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Unmasking Fake Mexican Vacation Booking Scams: 3 Ways to Spot and Avoid Them

PostedJanuary 31, 2024

Planning a dream getaway to Mexico is exciting, but there is a rising tide of fake vacation booking scams. To ensure you don’t fall victim, here are the top four ways to spot a fake Mexican vacation booking scam and what to do instead. Unrealistically Low Prices. If a…

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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FORMING AN ENTITY IN MEXICO

PostedJanuary 29, 2024

Expanding your business to international markets can be a strategic move for growth and diversification. Mexico’s vibrant economy and proximity to the United States presents an attractive opportunity for US citizens looking to establish a business presence.  The process in Mexico is quite different than forming a company in…

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Canada Joins Hague Convention

PostedJanuary 23, 2024

As of January 11, 2024, Canada joined a list of 125 countries that are active parties to the Convention of 5 October 1961.  Through the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Convention of 5 October 1961 is a multinational treaty abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents…

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The Corporate Transparency Act

PostedJanuary 18, 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a bipartisan law passed by Congress in 2020 requiring certain entities in the United States to disclose specific identifying information on the Beneficial Ownership of these required entities.  FinCen, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (which is a part of the US Treasury Department) will…

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New York Corporate Transparency Act

PostedJanuary 17, 2024

The New York governor signed SB 995 on December 22, 2023 to enact the LLC Transparency Act. This new law includes state beneficial ownership reporting requirements modeled on the Federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The bill incorporates definitions from the federal CTA regulations and requires the disclosure of certain beneficial ownership information…

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CORPORATE OR INDIVIDUAL SEARCHES IN COLOMBIA

PostedSeptember 19, 2023

Search requests in Colombia are among the top 5 most requested searches in the Central and Latin American region.   Below are commonly requested searches, as well as the information required and the results available from the searches in Colombia.  Results below are issued electronically, in Spanish in 1…

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Mexican Timeshares, am i getting scammed?

PostedAugust 1, 2023

You bought the dream of a time share in sunny Mexico – sandy beaches, waving palm trees, warm climate and friendly people.   Maybe the pandemic has made you re-think your purchase.  Maybe you got an offer that seems too good to refuse.   Have you been contacted by a…

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An Update on the U.S. Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)

PostedJuly 28, 2023

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a bipartisan law passed by Congress in 2020 requiring certain entities in the United States to disclose specific identifying information on the Beneficial Ownership of these required entities.  FinCen, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (which is a part of the US Treasury Department) will…

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Bahamas IBCs to pay tax on overseas earnings for the first time

PostedJuly 19, 2023

The Bahamas government tabled the Business License Bill 2023 which provides, amongst other things, that Bahamas-domiciled International Business Companies (IBCs) will have to pay tax on their overseas earnings for the first time from 1 January 2024. The Bill repeals and replaces the Business License Act 2010, establishing new…

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CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL SEARCHES IN CHILE

PostedApril 21, 2023

IBCF, global experts in international document retrievals, can assist with company and individual searches in Chile. Below are the most commonly requested searches, but please contact IBCF if you need information not listed here. The Commercial Registry of the Greater Santiago area (Conservador de Bienes Raíces de Santiago or…

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