Offshore E-commerce Application #3: Offshore Headquarters

Offshore e-commerce offers interesting options for large companies, which headquarters provide high margin support services to the other company’s function. These supports services can be carried out from an offshore jurisdiction, where they will be taxed at a very low rate, or not taxed at all. Several tax havens are competing between themselves and with high-tax jurisdictions as well in order to attract corporate headquarters.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the characteristics of Company #3?
What offshore strategy could be contemplated?
What offshore jurisdiction might be appropriate?
What would be the tax consequences of this strategy?

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