Nevis
NEWS
FACT FILE
Location Eastern Caribbean, 200 miles south east of Puerto Rico.
Time Zone Atlantic Standard Time, European Standard Time +1/ 0, Greenwich Mean Time -4 /-5.
Population Approx 13,000.
Capital Charlestown.
Airport Vance W. Amory International Airport.
Language English.
Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar.
Dialing Code +869.
Centre's Expertise Well known as a corporate domicile of IBCs and LLCs, insurance, trust administration, and foundations, as well as private, professional and public fund management and administration.
Political System Stable democratic.
Legal System English common law.
Personal Income Tax None.
Corporate Income Tax None for IBCs and LLCs. Local companies: 35%.
Exchange Restrictions None.
Tax Treaties Enabling legislation in place and TIEA are being entered into with full public notice.
Permitted Currencies All.
Minimum Authorised Capital None.
Minimum Share Issues None.
Shelf Companies None.
Incorporation Time Scale 24 hours.
Incorporation Fees US$220.
Annual Fees US$220.
Minimum Number Three directors "except that where all the shares of a coproration are held by fewer than three shareholders, the number of directors may be fewer than three but not fewer than the number of shareholders."
Residency Requirements None.
Corporate Directors Yes.
Meetings/Frequency Meetings may be held at a time and place as fixed by the company by-laws or as indicated by the board.
Disclosure None.
Bearer Shares Yes but restricted.
Minimum Number One.
Public Share Registry None.
Meetings Frequency Annual Meeting required; other meetings may be held at a time and place as fixed by the company by-laws or as indicated by the board.
Annual Return No filing required.
Audit Requirements None.
Registered Office Yes.
Domicile Issues Yes, re-domiciliation permitted.
Company Naming Restrictions Yes, cannot have the same name as an existing company.
ARTICLES
Nevis Taking Steps to Maintain its Competitive Edge
  As the world becomes more globalized, Nevis has sought to maintain its international presence by improving its legislation so as to continue offering clients unique products while at the same time collaboratively combatting money laundering and terro (19/09/2017)
Nevis: A Global Wealth Manager’s Paradise
  Midge A Morton examines the attractiveness of Nevis for wealth management solutions. (01/08/2016)
The Panama Papers: Determining the Future of Financial Services
  Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Professor Gilbert NMO Morris consider the fallout from the Panama Papers and examine the role they will play in determining the future of financial services. (01/05/2016)
Nevis: LLC and Trust Law Amendments
  David Neufeld & Jonathan E Gopman examines recent amendments to the Limited Liability Companies and Trust laws. (01/07/2015)
Case Study: The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program
  Christopher Willis provides an insightful case study on the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment program. (01/04/2015)
Caribbean Offshore Financial Centres: Not All Are Created Equal
  Despite criticism of IFCs and their practices in the media, Canadian FDI into Caribbean IFCs has continued at a steady pace. Dr Walid Hejazi examines the attraction of the region. (01/02/2015)
Citizenship by Investment Programmes: A Niche for Smaller Caribbean IFCs Only?
  Carlyle Rogers examines if Citizenship by Investment programmes are to remain a niche product for smaller IFCs or whether larger competitors will take notice of this lucrative sector. (01/01/2015)
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FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  St Kitts & Nevis Tax Treaties
  St Kitts & Nevis currently has 13 DTCs and 21 TIEA agreements in place - read more...
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