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Offshore Company Registration in Belize
- Belize IBC/LLC is exempted from all kinds of taxes as long as it is a tax resident in a jurisdiction outside Belize
- Low incorporation cost compared to other jurisdictions
- Suitable vehicle for multiple purposes: entrepreneurs, traders, e-commerce, SAAS, consultants, etc
- No requirement on filing annual accounts or tax returns
- No public records of company directors, shareholders or beneficial owners
- Absence of exchange control for Belize IBC/LLC conducting business out of the country
Certain Belize companies are now subject to Belize Economic Substance rules. Try our tool to know whether yours falls under these requirements here >>>
International Business Company
At least one director/one shareholder
Required local registered address
Required local registered agent
No minimum paid up capital
Bearer shares not permitted
Limited Liability Company
Legal entity with separate rights and liabilities
Members protected with limited liability
Exemption from corporate taxes
Strong protection for assets
Fewer compliance requirements
Process of Belize Company Formation
Create online order
BBCIncorp offers multiple packages of Belize company formation to meet your demands. During this process, we also provide free consulting to help you set up the right company structure per your need.
Your settlement can be made online via Credit card, Debit Card, or Paypal. Bank wire transfer is also acceptable.
Collect and verify KYC documents
After receiving order and payment, our customer service will contact you in the same day to confirm order information and gather required documents for incorporation in Belize.
Proceed the incorporation
The electronic documents are ready after 2 working days of company formation, and it takes 3-7 days for courier the original kit.
- Certified true copy of passports of all company members
- Certified true copy of address proofs of all company members i.e. identity card, bank statement, driving license, utility bill
- Business summary including services, sectors and major operating countries
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How will Economic Substance Act affect your Belize company?
Certain Belize international business companies (IBCs) carrying on relevant activities or regulated under Belize IFSC Act shall be subject to the Economic Substance Act, 2019 in the Belize.
“Relevant activities” under the Belize ES regime include: Banking, Insurance, Fund management, Finance and leasing, Headquarters, Shipping, Holding company, and Distribution and service centers.
All in-scope IBCs under this regime must fulfill the compliance duties or economic substance test for each relevant activity they engage in. Learn more about Belize Economic Substance & Tax Guide >>
What is the minimum paid up registered capital to form a company in Belize?
There is no requirement on minimum registered capital, and the standard is US$50,000. No minimum paid-up required.
When will I do the renewal for my company in Belize?
For the Belize companies incorporated between January 1st and July 31st, the renewal must be made before the company anniversary.
The company formed in Belize from August 1st to December 31st must be renewed before July 31st of the following year.
Which tax must a Belize company pay?
Both Belize IBC and LLC are exempt from any kind of taxation should it be tax resident outside Belize.
How can a Belize company be named?
A Belize IBC can be incorporated using any language, and must end with one of the following suffixes: Limited, Corporation, Incorporation, Société Anonyme, Sociedad Anónima or their abbreviations.
Similarly, the name of a Belize LLC must contain words to show the nature of its business structure such as “Limited Liability Company” (abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC” is acceptable).
What can we do with the registered address in Belize?
A local address in Belize is the initial requirement to register a Belize offshore company. The address works for documentation only, it has no function of mailing.
What is the key difference between Belize IBC and LLC?
Belize LLC and IBC difference lies in their ownership and management regulations. Particularly, Belize LLC is owned by a board of directors and has shareholder ownership. By contrast, Belize LLC, much like a combination between a limited liability company and a partnership, includes members, and managers.