Bermuda's rental income tax is high
Taxation Researcher | June 28, 2018
Effective Tax Rate on Rental Income
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There are no income taxes in Bermuda but certain transactions are subject to stamp duties and fees.
Leasing properties in Bermuda is subject to stamp duties, which depends on the monthly rent.
STAMP DUTY FOR
|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$300|
There is no capital gains tax in Bermuda.
Stamp duties are payable when Bermudan properties are transferred or conveyed. The duty rate is levied on the property value at progressive rates.
STAMP DUTY FOR PROPERTY CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER
|PROPERTY VALUE, US$||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$1,500,000||6%|
Land tax is assessed on the annual rental value (ARV) of the property. Property owners are expected to pay this tax twice a year. The rates for residential units are:
|PROPERTY VALUE, US$||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%|
The rate for commercial properties is a fixed 4.4% of the annual rental value.