Company Administration Guidelines

Share Capital:

  • The minimum paid in and issued in capital may be one share which is fully paid
  • Shares may be issued with or without par value
  • Shares may be issued in bearer form and transferable by delivery (adding to the confidentiality) and may be issued in any currency
  • Shares may be paid up through the transfer
  • Only one shareholder is required, does not need to be a local and can be an individual or corporate body
  • A director and shareholder may be the same person
  • May use a nominee to protect privacy

Directors:

  • Only one director required, does not need to be a local and can be an individual or a corporate body
  • A director and shareholder may be the same person
  • May use a nominee to protect privacy

Restrictions on Name & Activity:

  • A Belize IBC is restricted from doing business with Belize residents or Belize Corporations
  • The name of the company must contain one of the following; Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Incorporated, Society Anonyme

Local Requirements:

  • A Belize IBC must have a registered office in Belize. Eltoma can provide a registered office
  • Is permitted to maintain a staff and conduct business incidental to its existence if required but must actively engage in business in Belize
  • There is no requirement for a secretary in Belize
  • There is no requirement for shareholders and directors meetings

Confidentiality:

  • The documents for Belize Offshore Incorporation do not carry the name or identity of the beneficial director or shareholder. The names of the beneficial owners do not appear on public record
  • Nominee directors and shareholders are permitted to ensure confidentiality

Timescale:

  • The approximate timescale for company incorporation is 5 days

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European Commission publishes tax avoidance disclosure directive

European Commission publishes tax avoidance disclosure directive

The EC (European Commission) has published its draft legislation compelling financial service providers or intermediaries to disclose any international tax planning schemes they have encouraged, enabled or assisted in any way.

OECD publishes compliance review for all non-compliant jurisdictions

OECD publishes compliance review for all non-compliant jurisdictions

The OECDs global tax transparency initiative was launched last year in April 2016, with the purpose of encouraging every jurisdiction across the world to commit to implementation of a CRS (Common Reporting Standard) for automatic exchange of information by 2018, and to sign the Multilateral Convention on the exchanging of tax data. A forum on behalf of the OECD has released the results of its review for jurisdictions it considers to be non-compliant.

EU Parliament Committee release findings & recommendations for current offshore taxation measures

EU Parliament Committee release findings & recommendations for current offshore taxation measures

A formal enquiry into the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has been launched by the European Parliament's Committee, which found gaps in beneficial ownership transparency for trusts and fiduciaries and didn’t meet the EU standard.

2017 G20 summit: Enforcement of taxation highest priority

2017 G20 summit: Enforcement of taxation highest priority

The 2017 G20 leaders’ summit took place in Hamburg last week where the European Commission Council and leaders discussed the priorities and primary projects for the upcoming summit. EC President Jean-Claude Juncker has stated that advancing the global combat against tax evasion is top of the list.

The EC takes action against advocates promoting tax avoidance schemes

The EC takes action against advocates promoting tax avoidance schemes

The European Commission has recommended the implementation of a new regulation regarding companies or intermediaries who promote or design cross-border tax planning schemes will going forward be required to provide full disclosure to the tax authorities of their relevant jurisdiction within five days of offering them to clients.

What are the new Beneficial Ownership reporting requirements for BVI companies?

What are the new Beneficial Ownership reporting requirements for BVI companies?

Going forward, a new regulation will require certain British Virgin Islands companies to gather and retain details of Beneficial Owners with 25% or more of the company’s shareholding rights, with an ongoing requirement to keep the details up to date.

Russian citizens can gain Cyprus tax residency by staying only 60 days on island, whats the catch?

Russian citizens can gain Cyprus tax residency by staying only 60 days on island, whats the catch?

Cyprus is once again working to improve its economic desirability and will be able to increase its alternative business base for Russians with good creditworthiness.

Cyprus tax department releases new guidance on CRS deadlines and the online portal

Cyprus tax department releases new guidance on CRS deadlines and the online portal

The Cyprus Tax Department has released a notification to all Cyprus based Financial Institutions & Service Providers of the new guidance notes on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information and other information relating to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).