Offshore company in Delaware

General information

Tax rate

Time of establishment of the company

Minimum capital

Forming a company in Delaware

Delaware is a small U.S. state located on the east coast, south of Pennsylvania. Its capital is Dover. In France, as in most European countries, Delaware is classified as a tax haven given the fact that companies set up locally have no local presence. It cannot therefore be used to charge European companies and suffers from an image problem identical to that of the Seychelles, useful only for international transactions.

Mainly used for the registration of boats or the purchase of real estate in the U.S.

Delaware allows the incorporation of companies with nominee director services, ensuring anonymity at the Public Registry.

Delaware may be a first step to obtaining a green card as long as it is followed by real activity and the immigration process locally.

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What to remember…

Delaware is primarily used for carrying out real estate transactions in the United States or for the registration of cars. It cannot be used in connection with transactions or invoices due to the risk of tax re-qualification.

Tax system

There is no corporate income tax or tax on profits in Delaware. No inheritance tax on shares held by non-residents of the state of Delaware.

Accounting

It is not mandatory to keep accounting documents and records.

Type of company

The usual form of company in Delaware is the LLC (Limited Liability Company), which is a limited liability company with capital.

Corporate headquarters

The company headquarters must be registered locally in Delaware and will appear on all mail and the company headed note paper. This allows you to receive mail at the address indicated. There is also an optional virtual office service available complete with telephone number and personalized standard.

Minimum capital

The minimum capital can be 1 dollar in Delaware, i.e. there is no minimum capital.

Director

The Director may be of any nationality accepted by the United States. A Nominee Director service offering additional privacy is the right approach for any company formation.

Shareholders

The Nominee Shareholder service is also a stock solution for offshore companies enabling privacy and anonymity guaranteed.

Set-up time

The easiest way to have your company set up in 24 hours is to choose a Ready-made company from a list of names of existing companies incorporated in advance to minimize delays. A period of 5-7 days plus postage is needed to set up a custom company.

Holdings

Companies in Delaware may have a Holding role and may hold movable or immovable assets. It is therefore an ideal jurisdiction for the registration of yachts and pleasure boats.

Renewal

The company has to be renewed each year, which involves paying a stamp duty, renewing the domicile of the corporate headquarters and the reappointment of the Nominee Director and Shareholder.

Conditions for forming a company

The final condition is that the business activity is legal both in Delaware and in the country in which the business is conducted. Forming an offshore company should not and cannot be used to legitimize an illegal activity.

The regulatory authorities in Delaware do not authorize financial activities, banking, betting, online gambling, and insurance, without an existing license.

Company registration procedure

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