Antigua And Barbuda International Company Formation

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International Business Corporations Act of 1982 (As Amended 1999-2005).

1. Full exemption from all direct taxes in respect of trading, investment or commercial activity.

2. Exemption from withholding taxes and stamp duty.

3. No minimum capital requirement.

4. Permission to transfer the charter of an IBC to a foreign jurisdiction, or vice versa.

5. Fast track applications procedure, (it is claimed that approval can be given within 24 hours).

Shares and Capital Requirements
There is no specific minimum capital requirement. The usual authorized share capital is US $50,000. The minimum issued capital may be one share of no par value or one share of par value and all issued shares must be fully paid.

Registered shares, bearer shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights are permitted.

IBC Taxation
There is a fifty year tax exemption for Antigua IBCs. This exemption applies to most forms of income, dividends, interest and royalties paid by and to foreigners. An IBC benefits from the absence of capital gains and estate duties in Antigua.

Offshore Company Providers

ABI Trust ltd
Incorporation and administration of International Business Corporations as well as trust services.

Caribcats (Antigua)
Offers IBC formation, Offshore Trusts, International Insurance, Offshore Banking, Ship Registration and other offshore services.

Maritime International Limited
Some of the services provided include Citizenship and Passport Services, Offshore Companies, Offshore Bank Accounts and Offshore Company Management Services.

Nautical Management Services Limited
Offers formation, corporate, secretarial, management, consulting and related services.

Offshore Incorporators Ltd
Offers incorporation and management services and is associated with the law firm of Richards and Associates. Richards and Associates provides legal and corporate services and also specializes in patent trademark, ship/yacht registration and the collection of debts.

CC Antigua Ltd
Offers wide range of corporate offshore services including, Incorporation of International Business Corporations, Provision of Registered Office and Registered Agent, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial Services, Corporate Management, Fiduciary Services, Family Trusts and International Tax Planning.

Background Facts
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands.

Population: 89,018 (2012 est.)
Capital: St. John's
Dialing code: 264
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Exchange control:
Antigua and Barbuda does not have any exchange controls.
Government: Parliamentary system, Federal monarchy
Official language: English Language
Legal System:
Common law based on the English model

Corporate Legislation Acts: (.PDF Downloads)
International Business Corporations Act of 1982 (As Amended 1999 -2005)

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