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Florida Company Registration

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Steps to company formation - Florida

 
 
Upload your documents
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.
 
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.
 
 

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Florida Company

Good to Know
Florida, also known as the “Sunshine State”, has the 3rd largest population and 4th largest economy in the United States. If it were a country, it would rank as the 18th largest in the world. Miami, Florida’s largest metropolitan area, has the second largest International Financial Industry in the US, second only to New York City.

Florida offshore companies are not allowed to operate in the USA. If you would like to use your Florida Company in the USA, please refer to the following link

Main Characteristics

Governing corporate legislation
Limited Liability Company (LLC). All companies incorporated under this particular legislation must use LLC at the end of their name.
Governing Authority For Companies
The Florida Department of State is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the Florida Corporate Statutes.
Information published relating to company officers
The names of company managers appear on public record. Nominee officers can be used to avoid the client’s name appearing.
Accounting requirement
No accounting/reporting requirements, provided that there are no transactions in the United States or with US persons.
Taxation
No tax of any kind provided that there the company does not operate in the US and that its owners are not American Citizens.
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
Very modern, efficient and tax friendly corporate laws.
Standard currency
US$
Time to form
Florida has an efficient Registry: 3 to 4 days formation time (upon validation of your identification documents).
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation (USA).
Communication
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT -4
Secretary required
Limited Liability Companies do not commonly have Secretaries.
Paid up capital requirement
Liability Companies do not commonly have a paid up capital requirement. The initial investment to the company is usually made by its shareholders after the company is incorporated and at the time when operations are initiated.
Renewal Date
May 1st / each year
Basis of legal System
Under US Legal System
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 Manager and 1 Member (shareholder).
Bearer shares
Bearer shares 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.**






Florida Company Registration



Frequently Asked Questions

Offshore Company Formation in Florida

  • Can I form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida if I live in a different country?

    Yes, you don’t need to live in the United States to form an LLC in Florida. The only physical requirement is that the LLC must have a registered agent in Florida. Kindly contact us to know more.
  • What type of company do you register in Florida?

    The type of companies that we form in Florida are known as Limited Liability Company (LLC), commonly known as a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership that allows for management and ownership to be structured efficiently and is an excellent choice for running businesses or owning assets.
  • Will my name be public once I setup a Florida company?

    Yes, the names of the managers are on public records.
  • Will my company be subject to taxes if I setup a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida?

    There is no tax of any kind provided that there are no transactions in the United States and that its members/managers are not US Persons.

    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.
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  • Is there any obligation to file accounts while registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida?

    Florida does not require LLCs to file annual reports, provided that there are no transactions in the United States or with US persons.
  • Do I need to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida?

    An EIN number is required if your LLC will be operating in the United States and/or you are planning to open a bank account in the United States.
  • Do I need to travel at any stage to form a company or to open a bank account in Florida?

    While the Florida LLC can be registered remotely, it is mandatory to travel to the United States to meet the bank personally for the bank account opening process. Kindly contact us to know more.
  • Do I need to be resident in the United States to open a bank account for my Florida company?

    You do not need to be resident in the United States to be eligible for a bank account opening, however, you would need to have a personal address under your name in the United States. Kindly contact us to know more.


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