Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla
was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century,
when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants -
was incorporated into a single British dependency along with
Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed.
In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed
to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980
with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.
11,797 (July 2000 est.)
Legal system based on English common law
The average temerature is around 80 F, and average humidity
is just over 70%. The trade-winds provide constant breezes.
Average rainfall is about 35 inches. Frequently the tropical
rains will just last a few minutes as a single cloud goes
EC$ is the official currency on Anguilla, US$ is accepted
everywhere. The exchange rate is fixed at $2.70 EC to $1.00
There is no restriction on foreign exchange. Money in any
currency is freely transferable in and out of Anguilla. The
government levies a 2% tax on the exchange of EC$ to US$.
Location and Size
About 200 miles East of Puerto Rico, 100 miles East of the
Virgin Islands, and 7 miles North of St Martin. Anguilla is
16 miles long and 3 miles wide at the widest point. The total
area is 35 square miles.
There are no income taxes, no corporate taxes, no sales taxes,
no value added taxes, etc. When looking for the best jurisdiction
to locate your company in, consider Anguilla. A zero-tax jurisdictions
is hard to beat. Without a 50% tax burden your company's after
tax earnings would be double, and the value of a growing company
would be more than double.