Panama has the world's largest shipping registry and is a substantial centre for banking. Panama enacted legislation whereby only locally-sourced income is taxed and therefore the country has advantages similar to Offshore Centres. The language in Panama is Spanish and therefore Panamanian Companies are favoured by Spain and Latin American countries. Panama is perceived as a secretive, non-compliant jurisdiction now wishing to clean up a tardy image as a haven for money-laundering

Panama Company taxation

Taxes are only payable if business is carried out in Panama, levied at 30%. Foreign sourced income is Tax exempt. There is no Capital Gains Tax or need for VAT registration for foreign earnings. However, there is a requirement to pay a local annual tax of $250.   Panama was placed on the OECD's 'grey list' of territories which have committed to, but not yet implemented, the tax transparency and information exchange. Panama now has a tax treaty with Mexico and other tax treaties are pending.

Panama regulatory Compliance

Panama has a Registrar of Companies where the articles of Panamanian companies are filed and the names of the directors are recorded. Directors and shareholders may be individuals or Corporations.  There is a requirement to prepare accounts but no requirement to file accounts or an annual return.  A Panama company can change its domicile to another jurisdiction.

Panama Company Formation

AMP & Partners Limited can carry out a name check and initiate the incorporation process for you. Incorporation takes around 7 to 10 days.

Panama Company Structure

A Panamanian Corporation is formed by two subscribers (or nominee shareholders) who sign the Articles of Incorporation (Statutes) before a public notary. The usual amount of subscribed capital is $10,000. All documentation is in Spanish. Several classes of shares are permissible including bearer shares which must be kept in custody and notified to the Company Registrar. Three directors need to be appointed to act as the President, Treasurer and Secretary and named in the articles of the company. AMP & Partners Limited  can provide you with fully insured Nominee directors and shareholders so that your identity can be protected. We will issue you with a Power of Attorney, if required.

Panama Nominee directors, shareholders and Secretary

Unlike most other on-line Formation Agents, AMP & Partners Limited  provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services. We guarantee that your Panama Company will be properly formed and delivered to you and managed professionally, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees. Furthermore, we guarantee not to increase the price of the annual fees for a five year period and thereafter any subsequent annual price increase will be related to the retail price index forecast estimated to be 3.3%.

Panama Company Names

It is not possible to use the ending "Limited" or "Ltd." For a Panama Company. It is usual to use Corp, Inc, S.A or A.G. There are restrictions on using words in the company name which convey that the business of the company is of a licensed nature, such as Betting, Insurance, Financing, Trust or Banking business.

A Delaware LLC Company if structured as a non-resident company has no USA Tax liability or any requirements to register for tax in the USA. Similar to other Non-Resident corporations Delaware Companies that do not carry out any business in the USA are not required to file US Tax returns. Delaware LLC’s are popular as lightly regulated trading vehicles as there are no annual reporting requirements.

Delaware Company Taxation

There is no requirement for non USA owners and managers of a Delaware company to file or pay any corporation tax in the USA. Taxes are only payable is business is carried out in Delaware. No Inheritance tax is payable on the transfer of and LLC’s shares. There is an annual requirement to pay Franchise Tax to the State of Delaware of $250.  

Delaware regulatory Compliance

Delaware does not have a Companies House and therefore there is no register where the owners or managers of a Delaware LLC need to reveal their identity. The director (manager) and owners (Members) of a Delaware LLC can change without any filing requirements or records being kept by any authority. Managers and Members may be individuals or Corporations. There is also no requirements to file accounts or an annual return.  A Delaware LLC can change its domicile to another state within the USA.

Delaware Company Formation

AMP & Partners Limited can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Incorporation takes just 24 to 48 hours.

Delaware Company Structure

Unlike other Corporations, a Delaware LLC is a Hybrid entity which is company which is structured like a partnership. There is no Certificate of Incorporation but instead a Certificate of Formation. There is an Operating Agreement which governs how the company is run by its members (shareholders) and managers (directors). The Normal authorised share capital is $10,000 but can be any amount. Each member receives a share certificate and is liable for this amount of paid up capital. AMP & Partners Limited can provide you with a fully insured Nominee member and Manager so that your identity can be protected.

Delaware Nominee manager, member and Secretary

Unlike most other on-line Formation Agents, AMP & Partners Limited provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, shareholder and Secretarial services. We guarantee that your Delaware LLC will be properly formed and delivered to you and managed professionally, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees. Furthermore, we guarantee not to increase the price of the annual fees for a five year period and thereafter any subsequent annual price increase will be related to the retail price index forecast estimated to be 3.3%.

Delaware Company Names

There is less restrictions and sensitivity in Delaware about using some names which are not permitted in other countries. If you can’t think of a name for your company we can help you and you can still proceed to checkout.

As an international financial center, Hong Kong is favored by worldwide investors due to its established legal system, low taxation rate, excellent communication facilities, and proximity to China. The financial infrastructure of Hong Kong ranks amongst the best in the world on par with London and New York and supports many international companies and is a jurisdiction used widely for tax planning purposes.

 Hong Kong Company Taxation

Hong Kong levies tax at 16.5% on business conducted in Hong Kong itself and therefore any business conducted outside of Hong Kong does not fall under the scope of taxation. No profits from other offshore sources are subject to taxation including dividend income and there is no capital gains tax.

There is a withholding tax levied paid or payable to Hong Kong non residents for rights to use certain intellectual property and royalties. The payer of such Royalties can claim deductions against assessable income. The non resident recipient is not liable to pay any taxes.

Hong Kong has established tax treaties with these countries as follows: Austria - Protocol, Belgium - Final Protocol, Brunei - Protocol, China - Protocol, Hungary - Protocol, Ireland - Protocol, Luxembourg, Thailand - Final Protocol, Thailand - Exchange of Notes, United Kingdom - Protocol, Vietnam - Protocol

Hong Kong Company Compliance

The officers and shareholders of a Hong Kong Company are required to be recorded at Companies House and the annual return filed every year. Accounts are required to be prepared annually, audited and filed at Companies House.  A  Corporate Director is permitted to be a director of a Hong Kong company and a local Company secretary and Registered office must be maintained.  For most of our clients AMP & Partners Limited provides a Corporate Company Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a Hong Kong Company remain confidential. 

 

Hong Kong Company Formation

AMP & Partners Limited can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes 7 to 10 days.

Hong Kong Company Structure

Hong Kong company law is based on English Common Law. The Standard Authorised Capital for a Hong Kong Limited Company is HK 1,000. The Hong Kong Registry provides incorporation services under the Companies Ordinance. Memorandum and Articles of Association are filed with the Registry and an incorporation Certificate is issued.

Hong Kong Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

AMP & Partners Limited provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services. We guarantee that your Hong Kong Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees. Furthermore, we guarantee not to increase the price of the annual fees for a five year period and thereafter any subsequent annual price increase will be related to the retail price index forecast estimated to be 3.3%.

Hong Kong Company names

There are restrictions in using names associated with the Government and the Peoples republic of China where special permission is needed. Companies may be formed with Chinese characters but not with a mixture of English and Chinese characters. Companies are Limited, Unlimited or Public Limited Companies and abbreviation of these terms are prohibited.
 

General Requirements

 

  • There should be at least one shareholder and director over 18 years old
  • There shall be at least one Hong Kong permanent resident or authorized Hong Kong company taking the position of legal secretary of the company.
  • The registered address is required to be in Hong Kong
  • Chinese and English names, or single Chinese or English name of the company
  • Copies of ID cards or passports of shareholders and directors

Cyprus whilst being a full EU member and levying 10% Corporation tax on businesses located on the island also makes provisions for non-resident Cyprus companies that pay zero in taxation. As Cyprus has tax treaties with over 40 countries and operates VAT  it is a popular jurisdiction as a holding company for other European corporations. Double taxation agreements vary from country to country but Dividends payable from a Cyprus company to a non-Cyprus resident are tax exempt. A  Cyprus Company that takes advantage of tax treaties is classified as a resident company and therefore is liable to pay 10% Corporation Tax.

Cyprus Company Taxation

Local Cyprus company Corporation tax is 10%. Non-resident Cyprus companies are exempt from all corporate taxes including capital gains including profits from the sale of shares. Cyprus has tax treaties with Armenia, Austria, ,Austria - Final Protocol, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kurgystan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, San Marino – Protocol, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Africa - Final Protocol, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USSR, United States, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

Cyprus Company Compliance

The officers and shareholders of a Cyprus Company are required to be recorded at Companies House and the annual return detailing any changes is required to be validated every year. For most companies, accounts are required to be prepared annually and filed at Companies House. A Resident Cyprus company is required to file audited accounts. A Corporate Director is permitted to be a director of a Cyprus company. Every Cyprus company must obtain a tax number. For most of our clients AMP & Partners Limited provides a Corporate Company Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a Cyprus Company remain confidential.

Cyprus Company Formation

AMP & Partners Limited can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes 5 to 7 days.

Cyprus Company Structure

Cyprus Company Law is based on English law under the 1948 Companies Act. Amendments made in 2003 to the Companies Law as part of the EU accession require Cyprus companies to file annual returns and accounts with the authorities.

Cyprus Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

AMP & Partners Limited provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services. We guarantee that your Cyprus Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees. Furthermore, we guarantee not to increase the price of the annual fees for a five year period and thereafter any subsequent annual price increase will be related to the retail price index forecast estimated to be 3.3%.

Cyprus Company names

Names may be expressed in Greek or any language using the Latin alphabet. The following words will be unacceptable: asset management, asset manager, assurance, bank, banking, broker, brokerage, capital, credit, currency, custodian, custody, dealer, dealing, deposit, derivative, exchange, fiduciary, finance, financial, fund, future, insurance, lending, loan, lender, option, pension, portfolio, reserves, savings, security, stock, trust or trustees.

Malta since joining the EU in 2004 has developed its Financial services industry and enhanced its reputation as a stable offshore centre with modern legislation facilitating Gaming, Mutual Funds, Captive Insurance, Offshore Banking and Offshore Company Incorporation.  Corporation Tax is levied at 35% but Malta’s Tax system allows for tax refunds whereby Non Resident owners of Malta Companies have can achieve, in certain circumstances, effective tax rates of zero.

Malta Company Taxation

Local Malta company Corporation tax is 35% but non-resident owners of Maltese Companies can receive part reimbursement of Taxes paid by tax refunds if profits are distributed through dividends. For a Trading Company  upon distributing dividends a refund of 6/7 of tax previously paid on the Tax charged to the Malta Company is refunded to the shareholder. The tax is actually paid to the Malta authorities and the respective receipt will be issued to the taxpayer in question. However, upon a subsequent distribution of a dividend by the Maltese company (no Malta tax is withheld or otherwise levied on such dividends distributed), shareholders are generally entitled to a refund of six-sevenths (6/7ths) of the Malta tax suffered on the profits out which the dividend was distributed.

The refund is reduced to five-sevenths (5/7ths) when the dividend is distributed from profits derived from passive income such as royalties. The refund is reduced to two-thirds (2/3rds) when the dividend is distributed from certain foreign-source income including royalties, dividends, capital gains, interest, rents and other income situated outside Malta and where double taxation relief has been claimed.

Non-resident Malta companies are exempt from all corporate taxes including capital gains including profits from the sale of shares. Malta has tax treaties with  Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bar-bados, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Croatia Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland Isle of Man, India, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania,  San Marino, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Africa - Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

Malta Company Compliance

The officers and shareholders of a Malta Company are required to be recorded at Companies House and the annual return filed every year. The annual return fee varies according to the amount of Authorised capital. The minimum usual fee is €100.  As Malta Companies are registered for tax accounts are required to be prepared annually, audited and filed at Companies House.  A Corporate Director is permitted to be a director of a Malta company.  For most of our clients AMP & Partners Limited provides a Corporate Company Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a Malta Company remain confidential.

Malta Company Formation

AMP & Partners Limited can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes 3 to 4 days.

Malta Company Structure

Maltese company law was derived from civil or 'Roman' law, rather than common law. A new Companies Act 1995 replaced the old Commercial Ordinance and Companies are now formed by a modern Malta Registrar of Companies. The Standard Authorised Capital for a Malta Limited Company is €1,250 and at least 20% of this amount must be deposited in a bank account along with the filing of the Memorandum and Articles of Association with the Registrar of Companies in order to form the Company.

Malta Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

AMP & Partners Limited provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services. We guarantee that your Malta Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees. Furthermore, we guarantee not to increase the price of the annual fees for a five year period and thereafter any subsequent annual price increase will be related to the retail price index forecast estimated to be 3.3%.

Malta Company names

There is a restriction in naming a Malta Company with anything identical or similar to the name of a company already existing in Malta; or anything that in the opinion of the Registrar of Companies is offensive or otherwise undesirable. If you can’t think of a name for your company, its not a problem. You can still proceed to checkout, now and we will forward you 20 names to consider.