Belize: So Good We’re Going Twice
Helena Hess was originally attracted to Belize for its diving. She wasn’t even thinking about retirement when she made her first visit to the country.
But, the better she got to know Belize, the more she came to appreciate the advantages it offers the would-be retiree. Helena and her husband Mike bought a piece of land on Ambergris Caye, built a home, and, eventually, looked seriously at Belize’s residency options, including its resident-retiree program.
Their conclusion? Belize is hard to beat, not only for the Caribbean lifestyle it offers on its cayes, but also for how easy it makes it for a foreign retiree to make Belize home.
And a Qualified Retired Person (QRP) can be as young as 45 years of age.
Today, Helena and Mike live full time in Belize. Mike’s a full-time resident; Helena’s a QRP. They made their decisions as to which residency option they wanted to pursue independently and, as a result, have been able to take full advantage of the residency benefits Belize has to offer.
And Belize has many more advantages for the would-be retiree that you would think…
1. You pay no U.S. income taxes on income they earn while living in Belize
Because they’re Americans, they retain a tax obligation stateside, of course. However, because they’re Americans abroad, residing full time in Continue reading