Bahamas Offshore Company

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Bahamas Offshore Company


Bahamas Offshore Company

(Year 2 Price onwards £799.00)

The Bahamas are one of the most popular of the Caribbean tax havens. The banking sector is huge and has acquired an excellent reputation as a location for offshore banking. The Bahamas has also agreed to implement the OECD exchange of information treaty and has now moved off the OECD grey list onto the white list as it has now signed over 12 tax information exchange agreements.

If you’re looking for a tax-free offshore company, a Bahamian International Business Company (IBC) may be just what you’re looking for. With traditionally good financial privacy, the Bahamas is a popular location for non-resident companies.

Why choose a Bahamas Offshore Company Formation?

Main features of Bahamas company registration

  • A minimum of oneDirector and oneShareholderis required.They may be of any nationality and need not be resident in the Bahamas
  • No requirement to file annual returns or financial statements
  • Exemption of company and Shareholders from all Bahamian taxes and duties
  • Amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association can be easily made
  • IBCs can conduct business with Bahamians directly and may also own Bahamian real estate, but will in these cases be subject to local exchange controls and stamp duty
  • Details of the Directors and Officers of an IBC must be filed with the Registrar and are open to public inspection
  • Incorporation under the Act is straightforward and can normally be completed in two to three days
  • Shelf companies are available for immediate purchase
  • PLEASE NOTE – A Bahamas company is due for renewal (2nd Year fees) on the 31st March of each year following incorporation, independent of when the company was

Bahamas offshore company formation, nominees, bank accounts and mail forwarding

As specialists in Bahamas offshore company formations, whether you’re looking for a simple offshore company registration or a complex structure (including offshore Trusts), A1 Global Formations can help. We also provide a comprehensive range of admin services for Bahamas companies, including the provision of nominee director, nominee shareholder, bank account services and mail forwarding.

Our expert Bahamas company formation and company registration team has established affiliations with local Bahamas company agents and extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for company formation in Bahamas. We also guarantee that all company filing documents and fees are up-to-date and will notify you of any compliance changes in Bahamas.

If you require us to take over the management of your existing Bahamas offshore company, we can usually do so at no extra cost.

To speak to an expert Bahamas company formation/registration advisor, please call free

+44 0208 371 2440

What’s Included in The Formation Price:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified bound copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Registered office and agent fee for the first year
  • Government fees for the first year
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance for first year
  • Issued Share Certificate
  • Register of Directors
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Consent letters etc
  • Company Share Register
  • Company Seal

Bahamas Offshore Company


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Background to Bahamas Company Registration

Bahamas offshore company formation/registration

A1 Global Formations is able to register a Bahamas offshore company. A Bahamas company formation usually takes one to two days, although an off-the-shelf company formation is available for urgent requirements.

Offshore company banking in the Bahamas

A1 Global Formations saves you time and hassle by working closely with a number of banks . This means so we can incorporate Bahamas companies with a choice of offshore bank accounts.

Shares in Bahamas offshore companies

With Bahamas offshore companies, the minimum issued share capital is either two shares of no par value to two shares of par value. Shares of no par value, registered shares, redeemable shares, preference shares and shares with/without voting rights are allowed.

Anonymity and disclosure in Bahamas offshore companies

While the identity of the beneficial owners of a offshore company are not publicly available, the director details are. If anonymity is required therefore, A1 Global Formations can supply the use of nominee directors.

There is no requirement for companies in the Bahamas to file annual accounts but financial records are necessary to reflect the financial position of the company.

Bahamas Offshore Company Formation

Tax benefits of a Bahamas offshore company formation

The Bahamas is one of the most popular choices for those looking for an offshore company in the Caribbean with all the tax-free benefits. A Bahamian International Business Company (IBC) is preferred by many non-resident companies due to the Bahamas’ established banking sector, good financial privacy and excellent reputation as a location for offshore banking.

Having now agreed to implement the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) exchange of information, and signed over 12 tax information exchange agreements, the Bahamas has also moved onto the OECD’s white list.

Tax liability of Bahamas offshore companies

Bahamas is a tax-free haven, making it one of the top choices in the Caribbean for offshore company registrations. For business conducted outside of the Bahamas by a Bahamas IBC or trust there is:

  • Zero income tax
  • Zero capital gains tax
  • Zero inheritance tax
  • Zero sales tax

Unlike the majority of other jurisdictions, a Bahamas IBC is permitted to own local real estate and even do business locally. Local transactions are however subject to stamp duty and exchange controls.


Type of entity BC
Type of law Common
Shelf company availability Yes
Our time to establish a new company 2 days
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) US $350
Corporate Taxation Nil
Double taxation treaty access No


Standard currency US $
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum paid up US $1
Standard Share Capital US $50,000


Minimum number 1
Local required No
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere


Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records No
Location of meetings Anywhere


Required Optional
Local or qualified No


Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements No
Requirement to file accounts No
Publicly accessible accounts No


Requirement to file annual return No
Change in domicile permitted Yes

Administrative Additional Services*

*Please note that some ofthese services may be a requirement for particular jurisdictions. Contact us to learn more.

Professional Director

A Professional Director is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director of a company.

Professional Shareholder

Professional Shareholders are usually required by clients seeking legitimate confidentiality of ownership..

Telephone Answering

Clients wishing to give the impression that their company is based in the UK or has a UK office.

Mail Forwarding

Enhance your business image whilst at the same time fully protecting your true identity and location

Offshore Banking

Offshore account for your company with our International Banking Partners.

Accounting Services

Provision of accounting services for your offshore company.

Trusts & Foundations

Ensure your assets are passed to beneficiaries of your choice.

Wealth Management

Offshore investment advice. Ensure your offshore funds are invested.

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