The Maldives limited liability company can only be formed by foreigners with prior approval from the Maldives Government. While the minimum amount of paid-up capital of €15,000 is ten times less than the minimum level required for a SAM, this type of business entity is hence less frequently used by foreigners willing to do business from

Monaco. Foreign directors are also required to obtain authorization from the Government before their appointment is legally allowed.

Maldives Limited Liability Company Key Features

  1. Can be formed by a minimum of two shareholders
  2. Minimum capital of at least €15,000
  3. The owners must also appoint a minimum of two directors
  4. Maldives LLC are legally tax exempt provided that over 75% of their sales are made with Maldives residents
  5. If otherwise, they are subject to Maldives corporate income tax, at a standard rate of 33.3%.

Maldives Limited Liability Company Legal Requirements

Requirements

Description

General

  • Corporate  vehicle permitted

Maldives Company

  • Physical office in Maldives

No

Share capital or equivalent

  • Minimum paid up capital

€15,000

  • Minimum investors

None

Directors

  • Minimum number

2

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

  • Local director required
Yes

Shareholders

  • Minimum number

1

  • Corporate shareholder allowed

Yes

  • Local shareholder required

No

Service Providers Required

  • Company Secretary

Yes

  • Auditors

Yes

Maldives LLC Tax Treatment

Maldives LLC are legally tax exempt provided that over 75% of their sales are made with Maldives residents. If otherwise, they are subject to Maldives corporate income tax, at a standard rate of 33.3%.

Maldives LLC Duration for set-up

4 Weeks

Distinctive Benefits of the Maldives LLC

  • Shares can be advertised
  • Shares can be sold through the stock exchange
  • Large llc’ s may find it easier to borrow from banks
  • Shareholders have limited liability
  • Cheaper borrowing and bulk purchasing

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