Increase isn't necessarily driven by wealthy citizens trying to escape taxes, experts say.
Maxing out these traditional tax shelters at the beginning of the year will pay off big time thanks to tax-free compounding.
You don't have to be a big-time venture capitalist to take advantage of favorable tax treatment for investments ranging from real estate to stocks.
Departing Americans will find it hard to escape the long arm of Uncle Sam.
The website's co-founder has moved to Singapore, a country with no capital gains tax.
The president seeks to raise $1.5 trillion in the next 10 years from wealthy Americans. Yet most of his proposals were also in last year's budget and went nowhere.
With a salary of only $1, founder Mark Zuckerberg may not owe Uncle Sam anything. And there are strategies that could keep him from ever paying income tax again.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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