Guernsey is self-governing and self-funding. The island’s legislature determines its own laws and raises its own taxes.
The personal income tax rate for Guernsey residents is 20% after deduction of personal allowances.
Guernsey has a basic rate of corporation tax of 0% on profits arising applicable to most companies which are Guernsey tax resident. A 10% rate of corporation tax is applicable to income arising from certain regulated activities including banking and insurance.
There are no capital gains, inheritance or sales taxes.
Basic rate of 0%
Tax Transparency and Information Exchange
Guernsey is at the forefront of meeting international standards on transparency and information exchange and has been whitelisted by both the OECD and EU.
In December 2013, Guernsey signed a Model I agreement with the United States government relating to implementation of FATCA based reporting and committed to early adoption of the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for the automatic exchange of information in 2014.
In 2017, Guernsey confirmed its commitment to international tax co-operation by signing the OECD’s Multilateral instrument to implement tax treaty related measures to combat Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and treaty abuse.
Guernsey introduced economic substance legislation in 2019 to ensure that companies which are tax resident in Guernsey and undertaking specific activities can demonstrate substantial economic presence in the island.
“Guernsey has been one of the most active jurisdictions promoting transparency in practice. The number of TIEAs signed so far seriously enhances Guernsey’s reputation as a responsible and transparent financial centre, as recognised by the Global Forum peer review."Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD’s Director, Centre for Tax Policy, on the signing of Guernsey 50th TIEA in November 2013
Guernsey has also signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with numerous countries to date, including Full Double Taxation Arrangements (DTAs) and Partial DTAs.
For further information on any of the above contact Guernsey Revenue Service on +44 (0) 1481 724711 or visit their website.