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Company Formation in Europe

Europe offshore company formation is available in Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, and Isle of Man and to some extent the UK.

UK offshore company registration is not a true offshore companies formation since the UK is not a low tax or no tax jurisdiction, but there is the possibility of offshore business formation of companies that can be used for regional and international business objective. For offshore company formation with benefits of low tax or no tax, investors turn to Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Gibraltar or Cyprus for offshore company registration.

Company formation offshore in the Isle of Man and Guernsey is popular since these are low tax offshore financial centres. Offshore company incorporation in these territories allows investors to take advantage of lower taxation, while offering investors anonymity and confidentiality. In the IOM the offshore formation of international company (IC), non- resident and exempt companies is favoured by investors not interested in doing business is the IOM. In Guernsey, there are offshore formations of limited liability offshore companies. Tens of thousands of thousands of offshore company formations are undertaken in these jurisdictions each year.

One of the first countries to offer offshore company formation of the IBC was Gibraltar. Since then International Business Company formation has been replaced by offshore formation of the Gibraltar Non resident Company. Since then many other countries have enacted laws for offshore company incorporation. In Cyprus, the network of tax treaties and a low tax rate attract offshore company formations. At a fixed rate of 10% offshore companies formed in Cyprus pay a much lower tax than in the UK. Offshore formation of companies is a wide spread business, and company formation offshore in these Europe jurisdictions is particularly attractive for investors who wish to stay within the EU zone while accessing lower taxes and other fiscal benefits.

The cost of offshore business formation in these jurisdictions will vary as is the length of the company incorporation process and the requirements for company formations.