Business Set Up in St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis, is a small island in the Caribbean and have favourable business environment and strong asset protection laws. For doing business in St. Kitts and Nevis, Enterslice helps you gain in-depth knowledge on how to conduct business and in understanding the legal and operational intricacies.

Benefits of Doing Business in St. Kitts and Nevis


Thriving local and ex-pat community

Global mobility

Booming tourism industry

Business-friendly environment

Proximity to the USA

Portfolio Diversification

Digital Transformation

Ease of operation, maintenance, and control

English-based legal system

No capital gains, income or inheritance tax

No requirement of annual financial records

Different Types of Business Structures in St. Kitts and Nevis


Private LLC

Companies can be incorporated either in the form of Limited Liability Companies ('LLCs') or International Business Companies ('IBCs'). LLCs can be Private or Public Companies. The key aspects of a Private LLC are – Shareholders' liability is limited to the extent of their contribution to the company, there is absence of any minimum capital requirement. A minimum of 1 shareholder and max 50 shareholders are permitted, and a Minimum of 1 director is required. It is necessary to have a registered office in this destination. Further it is Mandatory to appoint a secretary, and it is Mandatory to include the suffix 'Limited' in the company name.

Public LLC

The key feature of a Public LLC is that the Shareholders’ liability is limited to their contribution to the company. No minimum capital requirement. A minimum of 51 shareholders and 3 directors are required. It is permitted for offer shares to the public, a registered office, and the appointment of a secretary. Mandatory to include the suffix 'Limited' in the company name must file its audited accounts with the ROC.

International Business Company (IBC)

An IBC is a company registered under the Companies Act and the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance in this destination but operates outside the country. Such companies aren't allowed to do business with residents and target only non-resident customers. There is a restriction on them from owning any real property in the country or conducting business activities relating to banking, assurance, insurance, fund and collective investment schemes. IBCs are typically formed as holding or investment companies.


A partnership is formed when 2 or more persons have agreed to carry on a business for profit as co-owners. Partnerships can be formed as general partnerships or limited partnerships under a general partnership, the partners have joint and several liabilities for the partnership firm's obligations.

Limited Partnerships

Such Partnerships are established under the Limited Partnerships Act and formed by one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. General partners have the liability for all the firm's debts and obligations, whereas the limited partner's liability is limited to his contribution to the company. The name of the limited partnership must have the suffix "limited partnership" or "LP".

Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship can be incorporated by an individual who shall be liable for all the debts and obligations of the company.

Foreign Business (Subsidiary or a branch office)

Foreign companies can carry out their operations by forming an 'External Company', i.e., a Branch Office in this destination, or by the constitution of a Subsidiary or a Branch Office. A subsidiary can be formed either as a private LLC or as a public LLC, or as an IBC with foreign holding, depending on certain restrictions. A branch is not considered a separate legal entity in this destination. Its operations are already defined by the foreign parent company.

Different Types of Taxes in St. Kitts and Nevis

The types of taxes available in St. Kitts and Nevis are as follows:

Personal Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Value-added Tax

Property Tax

Social Security Contributions

Stamp Duty

About our Services

Enterslice is one of the leading management consultancy firms which offers end-to-end business set-up, financial, regulatory, taxation, legal, and advisory services to early-stage businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and large corporate houses across the globe.

Our St. Kitts and Nevis Entry Strategy services involve the following services:

Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property Services

Trademark Registration

Citizenship by Investment Services

Citizenship by Investment Services

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment

About St. Kitts and Nevis Entry Strategy

Our St. Kitts and Nevis Entry Strategy is classified into the following:

Business Set-up Services

Business Structures available in St. Kitts and Nevis are Private LLCs, Public LLCs, International Business Companies (IBC), Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships, and subsidiary or branch offices. Our business set-up services include advisory related to the type of business structure you should opt for to set up business in St. Kitts and Nevis. Our team will assist you in the business registration process, in opening a bank account for the business, and in post-registration compliance.

Consultancy on Managing the Business

Our consultants formulate a strategic plan for establishing and operating the business depending on your business needs. We formulate a budget and develop cash flows for your business. We also review internal control processes and conduct business reviews. We provide advisory on issues related to the management of the business.

Legal Advisory Services

Our legal experts provide legal advice on business operations, finances, IP protection, etc. We also draft legal Documents for your business and review and compile the required Paper works. We also ensure that all legal and regulatory compliance are duly complied with.

Accounting and Audit Advisory Services

Enterslice also provides complete bookkeeping services, assuring the proper maintenance of different accounting records. This involves keeping thorough and organized financial records, such as cash books, general ledgers, fixed asset registers, and accounts receivable and payable sub-ledgers. In addition to audits, Enterslice also provides financial reporting, accounting guidance, and bookkeeping services. They aid in the production of accurate financial accounts, ensure conformity to accounting standards, and offer qualified advice on difficult accounting matters. The accounts and financial statements are prepared to reflect the true and fair view of the company’s operations. On behalf of our clients, we ensure that the accounting and audit requirements are fulfilled.

Tax Advisory Services

Our Tax Experts assist in filing tax returns. We assist companies in reporting profits within 3.5 months from the end of the financial year. We provide advisory relating to various types of taxes.

Intellectual Property Advisory Services

Our IP Experts assist in IP Compliance. We assist in getting IP registration by filling out applications for registration and compiling relevant Documents. Our team of IP experts also advice on IP compliance and IP Protection. We also assist in enforcing IP rights against any infringement.

Frequently Asked Questions

A corporate entity can be formulated in St. Kitts and Nevis following the below-given steps:

a) Select a name for the company

b) Appoint a registered agent and provide all information to him

c) Fill in the application and submit the Document.

d) Review and draft company statutes

e) Grant of registration certificate

f) Purchase of company seal and stamp

g) Obtain various business licenses

h) Open a Corporate Bank Account

i) Incorporation of the company

The highly secure and privacy laws, low-cost transactions, tax benefits, economic stability, and currency protection are some of the reasons why one should prefer doing business in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The benefits of opting for Enterslice for your business set-up in St. Kitts and Nevis are as follows:

a) Professional Support

b) 24*7 Customer Support

c) Highly Integrated IT Team

d) Tailor-made solution for our clients

e) Competent Team of Lawyers, CAs, Cost Accountants, CSs, and CPAs.

f) All-inclusive solution for our clients

Yes, Enterslice helps in choosing the type of corporate structure in St. Kitts and Nevis depending upon your business wants and the financial resources available.

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