Cayman Offshore Company Formation and Incorporation

by ISOG

Cayman Offshore Company Formation and Incorporation. 

The Cayman Islands are a British Crown Colony consisting of 3 islands in the Caribbean lying approximately 480 miles south of Miami, Florida. There is an estimated population of 50,000 and a land area of 260 square kilometers. The official language is English and its currency is the Cayman dollar. The primary industries are tourism and financial services. The Islands are a largely self-governing British Crown colony. Britain is responsible for internal security and defense. The legal system is based on English Common Law and is complemented by local laws.

Cayman Offshore Company Formation 

Cayman 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.

Cayman offshore company incorporation and Cayman 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 Cayman 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 Cayman lawyer and Cayman attorney at law can help you with Cayman offshore company incorporation.

Highlights of Cayman Offshore Company:
  • Minimum 1 director
  • Minimum 1 shareholder
  • Bearer share permitted with restricted mobility
  • Confidentiality on shareholders information
  • Corporate seal required
  • Minimum licence fee: USD 793
  • Based on English Law
  • British dependent territory
  • Neutral tax jurisdiction
  • Regulated financial services industry
  • Exempt from future taxes for a period of 20 years