Finding a location that offers the very best tax
advantages might be your first thought, but choosing a
jurisdiction that is to become your home is about
settling somewhere that works for your wealth and
ultimately your family too.
Guernsey is an independent, low tax jurisdiction which
ranks as one of the top offshore finance centres in the
world. It is a beautiful and secure island where
traditional values sit at the very heart of everyday
life. It’s a place where everyone enjoys respect
and privacy, and has many business and leisure
opportunities. The island also benefits from excellent
schools and a first class health service.
Tax and your wealth
Income Tax in Guernsey is generally less than the UK
with a flat rate of only 20%. The Island has no Capital
Gains, Inheritance, Value Added of Withholding Taxes.
There are also a number of favourable tax allowances and
the facility for those with high incomes, to
"cap" their liability. Guernsey uses the pound
sterling which makes banking easier when moving from the
Ogier's High Value Residency Team can
assist with the legal and regulatory aspects of your
relocation to Guernsey, the acquisition of your
property, estate planning and if required the set up of
related businesses in Guernsey.
In addition, as your trusted legal adviser Ogier is well
placed to introduce you to local accountants, bankers,
trust and investment specialists, who can help you to
structure your wealth.
High Value Residency
Our High Value Residency Team has a leading
reputation. We are responsive,
professional and discreet and
are well known for our first
We advise both domestic and international clients on
buying and selling residential property in Guernsey and
provide a range of services relating to the purchase and
ownership of Guernsey property assets.
Our wider services include advising on
relocations to Guernsey and high value residency
applications in conjunction with trusted tax
advisers, co-ordinating surveyors, architects,
site and property finding professionals as well as
private banks to provide a seamless and personal service
to our high net worth clients.
Many of our clients spend substantial sums on developing
and/or renovating their Guernsey property and we assist
in the negotiation and appointment of designers,
architects and other professionals, as well as guiding
them through the complexities of obtaining the necessary
permits in Guernsey.
Our global client base includes international clients
relocating to Guernsey, locally based clients
buying and selling family homes and investment
properties, clients with international property
interests and high value residential
developers and funders.
Many wealthy or high profile clients are particularly
concerned about privacy issues, and we ensure their
anonymity is protected at all times.
Visit the Locate Guernsey Website
for more information on moving to Guernsey.
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