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I have found that in my dealings there are a far higher number of UK companies with offshore business' than in the United States. Probably due to the high VAT. So I would get my ducks in a row prior to leaving the UK.
I'm a Brit, I initially moved to Florida, set up shop.....but had to pay US tax....lower than the UK (and most of the US), but unavoidable......live with that!
There are some tax "safe havens".....but they are generally very tricky to achieve legally and without considerable funds.
Reducing your tax liability when you don't really care about paying tax is actually not so tricky, it is an irony, conundrum, and one of the many flaws of the world we live in.
My advice is select a tax friendly location for an Internet based business where you can initially be a resident and operate legally.
If it turns out to be a great success, a number of "magical opportunities" will open up to you that totally negate the initial problem and desire.....odd world ain't it? ;)
..how easy would it be to set it up offshore business wise to minimise tax.
Very easy and it has got cheaper over the last few years. You can even operate a credit card from an offshore bank quite easily these days. The possibilities are endless there is even a proposed city that slowly circumnavigates the world for tax purposes called The Freedom Ship [freedomship.com] :)
Three things to remember though;
1. "The legal right of an individual to decrease or altogether avoid his/her taxes by means which the law permits cannot be doubted" Gregory v. Helvering, 293 U.S. 465
2. The key words are ...which the law permits... so if you want a clear conscience check every step of the way with a specialist lawyer.
3. When selecting a specialist lawyer make sure that they practice what they preach ;)
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