BVI companies economic substance and administrative services by OMC Group? The offshore industry has been developing in the BVI since the 1980s. This is one of the oldest offshore zones in the world. Around 40% of all offshore companies are domiciled in the BVI. The reason for that is not only a favorable geographical position of the islands. The legislation that regulates the activities of the offshore companies registered in the BVI is quite transparent and the recent amendments have put it in conformity with the international efforts to fight money laundering. The British Virgin Islands is a reputable offshore jurisdiction.
Could my BVI company be conducting “shipping business”? Does owning a private pleasure vessel constitute shipping business? No, it does not. If the company is chartering or renting the vessel to third parties under contract, then “Yes”, your BVI company is conducting shipping business. Does the company provide general HR and/or payroll services to crewmembers? If “Yes”, your BVI company is conducting shipping business. Does the company provide placement of crew-members in ships or vessels and the repatriation of outgoing crewmembers? Does it participate in the relevant logistics, like getting the plane tickets, airport transfer etc.? If “Yes”, your BVI company is conducting shipping business.
Continuation: The BVI BC Act establishes that a company, which desires to continue its operations under the jurisdiction of the BVI, will have to file satisfactory evidence that the law of the foreign country allows the migration of the company. Economic Substance Act: The BVI (“the British Virgin Islands”), along with other major offshore jurisdictions, introduced the Economic Substance Law. The BVI Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Companies) ACT, 2018 came into effect on January 1, 2019. Companies incorporated as of January 1, 2019, must comply immediately with the law. The transition period extended until June 30, 2019, to entities established before January 1, 2019. This in response to the various efforts of the European Union (“EU”) and the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) to improve fiscal transparency. The name must not include words such as bank, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, trust, trustee, cooperative, royal, imperial, municipal, chartered, building, chamber of commerce, securities, fund, or their derivatives, without a written approval of the Registrar and a special license, where required. Find extra info at BVI companies.
The pressure definitely is on choosing the right place. Incorporating in a wrong jurisdiction with unsuitable policies can cost you severe consequences and a waste of resources. That’s why thorough planning and research is a must (or at least the right consultation from the real professionals). Corporate giants do this all the time. Apple, Samsung, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, they all have established offshore companies as their subsidiaries in many countries all over the world. Making use of favorable policies while still complying with them, these giants legally reduced their payable taxes by a significant amount.
The continued OMC Group success is reflected in our commitment to serve our clients as a TOP PRIORITY. Our well-established presence is made up of a fully owned network of offices in major financial centers. Through this global system, our clients gain access to a unique multinational family-style organization which can support their needs and provides a variety of corporate services including company formation in accordance with major standards in the industry to comply with the new business requirements. OMC will offer a full range of company formation services in the most recognized jurisdictions including Anguilla, Belize, Bahamas, BVI, Cayman, Hong Kong, Nevis, Panama, Delaware USA, Seychelles, among others. We invite you to partner with us and join the ranks of those who have already benefited from the world-class service rendered by our reliable workforce. Read even more information at https://www.omcgroup.com/.