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Locations of onshore companies

holandiaThe Netherlands

Use:

Widely used for holding of international investments with potential of dividend and royalties distribution, capital gains income.

Advantages

  • Respectable jurisdiction with highly stable legal environment
  • Ownership of Dutch company is usually considered as prestigious
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be resident in the Netherlands
  • Wide network of double tax treaties

Disadvantages

  • Corporate Income Tax rate ranges between 20% and 25,5 %
  • Minimum paid-up capital – EUR 18,000 (BV – private limited liability company) , and 45,000 EUR
  • (NV – public limited liability company)
  • Publicly accessible companies register, i.e. anonymity is not guaranteed

szwajcariaSwitzerland

Use:

Swiss holding companies are attractive for holding companies in the EU and in other countries throughout the world.

Advantages:

  • Highly respectable jurisdiction with stable legal environment.
  • Swiss companies convey unique credibility and prestige benefits.
  • Bearer shares are allowed and ensurea secure and discrete transfer of ownership.
  • One of the largest income tax treaty network in the world.
  • Withholding taxation on distributions is usually reduced or completely eliminated.

Disadvantages:

  • Filing of tax returns, auditing, financial statements required.
  • Tight due diligence requirements.
  • At least one director must be domiciled in Switzerland.

wielka brytaniaGreat Britain

Use:

Given the fact that British economy plays a significant role in international trade and investments, UK companies are considered trustworthy and reputable when doing business around the world.

Advantages

  • Highly respectable jurisdiction with highly stable legal environment
  • Wide network of double tax treaties
  • Bearer shares ensuring secure and discrete transfer of ownership
  • No specific requirements on share capital
  • Very fast incorporation process, usually 1 – 3 days

Disadvantages

  • Publicly accessible companies register
  • Filing of accounts required
  • Relatively high corporate income tax

usaUSA – New York State

Use:

Usually used as a part of international structure as tax beneficial element..

Advantages

  • Highly respectable jurisdiction with highly stable legal environment.
  • US corporations are considered as highly prestigious.
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be US residents.
  • LLC – minimum paid-up capital amounting to 1 USD.
  • Very fast incorporation process, usually 1 – 2 days.

Advantages

  • Highly respectable jurisdiction with highly stable legal environment.
  • US corporations are considered as highly prestigious.
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be US residents.
  • LLC – minimum paid-up capital amounting to 1 USD.
  • Very fast incorporation process, usually 1 – 2 days.

cyprRepublic of Cyprus

Use:

Widely used for holding of international investments with potential of dividend and royalties distribution, capital gains income.

Advantages

  • Stable legal and economic environment (EU member from 2004, EUR from 2008).
  • One of the lowest Corporate Income Tax rates in Europe – 10%, capital gains 0%.
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be Cypriot residents (local director suitable for tax purposes).
  • Ltd. company: minimal paid-up capital 1 EUR.
  • Wide network of double tax treaties.

Disadvantages

  • Publicly accessible companies register, i.e. anonymity is not guaranteed.
  • Companies registrar makes public the information about shareholder, director, secretary of the company through an on-line database accessible for a low fee.
  • Cypriot corporations are not so prestigious as Dutch companies so far.

maltaRepublic of Malta

Use:

Widely used for holding of international investments with potential of dividend and royalties distribution, capital gains income

Advantages

  • Stable legal and economic environment (EU member from 2004, EUR from 2008).
  • One of the lowest Corporate Income Tax rates in Europe – 5%.
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be Maltase residents (llocal director suitable for tax purposes).
  • English is an official language.
  • Wide network of double tax treaties.

Disadvantages

  • Publicly accessible companies register, i.e. anonymity is not guaranteed.
  • Companies registrar makes public the information about shareholder, director, secretary of the company for a low fee.
  • Maltase corporations are not so prestigious as Dutch companies so far.

hong kongHong Kong

Use:

Usually used as a part of international structure as tax beneficial element, wide use of trading corporations.

Advantages

  • One of the most important financial and business centers.
  • Considered as the gate into Asian and especially Chinese market.
  • Low tax burden and, income tax levied only on locally generated income.
  • Shareholders/directors do not have to be Hong Kong residents.

Disadvantages

  • Filing of tax returns, auditing, financial statements required.
  • Publicly accessible companies register, i.e. anonymity is not guaranteed.
  • Time of incorporation – usually 2 weeks.