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4 Corporate Tax Systems for Offshore Companies

No one-size-fits-all solution. Each country has pros and cons. Nomad Capitalist's approach is about diversifying across countries. Understand different business tax systems to create a beneficial strategy.


Low-tax countries offer rates from pennies to 12.5%, providing benefits and reduced tax burdens. Examples include Bulgaria, Cyprus, Labuan (Malaysia).

1. Low Tax Countries

Deferred tax countries like Estonia and Georgia offer deferral benefits with moderate tax rates. Macedonia has a low tax rate and deferral. Consider business needs for reinvestment or cash flow when choosing the right fit.

2. The Deferred Tax System

Tax exemptions create special tax systems for international businesses. Hong Kong offers the Offshore Profits Exemption Claim for potentially zero tax. In Malta, non-residents can access lower corporate tax rates. These are onshore jurisdictions with unique tax deals.

3. The Exempt Company

Zero corporate tax jurisdictions like Belize, British Virgin Islands, and Seychelles don't tax your company, making them traditional offshore choices.

4. The Zero Tax Country

To create a holistic offshore plan, understand your business, goals, and lifestyle. Choose the right tax system based on your needs. Different jurisdictions offer various options, so assess the trade-offs.

Which Corporate Tax System Works For You?

If you're unsure, we can help you find the best offshore jurisdiction and design a strategy for more freedom and prosperity as a Nomad Capitalist client.


Our experienced team can help you legally reduce your tax rate offshore, protect your assets, invest overseas, obtain a second citizenship, and improve your peace of mind. We’ve helped 1,500+ HNWI entrepreneurs and investors and we can help you, too.

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