ISBN: 978-1-901614-47-3

Publication date: 03/01/2011

Price: £150.00

Dr Raymond Ashton sometime Reader at the University of Bristol, is an expert on trust, tax and commercial matters. He is the author of several texts on tax, trusts, including the ‘Guernsey Law of Trusts', a monograph on directors' duties and a book on money laundering. He has also published numerous articles in academic and professional journals.

In practice he has been involved in a number of major international investigations in criminal and civil matters over the last thirty years and in numerous regulatory matters and commercial work generally. He has also been involved in another activity - watching Manchester City for more years than he cares to remember, until recently!

Dr Raymond Ashton's ‘Taxation In Guernsey' is a leading work on Taxation in Guernsey. It is three years since the Second Edition and there have been a number of changes to the tax system since then despite the major overhaul reviewed in the Second Edition. This has resulted in many more tax planning opportunities and also many more potential pitfalls.

This Report will combine an academic account of the law and at the same time offer pragmatic tax planning advice. As such it will build on the author's experience as a qualified lawyer in three jurisdictions who for over thirty years has been advising trust companies, financial institutions and private clients on tax mitigation.

There has been a delay in publishing this Edition as a result of the uncertainty introduced by the EU in relation to tax regimes in Jersey and the Isle of Man and the possible effect on the taxation system in Guernsey.

As a result a Special Supplement will be published when the new provisions, which will replace zero-ten regime, are announced. This Special Supplement will be supplied free of charge to purchasers of this third edition of the Guernsey Law of Tax.


Chapter 1: An Analysis of The Finance Sector In Guernsey
Chapter 2: General Provisions
Chapter 3: Income from Outside Guernsey
Chapter 4: Persons Under Guardianship, Trustees and Personal Representative; Government Of Parts of Her Majesty's Dominions; Mutual Profits and Matters Relating to Distributions
Chapter 5: Deemed Distribution and Returns and Assessments
Chapter 6: Information Gathering Powers
Chapter 7: Appeal Provisions and Collection and Recovery
Chapter 8: Relief and Allowances for Capital Expenditure
Chapter 9: Relief In Respect of Losses and Expenditure Incurred Partly for Private Purposes
Chapter 10: Pension, Retirement and Trust Schemes
Chapter 11: Investment Companies, Unit Trust Schemes and Double Taxation
Chapter 12: Life Annuities, Insurance Companies, Exempt Companies and International Bodies
Chapter 13: Penalties, Surcharges and Supplements, General and Administration and Commencement, Construction, Interpretation, Repeals Etc
Chapter 14: The International Exchange of Information Agreements with The USA and The Netherlands and The EU Savings Directive
Chapter 15: EU Directive on The Taxation of Savings Income


Appendix 1: Allowances Schedules 2010;
Appendix 2:
Statements of Practice (Including Interpretations of Law) and Extra Statutory Concessions;
Appendix 3:
Rates of Annual Allowances Relating To Ships Purchased Prior To 1st January 1990;
Appendix 4:
Benefits In Kind: An Explanatory Guide