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PRICE LIST & COMPARISON OF VARIOUS OFFSHORE JURISDICTIONS AND BANK ACCOUNT OPENING

The table below is a list of our most commonly requested jurisdictions. In all cases, we have quoted the basic incorporation and first year cost.

In the case of Singapore, Ireland and Cyprus, we include the legal requirement of a local director. In the case of Guatemala two local directors are automatically provided.

The majority of IBC’s are zero tax, and don’t require accounts to be filed and audited. Certain countries however require an audit, which means that books and records must be properly maintained, likewise VAT (in the case of Cyprus and Ireland). Companies in lox tax jurisdictions show the standard tax rate, although this can often be reduced with careful planning.

If you are not completely sure what you require, please contact us before ordering a company.



Jurisdiction summary in table form, with prices.

Click on any of the jurisdictions for further information which will open in a new page.

Zero Tax IBCs

1st year basic cost

Courier cost

Set of Incorporation docs, notarised & Apostilled

Corporate directors poss.

Time to form

Basic Renewal










Anguilla

$1,040

 included

$210

Yes

1-2 days

$990


Belize

$1,020

 included

$270

Yes

2-3 days

$800


BVI (British Virgin Isles)

$1,335

 included

$75

Yes

2-3 days

$1,050


Dominica

$1,210

 included

included

Yes

2-3 days

$880


Marshall Isles

$1,210

 included

included

Yes

3 days

$900


Nevis

$1,515

 included

$250

Yes

3-4 days

$1,005


Panama

$1,410

 included

included

Yes

3-4 days

$950


Seychelles

$1,075

 included

included

Yes

1-2 days

$745


St. Lucia *

$1,410

 included

$100

Yes

3-4 days

$1,100


St. Vincent

$1,135

 included

$200

Yes

1-2 days

$800


Vanuatu

$2,600

 included

(on request)

Yes

1-2 days

$1,650










If the proposed IBC will be opening a bank account, a set of apostilled company documents will normally be required.  Please check for other requirements (e.g. CoGS etc).


1st year basic cost

Low Tax (Range)

VAT Registration (EU)

Accounts filed

Audit required

Corporate directors

Time to form

Basic Renewal


Cyprus - resident*

$2,939

12.50%

YES

YES

YES

NO

10 days

€ 1,642


Cyprus - non-resident

$2,134

0.00%

NO

YES

YES

NO

10 days

€ 1,258


Gibraltar - non resident

$1,320

0

NO

YES

NO

YES

1 week

1,109


Guatemala **

$2,670

0

NO

NO

NO

NO

4 weeks

1,630


Hong Kong

$1,952

0% - 16.5%

NO

NO

YES

NO

1-2 days

1,326


Ireland *

$2,526

12.50%

YES

YES

YES

NO

1 week

€ 2,066


Mauritus - GBC2

$1,650

0.00%

NO

NO

NO

YES

1 week

1,500


RAK IC

$2,875

0

NO

NO

NO

YES

1-2 days

1,850


Singapore *

$3,150

0% - 17%

NO

NO

YES

NO

1-5 days

2,615


*  including a professional resident director

** Guatemala includes 2 Directors & 2 shareholders

All above jurisdictions are common law except Ras Al Khaimah & Guatemala

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Our Bank introduction services

Opening an offshore bank account and opening a bank account remotely is very different from walking into your local branch to open an account for a local company.  This is particularly the case if the account is opened remotely i.e. without a personal visit.  This is due to the bank's compliance requirements and risk assessment procedures.

Typically opening an account remotely can take anything from 2 to 6 weeks and you can expect to be asked detailed questions about your business plan and potential customers and suppliers.


We offer three services to our clients:-

ANCILLARY COSTS FOR SPECIFIC DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY THE BANK.  


Please be aware that the cost of obtaining documents that the bank may request is the responsibility of the client. Typical documents might include Certificate of Good Standing, Certificate of Incumbency, translation of documents (into English), likewise the cost of notarising, legalising and apostilling where required.


TIMELY SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS.

It is very important to note that many of the documents required by banks are time limited: specifically Certificates of Good Standing and Incumbency as well as proofs of address. Failure to supply documents in a timely manner will sometimes result in documents having to be re-applied for and at worst case (when documents are pending for over a month) may result in the bank closing the application.


APPLICATION SUCCESS.

Our fees are in respect of two elements - a) our advice and b) assistance in being compliant with the bank's requirements.  We cannot guarantee that your chosen bank will approve your application and indeed there may be factors of which we are not aware causing an application to be declined even if it otherwise appears to be compliant. For example one of the parties to the account may be blacklisted on the bank's database. This is becoming more common with the increased use of compliance software such as World Check.

To summarise, whilst we use our best efforts to assist clients, we cannot guarantee success.

FULLY MANAGED
BANK ACCOUNT APPLICATION PACKAGE $1,250


This service covers all aspects of opening an account at a non-local bank starting with advice as to the most suitable bank, pitfalls (some banks do not want certain kind of business or indeed certain nationalities).  

We prepare the application form based on the information you give us and will further advise on the tactics of the application (what to emphasise and what not to). We will maintain the momentum by ensuring that correspondence is attended to.  

To conclude we have a very high success rate where clients follow our advice.


 




BANK INTRODUCTION ONLY SERVICES $500


This service better suits agents and those familiar with offshore bank account applications.  With this service the client or agent is responsible for proving a suitable business plan.  Once the draft application form has been received, we will review it for suitability regarding the client and his business.  The client / agent then completes the application forms and submits them to us for  forwarding  to the bank.  

We can also arrange the necessary certifications of company and other documents. Documents such a ceritifcate of good tanding are always at additional cost.






STAND ALONE
BANKING ASSISTANCE $1,500


Generally, our banking introduction services are intended for companies that are formed from us and / or existing clients. However, we are prepared to accept stand alone applications on the following basis:

1. A non refundable deposit of $250. Within this we will carry out a review to determine the most suitable bank.

The actual application fee is $1,250 within which we:

• Obtain bank pre-approval based on the company’s declared proposed activities.

• Provide advice as to the emphasis that the selected bank places on various aspects of the application.

• Give guidance as to what should (and should not) be submitted to the bank.

• Carry out a detailed review of both the draft application and necessary documents to be submitted together with the company's business plan.

• Collate and submit the documents and forms required by the bank.

• Follow up with the bank on a regular basis and advising where corrections are needed.



Low & Zero Tax Companies other than IBCs Zero Tax IBCs