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Earned and unearned income declared for tax (FOI)

Earned and unearned income declared for tax (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 July 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


For each of the last five years, please provide the following:

  • total earned income declared to the Income Tax department.

  • total unearned income, broken down by category for example pension, interest, maintenance and so on.


​Income Type ​ ​






​Total Income Business ​ ​


​Total Income Pensions ​ ​

​£260m​£267m​£284m​ £304m​£299m

​Total Earnings  ​ ​


​Total Income Taxed at Source ​ ​

​£74m​£24m​ £25m​£24m​£26m
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 ​Unearned Income ​ ​ ​ ​

​Jersey bank interest

​£48m  ​£34m​£26m ​£24m​£20m

​Distributions from Jersey companies

​£164m ​£198m ​£186m ​£218m £216m ​

​Shareholder loans from Jersey companies

​£3m£3m  ​£10m​£6m​£3m

​Jersey Property Income

​£68m​ £77m​£83m​£87m£94m​

​Lodgers / sleepers  

​£7m​£6m ​£6m​£5m ​£5m

​Foreign Income



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​Sub Total unearned Income






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​Total ​







  • the table is inclusive of all individuals assessed for income tax in the years of assessment 2013 to 2017.
  • the data:
    • Reflects the position as at 15 June 2020 and is subject to review / reassessment, so may vary over time.

    • Is inclusive of all income declared to Revenue Jersey on individual tax returns submitted irrespective of whether or not the individual was liable to tax.

    • Will not match similar tables in Revenue Jersey’s published Tax Statistical Digest as they reflect only the income of individuals with a tax liability.

  •  Further analysis of Revenue Data can be found in the Digests that can be found at:

 Revenue Jersey Statistics

  • the 2018 year of assessment data will be available in the next few months when the 2018 Digest is published.

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