If you have substantial assets and you would like to maximise your tax efficiency or protect your assets, you may want to consider becoming a resident of Gibraltar under the Qualifying (Category 2) Individual Rules.
Gibraltar is a very attractive jurisdiction from a tax efficient perspective. It is a white listed jurisdiction and one of the very few in the EU with such attractive Rules. In addition there is no Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax or Value Added Tax in Gibraltar.
In order to qualify for Category 2 status, you must satisfy certain criteria including the purchase or rental of a suitable property and have a minimum of £2million in net assets. Once a Category 2 individual, the tax savings available to you are substantial as you would only be taxed on the first £80,000 of your worldwide taxable income, irrespective of how much your income actually is. The annual tax liability currently ranges between £22,000 and £28,500.
Since you are taxed on your worldwide income, the advantages of becoming a Category 2 individual extend to your estate planning and may incorporate any corporate structures that you might have in place.
Becoming a Category 2 resident in Gibraltar will also allow you to enjoy its proximity to historical and cultural Andalusia and its Costa del Sol as well as the Algarve, with their beaches and leading golf courses, whilst still availing yourself of Gibraltar’s British influence and sound financial centre, thus allowing you to combine tax efficiency with pleasure, making Gibraltar the perfect choice for you.
Our services would include assisting you with your application and helping you to search for a suitable property whilst liaising with estate agents and your lawyers. Furthermore, we can tax efficiently plan your wealth from an international perspective thereby ensuring that you do not trigger deemed tax residency in another jurisdiction.
On an ongoing basis we can provide you with property management services as well as annual tax services including the filing of your annual tax return and provision of any other tax advice you may require.
Patrick S Pilcher
Tel: 20066842 ext 309