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Non-Doms - have you taken action?

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We reported in our December 2016 Newsletter changes to UK Non-Dom status which will come into force from 6 April 2017. All individuals who have qualified for UK resident Non-domiciled status will need to review their position under the new rules.


Individuals who become deemed domiciled from 6 April 2017 and who set up trusts and underlying companies on or after this date will see the structures generally treated as tax transparent in the UK.  This could include UK charges on the individual on income and gains from assets in an offshore structure without there necessarily being any cash distributions to the individual.  While Trusts can still offer asset protection and other benefits they are unlikely to provide tax advantages in such situations.  However there is protection provided for trusts established before individuals become deemed domiciled on 6 April 2017 ("protected trusts").

Existing trusts and underlying companies should be reviewed before 6 April 2017 to ensure they achieve optimal protection for the individuals when the changes are introduced.  The changes will impact trusts where the settlor, spouse, civil partner or children can benefit.  If the settlor died before 6 April 2017 and was UK resident but non-domiciled and close members cannot benefit from the trust, the changes will have less effect.

IQE Fiduciary Services

IQE has a history of providing fiduciary services including the provision of a corporate trustee, administration, bookkeeping and maintaining accounting records for Isle of Man trusts.  With many years' experience dealing with a range of trusts for international clients IQE offers a reliable and responsive service built on integrity and expertise.  IQE works closely with professional advisers to ensure that the structures are correctly implemented.

To arrange a meeting or a telephone call, contact Anne Couper Woods on +44 (0) 1624 689596 / email or David Karran on +44 (0) 1624 689581 / email

We have the expertise to assist with multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services for international structures

As Chairman of Greenko Group plc, I have enjoyed a four year association with IQE during which time they not only provided administration, corporate governance and company secretarial support but also the [dedicated] services of Mike Brown FCIS as a qualified and experienced Company Secretary to act on our behalf. Throughout this time, I found IQE and their staff to be very helpful, patient and professional in their dealings. As a London Stock Exchange AIM listed company we undertook several complex multi-jurisdictions corporate transactions and I am particularly appreciative of IQE’s invaluable support on these occasions. Keith Henry, Chairman, Greenko Group Plc

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