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Belize
Jurisdictions

Location

Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea

Area
22,966 sq. km.
Population
272,945
Capital
Belmopan
Language

English

Currency
Belize Dollar, 2 BZD = 1USD
Legal system

based on English Common Law

Type of company

International Business Company (IBC)

Minimum authorised share capital

not fixed, standard USD 50,000

Paid capital
not fixed
Minimum number of shareholders
one, individual or corporate, resident or not
Minimum number of directors
one, individual or corporate, resident or not
Nominee services
available
Bearer shares

available (but must be kept with the registered agent)

Public disclosure of beneficial owners
no
Taxation

IBC annual license fee of 100$

Submit annual return and accounts

no

Annual audit
not required
Shelf companies

available

Time to supply documents
shelf companies – 1 hour, tailor made - 3-4 weeks
Need to travel

no

Additional information
Hague Convention 1961 applies

 

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FAQ
What is offshore?

The word "offshore" has no precise legal dictionary definition, it simply means "situated or operating in a foreign country or at some distance from the shore" and reflects the fact that most low tax jurisdictions are islands.

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Portfolio of Laws
- BVI - Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2003

- Cayman Islands - The Companies Law (CAP.22) - (2002 Revision)

- Cyprus - The Income Tax Law of 2002

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