A thorough reference
file of up-to-date information compiled by our
expert editors and arranged in easily accessible
sections. The fact file covers taxation and regulation
of offshore e-commerce, the facilities and services
needed, and reviews the business sectors and functions
which can make use of offshore e-commerce
- Taxation of Offshore E-commerce
- Regulation of Offshore E-commerce
- Offshore E-commerce Facilities
- Offshore Professional and Financial Services
- Offshore E-commerce Applications
section of Offshore-e-com.com has in-depth analyses
of e-commerce in three leading jurisdictions -
Bermuda, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man - and has
links to summaries of e-commerce development in
25 other offshore jurisdictions
- Jurisdictions Menu
glossary explains the meaning of many abbreviations
and technical terms met with in offshore e-commerce
- Full Glossary
No-one likes to pay too much tax, and the overall burden of tax in the world's larger business jurisdictions is heavy not just in itself, but also imposes substantial and worsening administrative burdens on a business. Regulation in general just gets more and more complex, in addition.
Prior to the Internet, there was little that most types of business could do to rduce tax and regulation, although individual owners were often able to go 'offshore' with the proceeds of their work, and increasingly did so as tax levels rose. Individual tax levels have fallen back to some extent, and in some countries, but the taxman has become more efficient, and the classical equation of working onshore and enjoying offshore becomes ever harder to sustain.
The Internet has changed the equation, and this site attempts to explain why and how almost all businesses can substantially reduce their tax bills and preserve wealth by taking advantage of offshore e-commerce. This section in particular offers practical help in choosing a jurisdiction and in setting up an offshore e-commerce operation.
Describes how to go about setting up an entry-level e-commerce retailing operation, in case you want to do it yourself.
Describes the criteria that should be applied to choosing an offshore jurisdiction.
Describes the criteria that should be taken into consideration when starting an offshore e-commerce operation.
There are so many variable factors in the situation of each company, including business sector, ownership structure, country of origin, size, capital structure and level of profitability, to name just some, that it is hardly possible to illustrate the principles of offshore e-commerce in any general way. Still, case studies can show typical sequences of steps needing to be taken when going offshore, even if the detail will be different in each case.
The six case studies in this section cover six of the more likely business situations in which offshore has a lot to offer; but the truth is that the Internet has made it possible for almost every business in a high-tax country to get advantage offshore.
For direct assistance with establishing an offshore e-commerce operation, see our E-commerce Business Guide.
Products Business to Business Case Study
- Electronic Products Consumer Case Study
- Physical Products Business to Business Case Study
- Physical Products Consumer case Study
- Offshore Banking and Financial Services Case Study
- Offshore Corporate Functions Case Study