Accounting Services

Acquarius Accounting & Payroll Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acquarius Trust Company Limited.

We have a team of qualified and part qualified accounts who can assist from the most basic of statutory accounts through to fully managed back offices, bookkeeping and management information.

Our comprehensive accounting service including:

  • Book keeping and management accounting
  • Statutory accounting
  • Payroll
  • Tax returns
  • Audit preparation work
  • Personalised accounting services to individuals enjoying special tax status in Gibraltar

 

Financial Accounts, Audit Requirements and Tax Returns

Under the EU 4th & 7th directive on company accounts, Gibraltar companies are required to file accounts at the Gibraltar Companies Registry relating to their chosen year-long fiscal period within 13 months from the chosen financial year end.

Companies in Gibraltar are only tax on profits generated from Assessable Income. Assessable Income is income that accrues and derives from activities that take place within Gibraltar.

All Companies are required to file a tax return with the Income Tax Office within 9 months from the chosen financial year end.

Companies with no Assessable Income are still required to file a tax return, however the accounting and audit requirements differ.

Companies with Assessable Income

Assessable income < £1,250,000 – Accounts must be accompanied by an accountant’s report

Assessable income> £1,250,000 – Accounts must be accompanied by a statutory auditor’s report.

For companies with assessable income, corporation tax is profits at 10%.

 

Companies with no Assessable Income

Small Companies (see table below) are not required to file audited accounts, and are able to file Balance Sheets signed by the Directors of the Company.

Medium and Large Companies must file accounts accompanied by a statutory auditor’s report.

(2 out of 3) Small Medium Large
Turnover < ÂŁ10.2m < ÂŁ36m > ÂŁ36m
Gross Assets < ÂŁ5.1m < ÂŁ18m > ÂŁ18m
Average Employees < 50 < 250 > 250

 

We ensure that all companies under management comply with Gibraltar legislation by preparing and filing the appropriate returns with Companies House or with the Income Tax Office.

Additionally, we can assist with all aspects of employee registration for income tax and social insurance purposes.