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Saint Lucia Taxation

Saint Lucia Taxation
Brand: Saint Lucia
Category: Tax Jurisdiction

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The overall rating is based on review by third parties and our experts

8.6
  • Global Tax Friendly 9 / 10
  • Inheritance Tax Friendly 10 / 10
  • Easy to Citizenship 10 / 10
  • Financial Secret Score 7 / 10
  • R. Estate Tax Friendly 9 / 10
  • Gift Tax Friendly 10 / 10
  • Anti-Aml Index 5 / 10

Resident in Saint Lucia “resident in Saint Lucia”, in relation to a year of income means

  1. in the case of an individual, that—
    1. his or her permanent place of abode is in Saint Lucia and that he or she is physically present therein for some period of time in the income year, unless the Comptroller is satisfied that his or her absence throughout the whole of the income year was for the purpose of education, medical treatment, the performance of duties on behalf of the Government or for any other purposes which, in the opinion of the Comptroller, is reasonable,
    2. he or she is physically present in Saint Lucia for not less than 183 days in the year of income, or
    3. he or she is physically present in Saint Lucia for some period of time in that year of income and such period is continuous with a period of physical presence in the year of income for the immediately preceding or succeeding year of income of such duration as to qualify him or her for the status of a resident for such preceding or succeeding year under subparagraph (2);
  2. in the case of an estate of a deceased person, that immediately prior to his or her death the deceased person qualified for the status of a resident under paragraph (1);
  3. in the case of a trust or a body of persons, that such trust or body of persons was established in Saint Lucia; and
  4. in the case of a company, that such company was—
    1. incorporated in Saint Lucia, or
    2. if incorporated outside Saint Lucia, was managed and controlled in Saint Lucia, and the terms “resident” and “non-resident” in relation to a person, mean that such person is resident or non resident in Saint Lucia as the case may be;

Information

Investment Basis

Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Accounting Principles IFRS, Parent company
Individual Worldwide Tax Basis Resident
Fast Track Citizenship

Individual Taxation

Starting Taxable Income 833.33
Starting Income Tax Rate 10%
Highest Income Tax Rate 30%
No Individual Capital Gain Tax

Inheritance, Gift, Net Worth, Dividend, Interest Taxation

No Net Worth Tax
No Gift Tax
No Inheritance Tax
Dividend Tax 0%
Interest Tax Combined income

Corporate Taxation

Income Tax Rate 30%
Branch Tax Rate 30%
No Capital Gain Tax

Withholding Taxation for Nonresidents

Dividends (Company) 0%
Interest (Company) 15%/25%
Royalties (Company) 15%/25%
Fees for Technical Services (Company) 15%/25%
Dividends (Individual) 0%
Interest (Individual) 15%/25%
Royalties (Individual) 15%/25%
Fees for Technical Services (Individual) 15%/25%

Withholding Taxation for Residents

Dividends (Company) 0%
Interest (Company) 10%
Royalties (Company) 10%
Fees for Technical Services (Company) 10%
Dividends (Individual) 0%
Interest (Individual) 10%
Royalties (Individual) 10%
Fees for Technical Services (Individual) 10%

Real Estate

Stamp Duty 2%
Transfer Tax 2.5%-5%
Real Property Tax 0.4%/0.25%

Value Added Tax

Standard Rate 12.5%
Reduced Rate 0%/10%

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