Location Channel Islands.
Time Zone Greenwich Mean Time (+1 hour for British summertime).
Population 98,000.
Capital St Helier.
Airport One.
Language English.
Currency Great British Pound (sterling).
Dialing Code + 44 1534.
Centre's Expertise Trusts, private wealth management and capital market transactions, mutual fund administration and management, specialist funds, international banking, insurance.
Political System Parliamentary democracy.
Legal System Customary law.
Personal Income Tax 0-20%.
Corporate Income Tax 0% as a standard rate with rates of 10% for certain regulated and financial activities (including banks, trust companies, investment managers and certain fund functionaries) and 20% for certain utilities companies.
Exchange Restrictions None.
Tax Treaties For full details, please go to
Permitted Currencies Any currency.
Minimum Authorised Capital No.
Minimum Share Issues No.
Shelf Companies Available.
Incorporation Time Scale Two days for a standard incorporation. Fast-track incorporation available in two hours.
Incorporation Fees Standard: £200, Fast-track: £400.
Annual Fees £150.
Minimum Number Private company: one, Public company: two.
Residency Requirements No.
Corporate Directors Allowed.
Meetings/Frequency No specific requirements.
Disclosure Yes.
Bearer Shares Not permitted.
Minimum Number Private company: one. Public company: two.
Public Share Registry No, but disclosure of membership once a year in annual return.
Meetings Frequency Annual general meeting (can be waived).
Annual Return Yes.
Audit Requirements Public company: mandatory. Private company: discretionary.
Registered Office Yes: must be situated in Jersey.
Domicile Issues None.
Company Naming Restrictions Yes.
Should there be a mandatory register of beneficial ownership of corporate structures in every country?
  Amy Bryant, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Finance presents her stance. (30/04/2018)
IFCs and the Asian Wealth (R)evolution
  Asia Pacific has been the fastest growing region globally in terms of private financial wealth, considerably outstripping the global average. Indications are that this upward trajectory is set to continue. (01/01/2018)
Should there be a mandatory register of beneficial ownership of corporate structures in every country?
  The Big Debate: Jersey Finance’s Amy Bryant puts forward her argument. (30/11/2017)
The Beneficial Ownership Register in Jersey Explained
  Jersey made an international commitment to have an up-to-date centralised register (albeit one that is non-public) by 30 June 2017. James Campbell discusses the implications of the new regime. (01/11/2017)
Jurisdictional Differentiation in a Turbulent Environment
  Jersey has sought to differentiate itself by demonstrating its commitment to the highest standards of regulation and cooperation, and positioning itself as an innovative jurisdiction and a safe harbour. (02/10/2017)
Listing in an Uncertain World
  The CEO of the International Stock Exchange Group (TISEG) explores how its offering of certainty is strengthening the rationale for debt securities, investment vehicles and trading companies to list on TISE (01/08/2017)
Offshore Financial Centres: The Super Set
  Of the various forces that have buffeted offshore financial services in recent years, regulation and emerging demand bases are probably the most significant. (01/02/2017)
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  Jersey Tax Treaties
  Jersey currently has in place 42 tax agreements consisting of 11 DTAs and 31 TIEAs. - read more...
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