Tax treatment of ETFs for Irish abroad

Discussion in 'Investments' started by settlement, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. settlement

    settlement Frequent Poster

    Hi all,

    I have only recently read the horrifying tax treatment of UCITS ETFs subject to 41% CGT and also 8 years taxation even when not sold.

    I am not currently resident in Ireland but do hold UCITS ETF.

    If I am to return to Ireland at what stage will these taxation rules apply? Should I sell before becoming tax resident in Ireland? Is it possible to return to Ireland and leave again before the 8 years are up in order to avoid dividend taxation?