|IBC des Bahamas + Siège à Nassau + Agent Agréé + Compte Bancaire aux Bahamas + Comptabilité gratuite pour la première année (Le tout à distance, aucun déplacement nécessaire)||Annuity||Number|
|2.250 €||800 €||1||o%||100 £||No|
|Regent Street UK Business Address with Scanned Mail||500 €|
|The head office||included|
|Online banks with IBAN in England, Belgium, Luxembourg or Lithuania||500 €|
|Offshore bank account||1.000 €|
Company Formation Process in the Bahamas
Presentation of an offshore CBI in the Bahamas
The Bahamas has a long-standing reputation in as a destination of choice and a world leading centre for offshore company formation services.
An archipelago of more than 700 islands spread across the Caribbean just south of Florida, the Bahamas offshore services sector has helped create more than 100,000 businesses over the past 25 years.
An International Business from the Bahamas (IBC) is known for its financial privacy laws, offering clients a secure jurisdiction with minimal fees and regulations.
L’ International Business Companies Act 2000 remains the main piece of legislation governing the regulation of the offshore company formation market.
With nearly 30% of the Bahamian economy coming from its offshore market the government has continually taken steps to ensure stability and longevity. of its offshore financial markets.
For more information on advantages of the Bahamas as an offshore financial centre, click here.
Advantages of an offshore company in the Bahamas
- No financial reporting requirements
- It is easy to modify the memorandum and statutes
- CBIs may do business directly with The Bahamians and may also own Bahamian real estate, but will be subject to local tax laws, exchange controls and stamp duty.
- Zero corporate tax
- Political and economic stability
- Is close to North and South America
- Lack of exchange, currency and capital controls
- Absence of double taxation treaties
- Modern and simple incorporation laws and procedures
- A Common Law System in English
- Non-disclosure of shareholder information
Main uses of a company in the Bahamas
- Own shares of the company or other legal entities
- Holding bank accounts, financial or commercial securities
- Owning real estate and other movable or immovable property
- Management of international trade transactions
- Marketing of products and services
- Estate and succession security
- Protection of Property and Assets
- Other commercial and financial activities
Main characteristics of a Company Formation in the Bahamas
|Bahamas IBC||Company Details|
|T y pe of the entity||IBC|
|Type of law||Common Law|
|Governed by||International Business Corporations Act 2000; Amendment to the IBC Act 2004|
|Head office in the Bahamas||Yes|
|Availability of the company||Yes|
|Our time to start a new business||2-3 working days|
|Minimum government fees (excluding taxes)||350 US $|
|Access to Double Taxation Treaties||No|
|Share capital or equivalent|
|Standard Currency||Bahamian Dollar|
(stowed 1 BSD = 1 USD)
|Minimum paid||1 $ US|
|Usually allowed||50 000 $ US|
|Bearer shares authorized||No|
|No shares of par value allowed||Yes|
|Publicly available documents||Yes|
|Location of meetings||Nowhere|
|Authorized Board of Directors||Yes|
|Publicly available documents||No|
|Authorized Corporate Shareholder||Yes|
|Location of meetings||Nowhere|
|Local or qualified||N/A|
|Requirements for preparation||Yes|
|Requirements for filing accounts||No|
|Publicly Available Accounts||No|
|Recurring costs to government|
|Minimum annual tax||350 US $|
|Annual Return Filing Fees||N/A|
|Requirement to file an annual return||No|
|Migration of domicile allowed||Yes|
Bahamas Society Formation Registration Packages
- Government registration fees (first year)
- Head office address (first year)
- Registered agent services (first year)
- Company maintenance secretariat
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memo and statutes
- Appointment of the first directors
- Board Consent Actions
- Sharing certificates
- Register of Administrators
- Register of Officers
- Register of Shareholders
- Free consultations by phone and / or email
Company Formation Requirements in the Bahamas
In order to establish a CBI in the Bahamas, a client must submit:
- Notarized passport copy
- Bank reference
- Notarized proof of residence
- Professional reference
- Due diligence
Current Requirements for Company Formation in the Bahamas
A register of members, a register of directors and officers, a copy of the impression of the corporate seal, copies of all minutes of the corporation, copies of all documents of the corporation, including the memorandum and articles must be kept at the registered address.
This information is not available to the public; however, the register of directors is filed with the Registrar of Companies and is therefore accessible to the public.
Taxation of Bahamas Offshore Company companies
An IBC in the Bahamas is exempt from all taxes and stamp duties, among others:
- corporate income tax
- capital gains tax
- added value tax
- wealth tax
- sales tax
- inheritance tax
- gift tax
- inheritance tax
Bahamas Offshore Company - Company Details
Anonymity, confidentiality and disclosure
The names and addresses of the directors or officers are filed with the Registry and are therefore open to the public. However, shareholders do not need to be submitted to the registry. The use of designated directors is available if anonymity is required.
Shares of the company
Registered shares, shares without par value, shares with or without voting rights, preferred shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights are authorized. Bearer shares are not permitted.
There must be two subscribers. The shares may then be transferred to a single person or entity.
The normal authorized share capital is US$50,000 $, which corresponds to the maximum capital for the minimum fees and license fees payable (US$350 $) at the time of incorporation and annually.
The minimum issued capital is either two shares without par value or two shares with par value.
Requested Financial Statement
It is not necessary to file a statement of accounts, but a company is required to maintain accounting records detailing all transactions to be kept at the registered office, or may be maintained at another address outside The Bahamas, but must inform the registered agent of the physical address.
Only one administrator is required. The director may be a natural or legal person of any nationality and need not be a resident of The Bahamas. Contact information for the director of the company is open to the public, although nominee services are available.
No requirement for a corporate secretary; although one is normally designated to facilitate the signing of necessary documents.
Only one shareholder is required but there must be two subscribers. The shares can then be transferred to a single person or entity. A register of members must be kept at the head office, although it is not open to the public.
A CBI may not engage in banking, insurance, fund management, collective investment, trust management, trusteeship, provision of investment advice or any other activity that would suggest an association with the banking or insurance sectors without government authorization. and the appropriate license is obtained.
CBIs in the Bahamas are allowed to operate in the Bahamas, including in the real estate sector, but local exchange controls and stamp duty will apply in such cases.
There are no exchange controls; including currency controls for the CBIs of the Bahamas.
Powers of the corporation
A CBI has all the powers of a natural person.
Language of legislation and corporate documents
Head Office required
Yes; required to keep a record and minutes of meetings (if applicable) and a company seal.
Tray companies available
Time required to form an offshore company
2-3 working days
Language of the name
The name can be in any name using the Latin alphabet; although the register requires an English translation.
Any name that is already in use or that is deemed undesirable, obscene or offensive or any name that suggests patronage with the Government of The Bahamas may not be used.
Company names requiring a licence or special authorisation
A CBI must obtain a special license if the name of the CBI contains a word that includes bank, building society, savings, loans, insurance, insurance, reinsurance, fund management, investment fund, trust, trustee, chamber of commerce, university, municipality or their foreign language equivalents.
Authorized Limited Liability Suffixes
"Limited", "Corporation", "Incorporated", "Societe Anónima", "Sociedad Anónima", or their respective abbreviations "Ltd.", "Inc." or "SA" shall be used at the end of the company. Name.
Minimum annual government tax
CBIs with an authorized share capital not exceeding USD 50,000 are required to pay the sum of USD 350 per annum, while an IBC with an authorized share capital exceeding USD 50,000 must pay the sum of USD 1,000 per annum.