The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

May 20, 2016  

#1- Working “Off the Books" in Latin America: The poop on gringos and Expats working under the Latin tax radar.

#2– In their home countries, local Latins are experts at evading taxes - It's a region where tax evasion is the national sport.

#3- Don't believe it when a web search reveals certain tax rates - Personal or otherwise - In any particular Latin country. In reality they are much, lower and here's why...   

#4-In Latin America, Labor unions have not gone the way of the dodo like they've done in the states - In fact quite the opposite. Here's the scoop…

#5- For many years poor Nicaraguans have been slipping illegally into Costa Rica looking for jobs and a better life. Working class Costa Ricans don't like it one bit (Sound Familiar?) and are actively seeking them out and having them deported 

#6- Be sure to check out “The ExPat Files" You Tube Channel: become a subscriber (it’s free!)

#7 - Consult with Johnny - Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and sort out your own specific Latin American “Plan - B.” Just write “CONSULT” in the subject line with a short list of questions/talking points to:

#8- Visit me Johnny (and ExPat super blogger John Galt) at where you get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and terrific one-of-kind reports.

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