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Taxation in Jersey

The Jersey tax system is stable and easily understood, giving investors confidence

​​​​​​Personal tax

The personal income tax rate is 20%.This rate also applies to the tax adjusted profits of sole traders and partnerships. 

There are no higher rate bands, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.

There are exemption thresholds to keep low income households from paying tax and marginal relief to reduce tax for households on what is generally called the 'middle income' bracket. This is a tapering relief which gradually reduces as income increases.

Income tax (for individuals) (taxes and your money section)

High Value Residency (HVR)

Individuals who qualify under Regulation 2(1)(e) of the Control of Housing and Work Law (High Value Residency) are an essential part of Jersey's economy.

We want to encourage these individuals to Jersey to increase inward investment into the Island. This is because in addition to their direct tax contributions, they will also contribute through on-island spending and often relocate their businesses and investments to Jersey.

What are the tax rules to qualify for a HVR consent?

There is an annual minimum tax contribution of £125,000.

When applying for a HVR consent, the applicant is required to demonstrate they have sufficient wealth to generate the annual minimum tax contribution in future tax years.

The tax rates that apply are:

  • 20% on all income earned from land and buildings in Jersey, or dividends paid from a company in receipt of Jersey property income
  • 20% on the first £625,000 of all other income
  • 1% on all income above that level

For confidential and free advice about any aspect of high value residency in Jersey, visit the Locate Jersey website or contact our Director of High Value Residency.

Locate Jersey website​​

Company tax 

The standard rate of corporate tax in Jersey is 0%.

The exceptions to this standard rate are:

  • financial service companies (defined in the Income Tax Law) which are taxed at 10%
  • utility companies which are taxed at 20%
  • income specifically derived from Jersey property rentals or Jersey property development taxed at 20%

Companies (taxes and your money section)

Other benefits

Other financial benefits to businesses and individuals include:
  • social security payments in Jersey are low compared to many jurisdictions
  • no stamp duty on equity transactions
  • a straightforward method of making tax and social security contributions

People in employed work - class 1 contributions (employment and careers section)
Self employed class 2 contributions (employment and careers section)

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