Belize International Business Company

General Information

  • Type of Company - International Business Company (IBC)
  • Legislation - Common Law
  • Company name - Non-English names are allowed
  • Time-scale for incorporation - 1 day
  • Change in domicile is permitted
  • Double tax treaties – No
  • Shelf companies are available
  • Taxation on profits - Nil

Local Requirements

  • Registered Office and a LocalRegistered Agent are required
  • Company Secretary is not required, but often a secretary is appointed in order to facilitate signing obligations
  • Local secretary is not required
  • Local directors are not required
  • Public recording of shareholders and directors is not required

Corporate Requirements

  • Minimum number of shareholders - One (1)
  • Minimum number of directors - One (1)
  • Minimum capital requirement – None
  • Standard Authorised Capital - US$50,000
  • Bearer shares are permitted. Beneficial owner information is placed in custody in Belize by a licensed professional intermediary

Annual Requirements

  • Annual return and annual statutory meetings are not required
  • Accounts are not required for public filing, but a company is required to keep financial records that reflect its financial position
  • Statutory accounting is not required
  • Annual government license fee or annual indirect tax of US$100 per annum for companies with authorized capital not exceeding US$50,000
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