Incorporating in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, as a major commercial, financial and international trade centre, has traditionally been a popular place for setting up an offshore holding company.
Having a low tax rate on salaries, profits and real estate, no exchange controls, and no tax being charged on income derived from outside Hong Kong ads to its attractiveness, especially for trade companies and investors targeting the PRC and East Asia markets.
When creating a holding vehicle in Hong Kong one must acquire a Business Registration certificate from the Inland Revenue Department, which should disclose the following:
A local physical address...