X
Free
Don’t go empty-handed!
Learn more about offshore business!

Let us provide You with a valuable opportunity to discover what You may need an offshore company for, who is eligible to incorporate it and steps of incorporation process. All the info may be found in our free brochure.

  • The truths and myths about offshore companies
  • Who is eligible to set up an offshore company
  • Choosing the right type of an offshore company
  • Choosing the correct offshore jurisdiction
Free
Receive it to Your e-mail address for FREE
Seychelles general information

Seychelles: general information

Presentation of general information about the Seychelles, peculiarities of the historical, political and economic development, investment environment, business industry and set of financial instruments as well as international reputation of the jurisdiction

Seychelles general information
Why to choose Seychelles?

Why to choose Seychelles?

Detailed research of features and advantages of all business companies types which could be incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Seychelles

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: IBC & CSL

Seychelles: IBC & CSL

The brochure is devoted to research registration process, capabilities, tax rates and application practice in business environment of Seychelles IBC and CSL.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: Foundations, Trusts, Limited Partnerships

Seychelles:
Foundations, Trusts, Limited Partnerships

The brochure deepen in the essence of the next types of Seychelles entities such as foundations, trusts and limited partnerships which are considered suitable vehicles for international tax planning, assets protection and other financial activities.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: Cooperation between companies

Seychelles:
Cooperation between companies and banks

The brochure provides considering relationships between banks and entities that is a natural extension of opening an entity in the Seychelles.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: frequently asked questions

Seychelles:
frequently asked questions

The brochure summarizes the survey about Seychelles offshore and answers some frequently asked questions, which arise when acquainting with the Seychelles jurisdiction.

Why to choose Seychelles
UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW

UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW

In this brochure, examples of practical use of an LTD are examined eg provided detailed information on a business purposes as using an LTD as company receiving dividends, holding company and nominee or agent. Another one issue is to study complex guidance how to rule an LTD and LLP.

UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW
UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)

This brochure presents an information about tax rates and tax residence status in the UK. In addition, it is studying the details of the most demanded business structures, particularly Private Company Limited by shares (LTD) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)
UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)

In this brochure, examples of practical use of an LTD are examined eg provided detailed information on a business purposes as using an LTD as company receiving dividends, holding company and nominee or agent. Another one issue is to study complex guidance how to rule an LTD and LLP.

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)
Public Limited Company

Public Limited Company

In this brochure, the leading experts of our company provide answers on the most popular questions related to this business structure. There is an excellent possibility to fill up your knowledge by information about doing business with the help of Public Limited Companies, receive an explanation on the rules how to sell the company's shares on the stock market and other advantages.

Public Limited Company
Scotland: WHY NOT?

Scotland: WHY NOT?

This brochure fulfilled the UK jurisdiction series with Scottish business structures. All the requirements, practice of application, advantages, main differences between the UK LLP and Scottish LP and other issues are examined in this survey.

Scotland: WHY NOT?
Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

This brochure dedicated to inform about business atmosphere and business facilities in the studied jurisdiction, explain the reasons of popularity of Hong Kong entities for tax-optimisation purposes. Familiarity with this brochure is the first step on a way to the possibility of carrying on successful business in stable economic conditions of Asian region with maximum benefits.

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review
Hong Kong: Choosing Business Vehicles

Hong Kong: Choosing Business Vehicles

The present research concerns the most popular forms of business organization in Hong Kong, as well as the basic rules of their use for the purposes of breaking down the tax burden. The brochure contains a number of clarifications regarding the demand for offshore structures in Hong Kong, a minimum set of requirements for the establishment and registration procedures.

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review
Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

This brochure summarizes the research concerning the reasons of popularity, business opportunities, tax rates, companies and partnerships in Hong Kong. This is an interview where our manager answers frequently asked questions, appeared during the time of studying the Hong Kong jurisdiction.

Frequently Asked Questions
Business Purposes: Regular Practice

Business Purposes: Regular Practice

The brochure says on corporate and classical targets of Hong Kong enterprises, provides examples of practical use of the enterprises established in Hong Kong. Here we specify the long-term and short-term goals of business structuring, as well as the use of Hong Kong enterprises to operate as a trading company, the company, opening a representative office in China and a holding company, which owns the rights to ownership of the company in China.

Business Purposes: Regular Practice
UnitedKingdomOverallReviewBrochurePopup
HongKongOverallReviewBrochurePopup

Tax Haven: Is it Good or Bad?

February 18, 2016

Tax haven

The term “tax haven” appeared relatively recently. Being neither official nor scientific it is used to name countries which are considered as offshore financial centres (OFCs). They are also called international financial centres or offshore jurisdictions. The term has negative meaning among many countries. Therefore people unfamiliar with the subject consider a tax haven to be something bad. But hard-headed businessmen and experienced investors seriously avail of benefits provided by such centres.Tax havens are the countries which provide significant tax, privacy and other benefits for companies being incorporated by non-residents. Such countries apply 2 different policies towards abroad investors and its domicile entrepreneurs and companies’ owners. On the one hand offshore countries’ residents are obliged to pay taxes in order to fill the budget and have limited access to benefits provided to foreigners. Nonetheless some jurisdictions may provide benefits for both domestic and offshore businesses. On the other hand foreign business owners avail of an opportunity not to pay income tax at all or to be a subject to an extremely reduced tax rate. The same refers to offshore bank accounts holders. The company incorporated in any area providing tax benefits is called an offshore company and doesn’t perform its business within the country.

Tax havens are usually the countries with lack of resources and advanced technologies. Having a weak economy such country succeeds to strengthen it by attracting foreign capitals. Many businesspeople have already transferred their capitals to offshore jurisdictions escaping from taxes in their domicile countries and it is not weird because tax deductions in some countries may reach more than a half of the income. Such situation meets reprobation by countries which suffer from national capital outflow as it essentially influences the ability to fill the budget.

Therefore politicians tried to limit the ability to create offshore companies by issuing special laws and levying fines on such activities. But scale economic processes which happen in the world such as globalization, internationalization and blurring of boundaries lead to complexity of money movement control. Besides such activity is supported by many countries and corporations involved into the World trade as well as by the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank.

Moreover it is very difficult to control money movements because of offshore jurisdictions’ policy aimed to protect offshore companies or bank accounts owners’ confidentiality, to guaranty the complete secrecy of bank operations and not to enter in any information sharing agreements. That is why tax havens are put under pressure in association with attempts to bring down such policy. This fight takes place under the guise of anti-drugs, anti-terrorist and anti-money-laundering operations. But it is still very difficult to influence the policy of tax havens as their stability and development completely depend on external capitals.

Taking Advantage of Tax Havens

There are several distinctive features except of favorable tax regime which allow for understanding whether a jurisdiction is a tax haven or just a low-tax country:

  • It is allowed to appoint a nominee director and shareholder in order to avoid real owner public appearance
  • The possibility to set up a company fast and even without personal presence
  • Bank secrecy is on the highest level and any bank information is safely protected. The data may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies only as a result of a serious criminal investigation
  • The country doesn’t have any information sharing agreements with other countries
  • High level of economic stability within the jurisdiction
  • No requirements to reporting and bookkeeping. Tax advice, legal and accounting services are easily accessible due to a developed financial system
  • Tax havens may boast with perfect tourism infrastructure

Despite these distinctive features it is not so easy to make a clear distinction between offshore jurisdictions and other territories. Thus various financial organizations provide different lists of tax havens.

When seeking for registering an offshore business or bank account it is also important to understand that some tax paradises specialize on serving individuals while others serve companies although there are countries which combine the two policies.

Inference

Tax haven is international financial centers or offshore jurisdictions. It provides significant tax, privacy and other benefits for companies.

So despite the fact that certain part of the world community actively fights tax havens’ existence such jurisdictions bring much use to investors and corporation owners. This is a legal and widely practiced way to improve company’s profitability and optimize the organizational structure.

© 2016-2018 OEC Media LTD DMCA.com Protection Status
Offshore Express company Контакты:
Адрес: Dalton House 60 Windsor Avenue SW19 2RR London,
Телефон:01 76 38 01 12, E-mail: contact@offshore-express-company.com