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Isle of Man office

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Equiom Isle of Man

Established in 1978, Equiom Isle of Man has evolved from a team of 80 to almost 200 comprising client services professionals specialising in trusts, yachting, aviation, real estate and eBusiness, as well as tax experts who form the Equiom Tax Services team.

Since its inception, the Isle of Man business has grown significantly both organically and through acquisition, gaining annual recognition at the prestigious Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards, where Equiom Isle of Man has been named Trust Company of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Why choose the Isle of Man?

  • Politically and economically stable
  • Highly developed financial services industry
  • Well-established and world renowned fiduciary industry
  • British Red Ensign flag state and highly prestigious superyacht register
  • The largest European based registry for private and corporate aircraft
  • A leading jurisdiction for 'fintech' and eBusiness
Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority


  • Citywealth - International Financial Centre Awards
    • Isle of Man Trust Company of the Year
      - 2019, 2017, 2016 & 2015
  • ACQ5 Awards
    • Full Service Company Formation Services Provider of the Year - 2018
    • Trust Company of the Year - 2018
  • Women in Business
    • North West and Isle of Man International Business Women of the Year - Sheila Dean - 2011

Isle of Man Services

Our Isle of Man team has significant experience in providing a full range of fiduciary services with considerable expertise in real estate, investments, yachting and aviation, employee end of service solutions, wills, trusts, estates and bespoke family office services.

  • Aviation

    High value investments demand a high level of service

    Equiom Isle of Man’s aviation team has proven expertise in this highly specialised field, greatly valued by a wide range of corporate and private clients.

    Our clients’ assets are managed and cared for by highly-trained and experienced professionals. We have established a range of robust management structures that meet stringent technical requirements, for a diverse fleet of business jets and helicopters.

    We hold Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status in the Isle of Man, which means that our clients benefit from fast-track importation paperwork and procedures.

    Our structures are bespoke and can be provided in a number of jurisdictions. The choice of jurisdiction is driven by our clients’ needs and the specific business advantages that the chosen location offers.

    We offer the following aviation services:

    • Aircraft registration
    • Aircraft administration
    • Management and financial reporting
    • Leasing structures
    • Tax and VAT advice
  • Client Accounting

    Making sure the numbers are right

    Our client accounting service enables our clients to meet specific Isle of Man regulatory requirements through the timely provision of annual financial statements and management accounts. These requirements include the filing of annual financial reports for charities, quarterly regulatory returns, Automatic Exchange of Information and tax compliance for local traders.  

    Our client accounting services include:

    • Financial reporting
    • Review of financial statements prepared externally for our clients
  • Company Services

    Our corporate insight gives you valuable foresight

    Equiom simplifies the complex process of forming a company in the Isle of Man. Our expertise has grown out of years of providing market-leading services - so we understand more than most the way that the corporate world works. Over the years, we have helped to incorporate and administer companies on behalf of a wide range of private and corporate clients, providing insight and advice on the appropriate structures for individual circumstances.

    We assist with company formation, including fiduciary, tax and legal requirements, with full administration and accounting support. We can also provide key personnel, including company directors, nominee shareholders and secretarial services.

    We offer the following company services:

    • Tailored information on the appropriate company structures
    • Formation, registration and administration of a company
    • Multi-jurisdictional corporate solutions
    • Provision of fiduciary and legal requirements
    • Key personnel services
    • Company secretary, registered office and agent facilities
    • Investment holding
    • Trading companies
    • Protected cell companies
    • Managed trust companies
    • Private trust companies
    • Open and closed-end investment companies
    • AIM listings
    • Limited Partnerships (LPs)
    • Employee incentive schemes
    • Special private funds
    • Corporate strategy and objectives
    • Escrow services
    • Redomiciliation of companies
  • eBusiness

    eBusiness never stands still, neither do we

    Equiom’s Isle of Man eBusiness team manages a portfolio of complex international eBusiness clients who benefit from our world-class array of skills, experience and expertise. We have a thorough understanding of global regulatory requirements and compliant corporate structures and benefit from being based in a jurisdiction with a thriving eBusiness industry, renowned for its world-leading infrastructure and network of data hosting centres.

    We fully understand the challenges our clients face and ensure that they benefit from the ability to choose the appropriate jurisdiction for their specific business needs.

    Our eBusiness services include:

    • eBusiness technical expertise
    • Tax efficient corporate structures
    • Provision of key personnel
    • Tax and VAT advice
    • Management and financial reporting
  • Operational Yacht Support Services

    We meet the unique needs of yacht owners and captains around the world by helping to guide them through an ever changing financial and regulatory system.

    Our dedicated team of more than 30 highly experienced yachting professionals delivers a wide range of services, from assistance with the smallest of tasks through to full service packages, tailoring our offering to the unique needs of each captain and/or owner and giving them the freedom of choice.

    Our priority is to ensure that both the yacht and its crew are fully protected so owners can relax and enjoy their valuable asset. We deliver comprehensive onshore back-office support, providing captains with peace of mind and enabling them to focus on the job at hand.

    Our operational yacht support services include: 

    Operational services

    • Day-to-day administration support
    • Liaison with flag states
    • Representative Person services
    • Corporate ownership structuring and provision of directors
    • Liaison with industry contacts and suppliers
    • Ensuring appropriate insurance cover

    Financial services

    • Budgeting and monthly management of accounts
    • Cash book management and support
    • Financial statements
    • Financial planning for new builds and refits
    • Issue and management of pre-paid credit/debit cards for crew

    Tax & VAT services

    • EU VAT and customs planning
    • VAT registrations
    • European fiscal representation
    • VAT compliance
    • Technical and transactional advice

    Crewing services

    • Bespoke crew management solutions
    • Management of employer tax and social security liabilities
    • Automated payroll
    • Administration, reporting and controls
    • Crew certification
    • Vacation monitoring
  • Real Estate

    To build a real estate portfolio you need solid foundations

    We have a deep and sector-relevant understanding of effective corporate governance for real estate investment. Whether urban, rural, commercial, industrial or prime residential, our professional and highly experienced directors and trustees will give your real estate investment a solid foundation for growth.

    We provide real estate structures and professional administration to meet your needs, whether you are a pool fund, developer or a single investor. To support this we also offer advice on funding solutions, planning consent, tax and VAT.

    We offer services across a broad range of specialist areas including:

    • Mixed use developments
    • Residential investment
    • Commercial investment
    • Retail real estate
    • Leisure real estate
    • Buy-to-let investments
  • Shipping

    We understand the needs of ship owners

    We act as the Isle of Man representative person for the owners/operators of a wide range of ships. In addition, our experienced shipping team is able to assist with registry transactions.

    Ships are registered on the Isle of Man Ship Register (on the Isle of Man Main Register or Isle of Man Demise Charter Register as appropriate) and include offshore vessels, chemical/oil tankers, car carriers and cargo ships.

    Our shipping services include:

    • Ship and mortgage registration and deletion
    • Representative Person services
    • Administrative services, including applications for Isle of Man ship officer certificate endorsements
    • Technical advice regarding ship certification
  • Tax & VAT advice

    There’s no problem too complex for our Isle of Man tax experts

    Our Equiom Tax Services team in the Isle of Man (formerly Equiom Solutions) brings together highly regarded specialists in the fields of tax, VAT, Customs, FATCA and CRS.

    We work closely with private and corporate clients locally and internationally to help them to plan for the future through effective tax and VAT advice, ongoing management of tax and VAT affairs and estate and executorship services.

    We guide, assist and advise on effective business structures that work in harmony with commercially efficient tax strategies. We support our clients’ tax advisory and compliance requirements, drawing on our substantial experience and knowledge in a variety of areas. These include property development and property investment, investment funds, yachting, aviation and general EU trading. We also assist with all Isle of Man and UK tax compliance matters for individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts.

    We offer the following tax & VAT advisory services:

    • Tax and VAT advice for individuals and companies
    • Use of special customs procedures for import, storage, specific use or processing of goods in the EU
    • Support for trustees, settlors and beneficiaries
    • Estate planning
    • Preparation and filing of Isle of Man income tax and VAT returns
    • Advice on residency and domicile issues
    • FATCA and CRS services
    • Assistance with tax disclosures and enquiries
  • Tax Compliance

    Keeping your business compliant every step of the way

    Our dedicated team can support you with the planning, preparation and submission of tax and VAT returns on a timely basis, ensuring full compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

    The teams’ extensive pool of knowledge and expertise span a range of accounting and tax services, including payroll services for smaller businesses and contractors.

    Our tax compliance services include completion and submission of:

    • Isle of Man personal tax returns
    • Isle of Man corporate tax returns
    • Isle of Man trust returns
    • UK personal tax returns
    • UK non-residential landlord returns
    • UK corporation tax returns
    • UK trust returns
    • UK property disposal returns
    • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) returns
    • UK inheritance tax returns
    • Payroll returns
    • VAT returns
  • Trusts & Foundations

    Trust is something that is earned

    We are proud to have an enviable and award winning reputation as leading professional trustees in the Isle of Man formed from years of experience in the industry. We understand the importance of protecting and enhancing the wealth of the individuals and companies we work with and are dedicated to maintaining the prosperity of our clients.

    We specialise in the establishment of trusts and foundations which we carefully administer in addition to overseeing the legal and tax status of each structure by providing regular accounting and financial reporting.

    We also offer bespoke planning solutions, including estate planning and executorship services, to ensure that our private clients prepare as best they can for their future generations.

    Our trust services include:

    • Establishment and administration of trusts and foundations
    • Estate planning including executorship services and acting as Power of Attorney
    • Dedicated accounting and financial reporting
    • Bespoke planning solutions

    We can also assist with:

    • Property unit trusts
    • Purpose trusts
    • Will trusts
    • Pilot trusts
    • Private trust companies
    • Managed trust companies
    • Foundations
  • Yachting

    The world's elite superyachts deserve the best protection

    Equiom's Isle of Man based specialist yachting team is proud to manage a portfolio of ownership structures for some of the world’s most prestigious and valuable superyachts.

    We work closely with our clients to create bespoke structures with a focus on achieving the best possible tax and VAT efficiencies while ensuring full compliance. We work across multiple jurisdictions, with the choice of jurisdiction being driven by our clients’ needs and the specific business advantages that the chosen location offers. We can also manage formal and temporary EU importation of yachts along with appropriate tax and VAT advice.

    We offer the following yachting services: 

    • Yacht registration
    • Yacht administration
    • Yacht ownership structuring
    • Bespoke crew management solutions
    • Commercial charter structures
    • Leasing structures
    • VAT paid asset holding companies Tax and VAT advice
    • Financial, management and VAT reporting

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