I would elaborate on what Lan said: You need to consult tax accountants in both countries. US based accountants (and tax attorneys) don't have a clue about Belizean tax laws and vice versa. I have also found that Belizean attorneys are not (as in the US) the best sources on tax regulations, accountants are.
We are doing some of the same research and it seems to me that you need an accountant from both countries to advise you because you are dealing with tax regs in both countries and you definitely need an immigration-savvy attorney in Belize.
Also, some of the laws in Belize are so new that there are no binding rulings or cases interpreting them, and its therefore somewhat iffy how they will be interpreted on some of these issues. This is especially so with respect to the qualified retired persons' act. It's not clear, for example, whether you are disqualified from eligibility if you have income-earning property in Belize. Some say yes, some say no, and some say the government may yet enact more regulations to clarify this issue.
I am not sure if there is a procedure for getting an advisory opinion from the appropriate ministry but that would be something I would want to ask the Belizean attorney or tax accountant about if I were you. It might protect you down the road if you got the go ahead and then suddenly were told years later that you had broken the law or were supposed to have paid more taxes, etc. But then again, it might not....
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