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We offer cheap and fast offshore company formation: at Coddan, we provide expert advice on offshore company formation for anyone who is considering operating outside the UK. Our team of business advisors have helped many clients with offshore company formation in Hong Kong, Nevis, Belize, Seychelles, etc., and we can offer tailored advice on what is the most suitable structure for your particular entity, so you can derive the maximum benefit from formation of an offshore location. There are a number of sound financial reasons for forming an offshore company, but it is important to note that one size doesn't fit all.
Formation of an offshore company, for instance, may be more suitable for businesses such as IT contractors and others who are keen to lessen the impact of new tax regulations on their income, such as IR35. Other types of offshore companies include offshore family foundation, offshore international business company, offshore trust, offshore mutual fund, and more. Knowing which type of offshore company to set-up and which offshore location suits your incorporation needs best can appear daunting due to the raft of laws and formal requirements, which is why getting the right professional advice is important.
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This offshore company formation package is for customers, who want to register a company in Hong Kong with a registered office address. The formation of a company in Hong Kong takes 8 days.
The following documents (in English & Chinese) will be sending by post:
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This offshore company formation package is for customers, who require to register a company in Belize with a registered office address. The formation of a company in Belize takes 2 days.
The following documents will be sending by post upon the formation of an off-shore company in Belize:
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This offshore company formation package is for customers, who want to register a company in Seychelles with a registered office address. The formation of a company in Seychelles takes 24 hours.
The following documents will be sending by post upon the formation of an off-shore company in Seychelles:
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This offshore company formation package is for customers, who want to register a company in BVI with a registered office address. The formation of a company in BVI takes 2 days.
The following documents will be sending by post upon the formation of your off-shore company in BVI:
No hidden fees to register an off-shore company: at Coddan, we have built up years of experience in all aspects of offshore company formation and provide a fast and affordable service to small start-ups, medium sized companies, as well as individuals, who want to take advantage of forming an offshore company online.
There are no hidden fees and all costs for the off-shore formation services we provide are upfront and transparent. In fact, you can speak to one of our advisors on a free, no obligation basis, and find out about starting a new business offshore and what the benefits are. Going forward, you can complete an online questionnaire and then arrange a consultation with one of our offshore company formation experts. At every stage, you will be made aware of the fees incurred.
Formation of an offshore company: no two businesses are the same, and different clients require different levels of advice. At Coddan, we have tailored off-shore company formation packages, such as our economy package, which is ideal for anyone who wants a fast offshore business formation and is comfortable doing the rest. We also have a deluxe start-up service, which includes taking care of all the necessary administrative tasks and formalities – leaving you free to get on with business. To find out how we can help you, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
We offer cheap and fast offshore company formation: off-shore company start-up saves time and money, while providing more privacy than its onshore equivalent. If you want to begin a company with little or no capital, require enhanced asset protection, or want to do everything you can to legally minimise tax responsibilities, our offshore company formation service is for you.
Here at Coddan, we offer cheap, fast, trustworthy offshore company formation. With years of experience in the field and contacts all over the world, we're ideally suited to help you every step of the way. We'll work with financial professionals in major offshore business and financial jurisdictions to form your off-shore company with the utmost privacy and efficiency. So if you need offshore company formation services from someone you can trust, contact us by phone + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or + 44 (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates) or via e-mail.
At Coddan, our many clients enjoy one of the fastest and most low-cost offshore company formation services anywhere. It means you can have your new offshore company professionally set up in a matter of days, and it won't take up much of your time, or your money.
What's more, it's incredibly easy to apply for an offshore company using our services – we've devised a simplified online order form, so you just need to give us your details and we'll get straight to work.
We'll start by carrying out a search of your proposed company name on the official registers, to see if it's being used by another company, or a name similar to it, in which case you won't be able to register it and instead will have to come up with another one. Once we have the all-clear on your company name, we'll go ahead and reserve it for you.
As part of the formation of an off-shore company, we're pleased to be able to offer a local registered office address, which is a legal requirement and especially beneficial in situations where clients may not have an overseas address, or wish to avail of this facility for reasons of confidentiality. Additionally, if an off-shore company is being formed in the British Virgin Islands, as local registration agent is also legally required, and through our contacts we are able to provide one.
What you will receive once your company is formed is the original certificate of incorporation as well as the memorandum and articles of association. We also make available a register of directors and shareholders, share certificates and a company seal that can be used on official documents and correspondence – all in all, a complete offshore company formation package. If you'd like to speak to us about setting up an off-shore company, please call +44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089.
The benefits of registering an offshore company: there are a range of benefits to registering an offshore company; at Coddan, we are experienced in helping clients form offshore companies so as to maximise those benefits. It's important to note, however, that there are a number of myths about what registering an offshore company actually means. Although typically associated with large multinationals, corporations, and reclusive millionaire investors, offshore companies can be a great fit for small to medium sized businesses, as well as individuals.
There is no truth to the notion that offshore jurisdictions are somehow completely unregulated. In fact, most offshore locations are regulated in much the same way as the UK and subject to some of the same laws. There are a number of different types of offshore companies and choosing the one that is right for you can seem pretty daunting. Getting sound professional advice makes a lot of sense before committing to such a move, in order to reap the maximum advantage from doing so.
Benefits at a glance: when you register a company offshore, with the correct structure in place, you can expect to legally reduce your tax burden and boost your profits as a result; you can also better protect your assets from future liability by moving them offshore. Since the amount of information or reporting required tends to be small, there is also less of an administrative burden on companies, which means lower running costs overall.
Anonymity may also be considered as one of the reasons to incorporate an offshore company, as personal details of individuals can be kept out of public records. In the past, this may have attracted some illegitimate businesses, but the offshore industry is more rigorously regulated now.
The advantages of registering an offshore company: there are many advantages to registering an offshore company with us at Coddan. Here are some of the main benefits:
Pay less tax (or none at all!): by registering an offshore company, you can legally reduce the amount of tax your business is required to pay. This is often a leading factor for most companies, as offshore formations can really make a difference to the overall profitability of a firm. Depending on the country you choose to register in, you may even benefit from complete tax exemption.
Tax laws can vary greatly, however, so it is essential that you seek professional guidance when registering or incorporating an offshore company; Coddan' advisors will ensure that you get the right advice, whatever your situation.
Save money on registration: the costs of forming an offshore company could be lower than you think. Despite the fact that there are a number of measures in place to prevent money laundering and funding criminal activities, the entire process can be relatively straight forward. The initial capital required is often less than an onshore registration, with certain jurisdictions requiring a zero fee. With Coddan, you will be able to make the most of a low and transparent set up costs.
Keep your assets safe and secure: by incorporating an offshore company, you will be entitled to certain protections for your property investments and other holding assets. The safety of operating within this system will allow you to make the most cost effective decisions for your company.
Protect your privacy: do you have confidential data that you want to protect? In certain countries, your financial information is protected by law. This includes both fiscal data and personal details about your directors and shareholders.
Say goodbye to endless paperwork tasks: with an offshore company you will generally be required to complete much less administration. If you've had to take on extra staff to handle accounting tasks for example, forming an offshore company could save you a lot of time and hassle.
There are many reasons business people choose offshore company formation. The first is that it makes the endeavour simpler. The legal obligations of any directors or officers are usually far less, fewer other members of staff are needed and far less accounting is necessary.
Establishing and maintaining an offshore company is also simpler, and with the time saved and fewer resources needed, it can be much cheaper. Similarly, registering an offshore company requires minimal capital - almost always less than is required for onshore registration. In fact, there are multiple jurisdictions where absolutely no capital is needed for registration purposes. Obviously these factors alone make offshore company registration far cheaper and less hassle than registering a company onshore.
But time and money aren't the only positives. You could also receive increased asset protection by registering offshore. Offshore companies are ideal vehicles with which to hold assets such as real estate investments or intellectual property rights. It's an added level of safety that you don't get with onshore registration, and depending on your business, it's something that has a great deal of value in its own right.
Registering a company offshore also allows for wider considerations when it comes to confidentiality. In many countries, non-resident companies are not required to publish financial information, or even the details of directors and shareholders. Unless criminal or terrorist activities are suspected, most offshore financial jurisdictions refuse to share this information with any third party enquirers.
The main advantage of registering a business offshore is that it's an easy way to legally minimise the required tax obligations of a business. Non-resident companies will find they are either tax exempt or liable for very low levels of taxation within their financial jurisdiction (depending on the country). The flip side is that corporate tax can be rendered slightly more complicated, as you will have to ensure there are no tax obligations or conflicts in the country or jurisdictions you have chosen.
There are many reasons for setting up an offshore company, and customers in the UK and elsewhere stand to benefit from clear advantages of being official based in a different jurisdiction, protecting their existing business and interests as well as helping to boost their income and profits.
It's well known, of course, that a lot of people choose to establish an offshore company due to the significant tax opportunities in other countries and territories, notably those with low or even zero corporate tax regimes. Why end up with a massive tax bill in your own country when you can start-up an offshore company and have little or nothing to pay in annual corporate tax?
It's one way of ensuring the long-term health and viability of an enterprise, by drastically reducing its tax exposure, and increasing numbers of companies are seeing – and enjoying – the real benefits. It is not to say, however, that UK or non-UK client companies will not be subjected to tax in their own countries, but the overall amount paid out will be greatly reduced.
Trading companies are especially attracted to offshore status; it means the administrative work is done there, such as order taking, and fulfilment done elsewhere. Shipping is another sector that has traditionally been based in offshore locations, and in order to comply with many jurisdictions' legal and tax requirements, a shipping firm that owns its vessels should be registered and based in the place where its flag flies.
An offshore company may also be used by UK and non-UK customers for the purposes of property ownership, as it conveys several advantages. They include avoiding paying inheritance tax in their home country, which can amount to a sizeable bill that could be hard to pay, as well as not having to pay other types of property tax.
At Coddan, we specialise in helping customers register their company in an offshore jurisdiction. A move like this can bring about enormous benefits for companies looking to get an edge, and our range of packages will make the process unbelievably easy.
The benefits of registering a company in a tax haven are well known and numerous. Companies benefit from paying much lower tax rates, while phenomena such as hyperinflation in the business's home jurisdiction will not cripple its cash position. In addition to these two primary points, offshore company registration boosts a firm's international identity and more relaxed laws and regulations will also make for smoother transactions.
Although some have highlighted physical distance as a barrier, havens such as the Channel Islands are only a short journey from the UK mainland or other places in Europe.
With all of this said, offshore company formation is not suited to all organisations. The very nature of offshore company incorporation means that it is extremely beneficial to large companies looking to internationalise their business. Giants such as Google and Apple have both saved billions in tax by taking their money offshore. Last year, for example, the amount of Apple's cash located offshore reached 76%. Such are the vast tax benefits of offshore registration that recent times have seen Microsoft add US$8 billion to its existing US$14 billion of debt rather than touch any of its offshore money.
These examples show just how much importance global companies attach to offshore jurisdictions.
As you may have noticed, the companies mentioned above have a fairly substantial online presence, and this is a big factor in the decision to move funds. After all, if you are in charge of an online empire, there is no reason for your company to be based in your home jurisdiction. Paying huge taxes makes no sense when your company does business all over the world.
If you're intending to start an offshore company and use it to run a business, there are a number of things you'll need to do before you can begin trading, and here at Coddan we can help to make sure you're properly set up so that you can get your business under way.
Firstly, we can handle all the registration details for you, so you don't have to spend large amounts of time dealing with overseas authorities, which can be problematic in jurisdictions with different languages and customs. All you really need to do is provide us with your details, and you can easily do so by using our online application form.
Clients starting an offshore company by using our services can have their new enterprise in no time, so they can quickly commence their trading activities and avail of the many advantages of being located overseas, from taxation to confidentially and more. Once the new entity is registered, you'll need a business banking account, and we're pleased to be able to make introductions with financial institutions on your behalf, so that you can swiftly use it for your business transactions, receiving and making payments and transferring funds.
We have a number of other facilities that can be beneficial to clients who want to start-up an offshore company, and they include mail forwarding as well as mail scanning – which lets you see your mail using our secure-technology website – if using a registered office address that we can provide for the purposes of incorporation. We also have a full range of bookkeeping, accountancy and taxation services that will lift the administrative burden on your new enterprise and keep you compliant with the official company rules in your jurisdiction.
As trademark protection is so vital to a firm's identity and success, it's important to register it when entering into a new market or country, and when you're setting up your new offshore company, we can ensure your trademark is properly registered so that it can't be used by anyone else.
To find out more about starting a business using an offshore company, contact us today and our expert business consultants will be happy to tell you all you need to know.
A wide variety of different businesses might have cause to incorporate an offshore company into their operation. The reasons for this vary between minimising tax obligations, protecting assets and making cash flow between different parts of their business easier. Coddan has years of experience in setting up offshore companies in all of the most popular locations around the world and for clients of all sizes. If you are interested in adding an offshore company to your business, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Offshore companies come in a range of different types. These include international business companies, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and special licences companies. There are also offshore trusts, mutual funds and private foundations. Choosing between these structures is a decision that should be based on the nature of the business that you want to undertake through them.
Considerations include whether you are going to undertake any trading in the country where the offshore company is to be incorporated and whether you would like to use the company solely to store assets.
Once you know precisely which aspects of your business that you would like to move offshore and which structure that you are going to use to accommodate them, the next decision is where to incorporate that structure. The different offshore locations all have varying tax codes and regulations that lend them to being hosts to different sorts of business.
For example, Panama would be a good location for a private foundation intended to hold assets due to its low tax levels for such ventures. Other popular offshore locations for different sorts of enterprise include Belize, Hong Kong and the Seychelles.
Deciding which structure to set up for your business and where can be a very complicated matter. Coddan can provide advice on these matters, and can offer ready made offshore companies in locations around the world to allow you to start trading immediately. These ready made companies vary in age from a few months old to several years and are an excellent way to get moving quickly.
Why not get in touch today and find out how we can help?
When you choose Coddan to incorporate your offshore company, you will benefit from our expertise and professionalism, coupled with our extensive experience in company formation and business administration. Unlike many other firms, we are not an online-only service. We are an established business based on Baker Street, right in the heart of London. In addition, there are many other reasons that you should choose Coddan for your offshore company incorporation and registration needs:
Professional, transparent charging: most offshore agents are focused on mounting up their fees on an hourly basis. At Coddan, we take a different approach. Wherever the scope of the work can be suitably defined, we will look to establish fixed charges or an appropriate percentage. We focus on first rate products and delivering a high quality service - not on hourly rates. Price transparency is very important to us, which is why we will provide you with our service fees upfront. We will never hide any fees from our customers.
Expert advice: our experienced, expert consultants are available online, by telephone or face to face. You can make an appointment to discuss your requirements with a member of our highly skilled team at a pre-arranged time, and they will offer their personal assistance with your purchase. Our professional business advisers can also help you choose the most appropriate offshore business structure to meet your needs, open UK business bank accounts for offshore companies, and fulfil the various statutory requirements and avoid many common errors and pitfalls. They can answer your questions about international business companies (IBCs), non-profits and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).
Ongoing support: even after you have completed your offshore company formation, Coddan will still be here to offer help and advice. Our expert team can assist you with any questions or problems you may encounter when you manage and grow your business.
When you want to register an offshore company, the legal requirements are very similar to when you want to register any company in your own country. However, it is important that you stick to the rules when registering your company, and make sure that you don’t miss out any of the steps, or your company may not be considered fully incorporated, and you may be breaking the law.
Many people decide to form an offshore company because of tax breaks and exemptions that are available in certain countries around the world. However, if you do decide to base your company abroad, you still need to find out what tax you need to pay (often a one-off payment each year), where you need to pay this and by what date you need to pay. If you are able to stick to these rules, you are not doing anything illegal.
When you come to incorporate an offshore company, you will want to hire a formation agent, which is a person that can help you get your company set up, and provide any information that you need to know. They can even find you a registered company address in the country, even if you don’t live there.
To begin, the initial subscriber must file two documents: the memorandum and articles of association. It will then take 24 to 48 hours for these documents to be checked and for a certificate of incorporation to be issued. At this point, the company has been registered, but there are still a few other steps that should be taken in order for the company to begin trading.