Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers


Bermuda's rental income tax is high

June 28, 2018

INDIVIDUAL TAXATION

There are no income taxes in Bermuda but certain transactions are subject to stamp duties and fees.

RENTAL INCOME
Leasing properties in Bermuda is subject to stamp duties, which depends on the monthly rent.

STAMP DUTY FOR
LEASE AGREEMENTS

MONTHLY RENT, US$ STAMP DUTY
Up to US$1,200 US$75
US$1,200 - US$1,500 US$100
US$1,500 - US$2,500 US$150
US$2,500 - US$3,500 US$200
US$3,500 - US$5,000 US$300
Over US$5,000 US$400

CAPITAL GAINS
There is no capital gains tax in Bermuda.

Stamp duties are payable when Bermudan properties are transferred or conveyed. The duty rate is levied on the property value at progressive rates.

STAMP DUTY FOR PROPERTY CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER

PROPERTY VALUE, US$ STAMP DUTY
Up to US$100,000 2%
US$100,000 - US$500,000 3%
US$500,000 - US$1,000,000 4%
US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000 6%
Over US$1,500,000 7%

PROPERTY TAX


Property Tax

Land tax is assessed on the annual rental value (ARV) of the property. Property owners are expected to pay this tax twice a year. The rates for residential units are:

PROPERTY TAX

PROPERTY VALUE, US$ TAX RATE
Up - US$11,000 0.60%
US$11,001 - US$22,000 1.20%
US$22,001 - US$33,000 2.40%
US$33,001 - S$44,000 4.80%
US$44,001 - US$110,000 9.60%
Over US$110,000 18.23%

The rate for commercial properties is a fixed 4.4% of the annual rental value.

 

Comments

Merianna | April 03, 2010

Property tax rates increased in 2010...update needed

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