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Belize Offshore Company

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Steps to company formation - Belize
 
 
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Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
 
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
 
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
 
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Belize Company
Good to Know
Belize is the first offshore jurisdiction in Central America, partly thanks to its fast registry which allows incorporation in 24 hours.
Main Characteristics
Company type
Limited Liability Company (LLC).
Governing corporate legislation
The Belize International Financial Service Commission is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the INTERNATIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES ACT, 2011.
Information published relating to company officers
There is no public register of company officers. No name is disclosed upon incorporation.
Accounting requirement
No accounting / reporting requirements.
N.B. LLC should maintain such accounts and records as necessary or desirable to reflect its financial situation.
Taxation
No Taxes of any sort.
While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability.
Legislation
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
US$
Time to form
Belize has a fast and efficient registry: company registration takes only 1-2 days (upon validation of your identification documents).
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with a very good reputation.
Communication
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT-6
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder.
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**






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Frequently Asked Questions

Offshore Company Formation in Belize
  • What is the difference between an International Business Company (IBC) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?
    • The owners of an IBC are known as “shareholders” whose ownership percentages reflect the number of shares they own.
      It is relatively easy for a corporation to authorize additional shares, or for shareholders to transfer their shares to someone else.
    • The owners of an LLC are called “members”. Each member owns a percentage, or “membership interest” in the business.
      The ownership of an LLC is outlined in the operating agreement—other details include the percentage each member owns, how the business is run, and how the company will deal with a new or departing member. Without an operating agreement, the LLC operates according to the International Limited Liabilities Act.
  • Will my company be subject to taxes if I setup my company in Belize?
    An IBC will be subject to taxation in Belize and the percentage of tax to be paid will depend on the business activity of the company. Kindly contact us to know more. However, there are no taxes to be paid if your company is registered as an LLC in Belize.

    While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability.
  • Is there any obligation to file accounts while registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?
    Yes, accounting records must be kept in Belize or the location where accounts are kept must be declared.
  • Do you assist to register an International Business Company (IBC) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?
    Generally speaking, we assist in registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize.
    However, if you are interested in registering an IBC in Belize, we recommend you to contact us and our team will assist you accordingly.
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  • Do I need to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for my Belize Offshore Company?
    Following the adoption of the Economic Substance Act, IBC companies incorporated in Belize need to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Belize International Corporate Affairs Registry. However, if you setup your company as an LLC, then a TIN number is not required in Belize.
  • Will my Limited Liability Company (LLC) be subject to Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) in Belize?
    The Economic Substance Act, was enacted to ensure improved provisions for substantial economic presence to be fulfilled by IBC companies that are registered and/or conduct business in Belize. However, if you setup your company as an LLC, then your company is not subject to ESR requirements in Belize.
  • Will my liability be limited if I register my company as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?
    An LLC limits the liability of its members to the extent of the contributions made by them to the Company.
  • Do I need to travel at any stage to form a company or to open a bank account in Belize?
    No, everything can be processed remotely.


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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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