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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

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

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

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


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.



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)



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.

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

Setting up a company
in Mauritius

  • Privileges 1

    Favorable geographical position promoting trade with Africa

  • Privileges 2

    Legal system combines the British common law and the French Civil Code

  • Privileges 3

    Favorable administrative and legal regulations

  • Privileges 4

    Legal format: Global Business Company (GBC)

Main features of Mauritius
company registration

    • Freedom and advantageous geographical position
    • Company formation within five days
    • Low registration and conversion cost
    • No minimum start-up capital
    • No tax on profits
    • No tax for company creation
    • No control for currency exchange
    • No taxes on property
    • No sales tax
    • No VAT within the country
    • Mandatory accounting
    • Guaranteed shareholders’ and founders’ anonymity
    • Guarantee banking secrecy
    • One director who may be non-resident.
    • Shareholders meeting may be organized remotely
    • Very slight difference in time with Europe that is still convenient for remote control

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Do you want to register an offshore business in Mauritius?
Here are the benefits that you will receive:

Mauritius is a leading worldwide business center lying in the indian ocean country has shown unprecedented growth along with socio-economic development during past several decades now characterized by stable democracy and open to foreign investments it s credible offshore hub which guarantees security reliability entrepreneurs through flexible governing policies.

The Mauritian Government encourages offshore business through the Board of Investment. The perfect combination of the legal and economic framework has led to the formation of the progressive modern legislation, which resulted in the rise of the country as a key offshore business service center. Mauritius has solidified its credibility by the adherence to the up-to-date global requirements, which involve fighting financial terrorism along with money laundering.

Key Benefits for a company set up.

Incorporating a business entity in Mauritius the entrepreneur has 2 options – a Resident Company – GBC1 or an Offshore Company – a GBC2. Mauritius Company can become a competent, low-cost, legitimately tax efficient business entity on condition of proper management.

GBC 1 Companies peculiarities and advantages.

GCB1 Companies are tax resident, so they are liable to taxation on income; still they are as well entitled to benefit from the wide-ranging Double Taxation Agreements. Any GBC1 can be incorporated locally or be a subdivision of an overseas corporation. Business should be done in a foreign currency, and is prohibited to be engaged Mauritanian commerce.

  • Minimum 1 Director is necessary. Should be an individual.
  • Minimum 1 Shareholder is necessary, allowed to be of any nationality, should not necessarily reside in Mauritius. It should be mentioned that corporate Shareholders are allowed.
  • A Mauritian Secretary is obligatory.
  • Business can be done worldwide.
  • No taxes on capital gains or any withholding ones are imposed.
  • No limitation on the carrying forward of tax losses.
  • Dividends, interests, royalties and payments for redemption procedures are not taxable.
  • Entitled to certain tax credits on dividends if participating in Investee Company exceeds 5%.
  • Interest gained on deposits in the banks of Mauritius are tax exempt.
  • No inheritance, gift and estate taxes.
  • No stamp duties, registrar duties or levies.
  • A subdivision of an overseas company may receive access to the tax treaty network in case the Mauritian authorities are satisfied with the management of the local entity.
  • The double tax agreement is particularly advantageous with India. That’s why Mauritius is now popular for holding companies, trading or investing in India.
  • GBC1s can apply the unilateral foreign tax credit which equals 80% of the Mauritian Tax Rate, leaving a residual responsibility of 20% of the Mauritian rate, equal to 3%.

GBC 2 Companies peculiarities and advantages.

GBC2 Companies – legal entities, operating outside Mauritius, may be locally set up or incorporated as a subdivision of a foreign business. Privacy is the main advantage of a GBC2, so the personality of the beneficial owner remains confidential. A GBC2 is an ideal entity for keeping and managing private assets.

  • Nominee Directors and Shareholders are allowed, which guarantees high-level confidentiality.
  • 100% foreign ownership is allowed.
  • Minimum 1 Director along with 1 Shareholder is necessary.
  • Legal tax exemption without access to the Double Taxation Agreements allowed.
  • No obligations for accounting or reporting.
  • GBC2 is characterized by limited liability.
  • No minimum capital needed.
  • 0% Withholding Tax on dividends.
  • 0% Tax on Capital Gains.
  • No Stamp Duty on shares transfer.
  • Free repatriation of income.
  • Free migration from an overseas entity to/from Mauritius allowed.
  • The board meeting is allowed to be held any place.
  • Registered office, as well as an agent in the country, is needed.
  • Possibility to convert into GBC1.

General information about jurisdiction:

The Republic of Mauritius is the island state located in the East Africa in the southwest part of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius consists of a set of islands, the largest of which are the island Mauritius, the archipelago Kargados-Karakhos and islands Agalega. Mauritius was uninhabited before the beginning of the 16th century until the Portuguese settled down there. In 1598 the Dutch took Mauritius, and in 1715 the island passed under management of France. Since 1814 according to the Parisian agreement Mauritius becomes the colony of Britain. And only in 1992 Mauritius becomes the republic.

Population: 1.3 million.
Capital: Port Louis.
Official language: English.
Currency: Mauritius rupee (MUR).
The law system: mixed.
Taxation system: resident with elements of territorial.
Political system: parliamentary republic.

State system:

The President heads the state and is elected by unicameral Parliament for a period of 5 years. The Council of ministers represents executive power headed by the Prime minister. The legislature belongs to the parliament – the National assembly. The judicial authority – independent.

Key Applications of the GBC II:

  • Import and export
  • Investments
  • Capital accumulation

Advantages of the GBC II:

  • Political stability
  • Absence of currency control
  • Null taxes

Shortcomings of the GBC II:

  • In many countries Mauritius is included in the list of off shore zones
  • It is necessary to surrender financial statements
  • It is impossible to use agreements of double taxation avoidance
  • Mauritius doesn’t sign the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

Taxes and other payments:

  • There is no income tax
  • One-time charge for registration: 100 USD
  • Annual registration fee: 65 USD
  • Annual license fee: 235 USD

Characteristics of the GBC II:

Main characteristics

Type of the company

Global Business Company II (GBC II)



Period of registration

12-14 days

Corporate income tax


Agreements of double taxation avoidance


Activity in the territory of jurisdiction


Relocation into other jurisdiction


Authorized capital

Standard currency


The minimum paid capital


The declared capital (by default)

100 000 USD




Publicity of the participant’s list


Places for meetings

Any place

Final Beneficiaries

Confidentiality of information

Information is available only to the local agent and to the Commission on Financial Services



1 person

Local Director

Not required

Publicity of the director’s list


Places for meetings

Any place


It is required?


Has to be the resident?



Maintaining of financial statements


Audit of financial statements


Surrender of financial statements


Confidentiality of the accounting


Annual non-financial report

No, but if a shareholders or directors structure is changed, it is necessary to submit information within 30 days

Payment for surrender of the non-financial report


Fees to the budget

Annual fees to the budget

65 USD

Annual license fee

235 USD

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