Build your offshore nest egg in the British Virgin Islands

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Setting up an offshore company isn't just for the wealthy or large global firms

When done correctly, it can help you:

  1. Reduce your tax burden
  2. Protect your assets and privacy
  3. Manage business from anywhere in the world

But, going offshore isn’t for you if:

You think it’s a sneaky way to save all your money from taxes

You’re looking for a hideout for your cash like a movie-style tycoon

You believe the old-school tricks to outfox the taxman still work today

However, if you are a US citizen or, green card holder living outside of the US and you want to:

  1. Optimize your taxes
  2. Make foreign investments
  3. Simplify doing your business globally
  4. Start building up your retirement savings
  5. Ensure your wealth lasts for generations to come

Then an offshore company might be just what you need.

Why BVI offshore structure

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) offshore setup gives you flexible options and it’s a popular solution for Americans living abroad.

BVI stands out for its:

  • Privacy First: Your business details? Locked down by strong privacy laws
  • Zero Tax: You pay no income, capital gains, gift, inheritance, sales, or value-added taxes
  • Quick Start: You can launch your company quickly, without any hassle
  • Easy Upkeep: Minimal paperwork for stress-free maintenance
  • Make It Yours: Flexible laws let you shape your business your way
  • Keep Global Earnings: You enjoy tax breaks on money made outside the BVI
  • Privacy for Chiefs & Investors: Only the essential docs go public
  • No Audit Headaches: You can forget the red tape and focus on your growth
  • Trade in Dollars: Trading is simple, stable, and universally accepted

BVI offshore company is ideal for:

  • ZEntrepreneurs
  • ZCounselors/Consultants
  • ZFor the custody of real estate
  • ZE-commerce industry
  • Z Inheritance purposes
  • ZIntellectual property management
  • ZCrypto & Blockchain

…just to name a few.

Running a business abroad as an American is tough

You’ve got taxes, business structures, jurisdiction choices, banking decisions, and more to deal with.

To play by the rules, and be compliant, you’ll need a strategic and holistic plan to incorporate and optimize your taxes.

Without the guidance of experts who have incorporated businesses in over 15 different jurisdictions in the last decade, things might get complicated—to say the least.


It’s because:

  1. There’s a long list of rules that you as a US citizen must follow; failing to do so can result in penalties costing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  2. Many old tax-saving strategies no longer work, including those you might find in top Google search results or the expat forums.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the paperwork and regulations you’ll have to navigate:

Tax Forms: 8938, 5471, 1120F…


Handling all these forms and rules can be really stressful and confusing.

One small mistake could waste a lot of your time and cause major headaches

It really opens our new clients’ eyes when they see they could’ve saved thousands of dollars just by making a few changes—and in some cases, we’ve even managed to secure substantial tax refunds by amending old returns.

You could be in the same situation—unaware of a solution that can potentially save you money in the future and potentially even recover some past expenses.

So, three things are certain:

  1. You’ll likely have to pay some tax to Uncle Sam
  2. You need a solution for US taxes that fits your life abroad
  3. With laws changing rapidly, having experts on your side is crucial

Choosing the right foreign jurisdiction for your business goals should be made after careful consideration of your goals, international and American laws, and regulations governing offshore companies, as compliance is crucial to avoid legal issues.

We have the tools and expertise to help set up your business effectively.

You won’t have to figure it all out on your own—we provide a smooth start.

It’s a 100% done-for-you service

Here’s what you’re getting with the BVI FULL PACKAGE:

Full structure with Wyoming C Corporation owning BVI Corporation owning Wyoming LLC

US bank accounts setup for C Corporation and LLC

Ongoing support throughout the structuring process from our team of experts

Expert answers to your questions regarding the setup of the structure and maintenance of the structure throughout the year

BONUS 1: Consultation on how to use real estate to further optimize your taxes

BONUS 2: We’ll handle your first year’s 5472 tax preparation for the US LLC

BONUS 3: You’ll be kept up-to-date on all ongoing maintenance & filing requirements

All you need to do is provide the information, and we’ll take it from there:

  • Handling every bit of paperwork hassle
  • Directly communicating with BVI and US government bodies
  • Providing all the necessary legal documentation
  • Offering crystal-clear, step-by-step instructions

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Our approach is simple and pragmatic

If you are not sure if a BVI structure is the right solution for you—talk to one of our structuring experts about your unique situation and goals.

  1. Before the call, we’ll send you the questionnaire to prepare for a productive call.
  2. During the call, we’ll go over your business goals for offshoring with you and identify the solution that suits your needs the best.
  3. Together, we select a jurisdiction and structure that fits your needs.
  4. If you choose to open a BVI structure with us after the consultation, the consultation fee ($400) will be applied to the package cost.
  5. Next, we work together with our legal team and local partners to set up the appropriate business structure for you.

Going fully offshore sounds great, but here’s what you might be missing

For Americans living overseas, setting up a US C corporation as a holding company for a business in the BVI tends to be more effective than fully incorporating offshore in a low or no-tax jurisdiction. 

It’s not a secret, yet few are awarethis strategy offers significant advantages:

  1. It can lower the GILTI tax rate on foreign earnings to 10.5%
  2. Provides stronger asset protection
  3. It allows for the exclusion of your salary under the FEIE

The offshore strategy for saving thousands in taxes

Offshore strategies aren't just for the Apples and Googles of the world

Fifteen years ago, Vincenzo Villamena, CPA and founder of Global Expat Advisors (GEA) and Online Taxman (OTM), was an expat just like you.

Coming from “Big 4” audit and corporate accounting, he saw firsthand why having efficient business structures matters.

After starting his tax prep firm (OTM) and going fully remote, he used his experience to help thousands of entrepreneurs with tax planning and structuring for success.

This journey led him to establish GEA, where he guides entrepreneurs like you through offshore structuring and optimization for tax efficiency and growth.

He built a team of skilled accountants, enrolled agents (EA), and certified public accountants (CPA).

Today, we operate worldwide, helping clients in over 150 countries with tax strategies, bank account setup, and business structures to ensure compliance with US and international tax laws every step of the way.

A bit more about Vincenzo—your offshore expert advisor


Experienced in Fortune 100 audits and M&A deals


Member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Forbes 1000, and DC


Spent 15 years as an expat, living in Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil


Contributed to a $300 million tech investment fund at Pegasus Blue Star


Authored "US Taxes For Americans Abroad: The Easy Guide To Saving Money"

His offshore expertise has empowered him to build a global business, invest internationally, save for retirement, all while minimizing US tax.

That’s all you can do too.

What people are saying

I worked with this group of tax experts to create a business structure based in Hong Kong and they also assisted with opening a bank account for the HK corporation as well – the process was very smooth, the team was excellent with communication, and the setup was flawless. I run a geographically independent business and the structure that we put together has delivered me an incredible setup that has optimized my tax situation.

– Magee Clegg

Vincenzo is the best option if you've got business overseas because he's lived and operated overseas. You will like him personally (not something you can say about most accountants!).

– Preston Gitlin

This company works with my off-shore accounts including when I am working as an Expat, and insures I make the correct filings that are required. This makes them a top-Dog in my book.

– BTL Bear

As a US citizen living in Colombia for the last 6 years, running a small business, the last thing I want to do is file my taxes. Michael and Ignacio have been helpful and respond quickly to inquiries.

– Cory Elmer

Would highly recommend these guys. Their process is very efficient. They set up online folder where I could upload all docs. Everything is stored for my records. They also answered all my questions quickly and in detail.

– Daragh Walsh

It's time to break you free from cookie-cutter advice

Even in 2024, people are still scared off by myths about the BVI, missing out on the real benefits.

The internet is full of tales about dodging taxes and big savings, but you’re probably only hearing half the story. Either that or the tax bill hasn’t come due yet.

So it’s no wonder if you are afraid of legal repercussions, and what the IRS will think about you forming an offshore company. You must be also worried about hidden fees, high maintenance costs, or not getting value for money.

We don’t blame you.

There’re a lot of offshore tips online, but finding advice that truly matches your unique situation?

That’s where you need personalized guidance.

We don’t know your specific situation yet, but we’ve saved clients over $60k in just one tax year by picking the right structure, jurisdiction, and tax optimization strategies.

There is a 100% legal way for you to go offshore

Reduce your taxes, protect your money, and build your wealth.

The best part?

You won’t have to worry about filling out loads of paperwork or dealing with institutions yourself.

We can handle it all for you.

Having a say in where your money goes isn't about being small-minded; it's about being financially intelligent

If you’re still unsure about what we do and how we do it, here’s what you can expect from us:

  1. Take your money to pass you off to other accountants or lawyers
  2. We’ll dive deep into the nitty-gritty of your business and income streams
  3. Explain any jurisdiction’s details in plain English and find the best solution for you
  4. Providing vague, generic solutions or confusing and contradictory instructions
  5. Work with our legal team and local partners to establish the right structure for you
  6. If tough times come, we’ll support you with non-standard solutions that only professionals can handle
  7. Being the cheapest to remain “competitive”; We’re known for our quality service and personalized approach, and we intend to keep it that way

What exactly you are getting

BONUS 1: Consultation on how to use real estate to further optimize your taxes

BONUS 2: We’ll handle your first year’s 5472 tax preparation for the US LLC

BONUS 3: You’ll be kept up-to-date on all ongoing maintenance & filing requirements

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Other companies’ average costs, including (extra) services, that are already included in our package:
$ 9,500

Our BVI package price: $7500

If you open a BVI structure with us after the consultation, the consultation fee ($400) will be applied to the package cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why set up an offshore company?

The main reasons are to minimize taxes and to protect your assets while keeping things confidential. Not every offshore company is set up to save on taxes though—sometimes the privacy is the bigger draw. Often, these benefits go hand in hand, providing a good mix of financial and security advantages.

Will the IRS think I am trying to hide something if I form an offshore company?

Absolutely not. By following extra reporting rules and using smart tax planning, you can run your offshore company without worrying about the IRS. With our help to guide you through these requirements and set up a strong tax compliance system, you can move forward with confidence.

Why choose the British Virgin Islands for offshore structuring?

The BVI’s strong legal system, tax neutrality, and privacy protections make it a top choice for global business. Another reason to choose the BVI for setting up a company is that there’s no need for paid-up capital.

What documents are needed to start the offshore structuring process?

Required documents typically include identification, proof of address, and professional background and source of wealth information.

How do I register a company in the BVI?

The process typically includes the following steps:

  1. Choose a unique company name
  2. Provide necessary documents (e.g., identification, proof of address) for due diligence
  3. Submit requisite forms to the BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs via your Registered Agent
  4. Upon approval, receive a Certificate of Incorporation and other documents for the company

A BVI company registration can be set up with no personal visit required.

Will my name be public once I set up a BVI company?

No, the British Virgin Islands do not maintain a public register of company officers.

What documents and benefits will I receive with my BVI corporation incorporation?

  • Company name search & Documents preparation
  • Drafting of the Company Memorandum and Article of Association (M&A)
  • 1 year Registered Agent Service with local management and reports
  • 1 year Local Office Registered Address service
  • Written Resolution of the Directors
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Incorporation
  • Register of directors and members prepared
  • Share certificates prepared
  • 1 year Government fee

Services like the annual financial return, annual maintenance/renewal, and economic substance filing aren’t part of the BVI package. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with these too if you need them!

Please note: This information pertains solely to the BVI corporation. Separate documents (or things such as EIN) and benefits are also provided for C Corporation and US LLC incorporation.

What other services do you offer to support the management of offshore structures?

Besides the BVI structuring package, we offer a range of services including compliance management, and administrative support to ensure smooth management of offshore structures.

We also offer additional services such as:

  • Annual accounts filing and audit preparation
  • Physical document delivery service
  • Document legalization/Apostille certification
  • Company Certificate of Good Standing
  • Company Certificate of Incumbency
  • Certified copies of company documents
  • Corporate company seal provision
  • Nominee director/shareholder services
  • Amendments to the Memorandum & Articles of Association

And that’s not all—we have even more services available, but the list would be too long to include here. Feel free to reach out if you’re looking for something specific!

What happens if the laws change in the British Virgin Islands or the US?

If laws change, we provide guidance on adapting your offshore structure to remain compliant and minimize disruption.

If it turns out that a different jurisdiction is a better option for me than the BVI, can you help me go offshore there?

Of course, that’s exactly the point—to find and choose the best option for you. That’s why consultation is a crucial step in the entire process

Can you tell me what GEA does and what else you can help with?

At Global Expat Advisors, we focus on smaller and mid-sized companies, offering the expertise that big firms like PwC do but without the big price tag.

Unlike other firms, we don’t just set up offshore businesses and leave you to deal with the tax paperwork. With over ten years of experience helping international businesses, we’re pros at optimizing your taxes and investments.

We handle everything from tax strategies to setting up bank accounts and business structures, making sure you’re compliant with the US and International tax laws every step of the way.

Our parent company, Online Taxman, has been providing these services to entrepreneurs for years. We launched Global Expat Advisors to focus specifically on global business solutions, while Online Taxman continues to handle US tax prep.

Our team is spread across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, so we understand the challenges of expat life and taxes. We speak multiple languages and serve clients in over 150 countries!

We’re here year-round to answer any questions you might have.

And we make the process quick and easy for you.

Over the years, we’ve noticed a common problem: people trying to save money and simplify their finances often end up making things more complicated. They handle some tasks themselves, hire one partner for one thing, and another for something else. Eventually, they’re left with a mess—different companies handling different parts of their financial affairs.

But with us, you won’t face this issue. We handle everything, and we’ve been doing it successfully for over ten years.

In addition to offshore structuring and bank account opening, we can also help you with:

  • Personalized onshore and offshore strategy advice
  • A tailored plan to maximize tax benefits
  • Asset protection planning
  • Retirement and investment planning
  • Self-directed IRA service
  • Expatriation services

What is the refund policy?

Generally, once we receive and begin processing your company formation order, we cannot offer refunds. This policy is mainly because we pay a significant portion of the fees directly to the government, which does not issue refunds. Consequently, we are also unable to provide refunds.

Why do we charge for the consultation call?

Given the high number of clients and the depth of information provided (we thoroughly prepare before spending an hour with you during the consultation), we believe this fee is reasonable. Additionally, if you decide to work with Global Expat Advisors for your offshore structuring needs, the initial consultation fee will be applied as a credit towards your final bill.

How can I make a payment to you?

For the BVI package, we accept payments via Wire transfers and PayPal.
Consultation payments are conveniently accepted via major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Please let us know if you have a preferred method, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We understand you might have more questions, and some are best discussed over a call. So let’s book a 60-minute session to cover everything you need.

Once scheduled, you’ll receive a pre-consultation questionnaire to ensure our call is productive.


1. We stand by the service you’ll get from our team, but we have no control whatsoever over the BVI government. If between now and when you finalize your offshore structuring in BVI, before and during your engagement, the BVI government does any of the following:

  • Makes a change in their offshore structuring laws
  • Introduces new charges for offshore structuring
  • Delays your paperwork or appointments
  • Makes errors on your paperwork or billing
  • Gives us, our legal team, or you any incorrect or misleading statements about offshore structuring
  • Makes any other disruptive change to the process

Then we cannot and will not be held liable for these problems, and you will not receive any sort of refund or credit. You will be liable for any additional charges or travel expenses if they are incurred by the government. However, what we WILL do is work with you as best we can to help navigate these changes. Be aware that unexpected changes like this can and do happen in the BVI so don’t freak out if they occur, be prepared to be flexible, and we’ll work to support you the entire way. You’ll still complete your offshore structuring.

2. We stand by our service but we can’t control what you do. If you do not provide us with the requested documents or other items by the deadlines we specify, you may not complete your offshore structuring within the usual timeframe.