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Registering a company in Barbados in 2020

Doing business in this jurisdiction is characterized by the following advantages:

  • A stable economic situation;
  • The presence of a tax treaty with America;
  • Lack of state requirements for the authorized capital;
  • There are no requirements for holding shareholders meetings;
  • The possibility of obtaining a special form of tax exemption.

Support in company registration is from 11 200 €

Approximate terms of company registration is from 3 weeks

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In the Atlantic Ocean, among the Lesser Antilles, the island state of Barbados is located. It is worth noting, that America has entered into a tax treaty with the state of Barbados. The Barbados Companies Act (IBC), adopted on the island of Barbados in 1991, regulates the activities of companies, that are active on the island. If you want to open a company in Barbados, you will be served by about forty banks, that are ready work with non-residents. The state of Barbados is a member of the Caribbean Market Society. Barbados is a stable jurisdiction and has a strong reputation for registering offshore in the Caribbean.

It is possible to open a company in Barbados, that can conduct its business activities in the following business structures, as:

  • a Limited Liability Company;
  • companies, that conduct a charity work;
  • a mutual insurance company.

Despite the fact, that the official currency of the state of Barbados is the Barbados dollar (BDS), you can open an account in Barbados in the US dollar. Although Barbados legislation does not set a starting capital for registered companies in Barbados, Barbados banks still ask for a minimum amount of starting capital. A starting capital for registered companies in Barbados must deliver at least $1,000. To set up a commercial firm in Barbados, the company must be a resident of Barbados, that is, be registered on the island of Barbados. In order to open an enterprise in Barbados, a company must consist of at least one shareholder. You will need to conclude an agreement with your local registration agent. Also, a company secretary is required to register a company on the island of Barbados. To establish a firm in Barbados, it is not necessary to hold Boards of Directors or a Shareholders Meeting. A registered company in Barbados must obtain a license on the island of Barbados from the Ministry of International Business and Trade.

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In order to register an offshore in Barbados, you must provide such following documents:
  • A company charter;
  • The information about leaders;
  • The legal address of the company;
  • An application for the company registration.

All that is needed to open a company in Barbados, is to take into account the size of the basic corporate tax. Planning to register a commercial company in Barbados, read a taxation:

  • Companies with an income of up to $5,000 pay 2,5%;
  • Companies with the income of $5,000-$10,000 pay 2%;
  • Companies with an income of $10,000-$15,000 pay 1,5%;
  • Companies with the income over $15,000 pay 1%.

Registered companies in Barbados receive a special form of tax exemption for a company called the International Business Company (IBC), which operates in connection with the jurisdiction of Barbados.

To open a company in Barbados quickly, contact IQD Consulting lawyers. And, if you still decided to register an enterprise on the island of Barbados, then the competent experts of IQD Consulting will provide you with advice on opening offshore companies in Barbados.

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