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Nevis Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Nevis Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

St. Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean Sea, about a third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad, and have a total area of 261 km2. The population is approximately 56,500 (2018 est.), of which about 13,500 live on Nevis. The climate is tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes and there is little seasonal temperature variation. The rainy season is from May to November and hurricanes can occur from July to October.
The majority of the population of Nevis resides in the capital, Charlestown. There is a regular ferry service between the two islands, though Nevis’s Newcastle Airport is only capable of handling light aircraft. Long-haul flights from the US and Europe connect to Nevis via St Kitts.

Nevis was settled by the British in 1628 and was very important for a time due to its sugar production. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis finally attained full political independence within the Commonwealth in 1983. Nevis has acquired autonomy within the two-island federation, together with its own legislature and cabinet. A 1998 referendum to separate from St. Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. The independence issue has not disappeared, but there have since been signs of rapprochement between the two islands under the leadership of Joseph Parry of the Nevis Reformation Party. More »


Nevis Knowledge Base

Nevis: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Nevis - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Nevis Executive Summary »
Nevis Geography »
Nevis Population, Language and Culture »
Nevis Government »
Nevis Economy and Currency »
Nevis Business Environment »
Nevis Investment Incentive Schemes »

Nevis: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Nevis, providing options to suit different business needs.
Nevis Types of Company Introduction »
Nevis International Business Company »
Nevis Limited Liability Company »
Nevis International Exempt Trust »
Nevis Multiform Foundations Ordinance »

Nevis: Offshore Business Sectors
These pages examine offshore business sectors in Nevis, in order to identify which business forms have available tax incentives.
Nevis Offshore Business Introduction »
Nevis Forms of Offshore Operation »
Nevis Insurance »
Nevis Investment Fund »
Nevis Trusts »

Nevis: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Nevis and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Nevis Tax Treatment of Offshore Operations »
Nevis Regulation Of Banking »
Nevis Trusts »
Nevis Taxation of Foreign Employees of Offshore Operations »
Nevis Employment & Residence »

Nevis: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Nevis.
Nevis Table of Statutes »
Nevis Banking Law »
Nevis Insurance Law »
Nevis Trust Law »
Nevis Investment Fund Legislation »
Nevis Anti-Money Laundering Legislation »

Nevis: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Nevis.
Nevis Corporate Tax Introduction »
Nevis Corporate Income Tax »
Nevis Unincorporated Business Tax »
Nevis Withholding Tax »
Nevis Import Taxes »

Nevis: Personal Taxation
An overview of applicable taxes for individuals in Nevis.
Nevis Personal Tax Introduction »
Nevis Capital Gains Tax »
Nevis Property Taxes »

Nevis: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Nevis has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Nevis Tax Treaty Introduction »
Nevis Other International Agreements »
Nevis Anti-Money Laundering Measures »
Nevis The Inter-American Convention against Corruption »

Nevis: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Nevis.
Map of Nevis »