i've been trying to figure out a way to avoid these insanely high taxes in US. turns out that the only way and the best way is to just leave the country and goto some place where there is no capital gains tax. while i'm still undecided, i'm actually even giving this a thought.. now i keep reading about "offshore company". has anyone ever tried making one? http://www.cheungandsiu.com/ i see one company here that literally makes one for you in Hong Kong. I mean is this why all the big ibanks have HK has their primary registered Asian office? has anyone ever used this method? "Our clientele include many foreign investors from a wide range of industries. Many of these foreign-owned HK companies do not have operations in HK and use our office as their registered office address. Therefore their profits are considered to be offshore income and not subject to HK taxes. It is common for a foreign-owned company in China to have a HK holding company because in HK, there is no foreign exchange control, it is easier to have letter of credit facilities and its tax rate is low. HK Profits Tax for businesses with operations in HK is at 17.5% on their assessable profits." this sounds like i can live anywhere i want and trade as long as i'm not in USA. by keeping an offshore company to report my earnings. i won't be subject to any sort of taxes, am i understanding this correctly?