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Belize offshore company formation

Belize LLC formation

Belize IBC formation

  • - Free from any reporting requirements
  • - Exemption from all local taxes for international business companies
  • - Asset protection, due to anti-confiscation provisions enshrined in the law
  • - The process of incorporation is very simple and takes very little time
  • - Stable political system with long history of peaceful and democratic development
  • - Information about beneficial owners, shareholders, directors is not available to the public
Belize offshore company formation

Ideal for Belize company formation:

Financial management
Financial management
International Investment
International Investment
Ship or Property Ownership
Ship or Property Ownership
Commercial Trade Activities
Commercial Trade Activities

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Belize company formation with 4 easy steps

Belize company formation with 4 easy steps - Preparation

1. Preparation

Request free company name search We check the eligibility of the name, and make suggestion if neccessry.

Belize company formation with 4 easy steps - Filling

2. Filling

  • Register or login and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s).
  • Fill in shipping, company address or special request (if any).
Belize company formation with 4 easy steps - Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal or Wire Transfer).

Belize company formation with 4 easy steps - Delivery

4. Delivery

  • You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including: Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in a jurisdiction is ready to do business!
  • You can bring the documents in company kit to open corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support service.
Required documents for Belize company registration
  • Passport of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director.
  • Proof of residential address of each director and shareholder (utility bill, bank statement, …) dated within three months and must be in English or officially translated in English
  • The proposed 3 company names with ending suffix “Limited”, “Corporation” or “Incorporated”; or (b) the abbreviation “Ltd”, “Corp” or “Inc”

Attractive Cost For Belize Company Formation

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US$ 709 Belize Company Fomation Fees

Belize Company Fomation Fees

  • Done within 2 working days
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Belize offshore company formation with the main characteristics

International Business Company (IBC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity IBC
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System Yes
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 USD/ 50,000 shares
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return No
Audited Accounts No
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 1,199.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 550.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 759.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 550.00

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity LLC
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System Yes
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 0
Minimum Number of Directors 0
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 USD/ 50,000 shares
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return No
Audited Accounts No
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 1,352.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 550.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 1,183.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 550.00

Scope of Services

International Business Company (IBC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Original Certificate of Incorporation; Yes
Memorandum & Articles of Association; Yes
Appointment of the First Director(s); Yes
Authorized Capital; Yes
Resolution Adopted By First Director(s); Yes
Courier the company package Yes

2. Government Fee

The person who wants to incorporate a new company in Belize needs to pay two types of Government fee. This fee depends on Belize government rules and we cannot adjust it.

Services and Documents Provided Status
Licence fee for IBCs with authorised capital of 50,000 USD or lower Yes
Registered Office/Registered Agent Fee; Yes

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

 

Download forms - Belize offshore company formation

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
Belize IBC Rate card
PDF | 787.55 kB | Updated time: 28 Sep, 2022, 10:12 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Belize International Business Company

Belize IBC Rate card Download
Belize LLC Rate card
PDF | 788.40 kB | Updated time: 28 Sep, 2022, 10:13 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Belize Limited Liability Corporation

Belize LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

Description QR Code Download
Certificate of Incorporation Belize Sample
PDF | 19.33 MB | Updated time: 22 Nov, 2018, 11:17 (UTC+08:00)
Certificate of Incorporation Belize Sample Download
FAQs

Company Formation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Belize offshore company formation

1. How do I register a business name in Belize?

Registering a business name in Belize is the first step to forming your business. Protecting your business name is important because it is a form of identification among your target markets. This task will be undertaken by the Belize Company and Corporate Affairs Registry (BCCAR). We encourage you to contact One IBC via phone or email, so we can help you with the procedure of business name registration in Belize.

Follow our 4 simple steps to register a business name in Belize:

Step 1: Place an order with One IBC

  • For inquiries on fees and vetting of documents, kindly email to [email protected].
  • Your order should include 3 proposed names, One IBC will conduct a company name search to make sure that your business name is unique and valid in Belize.

Step 2: Make payment

  • The next step is to make your payment to One IBC. Make sure you’ve placed the order of all services that you need. Please see our Payment Guidelines for more details.

Step 3: Fill required documents

The required documents to register a business name in Belize must be filled accurately. The checklist of required documents is as follows:

  • Registration of a company with and without Liability
  • Overseas Registration
  • Business Name Registration
  • Limited Liability Partnership Registration

Step 4: Register your business name

  • One IBC will submit your original documents to BCCAR. We keep you updated throughout the business name registration in Belize.
2. Should I register a business name in Belize?

Belize is a world-famous offshore jurisdiction, with all the advantages that entails:

  • Tax free for profit, dividends, added value, interest
  • No restrictions on company owners and directors’ residency
  • No requirements for financial reporting & audit.
  • Disclosure of information about owners and shareholders.
  • In Belize, there is no currency control.
  • The governing law is based on English law.
  • Belize is one of the offshore jurisdictions on the 'white list’ as FATF and OECD do not impose sanctions on Belize.

Belize, in general, is a good jurisdiction to form an offshore company. Therefore, knowing how to register a business name in Belize is highly recommended by One IBC before starting doing business there.

For more information about business name registration in Belize, please contact us via Hotline +65 6591 9991 or email [email protected].

3. How do I get a business license in Belize?

When doing business in Belize, it is important to get the right business license for your company. Generally, there are two main types of Belize license that you must know:

Trade license in Belize

Businesses providing any kind of service or product in Belize have to obtain a trade license. You can register the license with the local city or town council. The fees for trade licenses in Belize are divided into sectors and charged based on the annual rental value of the property. For instance, supermarkets, grocery stores, furniture stores, and repair businesses are subject to a 3.5% fee. Hardware stores, gas stations, and dentistry offices are all subject to a 5% fee. For businesses engaging in gaming or monopolies, the highest rate is 25%.

Belize financial license

If your business operates in the international financial services industry in or from within Belize, you must carry a Belize financial license. The Belize Financial Service Commision (FSC) is in charge of granting the license. There are 13 types of Belize financial license, prominently including International asset protection and management, Money Transmission, Accounting, and Payment processing Services. The application fee is flat US$1,000 for each type, but the renewal fee is different ranging from US$5,000 to US$25,000.

4. What is the Seychelles capital gains tax rate?

There is no Seychelles capital gains tax; nor are interest - dividends and other payments received from abroad taxed.

5. What is the Seychelles company tax rate?

Based on Seychelles Business Tax Act 2009, the Seychelles company tax rate (i.e. Seychelles corporate tax or business tax) is 25% on the first SR 1,000,000 of taxable income and 33% on the remainder.

The Seychelles IBC tax rate is 0%, which means offshore companies in Seychelles can optimize their tax flow, and increase their profits. In addition, company income derived from services outside of Seychelles will not be taxed on dividends, interests, royalties, or other payments paid out to its stakeholders.

For more information about Seychelles company tax rate, please contact us via Hotline +65 6591 9991 or email [email protected].

6. What ís the Seychelles tax guide?

The summary of Seychelles tax guide for offshore companies:

  • A 1.5% tax rate applied to special license companies;
  • The applicable business tax rates for companies are 25% for the first 1,000,000 SCR and 33% on any amount above it;
  • Seychelles capital gains are exempted;
  • No stamp duty;
  • A reduced VAT rate of 0%.

In case you are looking for more Seychelles tax guides, you can visit our website or contact our specialists directly via email/hotline.

7. What is the Belize Income and Business Tax Act (IBTA)?

Since January 1, 2019, Belize international business companies (IBCs) are no longer automatically exempt from taxes. Like a domestic business, these IBCs are subject to the Belize Income and Business Tax Act (IBTA).

Under IBTA, Belize has a dual taxation system. Businesses are levied with two sorts of taxes:

  • Belize business tax (equivalent to VAT) is computed on gross income or turnover;
  • Belize corporate income tax (CIT) is computed on chargeable income.

The general Belize income tax rate is 25%.

8. What is the Belize income tax rate for IBCs?

The Belize business tax rate varies depending on the type of income and is set forth in the principal act's ninth schedule (IBTA).

Furthermore, Belize business tax is not applicable in the following cases:

  • Companies that engage in petroleum operations.
  • If the revenue or income is derived outside of Belize, IBCs operating in a trade, business, or profession are exempt from Belize business tax.
  • Companies operating under the Designated processing area (DPA).

In order to be qualified for business tax exemption, IBCs must provide documents and proof of their foreign-sourced revenue/income. For further guidance, please feel free to contact us via email [email protected]

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