UK company formation
IntroductionUK corporation tax is charged on the worldwide profits (income plus gains) of any company that is resident in the UK. A company is UK resident if it is incorporated in the UK or if its centre of management and control is in the UK. If a company has a majority of UK resident directors it is likely to be UK resident, although the test is where management is actually exercised.
Generally speaking, a U.K. company is taxable on its worldwide income. However, in certain cases, a U.K. incorporated company may be classified as non-resident for tax purposes, and therefore non taxable in the U.K. on non-U.K. source income. Such a company must be managed and controlled from a country with which the U.K. has signed a double taxation treaty. By careful selection of the country from which the U.K. company is managed it may therefore be possible to create a non-taxable U.K. entity. For exemple, Portugal has a suitable tax treaty with the U.K. so a U.K. company managed from Madeira, a part of Portugal, would neither be taxable in Madeira nor the U.K.
Top 10 reasons to incorporate1. Limited company subscribers may be residents outside the UK.
2. You must appoint a minimum of 1 Director.
3. Directors can be corporate bodies or private individuals.
4. A Director can be of any nationality.
5. All English and Scottish companies must appoint a company Secretary.
6. A Secretary can be of any nationality.
7. If there is only ONE Director he or she CANNOT also be the Secretary.
8. There is no maximum and no minimum share capital.
9. There is no minimum share capital, no paid-in capital requirement.
10. The company is required to have a registered office in the United Kingdom.
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