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The Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

Did you know that there are more ultra-wealthy people around the world than the populations of Iceland, Malta or Belize? This population is expected to increase by 27% by 2024, as huge fortunes are being made in India, Egypt, Vietnam, China and Indonesia.

“Not all high net worth individuals have the same approach to money, there are those that are increasingly investing in luxury travel, wellness and fitness experiences, whilst others are more likely to spend their wealth on private jets or unique cars that you don’t see on every street,” says James Turner, Director at Company Formation Specialists, Turner Little.

Whether it’s a Maybach or a Bentley Continental, buying a luxury car is both a personal and private investment of significant importance.

“Weighing up the costs and benefits of buying a car and paying for travel through your offshore business is not always straight-forward. Generally speaking, you can buy a luxury car with your offshore company, but there are limitations to note. It depends on your jurisdiction of choice, and what other tax, customs and financial responsibilities you’re obliged to assume. We would always recommend consulting with a professional to ensure all necessary steps are considered in order to protect your luxury assets,” he says.

Setting up an offshore company is an effective way to protect your high value, luxury assets, and can provide both privacy and confidentiality. This is provided you can ensure the offshore company structure has been set up and maintained correctly.

“Owning luxury assets through an offshore company is one of the commonly used structures, but continual changes in regulation mean we are constantly looking at additional ways to structure purchases. At Turner Little, we can offer advice on ownership structures that are best suited to your requirements and circumstances,” says James.

Turner Little specialises in creating bespoke solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. The knowledge and expertise of their specialists will be able to assist with any enquires, no matter how complex.

Turner Little and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Material on this page has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.