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Country:  Belize
Capital:  Belmopan
Continent:  North America
Language:  Belizean Creole, Spanish
Currency:  Belize Dollar (BZD)
Time Zones:  GMT -6
Dial Code:  +501
Abbreviations:  BZ, BLZ

belize offshore

Tax Rates in Belize

Corporation Tax in Belize: Current Belize Corporate Tax Rate: 31.10%,  Belize offshore IBC  0%

Income Tax in Belize: They pay income tax from 2% to 8% thereafter. Employment of local residents decreases the tax rate by up to 2%.

VAT Tax in Belize: The standard GST rate in Belize is 12.5%.

What we can do for you

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in Belize
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand

How we can assist you further

  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

Belize Company Formation. Belize IBC / Belize Offshore Company

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Belize

Belize Offshore Company Formation

You may have harbored a desire to take your business to overseas locations but zeroing in on the right country for expansion may not be easy. If you think trying an offbeat destination for business expansion is worth it- try out Belize. Located on shore of the Caribbean Sea and bordering Mexico, Belize is not like typical American territories. The main industry here is tourism and framing is limited. Despite the lack of a strong economy, Belize offers opportunities for businesses looking forward to utilize nascent markets. So, it is no wonder why so many foreign investors are looking for expert Belize Company Formation service so that they don’t get themselves engulfed by a barrage of problems.

The fact that Belize has a lot of undeveloped land makes it ideal destination for business dealing with crop products. It is also possible for skilled entrepreneurs’ to start new businesses here. Of late, the government has undertaken measures to encourage companies from other countries to start operations in the country and make investments. The government offers incentives to new companies offering employment to its residents as well. These include exemption from import duties, tax holidays and lowered tax slab etc.

You can start various types of businesses in Belize, as it is. The tourism and hospitality related ventures fare well here. Of course, food related ventures also run well. It is okay to start such ventures on small scale and grow with time. It would also be prudent to start ventures that hardly exist in Belize. The lack of competition will work in your favor. Examples include luxury clothing, computer and web related ventures, event planning and management etc.

While the atmosphere may not be as encouraging as some nearby Caribbean nations, things are improving in Belize. Government trade promotion entities like BELTRAIDE are there to help out potential investors. Initially, things may not go butter smooth and amenities like internet and telephone may come at high cost but you can explore the opportunities nevertheless.

It may be necessary for you to hire a veteran constant or tax professional to expand your business to Belize. The procedures and legal norms will not be hassles on the way then. You need to learn the pros and cons of residency permit and other permits for hired employees too. Checking out its QRP program is also advisable.

If you are deterred by uncertainties and doubts regarding Belize Company Formation, relax. We, at the BRIS Group are there to help you out. Our expertise will remove obstacles on your way of starting business operations here. Just call us to know more about our Belize Company Formation service.

Belize Company Formation

Financial Advantages

Taxation: No taxes
Double Taxation Treaty Access: Yes, taxation treaty access is signed with 2 countries
Belize Tax Information Exchange Agreements Yes, TIEAs signed by Belize authority.
Account Filing Requirements: No accounting / reporting requirements
Annual Return Filing Requirements: No annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements: No audit required.

Belize Company Formation

Registration Requirements

Share Capital: US$50,000
Classes of Share Available for Australia company formation: Shares with or without voting rights, redeemable shares, registered shares, preference shares, shares of no par value.
Minimum paid up share capital: US$1
Bearer Shares: Yes Allowed
Registered Office Required: Yes, required and must be maintained in Belize
Registered agent: Yes, required.
Shareholders: Minimum number is one.
Directors: Minimum number is one. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Belize. Corporate directors are allowed
Company Seal: Yes, company must have a company seal.
Your Company language: English
Name of your Company must be ended: “Corporation”/ Corp., “Limited”/Ltd, “Incorporated”/Inc., “Societe Anonyme”/S.A., “Sociedad Anonima”
Documents required for Belize company formation: A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.

Belize Company Formation


For Belize company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification: “Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.
Restrictions on Trading: IBC cannot trade within Belize
Not permitted without a licence: Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.

Belize Company Formation

Confidentiality and Security

Publicly Accessible Records: No public register of company officers (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary)
Possibility to use Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors for Belize Company Formation: Yes, Allowed
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities: No
Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held: Anywhere
What is the stability to register Belize Company (IBC) Secure jurisdiction and distinguished reputation.

About Belize

Belize Company Formation
Capital city: Belmopan
Region: Situated at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America, Belize borders Mexico to the North and Guatemala to the South and West, with the Caribbean Sea to the East.
Political System: Political Democracy
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Governing corporate legislation: International Business Companies Act 1990 as amended
Type of Law: Common
Type of company: International Business Company (IBC)
Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD)
Exchange Control: None.
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: English.
Time Zone: GMT -6 .

Belize Company Formation – Benefits

  • Highly competitive fees and costs
  • A minimum of one shareholder is required for a Belize company registration
  • A minimum of one director is required for a Belize company registration
  • Incorporation within one day
  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • Asset protection
  • No minimum capital requirements
  • Bearer shares are permitted
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • Nominee service is available
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty

This publication is provided for information purposes only. This info should not be treated as a substitute for a tax or legal consultation or legislation. You should not act on the basis of the information contained in this publication without having obtained individual advice from the professional expert.
BRIS GROUP does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from decisions made by the reader on the basis of this publication.

Our team of consultants are on hand to find out about your specific requirements and take you through the process from start to finish.


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