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Type of Company LLC
Political Stability Excellent
Standard Authorised Capital No
Tax on Offshore Profits Nil for non-resident
Corporate Requirements
Local Registered Office and Registered Agent Required Yes
Minimum Number of Directors/Managers 1
Local Directors Required No
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Minimum Number of Shareholders/Members 1
Local Shareholders Required No
Corporate Shareholders Permitted Yes
Company Secretary Required No
Bearer Shares Allowed No
Annual Requirements
Filing of Annual Return No
Submit Audited Accounts No, but see section on tax
Min. Annual Tax / Licence Fees 2
Shelf Companies Available No
US LLC's 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..

Procedure To Form
Filing of Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State in the preferred state of formation.
Language Of Legalisation And Corporate Documents
English. If any other language is used it must be accompanied by a translation in English.

Time To Incorporate/Form
Generally 2 days, but must allow an additional 5 - 7 business days for delivery of documentation.

Name Restrictions
Anything identical or similar to an existing company registered within the state of formation. The use of bank, trust, insurance or reinsurance within the name of the LLC is generally prohibited in all 50 states.

Language Of Name
The name can be in any language, however, some recommended states require an English translation.

Suffixes To Denote Corporation
Limited Liability Company or its abbreviation LLC.

State of Formation
Due Date
Delaware US$ 200 June 1
Florida US$ 50 May 1
Wyoming US$ 50 Anniversary
Oregon US$ 20 Anniversary
New Jersey US$ 50 Anniversary
New York Nil N/A
Washington DC US$ 200 (See Note 1)
Arkansas US$ 50 June 1

Note 1
The report is filed every two years. If an LLC is formed prior to June 16 in any given year, it's first Two-Year Report is due June 16 that same year. It's next Two-Year Report will not be due for another 2 years.

If an LLC is formed after June 16 in a given year, its first Two-Year Report will be due June 16 the following year. Again, its next Two-Year Report will not be due for another 2 years.

There is generally no requirement to file financial statements with the state of formation unless the corporation owns assets within that state or has conducted business within that state.

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