Offshore Investing

Offshore Investing

Bahamas Offshore Banking & Asset Management

As a major international tourist destination and financial jurisdiction, with tens of thousands of offshore enterprises already installed, the Bahamas is already a centre of international business activity.

Bahamas Business
Offshore basics.
Banking & asset management.
Forming your International Corporation.
Opportunities in a offshore e-Commerce.
Global Resources.
International Finance Center.
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Offshore Basics

For a small or medium-sized company based in a high-tax area it is often confusing when it come to deciding how to approach the idea of offshore e-commerce.  Even the concept of e-commerce itself is sufficiently challenging. If a company has previously relied on traditional business methods it could seem too extreme to even consider dealing with the complexities of a move offshore at the same time.

Ignoring the advantages of offshore e-commerce could however be very short-sighted – there will never be a better time to go offshore than the moment at which e-commerce is going to be introduced; and the tax consequences of waiting could be dire.

It’s important to know the basics of offshore business.

 

Offshore Banking & Asset Management

It has been estimated that more than 50% of the world’s wealth is located offshore.  Individuals and Corporations have been banking and investing offshore for years. Their reasons are plentiful and vary according to their circumstances. Some reasons you may require offshore financial services include:

Privacy and Confidentiality
Some people believe that it is their right to have absolute privacy in their financial, business and banking affairs. In most countries it is very difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish this due to the lack of privacy in the country’s banking system.  While the Bahamas has strict international compliance standards it also offers a high level of privacy and confidentiality.

Asset Protection
In today’s society, whether you are an individual or corporation, you are susceptible to law suits. This can place your assets and future at risk. By setting up an international corporation, you can protect your assets from creditors and possible judgments. This can be accomplished through utilization of vehicles such as trusts, International Business Corporations, bank accounts, and other options.

Favourable Tax Laws
One of the most attractive elements of investing in The Bahamas is the tax-free status accorded to income. There are no taxes levied on capital gains, corporate earnings, personal income, sales, inheritance, or dividends. This tax freedom is available to all resident corporations, partnerships, individuals and trusts.

Access to International Markets
International markets are offering very competitive rates of returns on mutual funds, investment certificates and other investment vehicles. The lack of taxes in The Bahamas allows for higher returns in certain circumstances. This is attractive to many investors.

Estate Planning
The laws in The Bahamas can make estate planning less complicated. As a result, it may be prudent for one to consider the utilization of offshore vehicles as part of the estate planning process.

Banks
International Banking is very big business. As a result, some companies are diversifying by creating their own offshore bank. Having an offshore bank allows a company to utilize bank services for its own operations such as loans, mortgages and debentures. Some even have their own credit cards.

Search our Web Directory for offshore banks and financial managers.

 

Forming your International Corporation

There are a host of factors involved in the selection of a business form and in setting up your international company. It is important to make decisions which will will give you the optimal tax and operating results. Our expert legal and financial advisors are among the most experienced in the Bahamas and are able to give competent advice and practical assistance in all areas of forming an international corporation.

Most new entrants to our offshore e-Commerce solutions choose to establish an International Business Company, which is an offshore limited company, immune from virtually all taxation.

Opportunities in Offshore e-Commerce

There are a host of factors involved in the selection of a business form and in setting up your international company. It is important to make decisions which will will give you the optimal tax and operating results. Our legal advisors are among the most experienced in the Bahamas and are able to give competent advice and practical assistance in all areas of company formation.

Most new entrants to our offshore e-Commerce solutions choose to establish an International Business Company, which is an offshore limited company, immune from virtually all taxation.

 

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