European Union Savings Tax Directive
Information for all EU Residents (including the UK)
This communication outlines the changes implemented, by the Government of Guernsey, on 1 January 2011, to the EU Savings Tax Directive ("The Directive").
Automatic Exchange of Information
If you are resident in the EU (including the UK) gross interest will be paid to you and be subject to an automatic exchange of information with The Guernsey Income Tax Authority. This report will detail your full name, postal address, account number/s, date of birth, place of birth, tax identification number (if known) and the amount of interest added to your account/s. Thereafter this will be forwarded to the tax authorities in your country of residence.
If you are deemed to be "non-domiciled" for tax purposes in your country of residence, we may be able to pay you gross interest without the need to submit an exchange of information report. To arrange this we require confirmation of your tax status, e.g. a letter issued by the tax authorities in your country of residence or accountants.
Non EU residents will continue to receive gross interest and it remains the responsibility of individual investors to disclose the interest earned on their accounts to the relevant tax authorities.