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belize_flag Belize

Introductory Fees

Provision Of A Belize I.B.C. Shelf Company GBP £550.00

Inclusive of the following:

Annual Licence, Registered Office And Registered Agent Fee

Annual Domiciliation Fee Inclusive Of Local Taxes GBP £400.00

Optional Extras

Nominee Directors GBP £350 each per annum
Nominee Shareholders GBP £100 each per annum

Summary

Belize is an independent country on the Caribbean seaboard of Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the West and South. The administrative capital is Belmopan, but the major commercial centre is Belize City.

The total population is around 200,000 with some 60,000 living in Belize City. The official and spoken language is English, but Spanish is also widely spoken.

Belize law is based on English Common Law supplemented by local legislation. The court system is similar to that in England and Contract and Commercial Law is also modelled on English Law.

Belize has a long history of stability and democracy. It achieved self-rule in 1981, and is a member of the British Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

H.M. the Queen is represented by a Belizean Governor General, with exclusive authority exercised by the Cabinet under the leadership of a Prime Minister, subject to the approval by a House of Representatives and an 8-member Senate.

RE: BELIZEAN IBCs

The International Business Companies Act of 1990 enabled the Belize IBC company to come into effect with the following provisions:

  1. IBCs are exempted from becoming liable to Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Estate or Inheritance Tax and Succession or Gift Tax in Belize.
  2. Shareholders - minimum of one (registered or bearer shares).
  3. Registered Office - required in Belize
  4. Directors - minimum of one required who need not be resident (corporate or individual Directors are allowed).
  5. There is no requirement for Annual General Meetings to be held. Directors meetings are discretional and can be held anywhere in the world.
  6. No Annual Returns are required to be filed.
  7. No Balance Sheets or audited accounts are required to be filed.
  8. There are no Exchange controls for IBC companies
  9. Shelf companies available