Panama Offshore Company Formation and Incorporation.
Panama is located on the narrow strip of land that connects North and South America. There is an estimated population of 3.4 million people. Panama’s key geographic position has been conducive to its specialization as a service country. The Panama Canal and the Colon Free Zone are at the forefront of this development. The official language is Spanish and its currency is the US Dollar legal tender, which circulates freely in Panama. Panamanian law is based on the Spanish Civil Code, although the company law has been taken from the corporation law of Delaware in the USA.
Panama Offshore Company Formation
Panama offshore companies can carry out the same types of business as onshore companies and the liability of its shareholders is generally limited to the amount of capital they have invested into the company.
The tax rate applied by the government in the jurisdiction in which an offshore company is incorporated is very low if not zero. In some jurisdictions, offshore companies offer a high level of confidentiality which onshore companies do not have.
Usually an offshore company cannot operate in the jurisdiction where it has been incorporated. An exception is Panama, where a Panama offshore company can at the same time operate offshore at a zero tax rate and onshore at the local tax rate.
Panama offshore company incorporation and Panama offshore company formation are quite simple, as well as its management and administration, but it requires some planning. In fact, a company does not need to be administered in the country of its incorporation.
What you need to think about is the objectives you want to achieve by setting up a Panama offshore company: Do you need confidentiality?; Do you need to operate freely in European countries?; Do you need to operate in countries which have a double taxation agreement in place?; or Do you need to protect your company assets from confiscation or expropriation orders or similar actions by foreign governments? In all these cases, ISOG Panama lawyer and Panama attorney at law can help you with Panama offshore company incorporation.
- Name and Currency flexibility
- Minimum 3 directors
- Minimum 1 officer
- Minimun 1 shareholder
- Bearer shares permitted but must be kept in custody by an authorized entity
- Confidentiality on shareholders information
- Corporate seal not required
- Minimum license fee: USD 300
- Neutral tax jurisdiction
- Regulated financial services industry
- Expedite redomiciliation services