NewsCase StudiesEvents

Offshore Companies Tax Planning

Also in the news...

Import firewood into England, Scotland or Wales

Find out how to import firewood, such as logs and kindling, into England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain).

How to check if you can delay customs payments and declarations

If you’re a business that currently buys goods from or sells goods to countries outside the UK, or are planning to trade with Europe from January 2021, HMRC’s new tool can help you identify ways you might be able to make the customs process easier for cheaper for your business. This short video shows you how to use the tool.

How can a customs intermediary or agent help me?

If you’re a UK business thinking about moving goods into or out of the UK , this video is here to help you understand how customs intermediaries or agents can help you. For more information have a look at the guidance available on

What are commodity codes?

If you're buying or selling goods abroad, you need to work out the amount of duty or VAT you owe. This short video tells you how to find out the ‘commodity code’ classification for your goods, using our Trade Tariff tool. Find out more on GOV.UK

What are controlled goods?

You’ll need a licence to import or export certain types of controlled goods. You may also need to pay extra duty in the UK. Unsure if this applies to your goods? This short video explains more about the types of goods that are classed as controlled. Find out more on GOV.UK

Startup Overseas Team

Startup Overseas Team

Start Doing Business Overseas

> Ask me a question

Offshore Companies Tax Planning

Back to News

This guide contains detailed information on how offshore companies and trusts are taxed in 2015 and how (and when) you can use them to reduce your UK taxes. It is updated for the latest anti avoidance rules that apply from April 2015.

Offshore Companies

  • What benefits there are from using an offshore company
  • Detailed explanations of how to establish your company as non resident...including a review of recent cases in this area
  • How and when you are taxed on income of the offshore company...including how these rules are changing
  • How and when you are taxed on capital gains of the offshore company including details of the latest rules
  • How to use double tax treaties to make maximum use of offshore companies
  • When you can use offshore companies to reduce your UK taxes
  • How to show offshore company income on UK tax returns
  • How non UK domiciliaries can take advantage of special rules for using offshore companies
  • When to use Offshore Hybrid Companies and how they're taxed in the UK
  • When to use private trust companies and private trust foundations
  • How to avoid having a UK trade and being taxed on UK profits
  • How the new controlled foreign company (CFC) provisions will apply
  • Whether to trade overseas using a separate company or branch ...
  • Using an offshore company and trust structure
  • Offshore company checklist

  • Tax Planning With Offshore Companies & Trusts 2015: The A-Z Guide

    You are not logged in!

    Please login or register to ask our experts a question.

    Login now or register.