The Lesperance Letter

 

The Lesperance Letter contains opinion pieces by our founder and principal David Lesperance on the issues of wealth preservation, international tax planning and more…

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To All Athletes Working in Canada: Failure to Plan Might Result in an Own Goal!

Recently I met and got to know one of Canada’s most famous and iconic sports figures on a social basis. Let's call him Mr Ambassador (for reasons you will soon understand).  One of the intriguing things about him is that he is an American who made his name playing for...

How to get an EU Passport – An Essential Tool for Brits Working in the City

Imagine a year from now you receive a killer offer to join an exciting and growing financial firm in Frankfurt…where you stand to increase your income dramatically. The Head of HR has only one final question that was not clear from your résumé….do you have an EU...

The Texas Freeze: How A Backup Plan can protect your family from more than just taxes

Following the recent Texas Freeze President Biden has declared a major disaster in the state. Millions have been without power and clean water in freezing conditions. What will you do when disaster strikes? Here Founder David Lesperance discusses how backup plans can...

US Immigration Issues for Pro Athletes: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Are you facing US Immigration Issues for Pro Athletes? Think back to that moment when you just signed with a US team and your life started moving at a mile a minute. As a non-American any concerns you might have had about working in the US were forgotten as soon as...

Immigrate to Ireland? Why and how to make the move to the Emerald Isle

So why should you immigrate to Ireland? With its popular and flexible Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) and its generous ancestry citizenship policy, Ireland is gaining increasing attention from the world's potential immigrants. As a developed english speaking nation...

Is Jack Ma a canary who has already flown from the Chinese coal mine…or has he been shafted?

Over the last few months the business press has been focusing on the mounting regulatory difficulties that Jack Ma’s Ant Financial and Alibaba have been having with the Chinese government. However, it was his recent his absence from a TV reality show which has...

Should Hongkongers Take Up The UK BN(O) Visa Offer?

Earlier this year the UK government announced a program for British Overseas Nationals. The following months have been time enough to see the details of the UK BN(O) Visa Offer and analyse the Chinese government’s reaction. This blog will take direct look at the UK...

The increasing trend in renunciation of US Citizenship… The 6045 Americans who renounced their US citizenship to date in 2020 are just the tip of the “lost-tax-revenue” iceberg

The 6,045 US citizens who renounced their US citizenship so far in 2020 is just the tip of the iceberg. The increasing trend in the renunciation of US Citizenship represents a substantial and permanent loss to the US tax revenue base. I have been helping High Net...

The truth behind the Expatriation List… Is the Pandemic really responsible for the increase in those renouncing US Citizenship?

The media in the US frequently flares up about the latest "Expatriation List'. This infamous list often portrayed by the press as a barometer of American attitude towards the current political scene. The last publication of the Expatriation List prompted a report that...

What will the financial future hold for Harry and Meghan? A right ‘royal’ roundup…

A busy year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a busy year. First off they caused a regal ruckus by dropping the HRH and shaking off royal duties; then then they took on the British tabloids in a constant battle for privacy. Most recently they've controversially...