Gibraltar

Gibraltar offers a convenient geographical position and attractive fiscal regime for offshore investors. Apart from offering cost effectiveness and reputable business environment, it is the only British offshore centre that is part of the European Union. English is the official language in Gibraltar while Spanish is also widely spoken.

The official currency is Gibraltar Pound which is on par with the British Pound. Gibraltarian legislation recognizes various types of companies: Share Limited Company, Company limited by Guarantee and Unlimited Company.

Legal form„Non Resident“ (Ltd.)
LegislationCommon law
The Gibraltar Companies Ordinance, 1967 as amended
Foundation timeOnce received all required documents from a client, the incorporation of a new Ltd. is incorporated from 3 to 5 days and documents are delivered within 3 weeks.
ShareholdersMinimum required: 1
Form: physical person/corporate body (both possible)
Nationality: Any (local nationality not necessary)
DirectorsMinimum directors required: 1 Form: physical person/corporate body (both possible) Nationality: Any (local nationality not necessary)
Minimum secretaries required: 1
Nationality: Local or qualified secretary required
Share capitalMinimum paid up 1GBP, usual authorized 2,000GBP
Bearer sharesNot allowed
Taxes„Non Resident“ company pay no tax in Gibraltar as long as they are wholly owned by non-residents, does not do any business in local economy and does not remit income to Gibraltar (e.g. it does not have any bank account in Gibraltar). There is no Value Added Tax, Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax applicable in Gibraltar. Also, taxation is abolished on dividends and interest paid by a Gibraltar Company to a non-resident recipient.
AccountancyRequirements to prepare accounts, however filing of accounts is generally not required.
Audit
Anonymity and confidentialityThe companies register is publicly accessible; nominee shareholder possible
OtherShelf companies availability: YES
Registered office: Must be maintained in Gibraltar
General meetings: Anywhere in the world except for Gibraltar

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