Tax and Accounting Regulations
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The following information provides an overview of the tax and accounting regulations in British Virgin Islands.
The following are exempt from tax:
- Capital Gains.
- Net Worth.
- Capital Transfers.
- Interest – Although there is no tax on interest the BVI has implemented the EU savings directive which means that agents making interest payments to residents of an EU member state will automatically exchange information with the relevant member states tax authority with respect to the identity of the beneficial owner and the payment.
International Aspects of Taxation:
Double Taxation Treaties – There are no Double Taxation Treaties in place.
Annual Reporting Requirements:
There is no requirement to file audited accounts with the authorities; a company is required to keep financial records which reflect the financial position of the company.
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Last month the Government in Panama officially approved Law Number 52; legislation which creates the regulatory framework for the implementation regarding automatically exchanging tax information, in a further attempt to comply with global regulations for tax transparency, and to be fully in line with all supervisory and compliance matters.
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