COUNTRIES where you pay


The European Union financial transaction tax (EU FTT) is a proposal made by the European Commission to introduce a financial transaction tax (FTT) within some of the member states of the European Union (EU).

The map above shows the countries requesting to partecipate (blue color) and the countries NOT interested (red color)

In Europe actually, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom currently levy a type of FTT. The FTTs differ significantly across countries. For example, Switzerland levies a 0.15-0.30 percent stamp duty on the transfer of equities and bonds involving a Swiss securities dealer, while France implemented an FTT that taxes equity trades at 0.3 percent and high-frequency-trading at 0.01 percent.


EU Country                Tax Rate

Belgium (BE)              0.12% – 1.32%*
Finland (FI)                 1.6% – 2.0%
France (FR)                0.01% – 0.3%
Ireland (IE)                 1%
Italy (IT)                      0.02% – 0.20%
Poland (PL)                1%
Switzerland (CH)        0.15% – 0.30%
United Kingdom (GB) 0.5% – 1.5%

Instead in the chart below you can see the countries with any kind of FTT divided by tax category and EU and NON EU countries

Fai clic per accedere a global-view-of-financial-transaction-taxes.pdf

Apart from avoiding as much as possible to make a financial transaction on markets applying the FTT, what matters most is how your financial investments are taxed under a scheme of Income Tax or Capital gain Tax

For the above-mentioned reason, have a look at the article about Capital Gain Tax and NON DOM profile in Malta




Highest capital gains taxes:
Denmark (42 percent)
Finland (34 percent)
Ireland (33 percent)

Lowest capital gains taxes:
The Czech Republic and Hungary (15 percent)
Poland (19 percent)

On average, the European countries covered tax capital gains at 19.9 percent.

The investment income, such as dividends and capital gains, is taxed at a different rate than wage income. Today’s map focuses on how capital gains are taxed, showing how capital gains tax rates differ across European OECD countries.

When a person realizes a capital gain—that is, sells a capital asset for a profit—they face a tax on the gain. The capital gains tax rates shown in the map are expressed as the top marginal capital gains tax rates

In Malta instead the general rate is 15%, but if you are under a NON-DOM regime the capital gain regime is much more attractive, being equal to a rate of ZERO%

For the lifelong always existing and the best in Europe #NONDOM regime read this and

Malta offers an attractive non-dom regime whereby expatriates who take up residence in Malta are

A) NOT taxed on foreign source income to the extent that this is NOT remitted to Malta,

whilst either

B) capital transfers into the country or

C) the capital gains remitted to are not taxable at all.

Many expatriates choose one of Malta’s attractive residency schemes to benefit from the non-dom rules.  As a resident of Malta, a primary residential address is required there.

To pick up your #assetallocation and the #jurisdiction of choice, #macroeconomy analysis and #stability matter more than just the #tax rate on your income and similarly the wealth protection tools you can get #maltaway

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