The Isle of Man, whilst it is otherwise a separate tax jurisdiction, maintains a ‘common purse’ agreement with the UK under which indirect taxes such as VAT are kept at the same level as the UK, but administered by Isle of Man Customs and Excise. The Island also has a secure free trade agreement with the EU, protected by Protocol 3 of the UK’s Treaty of Accession. Combined with a zero rate of corporate tax this makes the Island the ideal place to set up VAT registered trading companies, and it has proved enormously popular with non-EU traders wishing to avoid the tax implications of a UK registered company.
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