Constitutional Position regarding the EU
Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom but it is a dependent territory of the British Crown. The Island has its own democratic system of Government through which it enjoys complete autonomy in domestic and fiscal matters.
Jersey is not a member of the European Union and therefore is not directly subject to European Union financial and taxation rules. It enjoys a special relationship, negotiated under the Treaty of Rome, which allows the Island to be within the Union’s customs territory for the purposes of free trade.
The Island has an international reputation for its economic and political stability. The financial services industry is a major contributor to the Island’s wealth, with many of the world’s leading banking institutions being represented in the Island. The framework of prudent regulatory legislation that exists in Jersey allows international business to flourish whilst ensuring the Island is not used for undesirable or illegal purposes.
Jersey is a low tax jurisdiction where there is no Capital Gains Tax, no Estate Tax and no Inheritance Tax. From 3 June 2008 Jersey made changes to its tax regime with the introduction of a general rate of corporate income tax of 0% and the phasing out of exempt company status.