Thus thousands of US-based corporations (companies), including all the Fortune 500 and individuals have made a point of deliberately avoiding such taxes by incorporating in Bermuda, legally accumulating their profits in their Bermuda entities and ensuring these profits are not repatriated back to the USA to be taxed.
In 2015 it was noted abroad, by London's Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times and the UK's Guardian newspapers, that the US Consulate in Bermuda in particular seems to take an exceptionally tolerant view of US-tax avoiding or evading Bermuda-incorporated and Bermuda-resident US corporations, but in startling contrast individual Bermuda-based and foreign (UK and elsewhere) payers of US taxes are not given the same tolerance by the IRS, instead have to go through horrendous bureaucratic hoops to file their returns despite not being either US citizens or US residents.
Ms Koenig replaced Bob Settje, who finished his tour of duty in early June 2015 and departed Bermuda.
His next position is as Consular Section Chief in Hong Kong.
American citizens resident in Bermuda who possess US passports can have them renewed in Bermuda when they expire. It commemorates the work of the US Consulate in Bermuda since its establishment in 1812. Edited by Marina Slayton, wife of former US Consul General Gregory Slayton.
They can also have more pages added, if they wish, by this office, at a cost of plus a form to complete. 150 pp full color hardback, with many articles, historical color and black and white images, maps, 2008-2009. During the compilation of the book it was discovered that there were over 290 boxes of consular diplomatic dispatches between Bermuda and the USA, including many from the first American consul in Bermuda, William R.
At the Consulate, special security precautions are in place.US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig, US Consul Mila Millman. She arrived in late August to assume her responsibilities. She is the third career diplomat in succession to head up the Bermuda Consulate, a role that had previously been a political appointment.The most recent assignment for Ms Koenig, who joined the US Department of State in 1993, was as the cultural attach at the US Embassy in Moscow.She oversaw one of the US Governments largest public diplomacy programmes overseas, which included academic and professional exchanges, grants programmes, English language activities, and film and speaker programmes.