USES OF OFFSHORE COMPANIES
An offshore company is a flexible business tool and as such can be integrated into a wide variety of tax planning and asset protection arrangements. Reduced or deferred tax liability and increased confidentiality are just two of the benefits which can be achieved by right use of an offshore company. The practical implementation of an offshore strategy will of course depend on the anti-avoidance laws that may be in force in the country where the beneficial owner is citizen, is domiciled or does business. Therefore to all potential customers we recommend to obtain a qualified tax advice from a specialist in Your country of residence, domicile or proposed business operations.
Royalty/ Copyright/Patent Holding Company
A company can purchase or be assigned the right to use a copyright, patent, trademark or know-how by its original holders, with a power to sub-license and consequently exploit the intellectual property rights in various countries. Such arrangements must be properly planned, as many high-tax countries impose withholding tax at source on royalty payments. An existence of a double-tax-avoidance Treaty between the countries involved may reduce such withholding tax.
An offshore company can be used by internet-businesses in a way of holding domain names and operating websites in a tax-free environment.