Norfolk Island tax system: audit, reporting and optimization of taxation of Norfolk Island companies and individuals: VAT, income tax and capital gains

Basic taxes (briefly)

Personal tax No
Corporate tax (in detail) There is corporate income tax in Norfolk.
Capital gains tax. Details There is corporate income tax in Norfolk.
VAT. Details Registered persons must lodge monthly GST returns with the Chief Revenue Officer at the GST Office and pay a 12% GST on the gross revenue amount collected for that month’s transactions, less any input tax credits, when lodging the GST return.
Other taxes Customs Import Duty; Business Transactions Levy
Government fee $215
Stamp duty No

International tax agreement

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, South Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
   
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, British Virgin Islands


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Norfolk Island currently does not have a number of taxes such as those found in Australia and New Zealand, including payroll tax, company tax, income tax, land rates, fringe benefit tax, capital gains tax or land and property tax.

Personal Income Tax

There is no personal income tax in Norfolk.

Corporate tax

There is no corporate income tax in Norfolk.

Capital gains tax

Capital gains are not taxed in Norfolk.

Withholding tax

There is no withholding tax in Norfolk.

GST

Registered persons must lodge monthly GST returns with the Chief Revenue Officer at the GST Office and pay a 12% GST on the gross revenue amount collected for that month’s transactions, less any input tax credits, when lodging the GST return.

Stamp duty

There is no stamp duty in Norfolk.

Government fee

Norfolk companies pay annual fee for lodging annual return.

Other taxes and duties

Customs Import Duty is applicable to an import that is not for resale. Business Transactions Levy is payable at 4% upon business change of ownership arrangements and/or interests. If the sale of business includes real estate, then the Levy may be paid through the Land Registry Office.

Double Tax Agreements

Norfolk does not have separate double taxation agreements, as it is represented as a part of Australia in tax agreements concluded by Australia. In the meantime, Australia has exchange of tax information relationships with jurisdictions:

44 DTCs: Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, South Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, 38 TIEAs: Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, British Virgin Islands.

Foreign exchange control

There is no exchange control in Norfolk.

    Taxes of Norfolk

    Min. rate for corporate tax No
    Capital gains tax No
    VAT 12%
    Withholding tax No
    Exchange control No
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