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Samoa

Samoa Offshore Company

What’s Included in the formation price:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified bound copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Registered office and agent fee for the first year
  • Government fees for the first year
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance for first year
  • Issued Share Certificate
  • Register of Directors
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Consent letters etc
  • Company Share Register
  • Company Seal

Year 1 Price £699.00

Year 2 price £550.00

Why choose a Samoa Offshore Company Formation?

Key Offshore Company Features & Benefits

  • The minimum number of directors and shareholders required for an international company is one. They may be natural persons or bodies corporate, be of any nationality and need not be resident in Samoa
  • An International Company must appoint a company secretary. The company secretary can be a natural person or a body corporate. The company secretary can be of any nationality and need not be a resident of Samoa
  • Samoa companies are not required to disclose the names of directors and beneficial owners to the registration authorities 
  • Whilst there is no requirement to prepare and file annual accounts, a company is required to keep financial records, which reflect the financial position of the company
  • Companies incorporated under the International Companies Act of 1987 are not liable to pay any income or corporation tax
  • Western Samoa has the best legislation regarding offshore companies, tax liabilities and asset protection that is currently available
  • It takes only 1 working day to incorporate

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

A1 Global Formations specialize in Samoa company formations ranging from simple company registrations to complex structures including offshore Trusts and in providing a very comprehensive assortment of administrative services to Samoa 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 Samoa Offshore Company, often for no cost at all.

Our specialist Samoa company formation and company registration team:

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

Call our specialist Samoa company formation team on +230 404 3396. If you are calling from outside the UK, please call us on 0044 (0) 208 492 6363

Offshore Formation Background in Samoa Offshore Company

Samoa International Business Company's ('IBC's') are companies incorporated in Samoa under the International Companies Act of 1987, but whose business is to be conducted outside Samoa. An International Company cannot trade with Samoans or own local real estate. An International Company cannot undertake the business of banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, the management of collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship or any other activity that may suggest an association with the bank or insurance industries without obtaining the appropriate license.

The uniqueness of the Samoan legislation is also demonstrated by an asset protection section of the Act (Section 228 (B)) whereby a member can elect that his shares in the company can be automatically vested in a specified person on the occurrence of a specified event. The definition of ""specified event"" is flexible but it typically includes the occurrence of a foreign expropriation or court order. This can also be used by the original beneficial owner to pass a company on to his or her beneficiary upon presentation of the death certificate of the original owner. There are no similar statutory provisions protecting member interests in BVI or other traditional jurisdictions.

Offshore Tax Information in Samoa Offshore Company

Samoa Offshore Companies and their Tax Liability

No income tax or other duties or any other direct or indirect tax or stamp duty is payable on the transactions or profits of, nor on the dividends and interest paid by or to, any trust, international or limited partnership, international or foreign company registered or licensed under the various Offshore Finance Centre Acts. Similarly the shareholders, members, beneficiaries, partners or other beneficial owners of such entities are exempt from taxation in Samoa. No tax treaties have been entered into with any countries. Companies incorporated under the International Companies (IC) Act of 1987 are not liable to pay any income or corporation tax.

Samoa Offshore Company Banking

A1 Global Formations can incorporate Samoa offshore companies with a choice of offshore bank accounts at the time of company 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.

Samoa Offshore Company Formation / Registration

A1 Global Formations are able to incorporate a Samoa offshore company. Company formation normally takes 5 days to register a new company.

Samoa Offshore Company Anonymity and Disclosure

Samoa companies are not required to disclose the names of directors and beneficial owners to the registration authorities. Whilst there is no requirement to prepare and file annual accounts, a company is required to keep financial records, which reflect the financial position of the company.

Samoa Offshore Company Shares

There is no specific minimum capital requirement. The standard authorised share capital is US$ 1,000,000. The authorised share capital may be expressed in any currency. The minimum issued share capital is either one share of no par value or one share of par value. Samoa International Companies may issue registered shares, bearer shares, preference shares, and redeemable shares, shares with or without par value and shares with or without voting rights.

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Corporate & Legal Information in Samoa Offshore Company

GENERAL

Type of entity IC
Type of law Common
Shelf company availability Yes
Our time to establish a new company 5 days
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) US$300
Corporate Taxation Nil
Double taxation treaty access No

SHARE CAPITAL OR EQUIVALENT

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

DIRECTORS OR MANAGERS

Minimum number One
Local required No
Publicly accessible records No
Location of meetings Anywhere

MEMBERS

Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records Optional
Location of meetings Anywhere

COMPANY SECRETARY

Required Yes
Local or qualified Yes

ACCOUNTS

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

OTHER

Requirement to file annual return No
Change in domicile permitted Yes

Year 1 Price £699.00

Year 2 price £550.00

Year 1 Price £699.00

Price £699.00