Anguilla Offshore Company Formation (IBC)
Overview of an Anguilla International Business Company (IBC)
Anguilla’s International Business Company (IBC) offers potential clients and companies a superior offshore location in a truly tax neutral jurisdiction. The island offers three offshore company formation products, the IBC being the most popular.
Since 1994, Anguilla has incorporated more than 25,000 companies, making the island a popular destination for offshore services. A series of modernized international financial regulatory acts were formulated and passed in 2000 that have ensured the continuing commitment of the government in support of making Anguilla a progressive offshore financial market.
The island of Anguilla lies in the Caribbean, a region renowned for its offshore financial services. Anguilla has succeeded in avoiding much of the unwanted attention by international financial regulatory agencies, with business continuing on as usual. The island enjoys political and economic stability together with a well-regulated offshore industry.
The financial services authority boasts of the worlds first online computerized registration system, ensuring an expedient and efficient incorporation processes. Anguilla offers investors and clients a jurisdiction that maintains an English Common Law system with a modern infrastructure and flexible corporate environment, all of which make Anguilla a treasure in the world’s offshore financial market.
Key Corporate Features of an Anguilla IBC
|Anguilla IBC||Corporate Details|
|Type of Entity||IBC|
|Type of Law||English Common Law|
|Governed by||International Business Companies Act 2000
Limited Partnership Act 2000
Companies Act 2000
Limited Liability Company Act 2000
Trust Companies & Offshore Banking Act 2000
|Registered Office in Anguilla||Yes|
|Shelf company availability||Yes|
|Our time to establish a new company||1 Business Day|
|Minimum government fees (excludes taxation)||USD $200|
|Access to Double Taxation Treaties||No|
|Share capital or equivalent|
|Standard currency||US Dollar is commonly used
Eastern Caribbean Dollar is official currency
(USD 1 = XCD 2.7)
|Minimum paid up||USD $1|
|Usual authorized||USD $50,000|
|Bearer shares allowed||Yes|
|No par value shares allowed||Yes|
|Publicly accessible records||No|
|Location of meetings||Anywhere|
|Corporate directorship allowed||Yes|
|Publicly accessible records||No|
|Corporate shareholder allowed||Yes|
|Location of meetings||Anywhere|
|Local or qualified||No|
|Requirements to prepare||Yes|
|Requirements to file accounts||No|
|Publicly accessible accounts||No|
|Recurring Government Costs|
|Minimum Annual Tax / License Fee||USD $200|
|Annual Return Filing Fee||NA|
|Requirement to file annual return||No|
|Migration of domicile permitted||Yes|
Advantages & Top Uses of an Anguilla IBC
- A true tax neutral jurisdictions for residents and non residents alike
- Restrictions against alienation provisions guarding foundation property from alienation, seizure or sale in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency
- Efficient and quick online registration process
- English Common Law system
- Modern offshore legislation
- Ability to own sea vessels
- Low yearly fees
- Directors and Shareholder information are not made public
- Directors and shareholder names are not filed with the Registers office
- Nominee services are available for an extra added layer of anonymity
- A single owner can be both the sole director and shareholder
- Zero taxes
- No financial reporting requirements
- Corporate flexibility
- An IBC may use a name in any language
- Offshore savings and investments
- Holding Company
- Asset protection Company
- International trading
- Financial management
Requirements for Anguilla Company Registration
There are few requirements needed in order to register and incorporate an Anguilla IBC. A client must register using an approved overseas agent in which documents are submitted using an online computerized registry through Anguilla’s Commercial Online Registration Network (ACORN) which provides for a efficient and simple incorporation process. In order to submit the appropriate incorporation request a client must submit:
- Name of Company
- Physical address
- Valid passport
- Character reference
Taxation of an Anguilla IBC
Anguilla IBC’s as well as individuals, whether a resident of Anguilla or not, are exempt from paying any taxes in the jurisdiction. This makes Anguilla unique in that it is a completely neutral tax jurisdiction. Anguilla IBC’s are exempt from taxes that include, but not limited to:
- Corporate tax
- Inheritance tax
- Gift tax
- Capital gains tax
- Estate tax
Corporate Details of an Anguilla IBC
Anonymity, Confidentiality and Disclosure
An Anguilla IBC provides clients with complete confidentiality and disclosure of personal information. Information related to beneficial ownership is kept at the registered office and is not available to public inspection. Names of Directors are not filed with the Register and are only known by the Registered Agent. Anguilla laws safeguard the rights and privacy of an IBC, which guarantees confidentiality, and any breach of such constitutes a crime under Anguilla law. For complete anonymity, nominee services are made available through Sovereign Management for both directors and shareholders.
Shares can be issued as bearer shares, registered shares, with or without par value, voting or non- voting, preferential or common. Shares may be issued in any currency. Shares that are issued as Bearer shares need to be held by a custodian, as such we do not recommend bearer shares, and suggest the use of our nominee shareholder services.
There are no minimum restrictions and no maximum restrictions for required capital. An Anguilla IBC usually authorizes USD $50,000.
There must be one Director who may be either an individual or a corporate body of any nationality and resident of any country. The shareholder and the Director may be the same individual.
There must be at least one shareholder. The director and the shareholder may be the same individual.
There are no requirements for an Anguilla IBC to have a secretary
Company meetings are not required and if they do take place may be anywhere in the world.
Principal Corporate Legislation
- International Business Companies Act 2000
- The Companies Act 2000
- The Limited Liability Company Act 2000
- The Limited Partnership Act 2000
- The Trust Companies and Offshore Banking Act 2000
Type of Law
English Common Law with local statues
An Anguilla IBC is restricted from doing business with residents of Anguilla, own real estate, conduct business in banking, trust, insurance or provide company management services unless the appropriate license is granted.
There are no foreign exchange controls with the US dollar being allowed to circulate freely within the economy.
Powers of the Company
An Anguilla IBC has all the rights and power of a natural person
Language of legislation and Corporate Documents
Registered Office Required
Yes. A registered office is required for an Anguilla IBC. Details of the Directors and shareholders must be kept at the local office as well as the Articles of Incorporation, adequate financial records and company seal. All records and financial information are not open to the public.
No. There are no local presence requirements.
No. There are no audit requirements for an Anguilla IBC
There are no annual reporting requirements for an Anguilla IBC. Although it is necessary that the company maintains adequate financial records that reflect the financial standing of the company.
Financial Statements Required
In is not necessary that the company submit and financial statements, though a company must maintain financial records and must be made available if required by the Register. The Register is not available to public access. The Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation and the Register of shareholders and directors must be kept in the local office at all times.
Shelf Companies available
Yes, Shelf Companies are available in Anguilla.
Time required to form offshore company
1 Business Day
The name of an Anguilla IBC may not used a word or phrase that suggests patronage of the Anguillan or UK government, political party, including all words that are seen as objectionable by the Register, which includes but is not limited to words such as: Government, National, Royal, Republic, Commonwealth or Anguilla
Language of Name
The name of an Anguilla based IBC may be in any language using any alphabet.
Names of Company requiring a special licence or permission
An IBC may not use words or phrases that include but are not limited to: bank, chamber of commerce, trust, assurance.
Permitted limited liability suffixes
An Anguillan IBC must contain one of the following limited liability suffixes: Ltd, Corp, Inc, SA, NV or GmbH.
Access to Double Tax Treaties
Anguilla has not signed any Double Tax treaties
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