Every person and every company should pay their fair share of taxes and we do not advocate tax evasion or tax fraud of any kind. However, everyone has a legal right to minimize their taxes through legal tax avoidanceas well as to protect their hard earned assets. Citizens of many countries now find themselves with increasingly [...]
There is no universal definition of an "offshore" company, but in its most basic form it is merely a company established in any jurisdiction other than your place of residence or domicile. Offshore companies are broadly broken down into three different categories: The most popular option is the completely tax neutral structure such as an [...]
Please visit this link Ordering Formalities for a brief overview of the steps necessary to order our services and establish your offshore company. You will find all of the necessary information including specifics on each offshore jurisdiction, services offered, applications, etc on this website. Applications, country guides, relevant laws and other information can be found [...]
This depends on the individual situation. Sterling Offshore takes the time to work with each client individually to accurately assess your needs and then suggest the ideal jurisdiction for your offshore incorporation. There are many other factors that may influence this answer including where the client or his/her business is located, specific countries where business [...]
In nearly every situation, the answer is a clear and resounding YES. Each country has different reporting requirements and tax treatment regarding offshore entities. This is why we stress the importance of obtaining professional legal and/or tax advice in your own country.
Establishing a typical offshore company is no more difficult than establishing an onshore company. In fact, the offshore company formation process is often easier and even faster. The minimal ongoing filing requirements and restrictions are often an attraction as well.
There are several uses for offshore companies including international investment holding (providing access to otherwise unavailable markets), international real estate holding, asset protection, international trade, import/export, transfer and holding of intellectual property, personal services corporations for expatriates working abroad, etc. See this link for more information Offshore Company Typical Uses.
In Seychelles, offshore companies can be formed in as little as 24 hours and sometimes within the same day it is ordered. Other jurisdictions generally take within 1 to 5 days. Be sure to specify if time is of the essence to you. Additionally, you may opt to choose a company from our list of [...]
The expression "I need this yesterday" is literally possible with a shelf company. Some jurisdictions take a few days to weeks to register a new company and shelf companies can save critical time in these cases. Additionally, companies which have a bit of longevity often find it easier to obtain credit, bid for contracts and [...]
None of the offshore jurisdictions represented by Sterling Offshore have a public record of the beneficial owners of a company. Sterling must be able to identify and hold supporting due diligence on the beneficial owners of entities it establishes.