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Belize International Business Company offers an incorporation option in a lucrative tax environment with minimal administrative burdens. It is especially popular with

Incorporation: 48 working hours+ delivery time for the courier


Minimum paid up capital: No minimum capital requirement

 

Overview

Belize is an independent country, beautiful by nature, located on the Caribbean coast of Central America.

An International Business Company (IBC) is arguably one of the most effective corporations it is a tax-exempt vehicle, very popular among advanced entrepreneurs around the world. It can be used for offshore banking, investment activities, asset protection and the operation of many types of business.

The IBC has full tax exemption in Belize and is widely suitable to buying and selling goods and services, all kinds of offshore e-businesses, consulting services, personal services by individuals living and working abroad (expats), ownership of real-estate and intellectual property, licensing and franchising along with many other activities. It all depends on your initiative, with very few restrictions.

A Belize IBC is formed under the Belize International Business Companies Act. This piece of legislation was initially adopted in 1990 and further extended and amended in 2000. Belize IBC Act is considered internationally as one of the most modern and user-friendly offshore corporation legislations available today. Belize´s laws facilitate fast and simple incorporation, and its modern and computerized IBC Registry is capable to process a company registration quickly.

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Company incorporation
  • Name check and approval
  • Filling incorporation documents with the Registrar of Companies
  • A standard set of original corporate documents
  • Payment of the Government fees
  • Provision of registered office and registered address for one year
  • Provision of company secretary for one year
Local secretary
Government fees
Registered office for 1 year
Delivery of original documents
Apostilled documents
  • If applying for a corporate bank account, you will need to order a full set of apostilled company documents when the account is opened outside of the country of Company.
Nominee director and shareholder
  • This service is required if you do not want your name to appear in the corporate documents or in the government registry. For this purpose, we will appoint another person or entity that will act on your behalf and for your interests and benefit. Such a relationship will be legally based on Power of Attorney and Trust Declaration. Despite Power of Attorney not being publicly available, such service does not guarantee 100% confidentiality. In case of request from public authorities the information about actual beneficial owner may be disclosed.
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Facts & Info for Belize International Business Company (IBC)

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Requirements

General information

Company structure

  • Only one shareholder (can also be a legal person, no nationality restriction)
  • Only one director (can also be a legal person, no nationality or residency restrictions)

Confidentiality

  • Beneficial owners' details – Not part of public record
  • Shareholders' details – Not part of public record
  • Directors' details – Not part of public record

Taxation

  • Belize International Business Companies are exempt from the Belize income tax, from tax on dividends, interest, royalties, compensations and other amounts paid by a company; also they are exempt from all the capital gains, estate, inheritance, succession or gift tax with respect to any shares, debt obligations or other securities of the Belize IBC. 

Other benefits

  • Belize does not disclose its banking or fiscal information under any information-exchange agreements to any foreign parties on grounds of suspected tax evasion.
  • The meetings of the directors and the shareholders need not be held in Belize; also there is no requirement for an Annual General Meeting. All meetings may be held outside Belize, by telephone or other electronic means. Alternatively, directors and shareholders may vote by proxy.

Accounting requirements

Whilst there is no requirement to file audited financial statements or annual returns with local authorities, a Belize IBC is required to keep financial records, which should reflect the financial position of the company.

Secretary

  • Optional, although it is customary to have one (can also be a legal person, no nationality or residency restrictions)

Registered Agent

Required (can also be a legal person)

Registered office

Required

Company name

  • Language: Any
  • Letters: From Roman alphabet
  • Company name must end with such sufixes or their abbreviations: Limited, Corporation, Incorporated, Society Anonyme, Sociedad Anonima or Aktiengesellschaft
  • Names Requiring Consent or a Licence: Bank, Insurance, Assurance, Re-Insurance, Trust, Trustee, Savings, Royal, Asset management, Fund Management, Investment Fund, Building Society, Municipal, Chartered

N.B.

  • Restricted connections for company name: name of state, national or local government.
  • Any name that implies illegal activity or implies royal or government patronage is restricted.
  • Registrar may reject any name which it considers undesirable or contrary to the public interest.
  • Company name is restricted to be identical or similar that of an existing company.
  • In case when foreign language is used for company name the translation may be asked by Registrar to ensure conformity to above listed restrictions.

Incorporation

  • Name check and approval
  • Filling incorporation documents with the Registrar of Companies
  • Registration Forms
  • A standard set of original corporate documents
  • Payment of the Government fees
  • Provision of registered office and registered address for one year
  • Provision of company secretary for one year

Please provide us with the following documents and data:

 Incorporation

  • A notarized copy of valid passport (of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory)
  • A copy of proof of residential address (ex. utility bill of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory that is not older than 3 months) in English
  • Optional: A notarized copy of Bank reference (of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory)
  • Optional: CV (of each Director and Shareholder)

N.B.

  • If Shareholders and/or directors are legal persons, then it is required to submit full set of apostilled company documents and if company is operating more than 1 year it is required to submit certificate of Good Standing.
  • If documents are not in English language or language of particular country, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

 Capital

  • Amount of paid up capital

 Company name

  • Three company names in order of preference