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Offshore Incorporation

Offshore shelf companies are mainly used for asset protection and wealth management. They also provide advantages in tax planning, offshore trading and offshore investments. Another reason to incorporate or purchase an offshore company is that an offshore company provides a certain level of financial privacy.

Cyprus

Cyprus is a popular choice for Europeans with offshore trading activities because of its highly developed infrastructure and open market economy. The country is ranked as the world's 24th freest economy of freedom enjoyed in business, trade, monetary, financial, investment and labour markets.

Cyprus Company Information

  • Types of company: company limited by shares or company limited by guarantee
  • Minimum of one director and one shareholder
  • Resident company secretary is required
  • Standard authorized capital of € 2,000
  • Requirement to file annual return, audited accounts and income tax filing
  • Lowest tax rate of 10% among the European Union countries
  • Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) with over 40 countries
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Gibraltar

Gibraltar It is the most cost-effective European jurisdiction. It is regulated to UK and EU standards.

Gibraltar Company Information

  • Types of company: resident company
  • Minimum of one director and one shareholder
  • Resident company secretary is required
  • Standard authorized capital of £ 100
  • Requirement to file annual return, audited accounts and income tax filing
  • Tax rate of 35% of local trading profits but NOT subject to tax on income earned outside Gibraltar or on investment income earned within Gibraltar
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Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a highly respected jurisdiction and a full European Community member. It is a suitable jurisdiction for holding companies.

Luxembourg Company Information

  • Types of company: SA, SARL, SOPARFI and SPF
  • Minimum of three directors (SA, SOPARFI) and two shareholders
  • Resident company secretary is required
  • Minimum authorized capital of € 12,500
  • Requirement to file annual return, audited accounts and income tax filing
  • Tax rate of 30%
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New Zealand

A well developed English-speaking jurisdiction with a professional infrastructure. A New Zealand company is an effective property or investment holding company.

New Zealand Company Information

  • Types of company: Limited Liability Company
  • Minimum of one director and one shareholder
  • Resident company secretary is allowed
  • Minimum authorized capital of NZ$100
  • Requirement to file annual return
  • Annual return – NZ$30
  • Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) with 26 countries
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Panama

Panama is a well established finance centre with US$ denominated currency. It provides many flexible offshore opportunities with efficient and cost effective advantages.

Panama Company Information

  • Types of company: Non Resident Corporation
  • Minimum of three directors and two shareholders
  • Resident company secretary is required
  • Minimum authorized capital: No minimum
  • No requirement to file annual return
  • Annual fees – US$300
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Singapore

A Singaporean Company can avoid taxation in Singapore if it does perceive revenue from within Singapore. Singapore is a well regulated jurisdiction and operating costs are relatively higher than a traditional offshore destination.

Singapore Company Information

  • Types of company: Ordinary Company
  • Minimum of one director and one shareholder
  • Resident company secretary is required
  • Minimum authorized capital: No minimum
  • Requirement to file annual return
  • Annual fees – the first S$100,000 are tax free
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