Belize is an offshore state near the East coast of Central America. As it is a former British colony, the official language is English, making it an attractive global base for businesses. Even though it gained independence from the UK nearly 40 years ago, it is a member of the Commonwealth and benefits from progressive legislation, which provides excellent tax and investment planning.
With 0% corporation tax, the ability to incorporate a company for less than $1000 and the retention of the British legal system, Belize is not only politically and legally stable; it is a cheap, well-protected and easily maintained option for establishing a business.
Agro-based industry, and merchandising, tourism and construction
Benefits of Belize
The Belize International Business Companies Act of 1990 makes the country one of the most welcoming for international businesses in terms of jurisdiction.
It is extremely easy to establish a company in Belize, with a turnaround time of 2 days and the apostille documents of company incorporation arriving up to 3 days after that. In addition, there is no need for you to be present to incorporate your business, and you can even open a bank account without directors being present.
There is 0% income tax in Belize, with no obligation to file a tax return and no requirements for annual audits or any other reporting. Instead of tax, there is a $100 annual fee payable to the government. This, along with the $930 cost to incorporate (including all fees) and the $450 annual maintenance fee, make Belize possibly the cheapest country in the world for company incorporation.
There is a high level of anonymity in Belize, with confidentiality extensively by covered by corporate legislation. However, the image of the country is better than many other offshore locations because of its connection to the UK in terms of jurisdiction.
- QUICK TO INCORPORATE
- Turnaround time of 2 days.
- REMOTE INCORPORATION
- Incorporate and open a bank account from anywhere in the world.
- 0% INCOME TAX
- 0% income tax in Belize, with no obligation to file a tax return and no requirements for annual audits.
- CHEAP TO INCORPORATE
- $930 with a $450 annual maintenance fee.
- HIGH LEVEL OF ANONYMITY
- Legislation ensures confidentiality.
- EXCELLENT IMAGE
- Explicitly tied to UK law.
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Our services in Belize
Clients looking to incorporate in Belize benefit from our vast experience in interacting with the local environment as well as our knowledge of the international standing of companies based in the country.
In Belize, IBCs are exempt from all forms of tax, instead being liable to a $100 per year fee, payable to the government. No tax returns or audits are required, and companies are exceptionally well-protected by corporate law in terms of anonymity. There are no company listings, and director and shareholder names are not publicly available.
We can provide comprehensive management and director services for IBCs in Belize. Our main focus is to ensure that you remain as anonymous as you wish to be, and that you retain tax-exempt status.
We operate as nominee shareholders in order to conserve anonymity, with a declaration of trust in favour of the beneficial owner.
Belize is part of the Hague convention, meaning that there are apostille requirements for international documents. We provide notary services for companies that have incorporated in Belize.