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FAQ on Opening an Offshore Company in Belize

Updated on Wednesday 03rd January 2018

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FAQ-on-Opening-an-Offshore-Company-in-Belize.jpgBelize is an attractive jurisdiction to base an offshore company. The country has a very advantageous taxation regime and maintains a high degree of investor protection and anonymity.
Find out what are the most frequently asked questions about Belize company formation.

1. What purposes does a Belize international company serve?

The Belize offshore company can be used for a number of international business activities. Some licenses may be needed.

2. What are the advantages of an offshore company in Belize?

The Belize offshore company benefits from no taxation and can be opened by as little as one director. Moreover, it is a flexible structure that allows for asset protection.

3. Is Belize company formation subject to any restrictions? 

There are no restrictions. International investors are welcomed in Belize.

4. Can investors remain anonymous?

Yes. No public filing is required during the Belize offshore company formation process and investors may use a nominee director service.


5. Is the beneficiary the same person as the shareholder?

The beneficial owner is the actual owner of the shares while the nominee shareholder is the one in whose name the shares are issued.

6. How can you open a Belize bank account?

Opening a bank account in Belize is a simple process and one of our Belize company formation specialists can handle this step for you, upon request.

7. Are there no taxes on offshore companies in Belize?

No. The International Business Company Act of Belize stipulates that all income derived by a company incorporated under the Act is exempt from tax.

8. How long does it take to open an offshore company in Belize?

Investors who open a company in Belize enjoy a fast-track process and they can operate their offshore business in just a matter of days. 

9. Can you buy a ready-made company in Belize?

Yes. Investors who choose to buy a ready-made company enjoy an even faster company incorporation process. Our Belize offshore company formation specialists can give you more information on this type of company.

10. Is Belize a tax haven?

Yes, Belize is considered a tax haven because offshore companies are tax exempt: this means that any income derived from international activities is not liable for taxation.
We recommend you to contact our experts if you want to open an offshore company in Belize. Our agents can answer any other questions in detail and help you throughout the company formation process.


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