International Business Company (IBC)
Belize IBC Companies are incorporated under the International Business Companies Act Chapter 270 (IBC Act), which provides substantial benefits for this corporation that does not do business within Belize.
A Company Registered under the IBC Act must have words ending in “Limited”, “Corporation”, “Incorporation”, “Society Anonyme”, or “Sociedad Anonima” or Aktiengesellschaft” or the abbreviation “Ltd”, “Corp.”, “Inc.”, or “S.A.”, or “A.S.”, “A.G.”.
The main Features of a Belize IBC Company
No information relative to the company will be disclosed by the Companies Registry except that it exists, the location of its registered office and the identity of the resident agent.
No information relative to the company will be disclosed by the Registered Agent without the written instruction of the company owner(s).
|Paid up Capital requirement
|No minimum paid up capital is required and capital can be in any currency. The standard share capital is USD$50,000.00 however the capital of the company is at the owners discretion. Annual renewal fee charged is dependent on the capital of the company
|No requirement for any filing of Financial Statement of Accounts or records required however if these are prepared they can be kept anywhere in the world the director(s) may determine
|Exemption from any form of taxation including income tax, capital gains or transaction tax
|Time to Form
|Incorporation within 24 hours
|A minimum of one shareholder is required; details of shareholder(s) are not available on the public file
|A minimum of one Director is required; details of director(s) are not available on the public file
|There are none
|Share Certificate Permitted
|Registered Shares and Bearer shares are allowed; Bearer Share Certificates must be lodged with the Registered Agent
|Meetings of Directors/Shareholders can be held anywhere
|Limited filing needs to be done at the IBC Registry
|Companies registered under the law of a jurisdiction outside Belize may apply for registration by continuation under the Belize IBC Act
For further information please fill in the Offshore Company Request Form.