Is it possible to become private again?
Creating a new organization is one way to get some privacy. This could mean starting a corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a partnership, a trust, or a few other variations of new entity.
Creating a new entity usually creates limited privacy, but will not accomplish much overall.
Basically, if you create it, or use your own address, or your phone number, or register it, or pay a fee to make it exist, or use your credit card, it can be easily found.
Some people use international organizations to try for privacy. Until recently, there were "tax haven" countries designed specifically to manipulate taxes, privacy, and sometimes crimes. This is now almost impossible in today's world simply because of the threats of terrorism.
Recently, almost all tax haven countries agreed to the elimination of privacy for clients between nations. Using international companies and organizations for personal or small business purposes is now a great way to be labeled a criminal, before any facts are actually known. Guilty until proven innocent.
The interesting thing is that there is not any true advantage to "go offshore". You can operate privately within your own country. The criminals will still be able to be exposed. The private citizen doing their own private business can have real privacy, by just following the rules.
The Privacy Rules:
There are more things that affect privacy, but it depends on the level that makes you comfortable. For battered ex-wives, we have helped them with total privacy (for free). Keep in mind, we will not assist people that break the law or evade taxes.
- Never use your personal name to own assets
- Never sign up for contests, newsletters, subscriptions, using your personal name
- Never sign up for utilities, phones, or mail services using your personal name
- Use cash for the small transactions
- Use money orders for larger transactions
- Use private organizations for larger transactions
A Private Limited Liability Company (LLC), Private Corporation, or Private Trust can be a major tool to attain privacy and protection. The initial costs of each are similar. The ongoing costs are lowest with a Private Trust. After the initial entity is created, additional corporations and LLCs cost the same to create. A Private Trust can be replicated faster, more privately, and at less cost.
History dictates that there are traditional types of entities for certain purposes. For instance, a corporation is normally used to run and own a business, but a trust is usually used to collect royalties or own stock, or manage funds, or hold real estate.