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Offshore Companies - General Information

Belize Offshore Company

Belize is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A Belize Offshore Company (Belize IBC) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies.

A Belize Offshore Company cannot trade within Belize. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Belize Offshore Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the Belize authorities.

Belize is not party to any double tax treaties.

BVI Offshore Company

The BVI is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A BVI Offshore Company (BVI BC) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies. Bearer shares are allowed (Bearer shares will be subject to anti-money laundering and due diligence obligations and a company which is authorised to issue bearer shares pays higher incorporation and annual fees).

A BVI Offshore Company cannot trade within the BVI. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A BVI Offshore Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the BVI authorities.

The BVI is not party to any double tax treaties.

Dominica Offshore Company

Dominica is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A Dominica Offshore Company (Dominica IBC) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies. Bearer shares are allowed.

A Dominica Offshore Company cannot trade within Dominica. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Dominica Offshore Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the Dominica authorities. These companies are exempt from tax for 20 years.

Dominica is not party to any double tax treaties.

Hong Kong Offshore Company

A Hong Kong Offshore Company (HK Private Limited Company) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning with China and other Asian countries of the Pacific coast. Bearer shares are not allowed.

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Hong Kong Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits but is subject to a rate of taxation of 16.5% for the Hong Kong sourced income and must file financial accounts with Hong Kong Tax Authorities.

Hong Kong has signed double taxation treaties with a number of states.

Panama Offshore Company

Panama is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A Panamanian Offshore Company (Panamanian Corporation) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies. Bearer shares are allowed.

A Panamanian Corporation cannot trade within Panama. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Panamanian Corporation does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the Panama authorities.

Panama is not party to any double tax treaties.

Seychelles Offshore Company

Seychelles is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A Seychelles Offshore Company (Seychelles IBC) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies. Bearer shares are allowed.

A Seychelles Offshore Company cannot trade within Seychelles. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Seychelles Offshore Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the Seychelles authorities.

Seychelles is not party to any double tax treaties.

2011 year showed that amongst the major offshore jurisdictions the bigger amount of offshore companies was set up in Seychelles (over 7000).

UAE Offshore Company (Ras Al Khaimah)

Ras Al Khaimah Emirate (UAE) is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. An UAE Offshore Company registered in Ras Al Khaimah (Free Zone Company) is used for International Trade and Investment. Bearer shares are not allowed.

An UAE Offshore Company cannot trade within UAE. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

An UAE Offshore Company does not pay any tax on its worldwide profits and there is no requirement to file accounts with the UAE authorities.

Cyprus Offshore Company

Cyprus is a Premier Offshore Jurisdiction. A Cyprus Offshore Company (Cyprus Private Limited Company) is used for International Trade, Investment and Tax Planning. This type of entity is popular for trading companies and investment companies. Bearer shares are not allowed.

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance business, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

A Cyprus Company is obliged to pay 10% tax on its worldwide profits and must file financial accounts with Cyprus Tax Authorities.

Cyprus has signed double taxation treaties with a number of states..

Delaware Offshore Company - Delaware LLC

Delaware Limited Liability Companies structured for partnership tax treatment are not subject to US Federal Income Tax and not required to file a US Income Tax Return if they meet all below criteria's:

  • Members of LLC's are non-resident of the US
  • LLC's conduct no business in the US
  • LLC's have no US-source income

 


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