US companies

US offshore limited liability company, LLC

Until recently the only types of companies available in the USA were Corporations. These had the major disadvantage of being liable to US tax on all world-wide income. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new legal entity in the United States. The United States LLC is not a partnership or a corporation. It is a distinct business entity that offers an alternative to partnerships and corporations by combining the corporate advantages of limited liability with the partnership advantage of pass-through taxation. US LLCs with non-resident members and which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are not subject to US federal income tax and are not required to file a US income tax return.

  • No US tax liability
  • Excellent communications
  • Good for use as website owner
  • No exchange controls
  • Using a genuine US company may appear more credible than one in an 'offshore' location
  • Official language is English
  • Politically stable
  • Very low annual government duties

Taxation for companies

If the members of the company are not residents of the USA and the LLC is strucutred as partnership and LLC does not operate in the USA then there is no US tax liability and is not required to file a US income tax return. US limited liability companies that conduct no business in the recommended states of formation with non-resident members are generally not subject to state income tax and are not required to file a state income.

We consider Nevada and Delaware to be the best of the States in which LLC�s are currently being formed because of privacy, low cost, fast service and flexibility.

Delaware and Nevada have for many years been considered an "offshore" location, due to its favourable treatment of Corporations incorporated there, however Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon and other states are not seen in this way.

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