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Popular offshore jurisdictions include those listed below. We are, however, equipped to form companies in most jurisdictions throughout the world.

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Additional Products & Services

Listed below are offshore banking and other services available to complement the formation of your offshore company.

Offshore Company Formations

Our offshore company formations services are expertly tailored to suit the needs of our clients. We are specialists in company incorporation, but more than this we have over 30 years’ experience in all elements of offshore businesses. This means that our highly qualified team of company formation agents know every aspect of international services from offshore banking to offshore trusts.

Bank Accounts

Offshore Formations 24.7 specialise in the provision of international banking and have developed key relationships with offshore and international banks in the main offshore jurisdictions.

Our chosen banks uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and take compliance and internationally accepted financial and legal standards seriously. For this reason, you can confidentially choose from our partners’ wide range of financial products, safe in the knowledge that your accounts will be fully legitimate and compliant.

Offshore Formation Services

Our offshore formations services work to get our clients’ companies incorporated within the quickest possible timeframe and in a cost effective manner. Our highly professional team are experts in the major offshore jurisdictions around the globe and have been involved in incorporating over 100,000 companies worldwide.

We have a variety of offshore formation packages that can be set up with our expert team who have an in-depth knowledge of each jurisdiction. Our clients can also benefit from having Offshore Formations 24.7 on hand to advise and set-up their banking, legal and office services to ensure that their offshore company is maintained to the best standard.

Transfer In Service

As market leaders, Offshore Formations 247 are able to take over the administration of existing offshore companies. With a high level of knowledge and expertise in this area, our professional staff will be able to transfer your company in service with discretion and a personalised approach.

Offshore Trusts

Used alongside your offshore company, an offshore trust set up by Offshore Formations 247 can safeguard and protect your assets. Entrusting your assets to a third and neutral parties can encompass most types of asset - from investment portfolios to bank deposits and real and intellectual property.

Office Services

As part of our specialist services, Offshore Formations 24.7 provide a number of key office services that ensure your newly incorporated company is run in the most cost effective way possible. We offer customised administration and secretarial services that include mail forwarding, telephone answering services and virtual offices.

Mail Forwarding

Choosing our professional mail forwarding service will leave you confident in the knowledge that your company mail is in the hands of our dedicated team in London. A cost effective solution, our mail forwarding service ensures that your business takes advantage of a UK office without needing to invest in a permanent office in London.

Your company mail will be sorted and forwarded on to any location at an address you specify, anywhere around the world.

Telephone Answering Service

Clients wishing to have a UK call answering service with a dedicated landline London number can benefit from our efficient, full receptionist based service. Calls are treated with confidentiality in a way that you specify and messages are promptly forwarded to you via email wherever you are in the world.

Virtual Offices

Our philosophy is to make your life hassle-free and for this reason, we offer virtual office spaces in Hong Kong that allow you to run an office without you having overheads, rent and salaries of a permanent office.

Our virtual office in the centre of Hong Kong enables you to work from anywhere in the world while retaining a prestigious corporate presence in a major global business capital. As part of this package, we offer professional call answering, e-fax and meeting room rental services at an annual fixed price.

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Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company

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£4,599.00 Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company
£4,599.00 Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company

What's Included:

  • Registered Address and Agent
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance
  • Government fees
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Appointment of First Directors
  • Consent Actions of the Board of Directors
  • Share Certificates
  • Register of Directors and Members
  • Company Seal

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What Happens Next?

Once your payment has been processed successfully, we will contact you within 24 hours to complete all the necessary incorporation documents. Time to incorporate varies dependent on your chosen jurisdiction.

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Key Offshore Company Features & Benefits

  • Maximum effective tax of 3% on business profit. Mauritius GBC1 Companies are taxed in Mauritius on foreign income at the rate of 15%. This however, can be reduced to an effective rate of 3%, by the application of foreign tax credits. An 80% automatic “deemed” foreign tax credit applies.
  • There are no capital gains or withholding taxes and no limits on the carry forward of tax losses. 
  • Audited financial statements must be filed with the Financial Services Commission  within six months of balance sheet date
  • There are no stamp duties, registration duties or other levies.
  • Interest on bank deposits is not taxable and dividends are tax exempt. Royalties, interest and service fees paid to foreign affiliates are allowed as expense items and royalties paid to non-residents are exempt.
  • Strong precedence from Mauritius on defending the Tax Treaties
  • Mauritius GBC1 companies can enjoy the full benefits of Double Taxation Treaties with around 27 countries.
  • Foreign tax credit for withholding and underlying taxes paid abroad  
  • Credibility for high profile trading operations
Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company

Our Services - Offshore Company Formation, Nominee Director, Nominee Shareholder, Mail forwarding and Bank Accounts

Offshore Formations 247 specialize in Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) company formations ranging from simple company registrations to complex structures including offshore Trusts and in providing a very comprehensive assortment of administrative services to Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) companies, including the provision of Nominee Director, Nominee Shareholder, Mail Forwarding and Bank Account services. We are also able to offer a 'transfer in' service whereby we can take over the management of your existing Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Company, often for no cost at all.

Our specialist Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) company formation and company registration team:

  • Retains well-established affiliations with local company agents in Mauritius
  • Maintains an experienced staff with knowledge of legal requirements for company formation in Mauritius
  • Guarantees that all company filing fees and documents are up-to-date and notifies clients of all Mauritius compliance changes

Call our specialist Mauritius company formation team FREE on 0808 168 3676. If you are calling from outside the UK, please call us on 0044 (0) 208 492 6388

Offshore Formation Background in Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company

Mauritius is an English speaking country in the Indian Ocean. It is a former British colony which became independent in 1968 and joined the Commonwealth. It is basically a parliamentary democracy in the British style.It established a modern presence as an Offshore Financial Center, with the passing of the Companies Act in 2001. This introduced a new form of Offshore Company aimed at non tax resident companies - Global Business Category 2 (GBC2).

This section deals with the GBC 1 Company. Unlike the GBC 2 Company, a GBC 1 is tax resident in Mauritius. It therefore has access to the many Double Taxation Treaties which Mauritius has signed with other countries. Though the Double Taxation Treaties, GBC1 companies can benefit from low tax rates and tax credits on business and investments in partner countries. Typical business and investment destinations involve India, China, Thailand, Singapore and around 30 other countries.

GBC1 is defined as a company engaged in qualified global business and which is carried on from within Mauritius with persons all of whom are resident outside Mauritius and where business is conducted in a currency other than the Mauritian Rupee. A GBC1 may be locally incorporated or may be registered as a branch of a foreign company. The business of a GBC1 Company must be conducted in foreign currency other than for day-to-day transactions; and GBC1 companies must not do business in Mauritius, other than to take professional advice, employ local labour, and to rent property.

A GBC1 Company is treated as resident, and has access to Mauritius' double tax treaties, subject to possession of a Tax Residency Certificate. They pay a relatively high annual registration fee. Annual accounts must be filed, but a GBC1 company is exempted from the need to file an annual return.GBC1 companies are suited to public financial operations such as fund management. By the end of 2008, 76% of all GBC1 companies were operating in the field of investment holding. Other activities of GBC1 companies included: Collectives Investment Schemes, Financial Business Activities, Trading, Consultancy, Closed-ended Funds, ICT and Intellectual Property.


Offshore Tax Information in Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Companies and their Tax Liability

A GBC1 (old Offshore Company) pays corporate income tax at 15%.GBC1 Companies are also exempt from stamp duty, land transfer tax, and capital gains tax. The expatriate staff of offshore companies pay half the normal rate of personal income tax; two of them per company can import cars and household equipment free of customs duty.There are no withholding taxes or equivalent deductions on dividends or other payments made by GBC1 companies to non-resident shareholders (residents aren't normally allowed to hold the shares of such companies).

GBC1 Companies are regarded as being resident, and are therefore able to take advantage of Mauritian Double Tax Treaties. The tax treaty with India is particularly favourable, and Mauritius is a favoured location for holding companies for those trading with or investing in India. GBC1 Companies can also utilise the unilateral foreign tax credit which is 80% of the Mauritian tax rate ,leaving a residual liability of 20% of the Mauritian tax rate = 3%.

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Company Banking

Offshore Formations 247 can incorporate Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) offshore companies with a choice of offshore bank accounts at the time of formation. We work closely with a number of offshore banks, including HSBC and FBME Bank in Cyprus. Combining the two saves time and couldn't be simpler.

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Company Formation / Registration

Offshore Formations 247 are able to incorporate a Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) offshore company. Company formation normally takes between 7 to 10 days to register a new company.

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Company Anonymity and Disclosure

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) companies are required to disclose the names of directors and beneficial owners to the registration authorities, but this information is not available to the public. For complete anonymity, many of our clients request the use of nominee directors and shareholders. Whilst there is a requirement to prepare and file annual accounts, these are not publicly accessible.

Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) Offshore Company Shares

The Stated Capital comprises the total amount received and receivable by the company with respect to the issue of shares or calls therewith Mauritius (Global Business Licence GBC 1) companies may have registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Corporate & Legal Information in Mauritius-GBC-1 Offshore Company


Type of entity GBC I
Type of law Hybrid
Shelf company availability No
Our time to establish a new company 3 - 4 weeks
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) US$1,500 to FSC US$200 to ROC
Corporate Taxation Varies from 0% to 3% (maximum)
Double taxation treaty access Yes


Standard currency US$
Permitted currencies Any except Rs
Minimum paid up US$1
Usual authorised US$1,000,000


Minimum number Two
Local required Yes, but 2 required for tax treaty access
Publicly accessible records No
Location of meetings Anywhere, but in Mauritius for treaty access


Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records No
Location of meetings Mauritius - by proxy


Required Yes
Local or qualified Local and qualified


Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts No


Requirement to file annual return No
Change in domicile permitted Yes
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