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USA Offshore International Business Company Information

  • Key Features
  • Setup & Maintenance Costs
  • Compliance
  • General Information
  • Company Information

Key Company Features


Key Company Features

Type of entity


Type of law


Shelf company availability


Our time to establish a new company

2 days

Minimum government fees (excluding taxation)


Corporate taxation

Fiscally transparent

Double taxation treaty access

Normally no

Share capital or equivalent

Standard currency

Not applicable

Permitted currencies

Not applicable

Minimum paid up

Not applicable

Usual authorised

Not applicable

Directors or Managers

Minimum number


Local required


Publicly accessible records

On formation

Location of meetings




Publicly accessable records


Company Secretary


Not applicable



Local or Qualified

Not applicable

Requirement to prepare


Audit requirements


Requirement to file accounts


Publicly accessible accounts



Requirement to file annual return


Change in domicile permitted

Yes but within USA only


Setup and Maintenance Costs

Incorporation (Setup) Costs - US$1200(+ US600 if nominee director required)

The fee is all inclusive, no hidden costs.

Our company kits are always delivered with the same documents but may vary slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Our corporate kits are delivered with the following documents:-
- Articles of Incorporation in English (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Appointment of First Directors / Nominee Directors (if applicable)
- Nominee shareholders (if applicable)
- Shareholder certificates
- Minute Books
- Share registry books
- 1 Power of Attorney (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Trust agreement (when applicable)
- Minutes and / or board resolutions when requested.

Annual Maintenance Costs

Annual Maintenance Costs - US$700(+ US600 if nominee director required)

The fee is payable after the first year and covers annual taxes, registered agent and nominees. No hidden costs.




US Federal Taxation US Limited Liability companies structured for partnership tax treatment with non-resident members and which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are not subject to US federal income tax and are not required to file a US income tax return. State Taxation US limited liability companies that conduct no business in the recommended states of formation with non-resident members are generally not subject to state income tax and are not required to file a state income tax return.

Licence Fees

US$200 due on the 1st June each year.

Financial Statement Requirements

There is generally no requirement to file financial statements with the state of formation unless the corporation owns assets within that state or has conducted business within that state.


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General Information


Company Information

Type of Company for International Trade and Investment

The USA LLC is not a partnership or a corporation. It is a distinct business entity that offers an alternative to partnerships and corporations by combining the corporate advantages of limited liability with the partnership advantage of pass-through taxation. USA LLCs with non-resident members and which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are not subject to US federal income tax and are not required to file a US income tax return. USA LLCs are popular vehicles for conducting international business.

Procedure to Incorporate

Filing of Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State in the preferred state of formation.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

English. If any other language is used it must be accompanied by a translation in English.

Registered Office Required.

Yes. Must be maintained in state of incorporation/formation at the office of a professional registered agent.

Shelf Companies Available

Yes, for recommended states.

Time to Incorporate

Generally 2 days, but must allow an additional 5 - 7 business days for delivery of documentation.

Language of Name

The name can be in any language. Some recommended states require an English translation.

Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability

Limited Liability Company and Limited Company or their abbreviations LLC or LC

We offer Company formations in all major offshore jurisdictions.