Start-up Hubs have become a phenomenon in most countries with their main objective being to provide work space and support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and small businesses.
The definition of ‘economic substance’ is relatively straightforward: “companies tax resident in a particular jurisdiction need to demonstrate genuine local substance in that jurisdiction”.
To help meet substance requirements, Dixcart Business Centres are available in: Cyprus, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Portugal, Malta, and the UK. Companies undertaking the following relevant activities are subject to economic substance requirements:
- Distribution/Service Centres
- Finance and Leasing
- Fund Management
- Holding Companies
- Intellectual Property Holding
We can provide you with comprehensive details of the substance requirements in each of the jurisdictions where we operate a Dixcart office.
Substance has become very important and there has been a global move towards companies needing to demonstrate ‘economic substance’. These substance requirements are being applied in an increasing number of jurisdictions around the world, and are particularly relevant in low tax jurisdictions.
Dixcart are fully conversant with the substance requirements in the jurisdictions where we have offices and we have set up ‘Start-up hubs,’ the Dixcart Business Centres, to provide companies with a ‘soft landing’, when they establish themselves overseas. These offer serviced offices and the availability of professional services.
WHY A DIXCART
The key advantages that Dixcart Business Centres offer are flexibility combined with the availability of professional services. Such services ranging from: company formation and accounting, through to introductions to key local contacts, can be invaluable for a business opening an office or branch overseas.
Generally legislation in each jurisdiction introduces a three-stage process:
- To identify companies carrying out “relevant activities”; and
- To impose substance requirements on companies undertaking relevant activities; and
- To enforce the substance requirements.