Belize Offshore Company

About that Country :

Located on the Caribbean Sea in mainland Central America with Mexico to the North and Guatemala to the South and West, Belize is one of the most popular offshore options. Belize IBC’s are often used for a variety of tax planning and international investment purposes.
Belize is a world pioneer of offshore business formations and one of the most secure. Despite immense pressure, Belize has successfully refused to sign agreements with the USA, to share information under different proposed treaties. They remain firm in this and are committed to protect against disclosure of financial, offshore banking and tax information for its non-resident customers.
Retaining sovereignty over its offshore jurisdiction, is key and having a comprehensive supportive legal framework, affords it to have some of the most flexible corporate requirements. Coupled with their low start-up costs, company confidentiality and company structure flexibility, makes it a desired option for formation.
Belize has however signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements with the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greenland, Iceland, India, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Why form an IBC in Belize?

Fast Incorporation

Anonymity and Confidentiality – Conducting business without using your name

Minimum number of directors is one

Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted

Exemption from taxes on income and dividends

Exemption from Local Stamp Duty

Asset security

Flexible Currency Holding

No statutory requirement to hold Annual General Meetings

No reporting or accounting requirements

No foreign information-exchange agreements

One of the most secure and confidential offshore jurisdiction in the world

Belize IBC Company Registration Requirements :
A few of the requirements are filing of a Memorandum and Articles of Association, along with the name and address of the Registered Agent. The Registered Agent is responsible for delivery of the Memorandum and Articles of Association to the Registry, along with the appropriate fee.
Government Fees and Taxation :
Government Fees :
Minimum Government Formation Charge
$100 USD
Recurring Minimum Annual Company License Fee
$100 - $1000 USD
Annual Return Filing Fee
Not Applicable
IBC With Some or All No Par Shares - Annual Fee
$350 USD
Corporate Tax :
Corporation Tax
Access to Double Taxation Treaties
All Belize International Business Companies are exempt from taxes.
Company Accounts and Filing
Company Accounts :
Requirements To Prepare
Audit Required
Keep Financial Records
Yes - Kept Anywhere in the world - presented on request
Requirement To File Accounts
Requirement to File Annual Return
Accounts Publicly Accessible

Company Formation : Starts $1500