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  • Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    IBC or International Business Company or as it is also called International Business Corporation is basically an offshore company that is usually incorporated under the laws of some jurisdictions worldwide as a tax neutral company, meaning that it is not subject to tax in the country of incorporation. It is also limited in the direct business activities it may engage in while operating in the context of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated.

    Importance and main functions of IBC

    Often IBC features can vary by jurisdiction, but typically include confidentiality of business records, ability to issue shares, provision of a local registered agent or office, and exemption from local corporate income tax as the majority of offshore Jurisdictions that removed or are processing removal exempt IBC from local taxation while reducing corporate income tax to zero to avoid hurting the entire offshore finance industry.

    Such companies are generally formed for offshore banking, international investment, asset protection, real estate and intellectual property ownership, and other business activities related to international trade.

    A list of jurisdictions offering IBC as a business structure

    As stated in Streber Weekly, there are many jurisdictions that offer IBC as a business structure. The list of such jurisdictions is quite long: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Brunei, British Virgin Islands or BVI, Cook Islands, Comoros, Dominica, Grenada, Gambia, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, Monsterrat, Nauru, Saint Lucia, Samoa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles and Vanuatu. This list includes most jurisdictions without considering their worldwide reputation. Some popular offshore jurisdictions not mentioned previously offer territorial taxation and other tax incentives in lieu of IBCs. These business structures can operate as Exempt Corporations, Free Zone Corporations, or Non-Resident Corporations, etc. without having the ease of IBC corporations: Panama, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bermuda.

    For example, the jurisdiction of Panama is generally appropriate for International Foundation or IBC in terms of asset protection. The jurisdiction of Hong Kong in general is also convenient for international trade due to the favorable tax system as no withholding tax, capital gains tax, capital gains tax, VAT and other types of taxes are levied.

    The most respected jurisdictions for IBCs

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is recognized as the world's leading offshore business center with more than 450,000 operating companies registered on its territory. He is often referred to as the grandfather of all IBCs. International international business corporations have a fairly good reputation among other jurisdictions of this type due to the ability to transfer domicile and privacy of ownership for assets collected within the corporation. In general, the BVI provide flexible, cost-effective and fast international offshore company formation services.

    Seychelles can be alternatives to BVI offshore companies as this jurisdiction also offers ease of administration, simplicity and privacy. Additionally, with more than 175,000 companies registered there, IBC is the most common type of company formed on islands. The IBCs of this jurisdiction are commonly used as consulting and staffing services firms, as well as holding companies for stocks, real estate, and stocks.

    The Bahamas is one of the oldest offshore jurisdictions to be considered classic like the previously mentioned BVI as it is independent, politically stable, has an improving reputation and is gambling friendly.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis has a good reputation but is also politically stable and has an average to low cost. However, this jurisdiction is more popular for its limited liability companies (LLC).

  • VAT reportsDatum27.02.2024 14:09
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    A value-added tax (also known as VAT) is levied in some countries from selling/purchasing certain goods and services. Generally, it can be defined as a consumption tax estimated and charged based on the value being added. Usually, VAT is considered destination-based, as application of VAT depends on the jurisdiction of the seller and purchaser. It must be noted that VAT provides almost 20% of total tax amount charged worldwide.

    Whenever you choose to do business in the EU, you are surely to face the question of VAT number registration. VAT questions are complex. Nevertheless, all EU Member States follow EU VAT Directive, thus each EU country worked out its own legislation towards VAT requirements and reports.

    As soon as the company is registered for VAT number, it must regularly file its VAT report, which will contain information about the incoming and outgoing invoices, whether those were issued / received by other EU counterparties or non-EU partners or not. Most importantly, all deals must be declared in the VAT report, including invoices where 0% VAT was applied.

    Compulsory VAT registration for EU companies
    There may be several conditions, when an EU based company is required to register for VAT and submit VAT reports. In most of the EU jurisdictions, VAT registration should be done in the following cases:

    By thresholds
    When a company registered in the EU reaches certain sales turnover, it is required to register for VAT. The thresholds for obligatory VAT registration are determined by VAT Law of each EU Member State. For example:

    €16,000 in Estonia,
    €30,000 in Austria,
    CZK 1,000,000 in Czech Republic,

  • Infrastructure of LithuaniaDatum28.12.2023 12:27
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Tour de France & alle...

    The logistics performance index of Lithuania is 3.18. It indicates a satisfactory performance - in general, traffic is handeled well, some flaws in certain areas are possible, but overall the logistics system performs reliably and is ready to handle predictable amounts of traffic.

    Customs performance is rated at 3.04. It indicates a satisfactory performance - the customs clearance procedure is effective in general, although long time can occasionally be a problem; the customs system certainly does not discourage international business activity; documents and fees needed are usually publicly available.

    Infrastructure quality in Lithuania is rated to be at 3.18. It indicates a satisfactory quality - roads, railroad, ports and other facilities are able to handle significant traffic at all times and are also suited to various types of transport vehicles and vessels.

    International shipment quality is 3.1. It indicates a satisfactory performance - the services are adequate and the prices are not too high and usually accurately match the quality, although there is still room for improvement.

    The competence of logistics service providers is valued at 2.99. The providers are competent - they ensure a good quality in their services, maintaining this level at almost all times; flaws, while still possible, are usually minor and don't discourage the further employment of the providers.

    Tracking possibilities for shipments are rated at 3.17. It indicates a satisfactory performance - the tracking systems provide all the basic information as well as additional data about shipments; most of the times it also has a weel established cooperation with foreign and international tracking systems, as well as usually provides information in multiple languages.

    Tracking possibilities for shipments are rated at 3.6. It indicates a satisfactory performance - most of the shipments arrive timely and within the scheduled time brackets; late arrivals are still possible, although uncommon.

    In Lithuania, 100% of the population has access to electricity. Lithuania has 61 airports nationwide. There are 1,205,000 internet hosts in Lithuania. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Lithuania is 741.

    Road network
    The total road length in Lithuania is 84,166 km (52,310 miles). Out of them 309 km (192 miles) of roads are classified as motorways, freeways, or autobahns.

    Gas price
    On average, you would pay 1.57 USD for one liter of gasoline in Lithuania. One liter of diesel would cost 1.05 USD.

  • Industry of KazakhstanDatum26.06.2023 12:38
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    Major industries in the country are oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold, silver, phosphates, sulfur, uranium, iron and steel, tractors and other agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials. The Industrial Production growth rate of Kazakhstan is 7.3%.4.9% of population in the country are unemployed. The total number of unemployed people in Kazakhstan is 901,789. Kazakhstan produces 90,530 GW/h of electricity each year. Kazakhstan emits 15.8 metric tons per capita of CO₂. On average, you would pay 0.81 USD for one liter of gasoline in Kazakhstan. One liter of diesel would cost 0.33 USD.

    The total labor force of Kazakhstan is 9,207,670 people, wherein 28.% are working in agriculture, 18% are working in industry, and 54% are employed in services. People in Kazakhstan speak the Kazakh, and Russian languages.

  • Tax solutionsDatum21.04.2023 10:40
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    In this section you may find more details about our package offer services, involving tax planning and corporate structure solutions. The most popular trading scenario involving companies registered in the EU is the VAT triangulation scheme. Triangulation rules were specially devised in order to simplify cross-border trading, so that EU companies wouldn’t have to register for a VAT number in each EU member state to which they deliver goods. Another common practice is to establish trusts in tax haven jurisdictions. Not many clients, however, are aware of the advantages that UK-established trusts can bring.

  • Geography of TurkmenistanDatum18.01.2023 17:58
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    Turkmenistan is considered a large nation due to its total area. Its total land area is 488,100 km² (about 188,456 mi²). The continental shelf of Turkmenistan is approximately 0 km². Turkmenistan is in Asia. Asia is the largest and most populous continent on earth. Asian countries include Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea, among others. Turkmenistan has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan is a landlocked country. The average altitude range of Turkmenistan is 230 m (755 ft).

    The total length of land borders of Turkmenistan is 4158 kilometers (~1,605 miles). Turkmenistan shares its land borders with 4 different countries and has the same number of unique land borders with neighboring territories. If, as in the case of Turkmenistan, a country has the same number of distinct neighboring regions as land borders, then that country does not have non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous stretches of land borders. Turkmenistan has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The lengths of land borders of Turkmenistan with its neighboring countries are as follows:

    Afghanistan - 744 km (462 miles),
    Iran - 992 km (617 miles),
    Kazakhstan - 379 km (236 mi),
    Uzbekistan - 1,621 km (1,007 miles).

    The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat. The largest city in Turkmenistan is Ashgabat.

    The average altitude range of Turkmenistan is 230 m (755 ft). The highest point of Turkmenistan is Gora Ayrybaba with an official elevation of 3139 m (10,299 ft). The lowest point of Turkmenistan is Vpadina Akchanaya. It is at -81 m (-266 ft), i.e. below sea level. The difference in altitude between the highest (Gora Ayrybaba) and the lowest (Vpadina Akchanaya) point of Turkmenistan is 3220 m (2 ft).

    The total land area of Turkmenistan is 488,100 km² (about 188,456 mi²). and the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Turkmenistan is approximately 0 km². Including the landmass and the EEZ, the total area of Turkmenistan is approximately 488,100 km² (~188,456 mi²). Turkmenistan is considered a large nation due to its total area.

    Forest and farmland
    41,270 km² of the territory of Turkmenistan is covered with forests, and forest areas account for 8% of the total area of the country. There are 17,754 km² of arable land in Turkmenistan, which is 4% of the country's total area.

  • Company formation in Marshall IslandsDatum12.12.2022 12:24
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    The development of telecommunications and economic globalization have made it possible for interested investors to set up companies all over the world. With proper research, financial investment and legal backing, business ventures can be safely incorporated in almost any country in the world. Building an international business used to be a complicated entrepreneurial venture, but today it is commonplace with the help of experienced legal and business advisors.

    The advantages of founding a company abroad are as numerous as they are obvious. Many countries offer specific locational advantages, ranging from natural resources and well-established infrastructure to beneficial laws and regulations that encourage growth in a particular industry. Likewise, it can be difficult to start a business or an acquisition in your own country due to adverse situations: political or regulatory environment, lack of resources and more. In this situation, it makes sense to consider an overseas option that offers greater opportunities for growth, development, and success.

    Company registration in the Marshall Islands
    When starting a business in the Marshall Islands, an interested investor must conduct due diligence regarding legal procedures, international regulations, and sufficient investment for success. It is crucial to understand cultural, social and political factors that influence starting and growing one's business. Failure to do so may result in unintended consequences. Poorly researched and toneless international launches often end in disaster as time, money and energy is wasted due to poor planning.

    Legal Documents
    Every country in the world presents its own intricate challenges when it comes to starting, developing and maintaining a business. Owners, financiers and investors must make these commitments with the support of a knowledgeable and experienced legal team. Only someone with in-depth knowledge of local and international corporate law will be able to set up an overseas business while avoiding the pitfalls that plague many new businesses.

    Additionally, smart business people can consider ways to invest in foreign companies without actually starting their own businesses. In these situations, it is still beneficial for the investor to partner with a knowledgeable global economics and litigation advisor. International investments create a truly diverse portfolio that offers growth opportunities that were unthinkable decades ago.

    Potential investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs should consider the existing infrastructure in the Marshall Islands when planning to start a new business. While extensive infrastructure and systems can help make the process of starting a business a smooth one, it could also represent market saturation and reduced growth potential. On the other hand, a lack of infrastructure is often a major obstacle to growth; However, the lack of infrastructure points to a clear market opening for a creative and efficient new business.

    Opening a bank account in the Marshall Islands
    In connection with the incorporation of a company, it is necessary to open one or more bank accounts in the Marshall Islands. Confidus Solutions offers the ability to open a bank account in over twenty jurisdictions, making it easy for you to avoid challenging language barriers or bureaucratic hassles.

    Virtual Office in the Marshall Islands
    Since a registered address is a necessity for doing international business, Confidus Solutions enables foreign investors to set up a virtual office in the Marshall Islands. This address allows international entrepreneurs to accept mail, arrange for shipping and set up a registered bank account in their country of business.

    Tax regulations
    If you are in the process of researching Marshall Islands company formation, consult with an attorney or consultant with extensive experience in the area you are considering. This advisor can help you with everything from laws and tax structures to local helpers. You need to consider every aspect from the local office to your highest organizational structure; Make sure you recruit the best possible mentors as you embark on this exciting but challenging process.

  • Demographics of GermanyDatum18.10.2022 15:54
    Thema von MartinRoberts im Forum Babbelecke

    The total population of Germany is 82,293,457. In Germany they speak German. The linguistic diversity of Germany is not clearly diverse on the fractionation scale, which for Germany is 0.1642. The median age is approximately 46.1 years. Life expectancy in Germany is 81 years. The female fertility rate in Germany is 1.5. About 25% of the German population is obese. Ethnic diversity is almost uniform on the fractionation scale, which for Germany is 0.1682. To find out about the language, religion, age, gender distribution and promotion of people in Germany, see the sections below, and also visit the section on education in the country.

    Germany has a population density of 228 people per square kilometer (593/sq mi). Because of these statistics, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Germany is 82,293,457. About 12,005,690 foreign immigrants live in Germany. Immigrants in Germany make up 4.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Germany make up 11.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Germany is almost uniform on a scale of ethnically-based fractionation. Ethnic fractionation (EF) refers to the number, size, socioeconomic distribution, and geographic location of particular cultural groups, usually within a state or some other territory. Specific cultural characteristics may refer to language, color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, either alone or in combination. Often these traits are used for social isolation and monopolization of power. The ethnic factionalism index in Germany is 0.1682. This means that people living in Germany come from a narrow group of ethnic groups, all of which are related to each other. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly selected individuals from a population belong to different groups. A theoretical maximum EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read the German statistics on average age and gender distribution at different ages below.

    The median age is approximately 46.1 years. The average age of men is 45.1 years and the average age of women is 47.2 years.

    The sex ratio, or the number of men for every woman (estimated at birth), is 1.055. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio up to 15 years - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 years - 1.04; sex ratio over 64 years - 0.72; the overall sex ratio is 0.97. The overall sex ratio is different from the sex ratio estimated at birth. This is because some newborns are included in the sex ratio estimated at birth but die during the first weeks of life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

    The majority religion in Germany is Christianity, whose followers make up 68.7% of all believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the largest religion in the world with over 2.4 billion followers known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of mankind, whose coming as the Christ or Messiah was foretold in the Old Testament. In addition to Christianity, there are followers of folk religions in Germany. The religious diversity of Germany is fairly diverse on a fractionation scale based on the number of religions in Germany. The index of religious factionalism in Germany is 0.6571. This score means that several major religions are evenly distributed in Germany.

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