Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Remember how the land-based casinos used to make you fill out a tax form as soon as you start winning big, and you all were like, “Let me take my money to my home peacefully.”. The very same way you have to file tax forms if you win big on the internet ... They have designed a tax form specially to take a cut from your winnings.
Your pension fund has been placed inside an offshore insurance wrapper with a hefty upfront commission ... “He drew us in by making it sound as if being expat was like joining an exclusive club, with the ability to invest offshore and pay zero tax on the gains,” says David, 51 ... • UK-UAE tax treaty lets UK pension holders cash out tax-free.
What links the biggest clubs in football to the Silicon Valley seasteaders to the cologned clowns of Davos to the sequestered offshore tax havens of corporate finance? It’s a growing sense that the fates and privations of others are of no interest to them, other than in the context of their own personal gain.