / NO Have you invested with a relative living in another country aside from your permanent home?

 

YES / NO Do you have personally bank accounts (investment accounts) or are you joint account holder with individual(s), or act as signatory(s) for accounts in another country?

 

YES / NO Did you ever work in another country?

 

YES / NO Do you have foreign pensions accrued from time spent employed abroad?

 

YES / NO Have you loaned to a foreign relative, or financed a foreign business?

 

YES / NO Are you responsible for financial support and eldercare in another country?

 

YES / NO Are you a beneficiary of a foreign estate, or a foreign trust?

 

YES / NO Have you ever settled a foreign trust?

 

YES / NO Have you ever incorporated a foreign corporation?  Or funded a foreign foundation / partnership, etc.?

 

YES / NO Do you have other relatives in foreign countries?

 

YES / NO Are you funding children's education in another country?

 

YES / NO Have you ever paid taxes in another country?

 

YES / NO Do you own any foreign insurance?

 

YES / NO Have you ever made gifts to an individual in another country?

 

YES / NO Do you have any financial connections with other countries?

 

 

More than Two YES answers, means that you may have allegiances, (rights to) and/or citizenships from more than one country, and/or (rights to) residency in more than one country.

 

Being a Pondstraddler also means that you may be subject to tax regimes in more than one country.

 

More than FIVE YES answers means that you may very well have serious issues relative to international tax compliance, legal, immigration, investments, and currency / AML necessitating cross border financial planning.

If you are not aware of these potential problems, you are advised to consult with qualified international professionals experienced in these matters!

 

You are a perennial pondstraddler*.

 

Source: To Disregard or Not, That is the Question?

The Unequal Business Path to Global Mobility. Comparing and Contrasting the International Business Expansion Decision Making Process, Including the Use of Disregarded Entities Between A Domestic United States Corporation with Contemplated Foreign Operations And A Dual-Citizen (of United States/Bermuda) Permanently Resident Abroad and the Principal Owner of a Foreign Business.

Thesis by Martha Harris Myron, CPA PFS JSM: Masters of Law in International Taxation and Financial Services.

 

*Pondstraddler - A person with one foot on each shore whose heart resides in both countries.

 

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