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List of Popular Offshore Financial Center & Jurisdictions in 2015

Offshore Financial Centers & Jurisdictions allow companies to incorporate outside their domiciled country (country of residence) for the purpose of managing their companies’ assets or personal assets offshore.  Directors, shareholders and beneficial owners are able to realise financial, legal, privacy and tax benefits.

The Global Average Corporate Tax Income is 22.6%

Below is a list of Popular Offshore Financial Center & Jurisdiction, including the Corporate Tax Rate.


Popular Offshore Jurisdiction & Tax Rate:

Around America
Jurisdiction Corporate Tax Rate
Bahamas 0%
Belize 0%
Bermuda 0%
British Virgin Islands 0%
Cayman Islands 0%
Delaware 8.7%
Panama 25%
Puerto Rico 20%
US Virgin Islands 0%


Around Europe
Jurisdiction Corporate Tax Rate
Ireland  12.5%
Jersey   0%
Isle of Man   0%
Liechtenstein  12.5%
Luxembourg  29%
Netherlands  25%
Switzerland  17.92%


Around Asia-Pacific
Jurisdiction Corporate Tax Rate
Hong Kong 16.50%
Labuan 3% or RM20,000
Macau 12%
Singapore 17%


Around Africa
Jurisdiction Corporate Tax Rate
Mauritius 15%
Samoa 27%
Seychelles 25% – 33%


Source: Deloitte and KPMG

For Full List of Global Corporate Tax Rate:


More Tax Info

  • The United States has the third highest general top marginal corporate income tax rate in the world at 39.1 percent, exceeded only by Chad and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The worldwide average top corporate income tax rate is 22.6 percent (30.6 percent weighted by GDP).
  • By region, Europe has the lowest average corporate tax rate at 18.6 percent (26.3 percent weighted by GDP); Africa has the highest average tax rate at 29.1 percent.
  • Larger, more industrialized countries tend to have higher corporate income tax rates than developing countries.
  • The worldwide (simple) average top corporate tax rate has declined over the past decade from 29.5 percent to 22.6 percent.
  • Every region in the world has seen a decline in their average corporate tax rate in the past decade.

Source: Tax Foundation Since 1937 published in 2014

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