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Taxes

A trust established in Nevis may not be subject to local taxes applicable to the assets and income of the trust, provided that no residents of Nevis benefit from the trust and no physical assets are located there.

It must be noted that the choice of law of the trust would not be applicable to tax matters, which would be governed by the respective jurisdiction where the settlor, beneficiaries, assets or trustee are located, as applicable.

You should consult with your tax advisor or accountant to know the tax implications in your jurisdiction of residence when establishing a trust in Nevis, transfer assets to it and receive profits from said assets.

  • Offshore Income Tax Exemption
  • Offshore capital gains tax exemption
  • Offshore dividends tax exemption
  • CFC Rules
  • Thin Capitalisation Rules
  • Patent Box
  • Tax Incentives & Credits
  • Property Tax
  • Wealth tax
  • Estate inheritance tax
  • Transfer tax
  • Capital duties
  • - Offshore Income Tax Rate
  • - Corporate Tax Rate
  • 0% Capital Gains Tax Rate
  • 0% Dividends Received
  • 0% Dividends Withholding Tax Rate
  • 0% Interests Withholding Tax Rate
  • 0% Royalties Withholding Tax Rate
  • 0 Losses carryback (years)
  • 0 Losses carryforward (years)
  • 0% Personal Income Tax Rate
  • 17% VAT Rate
  • 36 Tax Treaties

Country details

Saint Kitts and Nevis
XCD
Basseterre
North America
en-KN
51,134

Nevis is a Caribbean island located in the Windward Islands, in the Antilles. Along with the island of Saint Kitts, it constitutes the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis. An independent sovereignty country, member of the Commonwealth and the CARICOM.

Saint Kitts & Nevis is the smallest country in the Americas, both in size and population. With an area of 261 sq. km and a population of 54,961 inhabitants. Its capital and the most populated city is Basseterre, in Saint Cristopher. Its official language is English. Its legal tender currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), which has a fixed exchange rate with the dollar at 2.7: 1.

Being an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Saint Kitts and Nevis has a stable political and financial system.

The head of state of the islands is the British monarch, who elects a resident Governor-General to represent him in local affairs.

The prime minister is the leader of the majority party of the House, and the cabinet carries out state affairs. St. Kitts and Nevis have a single legislative chamber, known as the National Assembly. It is made up of fourteen members: eleven elected representatives (three from the island of Nevis) and three senators who are appointed by the Governor-General. Two of the senators are appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, and another with the advice of the opposition leader.

Unlike other countries, the senators do not constitute a separate chamber of the Senate or upper chamber of the parliament, since they sit in the National Assembly, next to the representatives.

Saint Kitts and Nevis was the last place to practice sugar cane monoculture in the Lesser Antilles. But because the sugar industry was increasingly struggling to make a profit, the government decided to eliminate the large-scale sugar cane production and carry out a diversification program for the farming sector and stimulate the development of other sectors of the economy, particularly tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore financial services. The issue of postage stamps, mainly for philatelic collecting, is also an important source of income for its economy.

Saint Kitts and Nevis also offers a citizenship by investment program. Through a donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund or an investment in Real Estate, a foreigner would become a St Kitts and Nevis citizen and obtain a passport with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 136 countries (including South America and European Union).

Tax treaties

Country Type Date Signed
Canada TIEA 2010-06-14
Guernsey TIEA 2012-02-07
Saint Lucia DTC  1994-07-06
Sint Maarten TIEA 2009-09-11
Portugal TIEA 2010-07-29
India TIEA 2014-11-13
Norway TIEA 2010-03-24
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DTC  1994-07-06
Guyana DTC  1994-07-06
San Marino DTC  2010-04-20
South Africa TIEA 2015-04-07
Sweden TIEA 2010-03-24
Switzerland DTC  1963-08-26
Denmark TIEA 2009-09-02
Trinidad and Tobago DTC  1994-07-06
Antigua and Barbuda DTC  1994-07-06
Barbados DTC  1994-07-06
Grenada DTC  1994-07-06
Curaçao TIEA 2009-09-11
Jamaica DTC  1994-07-06
Germany TIEA 2010-10-13
Faroe Islands TIEA 2010-03-24
Dominica DTC  1994-07-06
Greenland TIEA 2010-03-24
Finland TIEA 2010-03-24
France TIEA 2010-04-01
Iceland TIEA 2010-03-24
Netherlands TIEA 2009-09-02
New Zealand TIEA 2009-11-24
Belize DTC  1994-07-06
Aruba TIEA 2009-09-11
Australia TIEA 2010-03-05
Belgium TIEA 2009-12-18
United Kingdom TIEA 2010-01-18
Liechtenstein TIEA 2009-12-11
Monaco DTC  2009-09-17

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