In these times filled with uncertainties, establishing a local corporation, branch office, representative office, let alone expanding into the United States involves a great deal of cost, labor, and risk. This is where we, Actus, can offer you the extra hand you need, to help you expand into the U.S. market while minimizing these risks and maximizing future potential. We will utilize our experiences and connection gained over the last 20 years to help you kick- start your business in the shortest time possible.
“GEO” stands for Global Employment Outsourcing, and is an overseas employment agency service that has been gaining recognition in Japan as an efficient method of overseas expansion in recent years.
How is GEO Structured?
GEO is a method of conducting business in the United States without establishing a local corporation in the United States. The legal employment relationship with local employees is arranged by Actus, who is based out of the U.S. Our company undertakes all administrative tasks, including complex US labor law, to help you start your business in the US with a minimal initial investment.
Benefits of using GEO Service
Your business can be launched in the U.S. within a minimum of one week without the need to go through the procedures to establish a local corporation.
Administrative tasks such as filing financial statements, employment tax, salary calculation, social security, human resource and labor procedure documents are not required.
Your business can be started in the United States with a small initial investment. Reduction of running costs, and no need for corporate liquidation even when withdrawing.
|GEO||Local Subsidiary||Regional Office||Representative Office|
|Duration of Company Establishment||1 week minimum||More than 3 months||More than 3 months||More than 3 months|
|License Business Activity||×||〇||△||×|
|Corporate Tax||N/A||Yes||Yes||N/A |
possible requirement for state tax
Same as Japan HQ
|Name change possible||Same as Japan HQ||Name change possible|
|Business Operation / Tax Responsibility||Business operation possible through agreements with Japan.||Business operation possible, sales recorded at the U.S. branch.||Business operation possible, tax needs to be paid by the Japan HQ.||No sales tax required as only market research / research and development can be performed.|
- How long does it take to launch your business in the U.S. when you legally establish the company compared to using the GEO service?
The legal registration takes an estimate of 1 – 2 months while GEO service allows you to set up your business within less than 1 week.
- How much does it cost a law firm to legally register your business?
Depends on your request, but the estimated cost will be around $2,500 – $8,000.
- What are the risks GEO systems can help avoid?
There will be no cost for corporate account settlement, tax filing, payroll related cost, social security procedures, and human resource administrative cost necessary to legally register your company in the U.S.
- Is it possible to operate our business activities in the U.S. through the GEO system?
Yes, it is possible. However, the contract act will be at the head office in Japan. It is possible at local corporations and branches, but not at representative offices.
- What are the benefits of using the Actus GEO service?
Actus’s greatest strength is that we have 20 years of experience in human resources management such as recruiting, temporary staffing, and human resource outsourcing. Based out of our Manhattan showroom with branches in the metropolitans in the United States, we have a wide network of specialists such as accountants and lawyers who can provide you the professional advice as requested. Due to our experiences and physical capability, we are able to adapt to any situation, needs, and timeline of your company’s goals.