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Buying the shares in an overseas company

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Buying the shares in an overseas company

Postby Yiannis17 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:24 pm


I have a situation where a UK resident company is purchasing 100% of the shares of a company based in the BVI. The BVI company is a holding company for assets held in the UK. I am completely lost as to the issues I need to consider and would like some help. I am not sure as to the consideration of the purchase yet.

Thank you

Joined:Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:33 pm

Re: Buying the shares in an overseas company

Postby AnthonyR » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:05 am

What are the assets in the BVI co?

If it's residential property it becomes a bit of a minefield. If it's commercial property it's not too complex (for now). If it's not property you then have to look at what the assets are and whether there is UK source income anyway which brings the property into the charge to CT.
Anthony Rogers LLB CTA TEP
Fusion Partners LLP

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