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Overseas Territory: Curacao
Region: Latin America Region
Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
Time Zone: GMT-4
Dial Code: +599 9
Corporation Tax in Curacao: NV companies can qualify for 2% or 3.2% corporate tax rates. General Corporation Tax 22%
Income Tax in Curacao: 9,75% – 46,5 %
VAT Tax in Curacao: Turnover tax is levied at the rate of 6% (or 9% for certain luxury goods and/or services).
Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Curacao
Curacao is located in southern Caribbean Sea and is a small island country. It was in 2009 that Curacao got dissolution from Dutch control and gained status of an independent state. Though it is a new island country, it can boast of having a highly developed financial and banking system and highly convenient infrastructure for business entrepreneurs. If you are looking for establishing an offshore company, you can make Curacao your preferred location without any doubt. Local as well as international business endeavors can make the best for their business ventures in the place. But setting up an offshore company in Curacao is easier said than done. There are numerous legal issues involved that you definitely don’t want to get involved. BRIS Group is here to help. We offer Curacao Company Formation service for our clients so that they can expand their business presence without any trouble.
It is interesting to see that Curacao has a booming economy. The capital of the economy is drawn from various investments and combinations with local resources. There are also additional activities in the island country which contributes to the economy of the place. The oil refinery industry plays a major role in the economy of the island country along with tourism and financial services for international businesses. Therefore, it is no wonder why so many investors are looking for professional Curacao Company Formation service.
The production and GDP per capita is quite high in the country and this has been possible due to the advanced market. The government in Curacao welcomes international entrepreneurs and businesses and for that they have made the process of Curacao company formation quite simple and hassle free.
Establishing offshore company in Curacao
Usually the company which will be formed in Curacao will be a Private Limited Liability Company. The company that will be formed will need to have a local office address. English will be the language used in the original incorporation documents. For company formation in Curacao you will need to have minimum one director. One local director has to be appointed in the company as well.
However, there is no obligation for appointing company secretary in the newly formed company in Curacao. If an entity is created for functioning as company secretary, it can be in the form of an individual or a company. There is no need to file annual returns for the company which is formed. Also there is no minimum share capital requirement for a newly formed company.
Establishing new company in Curacao might not be very difficult, but with assistance from a professional company, the work becomes simpler. BRIS group offers such help to you in all possible ways. You can call us and tell your concerns about Curacao Company Formation and we will take care of all the formalities involved with the process of Curacao Company Formation.
|Curacao Company Formation||Financial Advantages|
|Taxation:||Yes, 2.4% to 3% on offshore N.V.|
|Double Taxation Treaty Access:||Yes Treaty Access (Netherlands & Norway)|
|Curacao Tax Information Exchange Agreements:||Yes, Curacao signed Exchange Agreements|
|Account Filing Requirements:||Yes accounting / reporting requirements|
|Annual Return Filing Requirements:||No annual return/ reporting requirements|
|Audit Requirements:||No audit required.|
|Curacao Company Formation||Registration Requirements|
|Classes of Share Available for Curacao company formation:||Shares with or without voting rights, registered shares.|
|Bearer Shares:||Yes Allowed (on the condition that they are fully paid up).|
|Registered Office Required:||Yes, required and must be maintained in Curacao.|
|Shareholders:||Minimum number is one|
|Directors:||Minimum number is one. At least one director must be resident in Curacao. Corporate directors are allowed.|
|Your Company language:||English|
|Name of your Company must be ended:||N.V., B.V., C.V., V.O.F., Proprietorship, and Foundation|
|Documents required for Curacao company formation:||A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.|
|Curacao Company Formation||Restriction|
|For Curacao 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:||None|
|Not permitted without a licence:||Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.|
|Curacao Company Formation||Confidentiality and Security|
|Publicly Accessible Records:||No public register of company officers (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary)|
|Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors:||Yes, Allowed|
|Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities:||No|
|Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held:||In Curaçao|
|Stability:||Stable jurisdiction and strengthening reputation.|
|Region:||An island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a … Latin America Region.|
|Political System:||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Government:||A parliamentary representative democratic country, whereby the prime minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system.|
|Governing corporate legislation:||The Commercial Code of the Netherlands Antilles, Articles 33 – 155.|
|Type of Law:||Civil|
|Currency:||Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG).|
|Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents:||Dutch/English|
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