Tax Planning

The Seychelles Foundation are a versatile and robust tax and succession planning tool.

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The Seychelles Foundation is a perfect succession planning vehicle. 

Assets placed in a Seychelles foundation can be owned, controlled, preserved and enhanced by the foundation on behalf of the future generations of a family.  At the same time the Founder has complete discretion as to which members of a family benefit from the assets of the Foundation, thus circumventing potentially restrictive laws of succession in the Founder's home country.

Other advantages of a Seychelles Foundation as a succession planning vehicle include:

  • Certainty: the Seychelles foundation is a body corporate.
  • Continuity: a foundation can own assets directly.  It is not reliant on a third party such as a trustee for asset ownership.
  • Control: founders can be accommodated as members of the decision making executive of the foundation (the Council) more readily than is the case with trusts.
  • Confidentiality : if the founder so desires, the appointed beneficiaries of the foundation may be denied rights to information about the foundation.
  • Longevity: foundations may be of infinite duration.
  • Flexibility: Seychelles foundations can have fixed interest beneficiaries, or fully discretionary beneficiaries, life interest beneficiaries, or successive life interest beneficiaries.  They can have non-charitable purpose objects and/or philanthropic objects; and these various arrangements may be made consecutively or concurrently.
  • Tax efficiency: the Seychelles foundation is not taxed on its income or gains in Seychelles.  Furthermore, onshore anti-avoidance rules typically attribute the income or gains of offshore companies (the foundation is an offshore company) to persons who own shares or interests in the offshore company.  A foundation does not have and cannot have shareholders or other members or participators.

Jordans Trust Company (Seychelles) Limited is licensed and regulated by the Seychelles Financial Services Commission.

Vistra (Seychelles) Limited
Suite 23, First Floor
Eden Plaza
Eden Island
Republic of Seychelles

+248 422 5558

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