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Panama Foundation Formation


Type of Entity: Domestic Private Foundation
Type of law: Panama’s Foundations Law: Law 25, 1995
Incorporation time frame: 3 days
Minimum Government fees: US$3000
Regular Corporate Income Tax: None (but should pay an annual corporate franchise tax of US$250 to remain in good standing)
Double Tax Treaty access: N/A
Minimum issued share capital : USD 10,000
Minimum paid up share capital on incorporation: None
Minimum number of Shareholders required: None (Foundations do not have shareholders)
Record in the Public register: Foundation Charter
Minimum number of directors: 3 Directors/Officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer)
Corporate directors permitted: Yes (Foundation Council)
Local directors required: No
Local Registered office required: Yes
Auditor: No
Protector requirement: Optional
Disclosure of beneficial owner to Company Registrar: No
Disclosure of shareholders: No – Foundations do not have shareholders
Government register of directors: No
Trading restriction: Foundation cannot be dedicated directly to commercial activities
Taxation: No
Tax residence to benefit from Tax Treaty network: No
Exchange Control: No
Financial statements: For registered foundations For non-registered foundations No
Tax returns: No
Accounting: No

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