Setting up your business in Gibraltar
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Set your business in Gibraltar
An excellent European option for international trade.
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Select the services as most suitable for your personal business needs and build your own package – start your business project now!
Why register your company with us?
We make incorporating a company as easy as possible, so you can focus on the important things.
We have a full suite of startup services, like banking, bookkeeping and tax planning consultancy, which means Eurofinanzza not only helps you get started, but supports you in your continued success as your one-stop shop.
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We’ve taken the complexity out of forming your business company. Our online form can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
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Based on the information you provide, we prepare all required documents and file them directly to the appropriate entity.
Once your incorporation documents have been approved by the state, you’ll receive your completed company package by email.
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Gibraltar Company Formation Services
Gibraltar has no Capital Gains Tax, no Inheritance or Succession taxes, no Wealth of Gift taxes, no taxes on Savings and Investment Income. There is also no VAT in Gibraltar and no withholding taxes on dividends, interest or royalties.
In 2015 Gibraltar was accepted by MONEYVAL, the permanent monitoring body of the Council of Europe, to be evaluated for compliance with the principal international standards to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Gibraltar currently has Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with 27 jurisdictions and was rated as overall largely compliant with the international standard for exchange of information by the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in 2014.
Establish your business in Gibraltar
Eurofinanzza has further developed a compelling suite of corporate services to assist the growth and sustainability of businesses in Gibraltar and beyond. We provide the necessary expertise in administering and managing companies, including company secretarial services, company law, board procedures, director responsibilities and shareholder relations, and financial and corporate compliance requirements. This enables business owners to focus on their primary business.
Choosing the right entity for your business
Gibraltar companies offer swift incorporation, full EU compatibility and tax benefits. The Gibraltar Companies Act is based on English Legislation and has recently been amended to include relevant EU Directives. The Gibraltar Companies Registry is now fully automated. A Gibraltar company can be incorporated within two to five days. However, same day incorporation can be effected for an additional fee. Clearance of the company’s name is required prior to incorporation.
Gibraltar is now a ‘low tax’ rather than a ‘no tax’ jurisdiction. As of 1 January 2011, all companies incorporated in Gibraltar are chargeable on taxable profits at a rate of 10% – except for utility, energy and fuel supply companies, for which the applicable rate is 20% – under the ‘accrued and derived’ principle.
The following types of companies are available in Gibraltar:
Private Limited Company
Type of company for International Trade and Investment
The Gibraltar non-resident company has been long recognized as an excellent alternative to the Irish non-resident company which itself was very popular as offshore vehicle until 1999. As a matter of fact, many of the Irish non-resident companies have since been re-domiciled to Gibraltar. The Gibraltar non-resident company is also in many ways similar to the pre-1988 non-resident company of the UK.
A Gibraltar non-resident company only pays a GBP 30 annual filing fee to the Registrar of Companies, payable at the time of filing of the Annual Return. Quite often the non-resident company is directed by the beneficial owners themselves, or by non-resident third-party directors appointed by the owners. The non-resident company will still need to maintain a registered office in Gibraltar and to have a Resident Secretary – these functions are provided by us at a competitive fee.
Gibraltar non-resident company is probably the most cost-efficient offshore vehicle in Europe as of now. It also competes very well worldwide under the same criteria.
The non-resident company is usually preferred by more relaxed clients whose personal or business circumstances allow them to be at relative ease from tax scrutiny. Such clients would often be individuals who spend most or all of their time outside their home jurisdiction – for instance, management consultants, software engineers or other professionals who tend to travel between various countries on short-term assignments. Just as well, a clients’ business may be purely international and not particularly tied-up to his home country – like many internet businesses are. A non-resident company may also be sufficient for use by clients whose home country does not have the sophisticated “management and control” tax-rules – this is still the case in many countries of the world. And, finally, there is no need to use a sophisticated tax-exempt company when there is no tax planning purpose – for example, when the company is simply used as a personal asset-protection vehicle to passively hold some property or investments.
In all these cases the simpler, cheaper non-resident company could be a choice well made. The non-resident company is not subject to the fixed rate GBP 225 annual duty and other fees (notably, management fees) which are payable by the exempt company. Just in case, it can also be transformed into an exempt company if and when the circumstances require.
Gibraltar Non-Resident Company – Detailed Features
The company must be owned by persons, who are not resident in Gibraltar.
The company must be controlled (directed) by persons who are not resident in Gibraltar.
The company may not trade or carry-on business in Gibraltar with residents of Gibraltar. It may however trade with other exempt or qualifying companies or non-resident persons.
The company must maintain its Company Register, Registered Office and Resident Secretary in Gibraltar.
The company must not remit income to Gibraltar.
If the above four criteria are satisfied, a Gibraltar company will be considered “non-resident”. As such, it will not fall under the Gibraltar tax system by definition and will not be required to register for Gibraltar taxation purposes. This also means that, unlike the tax-exempt company, the non-resident company can in no circumstances be considered as a Gibraltar taxpayer.
The Annual Fees are concerned with our Secretarial Services: