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Tax-friendly benefits

By choosing to live in Guernsey, you open yourself up to a whole range of generous tax benefits and business opportunities. The economy is buoyant and that is set to continue as the Government is committed to nurturing a diverse, modern economy.

Approximately a third of total income is generated from finance and Guernsey remains a popular offshore centre.  While Guernsey is not a member of the European Union, as with other offshore centres, Guernsey is continually reviewing the way its tax system works in order to remain OECD and EU compliant.  The island is widely recognised as one of the world’s premier international finance centres, having a unique mix of talent, independence and natural assets which has enabled financial services to flourish for almost 50 years.  These characteristics now drive one of the world’s most sophisticated international finance centres, which Standard and Poor’s has assigned maximum “AAA” long term and “A-1+” short-term sovereign credit ratings.  Guernsey also has a thriving non-finance industry. It is home to Specsavers Optical Group, which manages the largest optical chain in the UK and Ireland and also operates in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Healthspan also has its headquarters in Guernsey. Tourism, manufacturing and horticulture continue to be present, although perhaps not as significantly as in previous generations.

By purchasing an open market property in Guernsey, you are automatically entitled to live here. And, as a resident some of the benefits of living in Guernsey are:

No VAT
No Capital Gains Tax
No Purchase or Sales Tax
No Inheritance Tax
No Estate Duty
No Capital Transfer Tax
0% Corporation Tax
Income tax rate of a flat 20%
A friendly culture

English speaking

Well regulated
Low crime rate
Pleasant climate

High quality of life
Longer life expectancy

Information from www.guernseyfinance.com.

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