What is an International Business Corporation

What is an International Business Corporation

What is an International Business Corporation

Article by Global Reserve and Finance Limited

An international business corporation or company, (IBC) is an offshore company formed under the laws of some jurisdictions as a tax-free company that is forbidden from engaging in business within a jurisdiction in which it is not incorporated. An IBC, commonly known as an offshore corporation is a separate legal entity, similar to a domestic incorporated company and is created under the authority of a statute.

Characteristics of an IBC vary by jurisdiction, but will usually include:

Exemption from local corporate taxation and stamp duty, providing the company does not engage in local business
Preservation of the beneficial owner of the company's confidentiality.
Wide corporate powers to engage in different businesses and activities
Abrogation or restriction of requirements to demonstrate corporate benefit
The ability to issue shares in either registered or bearer form
An abrogation of any requirements to appoint local directors or officers
Provision for a local registered agent

IBCs are offshore companies that are most commonly used for offshore banking in the conduct of international trade and investment activities, by professionals, and for asset protection. Offshore companies may be involved in buying and selling goods and services. Holding bank accounts and operating businesses. IBCs are also commonly used for the ownership of real property and land; for ownership of intellectual property, licensing and franchising; and personal service by individuals working overseas and offshore e-business, among other things.

An IBC can hold assets in a secure financial center. At the same time, an IBC allows the owner to retain total control of their assets. An IBC's assets are extremely private.

The advantage of any corporation is the limited liability factor. The advantage of an IBC is its portability factor. The advantage of IBC's in recommended jurisdictions such as Panama is the anonymity factor. The point is, that an IBC account can be opened anywhere in the world, operating privately and tax-free.

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