International Company Formation 2018-10-17T13:15:14+00:00

International Company Formation Services

THE SCF GROUP CAN PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANY FORMATION SERVICES INCLUDING COMPLIANCE, MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES.

INTERNATIONAL COMPANY FORMATION

The SCF Group offers a wide range of international company formation services including all British Isles jurisdictions together with French company formation, Spanish company formation, Portuguese company formation, Gibraltar company formation, Cypriot company formation, Maltese company formation, Hong Kong company formation, Singapore company formation, UAE company formation, Malaysian company formation plus company formation services for all States of the United States of America.

THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN OFFSHORE & INTERNATIONAL TAX PLANNING COMPANY FORMATION

The distinction between offshore (also known as international business corporations or IBC’s) and international and tax planning company formation should be understood. In the case of the former, these are primarily used as conduit or holding vehicles and generally are not suitable for trading as they are normally not protected by international tax treaties resulting in potential exposure to both full withholding taxes and applicable anti-avoidance provisions. In the case of the latter, international and/or tax planning companies are on the contrary normally covered by international tax treaties and/or trade organization directives such as the EU parent subsidiary directive 90/435, which allows dividend to be paid in full without any withholding taxes provided the payments are made to another EU country.

In other words, in modern tax planning it is normally required to have at least one tax treaty and/or trading company within a structure if tax exposure is to be legally mitigated. Factors that must be considered when selecting any tax planning or international company are whether the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) rules relating to establishing proper local management and control have been satisfied. In most cases, this requires having proper local directors (not nominees), invoicing and client liaison services and potentially local banking and even website hosting services but the actual requirements will vary depending the company objectives.

EXAMPLE INTERNATIONAL & TAX PLANNING COMPANIES

Example offshore or ‘IBC’ companies would include jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Belize, the Seychelles and even the Isle of Man, Jersey and Gibraltar with the latter falling under the offshore category (despite their protestations) not because they do not impose corporate taxes (which they do from 0-20%) but because they all have very limited tax treaty protection and are still officially ‘black-listed’ by many countries. However, as stated this does not mean they are not useful but only that they must be used for the right purposes in any given structure.

EXAMPLE INTERNATIONAL & TAX PLANNING COMPANIES

Example international or tax planning jurisdictions would include countries such as the Republic of Ireland, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and even the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Netherlands all because of their domestic tax regimes and/or sophisticated tax treaty networks. It is these countries that are used by most tax planners for their business and indeed individual clients and have been proved successful structures for many years.

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SCF International is the trading name of SCF Corporate Services Limited

Address: 1st Apriliou 47, Limassol, 3117 Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25 771 570   Email : enquiries@scfgroup.com

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A FULL RANGE OF LEGAL, ACCOUNTANCY & COMPANY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

The SCF International specializes in providing accountancy services for Cypriot limited companies, Cypriot company management services including the provision of (where necessary) domestic directors, domestic company secretaries, registered office address services, trading offices, value added tax (VAT) registration and management, payroll (Pay as You Earn PAYE), opening up and managing bank account facilities, raising invoices and any and/or all other services required to establish a bone fide managed and controlled UK limited liability company.

The SCF International also specializes in providing accountancy services for Irish limited companies, Irish company management services including the provision of (where necessary) domestic directors, domestic company secretaries, registered office address services, trading offices, value added tax (VAT) registration and management, payroll (Pay as You Earn PAYE), opening up and managing Irish bank account facilities, raising Irish invoices and any and/or all other services required to establish a bone fide managed and controlled Irish limited liability company.

Our in-house team of legally and accountancy qualified experts can also provide advice on current UK & Irish tax laws/provisions including anti-avoidance provisions, EU directives and regulations, the impact of BREXIT for both UK and EU based businesses and other relevant. In addition, where required the SCF Group can also set-up and arrange the management of companies in tax attractive EU based jurisdictions such as Cyprus, Luxembourg or Malta or indeed any jurisdiction in the world including those in the Middle and Far East.

Property de-enveloping services – In conjunction with leading UK firms of solicitors SCF International can help transfer companies currently held by what were known as ‘offshore’ companies into either more tax efficient UK companies or directly back into the names of individual beneficial owners’ often without attracting stamp duty land tax (SDLT) but still avoiding the advance tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED). For more information please see http://www.de-enveloping.co.uk

Our fiscal migration and tax planning department is operated by qualified lawyers and accountants and can advise both domiciled and non-domiciled individuals on how to mitigate their individual and corporate tax exposure be it in Cyprus or internationally. Our legal & business department can provide specialized advice on all domestic and international tax planning issues but also upon ‘key’ issues such as asset protection be it in the form of trusts, private interest foundations (PIF’s), pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, divorce and general family law, legal drafting, leave to remove applications etc