BAHAMAS COMPANY FORMATION

bahamas company formation

Register your company in the Bahamas within 10 – 12 days (after validating your identification documents), including a bank account of your choice. Enjoy client confidentiality protected by secure systems. Apply for a bank account, eBanking, and credit card services remotely. Benefit from ongoing management support throughout the year.

The Bahamas International
Business Company (IBC)

Bahamian IBCs can engage with professional firms, maintain records, conduct director or member meetings, and lease real estate for office use within the Bahamas. Additional business activities may be licensed by the Minister of Finance if deemed beneficial for the country’s interests.

Bahamas Company Register
Bahamas IBC formation

Strong track record of stable and reputable governance

    • Leading destination for offshore business activities
    • No corporate income tax, capital gains tax, or dividend tax
    • Ensures maximum confidentiality and anonymity
    • No annual reporting obligations

Bahamas Offshore Company is suitable for:

  • Businessmen
  • Consultants / Counselors
  • Real estate custody
  • E-commerce
  • Expatriates
  • Inheritance planning
  • Holding intellectual property rights

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR BAHAMAS INCORPORATION

  • Passport of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director.
  • Proof of residential address for either  the director or the shareholder (Must be in English or Chinese. Or certified translation version).
    -**We can appoint a local nominee Director in case you do not want to disclose your name on public, but you will have control over all your structures upon our internal Board resolutions. (250US$ per year)
  • Business Plan (Optional)
  • The proposed 2 company names with ending suffix “LLC”

INCORPORATION FEES & TIMEFRAME

    • Timeframe: within 3 business days
    • 100% successful rate
    • Fast, easy & highest confidential via secured systems
    • Dedicated support officer (24/7)

    Fee for a Business Bank Account Opening:
    (Barclays PLC, Santander Bank, BOA, Standard Bank, Chase Bank):
    Price:  US$ 950(one-off fee)

    Fee for a Direct merchant account acquisition:
    (Barclays PLC, HSBC, Chase Bank ):
    Price:  US$ 750  (one-off fee)

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

International Business Company (IBC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity IBC
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System Yes
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 9
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 USD
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return No
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee US$ 1500
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee US$ 500

SCOPE OF SERVICES

International Business Company (IBC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate of Incorporation (demo picture);
Share Certificate
Register of Secretaries
Register of Directors
Register of Members and Shares
First Director Meeting
First Share holder

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Government Registration/License Fee
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies

Here are the main characteristics of a Bahamas Offshore Company, rewritten:

  • Company Type: International Business Company (IBC).
  • Governing Corporate Legislation: Regulated under the IBC Act 2000 by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas.
  • Disclosure of Company Officers: Names of company officers are publicly recorded; nominee officers can be used for confidentiality.
  • Accounting Requirements: No formal accounting or reporting obligations; however, financial statements and records must be maintained as per Section 67 (1) of the IBC Act.
  • Taxation: No taxes of any kind. Consult with a tax/legal advisor for personal tax liabilities.
  • Standard Currency: US Dollar (US$).
  • Time to Form: Efficient registry processes.
  • Stability: Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
  • Communication: Good communication infrastructure.
  • Time Zone: Convenient GMT-5 time zone.
  • Secretary Requirement: Not required.
  • Paid-Up Capital Requirement: Minimum share capital set at $50,000, but no mandatory paid-up capital.
  • Renewal Date: Annually on the company’s anniversary date.
  • Legal System Basis: Governed under Common Law.
  • Minimum Directors/Shareholders: Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.
  • Bearer Shares: Bearer shares are not allowed.

US$ 1700<  US$1500


CLICK 'START' TO PROCEED WITH YOUR BAHAMAS INCORPORATION

Incorporating in the Bahamas offers several compelling advantages:

  1. Tax Benefits: The Bahamas is known for its favorable tax environment with no corporate income tax, capital gains tax, or dividend tax, making it attractive for businesses seeking tax efficiency.
  2. Confidentiality: The jurisdiction ensures maximum confidentiality and anonymity for shareholders and beneficial owners, supporting privacy in business operations.
  3. Stable Governance: The Bahamas has a solid history of stable and reputable governance, providing a secure environment for business activities.
  4. Offshore Business Hub: It is recognized as one of the top centers for offshore business, offering a well-established infrastructure and legal framework conducive to international trade and commerce.
  5. Flexibility: Bahamian International Business Companies (IBCs) enjoy flexibility in conducting various business activities and maintaining operational presence, including leasing real estate for offices.
  6. Regulatory Environment: Companies have the option to engage in additional business activities through licensing from the Minister of Finance, fostering business expansion opportunities.

These factors collectively make the Bahamas an appealing choice for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to establish a secure, tax-efficient, and confidential corporate presence in a reputable offshore jurisdiction.


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