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Saint Kitts 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 43,000 live on St. Kitts. 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 national capital is Basseterre on St. Kitts. Bradshaw International Airport, near Basseterre, can handle large jets. There are now direct flights from New York, Philadelphia, Miami and London.

St. Kitts became Britain's first colony in the West Indies with the founding of a settlement in 1623. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis attained full political independence within the Commonwealth in 1983. To relieve the anxiety of Nevisians, Nevis acquired autonomy within the federation, together with its own legislature and cabinet. In 1998, a vote in a Nevis referendum to separate from St. Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. More »


Saint Kitts Knowledge Base

Saint Kitts: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Saint Kitts - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Saint Kitts Executive Summary »
Saint Kitts Geography »
Saint Kitts Population, Language and Culture »
Saint Kitts Government »
Saint Kitts Economy and Currency »
Saint Kitts Entry and Residence »
St. Kitts Citizenship Act 1984 »
St. Kitts Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation »
Saint Kitts Business Environment »
Saint Kitts Investment Incentive Schemes »

Saint Kitts: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Saint Kitts, providing options to suit different business needs.
Saint Kitts Company Introduction »
Saint Kitts Private Company »
Saint Kitts Public Company »
Saint Kitts Exempt Private Company »
Saint Kitts Limited Partnership »
Saint Kitts Exempt Limited Partnership »
Saint Kitts Trusts »

Saint Kitts: Offshore Business Sectors
The key sectors of Saint Kitts's offshore economy.
Saint Kitts Offshore Business Introduction »
Saint Kitts Forms of Offshore Operation »
Saint Kitts Banking »
Saint Kitts Insurance »
Saint Kitts Trust Management »

Saint Kitts: E-Commerce
A description of how e-commerce operations are enabled in Saint Kitts, and how the offshore tax regime can best be utilised for e-commerce.
Saint Kitts E-Commerce Introduction »
Saint Kitts Facilities »
Saint Kitts E-Commerce Legislation »
Saint Kitts Offshore Activities »

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

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

Saint Kitts: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Saint Kitts.
Saint Kitts Regulatory Environment »
Saint Kitts Work Permits »

Saint Kitts: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Saint Kitts.
Saint Kitts Corporate Tax Introduction »
Saint Kitts Corporate Income Tax »
Saint Kitts Withholding Tax »
Saint Kitts Import Tax »

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

Saint Kitts: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Saint Kitts has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Saint Kitts Tax Treaty Introduction »
Saint Kitts Other International Agreements »
Saint Kitts Financial Intelligence Unit »

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