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Tax and the British Virgin Islands: Separating Myth From Reality

March 2021 Nicholas Kuria

In this article, Nicholas Kuria discusses some of the most glaringly misguided notions relating to the use of offshore jurisdictions, with a focus on the British Virgin Islands.

We will begin with an overview of the tax position. The British Virgin Islands has no corporate tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax, or any other tax applicable to a British Virgin Islands company. These companies are exempted from income taxes and stamp duties regarding all instruments or deeds relating to company business, including the transfer of all property to or by the company and its securities transactions.

 

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Nicholas Kuria
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1129


A version of this article was previously published by Tax Notes International (February 15, 2021).

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