Tips for Investors

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The appeal of living and working in the Bahamas are pretty obvious. The wonderful sunny weather, pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are a huge draw to thousands of visitors each year.

Why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of that traffic.

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas has tax laws and regulations that help to make it that much more appealing to investors. There are especially great benefits for American and Canadian Investors. Here's all you need to know if you’re considering investing in Bahamas real estate as a money-making enterprise!

Tenancy Laws are Very Pro-Landlord

Rentals in the Bahamas are separated into two broad categories: short term (holiday or vacation rentals) vs common rentals. For both types of rentals,

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The Bahamas is well known as a tax haven and prime location for foreign investors. Today, we'd like to provide an in-depth guide on how US citizens can gain a significant tax benefit by setting up shop along the sunny shores of the Bahamas.

In some instances, US individuals or companies can save up to 35% by setting up international operations using a relatively small investment and expanding using tax-free earnings.

Where do these tax advantages come from?

These special tax advantages are available courtesy of the taxation provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). These provisions provide the guidelines that allow certain people and businesses tax exemptions or deferments of foreign income by the US government.

To become eligible,

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bahamian tax benefits for canadians

Despite Canada's wide reaching financial laws on income and restrictions on tax havens, the Bahamas can still serve as an ideal place to invest in, for non-residents.

In contrast to tax law in the United States, income taxation is based on residence, rather than citizenship. This means that while Canadian residents are taxed on any of their worldwide income, non-residents are only taxed through a withholding tax regime on certain specific kinds of investments.

These investments include things like:

  • Income from employment in Canada
  • Business carried out in Canada
  • Gains realized on the disposition of taxable Canadian property

Corporations that are non-residents of Canada follow much the same guidelines. However, all Canadian

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Here is a great video on buying your first home - it can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. Education and knowing what to expect is the key and partnering with a savvy agent is a must.

Find Out How Much Home You Can Afford

The first step is figuring out your finances, going to your lending institution and establishing a budget. Then, when you know how much you can afford, you can start your search! Making sure you are pre-qualified can save a lot of time and heartache down the road.

Find a Qualified Real Estate Agent

Next you need to find a realtor. A good one will get to know you and your needs and show you all suitable listings, no matter which company they are listed with. Working with only one agent is definitely to your

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While there are exceptions to every rule, it is pretty obvious that land can be found much cheaper off the island of Nassau/New Providence. Nassau is the capitol. It's the hotspot. But it's also one of the smallest islands in the Bahamas. Small supply and a large demand for Nassau real estate keeps prices higher than the Family Islands.

Islands like Abaco, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma and Long Island offer wonderful deals that are extremely affordable. It's up to you the level of tranquility that you are looking for.

  Secluded beaches are the norm in the Family Islands

Treasure Cay, Abaco for instance, has one of the world's finest beaches. You can find Treasure Cay lots in small marina and beachfront communities for less than $30,000.00.

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Short term vacation rentals have become increasingly popular in The Bahamas. Investors are changing their attitude and sometimes switching from long term leases to vacation rentals. Any drawbacks of short term are far out weighed by the premium that is paid. It is a win win situation, with renters paying less and getting more than they would in a hotel and landlords getting a good return on their investment. We have had an increasing number of savvy investors purchasing homes and condominiums with the intent to use them for vacation rentals. It is perfect for foreigners wishing to purchase in The Bahamas. They can purchase a home and then offset any costs by renting it out, blocking off the dates they wish to use it either for themselves or friends and

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