Want to pay less tax? Here are Europe’s best personal tax regimes

Move to Sicily and pay tax on just 10 per cent of your income

Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to have benefited from Italy’s tax regime to the tune of several millions during his time with  Juventus. Photograph: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to have benefited from Italy’s tax regime to the tune of several millions during his time with Juventus. Photograph: Getty Images

If you’re looking to pay less tax on your income then, typically, a move to some sunny Caribbean island or a desert city in the Middle East might spring to mind. However, it may be possible to cut your tax bill while staying much closer to home.

Yes, across Europe – including in Ireland – a number of special schemes are in operation aimed at attracting inward workers by offering them preferential income tax regimes. And they’re not all aimed at the super rich.

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