• IN637 If You Must Stay in a Country Due to Unforeseen Circumstances - Including a Pandemic

    Spring 2020, and we are experiencing an unprecedented period in terms of threat to health and economic stability.

    Lower key disruption took place in April 2010, due to the ash caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland and the subsequent cancellation of a large number of flights.

    At this current time, there may be a number of other, less serious, but important unforeseen consequences.

    Tax … more

  • IN634 Malta and Africa Strategy For Partnership: 2020 - 2025

    Malta launched a Malta and Africa strategy for partnership 2020 – 2025, for public consultation, at the start of 2020. This strategic approach to Africa reflects the growing importance of this continent in relation to trade, development and diplomatic objectives.

    The African Continent in the Modern World

    The Maltese Government views Africa as a vital strategic partner for the future. It is an … more

  • IN619 Substantial Activity Requirements: The EU Council, OECD and Low Tax Jurisdictions

    Background

    The EU Council’s ‘base erosion and profit shifting’ (BEPS) action plan defines the requirements to be met, by jurisdictions wishing to maintain low tax regimes for businesses undertaking ‘specified’ activities, in order to demonstrate that they have sufficient substance in that particular jurisdiction.

    Requirements include; ‘core income generating activities’ must take place in the … more

  • IN607 Family Office Management: Location, Organisation and Liaison

    Recent Changes

    Recent changes in terms of global tax regulations and increasing international tax transparency are vital to consider when implementing strategies to preserve family wealth and family business ownership structures.

    New global regulations include: Common Reporting Standard (‘CRS’), the US Foreign Accounting Tax Compliance Act (‘FATCA’), and several jurisdictions now operate … more

  • IN606 A Comprehensive Tool Kit to Meet the Requirements of a Substance Based Regime

    History –  The ‘Substance Regime’

    On 1st January 2019 the ”substance-based regime” was introduced into the Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man). 

    This has meant that since January 2019, companies engaging in “relevant activities” have had to demonstrate that they meet specific substance requirements, to avoid sanctions.

    This ‘Order’ is in response to a comprehensive review, … more

  • IN450 - A Move of Residence

    Last Updated: December 2019

    Please note that as a general principle EEA citizens are free to move to other EEA countries. Switzerland is in the Schengen Area and as such EEA citizens can move there and vice versa. The residence schemes detailed (excluding St Kitts & Nevis) are therefore applicable to non-EEA individuals for each of the countries featured.

    Please note, however, that where … more

  • IN534 - Dixcart Business Centres - An Efficient Way to Establish Companies Abroad

    Corporate entities are established and managed in a number of countries across the world for a variety of reasons. The location chosen for the incorporation and management of a company is a vital factor and integral aspect of the international, commercial planning process.

    Business Centres are becoming an increasingly popular feature within international trading centres. They provide an … more

  • IN522 - The Importance of Having a Will - Key Questions to Consider

    As families become increasingly international, with family members located in different countries, it is vital that appropriate wills are drafted and, subsequently, regularly reviewed and amended to reflect any variation in circumstances. Often the jurisdictions where assets are located and/or where family members reside will be subject to change.

    Are wills only applicable to wealthy … more

  • IN509 - Alternative Jurisdictions to Consider for UK Non-Domiciles Wishing to Move Out of the UK

    The UK non-domicile regime remains a relatively attractive option with UK non-domiciles (“non-doms”) continuing to have the opportunity to enjoy significant tax advantages for a period of up to 15 years.

    Major reforms regarding how UK non-domiciles are taxed were introduced in April 2017. As detailed in the Dixcart Article: UK Tax Residence - Planning Opportunities, Case Studies and How to Get … more

  • IN419 - Restarting the Clock for UK Non-Domiciles and Alternative Residence Options to Help Maximise Days Spent in the UK

    The UK non-dom regime remains an attractive option for individuals seeking to move from their country of origin or current location. UK non-domiciles continue to have the opportunity to enjoy significant tax advantages for a period of up to 15 years. 

    Changes to UK Non-Dom Legislation 

    However, major reforms regarding how non-UK domiciliaries (“non-doms”) are taxed were implemented in April 2017 … more