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registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
1460.00 EUR 750.00 EUR 1 25.00% 2500.00 Yes

Advantages of a Company Registration in Estonia

unlimited company registration in estonia

Registering a company in Estonia has proven to be beneficial, it is one of the only European Union member state to have implemented a system where corporations only pay taxes on their distributed dividends. This is if the laws of your native country does not interfere, it grants you the benefit of not paying taxes on profits made, as long as they remain in Estonia. The registration of a business in Estonia can be done with Law and Trust International. 
The lawyers of Law and Trust are experts with a broad range of experience. They will assist you during the course of your company set up and as a result, they guarantee a prompt completion of all stages of the company's registration in Estonia.

FORMATION OF A COMPANY IN ESTONIA

The formation of a company in Estonia can be done knowing that the law of the country allows for complete foreign ownership and directorship of the company. The company requires a minimum of a shareholder and a director. Note that either of them must be of legal age (18years and above). The minimum share capital requirement is €2500 but with no corporate income tax on undistributed profits or investment. There is a 20% corporate income tax on profits distribution. The company name registration in Estonia can be done with Law and Trust International.

REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER A COMPANY IN ESTONIA

The following requirements are needed to register a company in Estonia. They include:

  1. Application and Digital ID - Filing of an application and securing a digital ID is the first step in the registration process.
  2. Legal address and contact in Estonia.
  3. Registration of the company. This involves choosing the company’s business name and its main field of activity.
  4. Banking requirement. A bank account should be opened to help provide financial solutions.

OUR COMPANY FORMATION SERVICES IN ESTONIA

The Commercial Register of Estonia is the responsible authority for company formation services in Estonia. The following are the types of companies formed in Estonia with private and public limited liability companies being the most prominent. Others include:

  1. General partnership and limited partnership.
  2. Sole proprietorship.
  3. A branch of a foreign company.

Law&Trust lawyers provide complete support during the company formation process in Estonia. Our expertise earned through the years include:

  1. Company name, check for uniqueness and compliance with applicable laws of Estonia,
  2. Collection of documents, and if necessary, their translation,
  3. KYC procedure, 
  4. Preparation of required official documents,
  5. Documents submitted to the register of companies,
  6. We will notify you once the company is incorporated,
  7. You may pick up company documents in our office or we may deliver them to you by courier service.

ESTONIAN COMPANY FORMATION FAQS

  • How much does it cost to register a company in Estonia?

The cost of registering a company in Estonia is $1650 while from the second year, it costs $850.

  • How long does the registration process take?

The registration process may take from 14-16 days.

WHY INCORPORATE WITH LAW&TRUST INTERNATIONAL?

  • Full range of related services: Provision of a full range of legal, corporate, government, and business intelligence related services.
  • Professionals and expertise of Law: Worldwide registration and legal maintenance of companies, accounting services and audit, tax planning and optimization, trademark and patent registration, and many more. Top professionals are always available to help your business.
  • Thorough domestic service: Law &Trust ensure our services cover every province or region. No matter where you decide, be rest assured we got the location covered.
  • Free initial advice: Lawyers of Law and Trust provide free initial advice, as well as services for analyzing and developing a legal position on the issue you have raised.
  • Fast and safe: Law&Trust keeps every clients’ details secured.
  • Efficiency and productivity: Strategically providing up to date personalized services to help your business succeed.

READY FOR COMPANY FORMATION?

If you are interested in setting up a company in Estonia, lawyers of Law and Trust International can help. Write us an email or simply call now to take the next step in your business!

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General information
Square45 228.00
Population1 274 710.00
CapitalTallinn
Unemployment27.30
State polityParliamentary republic
Telephone code372
Place in the world in corruption29
locationEastern Europe
Climatemaritime; wet, moderate winters, cool summers; avg. maximum temperature +30°; avg. minimum temperature -8°
Literacy rate99.80%
Ethnic groupsEstonian 67.9%, Russian 25.6%, Ukrainian 2.1%, Belarusian 1.3%, Finn 0.9%, other 2.2%
National currencyЕuro (EUR)
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita62
Official languageEstonian
Credit ratingA-
The judiciarySupreme Court, District Court, district courts
Executive authorityMinisters appointed by the prime minister and approved by parliament
Legislative authoritiesunicameral Parliament or Riigikogu. Includes 101 place: members are elected for 4 years
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesНет
Legal systemCivil law
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameНет
Local registered officeДа
Organizational and Legal FormsPublic limited liability company (Aktsiaselts), Private limited liability company (Osaühing), Limited partnership (Usaldusühing), Unlimited partnership (Täisühing), Individual trader (Füüsilisest isikust ettevõtja), Branch (Filiaal)
Indication of BPA in the nameosaühing, OÜ
Local registered agentДа
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyЕuro
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed2500
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency2500
Bearer sharesНет
Terms of payment of the issued capitalWhen registering
The usual size of the authorized capital1 Еuro
Possibility to issue shares without par valueНет
Taxation
VATНет
Basic corporate tax rate25.00%
Capital gains taxНет
Currency controlНет
Corporate tax rates detailsTo calculate the sum to be paid, the amount of distributed dividents shall be multiplied by 20/80 and only after such multiplication, the rate of income tax (20%) shall be applied. So the actual tax rate is 25% (2018)
Stamp dutyНет
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsДа
Director of legal entities are allowedНет
The data reveals to the local agentДа
Data field to the public registryНет
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryНет
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryНет
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryНет
Legal entity as the SecretaryНет
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerНет
Shareholders residency requirementДа
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedНет
Information may be disclosed to the local agentДа
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableДа
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsДа
Open access to reportsНет
Statutory auditНет
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnНет
Open access to the Annual ReturnНет
The requirement for reportsДа
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)36
Membership in the OECDДа
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationНет
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
50.00 50.00 570.00 110.00 340.00 0.00 960.00 EUR 160.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

110.00 110.00 550.00 110.00 340.00 0.00 960.00 EUR 210.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark+ Logo»

Prices include all professional and official fees. If the change of official duties or exchange rates prices may vary.

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