The United States is not usually thought of as a tax haven. The LLC or limited liability company is however a legal structure which, in the right circumstances is not liable to taxation. The LLC is not a corporation and whilst it is not a partnership, probably the easiest way of describing it is as a partnership which is a legal person and which has limited liability. The LLC is not itself taxed and its income is taxed in the hands of the members or owners.
A United States Limited Liability Company which has non-resident members and which conducts no business and has no source of income in the United States is not subject to federal income tax and generally not subject to state income tax. The states in which LLC's are usually formed are Delaware , Wyoming Oregon , New Jersey , New York , Florida , Washington and Arkansas . These states require only a minimum annual report and a flat annual license fee.
Minimum of 1 directors required, of which 0 must be residents.
Corporate directors are permitted.
Director's meetings are not required
There is a public director's register
Other notes: none
Minimum of 1 secretaries required, who need not be residents.
Corporate secretaries are permitted.
There is not any requirement for secretaries to hold a professional qualification
Other notes: none
Minimum of 1 shareholders required
Corporate shareholders are permitted.
There is a public shares register
Bearer shares are not permitted.
No par value shares are not permitted.
Usually the Authorised share capital is 1000 shares of US$1 each.
Where some or all of the shareholders are nominees, the ultimate beneficial ownership of the shares does not have to be declared to the authorities.
A registered agent is not required.
An annual return is required.
Incorporation Fee: Please see Our Fees Schedule Heading
(The package fee includes government fees, local secretary fees, local agency fees, registered office fees and our service fees, and have the following after incorporation: a) certificate of incorporation b) Original formation documents and minutes c) Five copies of M & A.
Opening Offshore Bank Account: Refer to Fee Schedule
Incorporation Time: 1-2 Weeks