The Rolling Stones paid only 1.6 per cent in tax on earnings of £80 million last year, thanks to astute handling of their wealth, it was reported.
Sir Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts enjoy the tax break through the use of offshore trusts and companies, according to a report in Germany's Die Welt newspaper, seen by London's Evening Standard.
Details have emerged because the Stones are making their wills and Dutch law requires certain information to be made public, the report says.
The trio are said to have gone to a Dutch finance house in 1972 to have their millions managed from Amsterdam because they did not trust British finance houses.
Their advisers reportedly use branch offices in the Dutch Antilles in the Caribbean to reduce tax liabilities.
Ronnie Wood does not qualify to have his assets managed by the same Dutch group as the others.