An Introduction to the Concept of Offshore Company

by GWS Offshore Business Consultant & Management
  • Offshore Company - An effective way to make success in business

Success in business is determined by how efficiently one can find and make use of the existing opportunities. One of the most splendid opportunities that exist in today's world is the prospect of opening an offshore company. An offshore company offers several advantages and that's probably the reason many entrepreneurs are interested in opening an offshore business venture. Today, entrepreneurs from all around the world are showing tremendous amount of interest in opening an offshore company across several locations around the world. In the following article we would be discussing about the concept of offshore companies, the advantages they offer and how to from an offshore company of your own.

  • What is an Offshore Company?

An offshore company or an offshore corporation is a legal business identity which is incorporated in a particular country jurisdiction. Usually, such a business entity would have to conduct its business outside the jurisdiction it is incorporated in. For example, you have a Dubai Offshore Company, then you would only be allowed to conduct business outside Dubai at all times. Some of the basic characteristics of an offshore company are -

  1. The company should be legally registered within the jurisdiction of incorporation
  2. The incorporator should always live outside the jurisdiction of incorporation
  3. The company should always conduct its business outside the jurisdiction it is incorporated in

  • The Advantages of Opening an Offshore Corporation

There are several benefits of offshore company formation. However, the benefits differ from one jurisdiction to another. The most common benefits associated with Forming an Offshore Company are:-

  1. Offshore companies are usually associated with increased tax benefits. Most jurisdictions impose considerably lower taxes and some of them might not impose any tax at all
  2. An offshore company would help you avoid piercing the corporate veil
  3. It also helps you to start your business and develop new credit worthiness
  4. Usually no certificates of professional competence is required
  5. You can keep up a high degree of anonymity

There are several other advantages associated with the offshore company formation. This is why the concept is generating significant interest throughout the world.

  • Ideal Locations for Opening an Offshore Business

There are a few locations around the world which might prove to be ideal for offshore company registration. Some of the most popular offshore business are:-

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) - especially the emirate of Ras al Khaimah or RAK
  • Hong Kong
  • Panama
  • Marshall Islands
  • Anguilla
  • British Virgin Islands

  • How to Form an Offshore Company?

If you want to form an offshore corporation without any hassles, then you could take the help of professional company formations consultants. They would help you in almost every step of the process. They would offer you useful tax advice for increased tax optimization. Some of the leading company formation service would offer you the services of a dedicated manager who would make sure that all your demands are met and you stay posted on the status of your offshore company registration. They might also help you open bank accounts with facilities like e-banking and credit card so to help your offshore banking transactions. So if you want to make sure growth and make success in business, then you should definitely consider opening an offshore company with the help of a professional company formation consultant.

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