Well Managed Companies
Panama Zurich - Ismael Gerli - Gerli & Co.

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Principles of a Well Managed Company and its Benefits

In an effort to keep our clients up to date in the new international regulatory processes on offshore practice, we are hereby proposing that our firm is now providing tax optimization structures under the newest scheme to benefit the adequate , safe operation of your tax structures.

1. Well Managed Company

In some jurisdictions the territoriality principle applies, whereby no local corporation tax is levied on its worldwide operational income and profits of a company incorporated under such jurisdiction.

Despite the fact a well managed company may be incorporated under any jurisdiction, we do recommend to use, those that are considered as jurisdictions of countries that cooperated with OECD, i.e. Panama, which has the largest shipping fleet in the world.

For example in Panama we have a wide diversity of structures, to wit:

• Panama Offshore Companies under the patronage of Law 32, 1927
• Panama: S.R.L or Limited Liability Company
• Panama Foundations of Private Interest
• British Virgin Islands International Business Company
• Belize: International Business Company

2. Semi Offshore Company

These jurisdictions offer a mostly favorable tax status.

Such structures are often exempted from local corporate tax on profits earned beyond it legal jurisdictional boundaries, or subject to a nominal tax payment. Consequently, a GerliCo., structured semi-offshore companies will require filling of a local tax report on its locally earned income and capital gains within the jurisdiction (i.e. from local generated income) and not on its foreign income.

Not necessarily does an semi-offshore companies has or is blacklisted, thus providing therefore a higher acceptance under a clear business reputation with its jurisdictions tax authorities clearance. Furthermore, most of these jurisdictions have entered into double tax treaties, which under all means are suitable for international tax planning.

As examples of semi offshore companies we may provide such from the following jurisdictions:
• Hong Kong Private Company Limited by shares
• Wyoming/Delaware Limited Liability Company
• Cyprus Company with VAT
• Panama Company with local VAT or European VAT
• Panama Foundations of Private Interest

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Panama Zurich - Ismael Gerli - Gerli & Co.
For more than a decade Gerli & Co., international law firm, has been servicing international clients worldwide. Effort, success oriented leaderships, commitment and timely professional advise has been recognized by our client in Europe, Central and Eastern Europe.

The top of mind of clients when it comes to the GerliCo., brand name, is of a firm with a philosophy of business innovation, in the provision of services such as, corporate services, shipping, Private Foundations, investment and business in Panama, immigrations, well managed companies, offshore companies, semi offshore and onshore companies, as well as ship and yacht registration in Panama, naval mortgages, Jamaica and BVI.

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

Gerli , I. 2006, PANAMA FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE INTEREST , linfus Bogota , Panama .


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