One of the best ways to make your SIPP go further is to have a personal tax rate of zero.
As Some Of The World’s Most Beautiful Countries Have A Tax Rate That’s Low Or Non-Existent, It’s A Case Of Heads You Win, Tails You Don’t Lose.
You Can Have A Zero Tax Rate Now
A recently published report by international expatriation specialist firm Bradley Hackford reveals ten of the countries with a low or zero personal tax rate. The report looks at countries where you can establish both a physical and a tax residence. The rankings are based on the following criteria:
- Tax rate for individuals living in the country
- Quality of life
- Legal and physical security of the country
- Government support for immigration to the country
- Location, accessibility and recreational opportunities
Bahamas - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent
Boasting an excellent quality of life and political stability, becoming a resident requires investing in local real estate with a minimum value of $500,000 US. If you’re desperate to live the tax-free life, a $1,500,000 US property investment will fast-track your application.
Andorra - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent to 10 per cent
It’s especially popular with neighbouring French and Spanish nationals, as well as Russians, due to its high security levels. Residence is dependent on a minimum investment of 350,000 Euros and a deposit of 50,000 Euros.
Monaco - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent
Dripping in glitz and glamour, its total absence of income tax makes it popular with many European nationals, and recently, people from Russia. Residency is dependent on demonstrating significant financial wealth.
Bulgaria - Personal Income Tax Rate: 10 per cent
With one of the lowest tax rates in Europe, it’s a popular destination. As a member of the European Union, there are no investment requirements needed for relocation.
Panama - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent
All foreign earnings are free of tax, though locally sourced income has a tax rate of up to 25 per cent. The residency process has been simplified and coupled with a low investment requirement, it’s an attractive place to live when you retire.
Mauritius - Personal Income Tax Rate: 15 per cent
Both French and English are spoken here. The residency process is simple, requiring an investment in local real estate with a minimum value of $500,000 US.
Dubai - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent
Its many free zones with residency options attract large numbers of expatriates. Not only are individuals subject to no tax, foreign owned companies also pay no tax too.
Guernsey - Personal Income Tax Rate: 20 per cent
Whilst tax is charged at 20 per cent, it’s subject to a ceiling of £110,000 to £220,000 depending on the type of income. Companies located here pay no tax. Jersey is similarly as attractive.
Cayman Islands - Personal Income Tax Rate: 0 per cent
A well-known destination for individuals and companies as no tax is charged. Residency is reasonably easy to obtain, by forming a local company.
Switzerland - Personal Income Tax Rate: Flat Rate
Its Lump Sum Taxation scheme provides a predictable tax liability, without you having to disclose your annual income. Currently, this figure is between 150,000 and 200,000 Swiss Francs.
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