Forming an offshore business is not the lengthy chore that it was in the past. Many individuals find that incorporating an International Business Corporation (or IBC) does not require near as much documentation, although the investor usually does require the outside assistance of organizations trained in offshore incorporation.
In some cases, shelf companies have already been created and registered in preparation for the rapid increase of offshore businesses. These companies need only be purchased by interested investors in order to obtain a tax free, confidential offshore company that will be protected against certain litigation. These shelf companies can be quickly obtained if the investor has the proper credentials, particularly if he or she has previously worked with the registering organization, however the cost will be more than if incorporating a new offshore company.
It is best to meet with an organization that is completely knowledgeable on all of the legal details for each jurisdiction as well as types of offshore companies. This knowledge will be priceless in ensuring that your investment is secure and you are placed in the best possible position for future profits. It will also enable you to be aware of any restrictions that your company must heed.
Potential investors must keep in mind that forming an offshore company is an ever-changing business. Governments continue to alter policies and loop holes are sometimes uncovered. Organizations that deal with incorporating offshore companies are aware of sudden changes in policies as well as little known information that can benefit you.
When forming a new offshore company, the organization who is handling the incorporation for an investor will have all of the appropriate forms filed and pay the necessary government fees. They may also handle the provision of nominee directors, secretaries, or shareholders and any administrative details.
If you have been considering an offshore company, whether a Limited Liability Company or an International Business Company, your first step is to contact an organization that deals regularly in forming offshore businesses to assist you in the next step and answer any questions you might have.