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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
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A COMPANY IN THE BVI

Accounting: no, Secretary: no,

0%

€1,850

0%

Formation time :

2-3 days

Minimum capital :

US$1

ANNUAL FEE :

€1,500

ADVANTAGES OF COMPANY IN THE BVI:

0%

  • No taxes on real estate or donation
  • No minimum start-up capital
  • No taxes on dividends, interest, royalties,
    compensation

100%

  • Guaranteed banking secrecy
  • No requirement for accounting and other reporting
  • No currency exchange control
Start your business in the BVI in 2 days

A company in the BVI

€1,850

Drafting of statutes
Registration of the company
Domiciliation
Government tax
Annual Return
Legal fees
Additional services
Nominee Director
from €300
Nominee Shareholder
from €300
Power Of Attorney
€80
Documents notarization and apostille
from €350
VAT number
€500
Corporate Bank Account
€670
Private bank account
€500
Local phone number
€80 / m
Local phone number + Personal Secretary
€100 / m
Secure remote desktop server
€400 / m
Domain and corporate email
€100 / m
Website and company logo
from €350
Companies in the BVI must comply with local regulations
What should I know?

The British Virgin Islands is an offshore financial jurisdiction well and long known. Being one of the oldest hubs, it is characterized by a stable and prosperous economy. BVI is a British territory in the Caribbean with progressive legislation and notable political stability. It helps the country avoid some problems distinctive for other jurisdictions. The official language of the BVI is English, the US dollar being the official currency. The judicial system is sovereign and relies on English Common Law. A number of double tax treaties are signed with the EU countries and the US. The British Virgin Islands’ corporate legislation is tax-free. All capital gains, dividends, interest, royalties, returns and other amounts paid by a company are as well exempt from tax. Along with the up-to-date company’s registration procedure, it encourages the development of the offshore activity. IBC – the International Business Company – is the legal entity most commonly used by the foreign investors. The business can be administrated inside or outside the jurisdiction.

The main requirements for IBC incorporation
  • Minimum 1 director and 1 shareholder are needed, and can be both represented by one person.
  • The director and the shareholder may be a business entity or an individual of any nationality.
  • The director’s or shareholder’s identity public disclosure is prohibited.
  • The meetings of directors’ board can be held in any other dominion.
  • IBC has a 0% rate for all taxes and stamp duty.
  • No minimum share capital is necessary.
  • Registered shares can be issued, as well as bearer ones.
  • Banking transactions are not subject to taxation.
  • The Director is responsible for IBC’s assets protection.
  • No accounts or any annual reports are requested by the government.
  • The IBC yearly license fee is lower compared to other tax heavens.

It’s an offshore zone, which is trusted by investors for export operations and with the asset protection aims. It’s not favorable for import operations. The budget payments in the jurisdiction are fixed.

General information

The British Virgin Islands are situated in the Caribbean. They are a part of an archipelago consisting of 36 islands. In the XVII century the territory became a colony of Great Britain, but it has been self-governed since 1967. Only 16 out of 36 isles are inhabited, and the population of this United Kingdom Overseas Territory is 25000 people. The largest islands of the archipelago are Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. The administrative center of the territory is Road Town.

Jurisdiction and political order: Like in all other United Kingdom Overseas Territories, the British Monarch is the head of the BVI. He is locally represented by the Governor, who is the head of the Executive Power – Executive Council.

A single-chamber Assembly exercises the legislative power on this territory. The judicial system of the British Virgin Isles is independent but the United Kingdom is in charge of the aspects concerning international policy and defense.

The National language is English. The national currency is US Dollar. The jurisdiction belongs to the tax-free zones: the British Virgin Islands business companies are not subject to tax on profit.

BVI Business Companies Usage
  • Export operations (in case they are not considered “controlled”);
  • As a Principal in complex agent schemes;
  • Preservation of assets and their protection;
  • Assets inheritance;
  • Investment operations and the activity of capital accumulation.
Advantages
  • High confidentiality level;
  • Political systems’ stability;
  • Currency control absence;
  • No tax on profit for business companies;
  • No necessity to submit financial statements and undergo the audit.
Disadvantages
  • The British Virgin Islands are included in the offshore jurisdictions lists of most countries;
  • The jurisdiction is a participant of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters;
  • Double taxation treaties are not applicable here.
Taxes and fees

1. Business Companies are not subject to tax on profit;
2. Obligatory annual budget payment:

  • 350 US Dollars – for the entities, having issued less than 50000 shares;
  • 1 100 US Dollars – for the entities, which have issued more than 50000 shares.
Characteristics

Main characteristics

Type of the company

Business Company

Legislation

Anglo-Saxon

Period of registration

14 days or less

Corporate income tax

No

Agreements of double taxation avoidance

No

Activity in the territory of jurisdiction

Forbidden, as well as local real estate property possession

Relocation into other jurisdiction

Allowed

Authorized capital

Standard currency

US Dollar

Minimal registered capital

Not applicable. Minimum paid-up shares amount – 1

Authorized share capital

Not applicable. Assumed amount of shares issued – 50 000

Shareholders

Minimum

1

Publicity of the participant’s list

No

Places for meetings

Any

Final Beneficiaries

Publicly accessible information

No, but local agent should know them

Directors

Minimum

1 person

Local Director

Not necessary

Publicity of the director’s list

Yes

Places for meetings

Any

Secretary

Essentiality

Not necessary

Residency

No

Reporting

Financial accounts

Obligatory

Audit of financial statements

Not obligatory

Financial statements submission

Not obligatory

Publicly accessible information

No

Nonfinancial statement

Not necessary. Any changes in the shareholding structure or directorship should be registered in 15 days term.

The nonfinancial statements submission fee

Absent

Regular budget payments

Annual governmental charge

Starting from 350 US Dollars

Important

No par value stock issue is allowed

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