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Seychelles

Seychelles - Offshore company - Overview Seychelles is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, between the east coast of Africa and India. Most of you know Seychelles jurisdiction because of its natural beauty and the fantastic tourist destination it is. Seychelles is an independent Republic and one of the most progressive offshore centers in the world with competitive legislation, which makes incorporation relatively simple, whilst ensuring investor confidence and privacy. Seychelles has double tax treaties with Indonesia, Barbados, China, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Botswana, Thailand, Mauritius and Cyprus making all jurisdictions of choice traders. The governing legislation for the formation of the versatile and most widely sought type of offshore company is Seychelles International Business Companies Act 1994. More recent legislation ... Read More »

Cyprus

Cyprus - Offshore Company - Overview The Republic of Cyprus enjoys a strategically beneficial location at the intersection of the traditional shipping routes between Europe and the continents of Asia and Africa. It's a hub of the busy trade routes linking Western Europe with Middle East and North Africa. While Greek and Turkish are the two official languages, English is wide spread, especially in the business community. The offshore regime in Cyprus for offshore companies has changed as part of the island's accession to EU, and as result of agreements with OECD. It also enjoys a wide network of Double Tax Treaties, becoming a dominant player for tax planning structures. Furthermore, Cyprus is renowned for its efficient, stable, and reliable banking system and effective professional sector, both ... Read More »

Switzerland

Taxation in Switzerland Switzerland is a federal republic and is officially known as the Swiss Confederation and is a landlocked country in Western Europe. The country borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has one of the highest levels of life quality of the world. It is divided in to 26 Cantons and every Canton and every community has a different taxation system. Many international organizations have established their representative offices in Switzerland, but the country has decided not to join the EU. The term of offshore company is not used in Swiss legislation or in a company description forms even if they offer tax-privileged treatment to that obtainable in offshore jurisdictions. Switzerland has a prosperous and stable modern economy with a per capita GDP approximately 10% ... Read More »

Panama

Panama - Offshore company - Overview Panama occupies an area that connects north and South America, being bordered on all forth sides by Costa Rica, Colombia, Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Panama jurisdiction has become one of the most important tax havens of the Western Hemisphere, due to its structure, geographical position, political stability and economical characteristics. The country has taken very important steps for economy modernization and promotion of foreign investments, becoming equally well known as a favorable and stable international offshore financial center, with hundreds of offshore banks, and thriving business of offshore incorporations. Most Panamanian and foreign investors choose to form Corporations. The country does not impose any restrictions on incoming and out coming monetary transfers, no exchange controls, currency limitations and reporting requirements. ... Read More »

British Virgin Islands

BVI - Offshore company - Overview The economy of British Virgin Islands is one of the most prosperous and rapidly developing among other Caribbean economies. Offshore company legislation offering the possibility to incorporate in the country was adopted by the Government in 1985.The first International Business Companies Act was adopted in 1982 which enables for the establishment of tax exempted offshore companies having minimal compliance requirements and complete confidentiality of details. The British Virgin Islands have one of the most successful legislative systems supporting offshore activities. In 2005 a new BVI Business Companies Act came into force, which represents a further development in the already outstanding BVI offshore corporate legislation. The new Act removes any former distinction between a local company and an offshore company, promoting only ... Read More »