Belize is an offshore jurisdiction and country in Central America. English is the official language, Spanish is widely used. Belize became independent from the UK in 1981. Now it is a parliamentary democracy within British Commonwealth. Legal system of Belize is based on common law.
Belize has a private-enterprise economy. The main industries are tourism, agriculture, financial services sector is actively promoted and developing. The currency is the Belizean dollar, major trading partners of Belize are the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Belize is an active member of many important international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank and Caribbean Community (CARICOM). As a member of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Belize follows the principles to avoid and fight money laundering and ensure stability in the global financial system.
Belize Offshore Companies
Belize offshore company, also named Belize IBC, is formed under the Belize International Business Companies Act of 1990, which was amended in 2000 and now is one of the most modern and user-friendly offshore corporation legislations available in offshore tax havens. Belize offshore company is a perfect corporate vehicle to engage into any international business activities, for tax planning and asset protection purposes. Belize offshore legislation provides for fast and simple incorporation procedure which can take just a few hours.
Belize IBCs have extensive features for the protection of confidentiality of their owners, and are not subject to excessive reporting requirements. Under the International Business Company Act, Belize IBCs are exempt from most types of taxation including tax or duty on all kinds of income and profits, all interests, rent, royalties, compensations paid by an IBC to Belize residents or non-residents. They are also exempt from the payment of stamp duty on their transactions.
Belize is a newcomer in international financial services, this sector was launched just in 1989 with the enactment of the Registration of Merchant Ships Act. The Belize International Financial Services Commission Act was enacted in 1999 to oversee the growing offshore sector of Belize. Now the Commission regulates offshore industry of the territory, covering many services such as international business companies (IBCs), mutual funds, international insurance, Belizean trusts.
Fidelity Corporate Services Ltd is registered agent licensed to provide offshore company formation and management services in Belize. Our affiliated office is located in Belize. A full description of advantages for incorporating in Belize and the services offered by our Belizean office is available on www.incorporatebelize.com. Please note that by following this link you will leave the website of Fidelity Corporate Services (British Virgin Islands) and will enter the website of Fidelity Overseas Ltd (Belize).