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The United States of America - Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • The United States of America is a leading world economy. It is a jurisdiction with developed corporate law which has its own specific features in each state of the country.
  • Companies incorporated in the USA have the following advantages:
  • relatively democratic conditions regarding the incorporation and maintenance procedures for companies registered there,
  • reasonable financial costs for both of the above procedures,
  • high rating of the United States in the business world.
  • Corporate law in any state of the United States provides for the incorporation of several types of company. In practice, the most popular form of U.S. company is a limited liability company (LLC) because, when certain criteria are met, an LLC is not treated as a taxable person in the U.S.

GENERAL INFORMATIONTotal area 9,826,000 sq km
Population 320,000,000
Location - click here to see the map of offshore jurisdictions
Political status federal republic
Capital Washington, D.C.
Official language English
Official currency US Dollar (USD)
Time zone GMT 5 / GMT - 10
Company typeLimited Liability Company (LLC)
Directors/OfficersManagement and ownership of USA LLC companies is vested in the Members of the LLC, who act as both shareholders and officers of the company.
The Members may be natural persons or corporate bodies from any legal jurisdiction.
Member information is generally stated in the Articles of Organization of the LLC.
USA LLC companies require a minimum of 1 Member, who may act as sole operating officer (i.e. Director/President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.).
ShareholdersThe legislation on LLC does not consider status of shareholders. The capital of the company is divided between its founders (Members).
SecretaryThere is no statutory requirement for a Company Secretary to be appointed.
Authorised share capital Standard authorised capital = USD 50,000.
There is no statutory requirement for capital to be fully or partly paid on incorporation.
Company Names Company names should end with the words "Limited Liability Company" or the suffixes "LLC", "LC".
Company names containing restricted words such as "Bank", "Insurance", "Trust", "University", "College" etc. will not be permitted unless an appropriate operating licence has been obtained by the company.
Beneficial Ownership information Information with regard to ultimate beneficial ownership must be disclosed to the Registered Agent of the company and is held by the agent on a confidential basis.
Filing of Annual ReturnThe annual report (Annual Return), depending on particular state, should be submitted in 12 months after registration, or in fixed date of the next year.
Filing of Financial StatementsLLC companies which have no business activities in the USA; do not derive any income from USA sources, and are managed and controlled by Members who are not USA residents, are not considered as US tax residents. The same time, Declaration of Foreign Bank Accounts (FBAR) must be filed every year.
Corporate TaxationLLC companies which have no business activities in the USA; do not derive any income from USA sources, and are managed and controlled by Members who are not USA residents, are exempt from USA Federal and State corporation taxes.
Tax TreatiesLLC companies, which have no business activities in the USA; do not derive any income from USA sources, and are managed and controlled by Members who are not USA residents, are not regarded as resident for tax purposes in the USA and therefore are not entitled to take advantage of international Double Tax treaties concluded by the USA with other countries.
Timeframe for incorporation 2/3 working days. A complete set of company documents can be delivered in 4/5 weeks.
Takeover of management & secretarial services for an existing Arkansas LLC companyPossible, following verification of Beneficial Ownership and discharge of liabilities to previous corporate service providers.
Description of incorporation documentsClick here for itemised description of company documents.
"Ready-made"("Shelf") companiesToday we have 2 "Ready-made" USA companies available
Price of Arkansas LLC companyEUR 1,490, including incorporation costs, full domiciliary (Registered Agent/Office) costs, set of documents legalised by Apostille.
Cost of annual support servicesEUR 750 per year, including annual Government Duty, full domiciliary (Registered Agent/Office) costs for current year.
  • INTERNATIONAL OVERSEAS SERVICES has the following comments: -
  • It is recommended to incorporate U.S companies in the states of Arkansas and Colorado for the purposes of optimal corporate law. Incorporation is also possible in other states by agreement.
  • A company registered in the United States of America is a convenient instrument for shareholding and real estate. However, any U.S. company (including a LLC) having bank accounts, securities accounts or other financial instruments must file by June 30 of each year with the US Department of Treasury a FBAR (Report on Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts). This is also called a form Fincen 114, and it indicates the disclosure of foreign accounts as well as accounts of its subsidiaries (i.e. companies where the U.S. company has interest of 50% or more) if the balances in such accounts exceeded USD 10,000 (or the equivalent in another currency) at any time in the previous year.