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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
6850.00 EUR 3520.00 EUR 1 12.50% 30000.00 Yes

Company registration in Liechtenstein

 

Liechtenstein is an attractive jurisdiction for foreign investors tending to start a new business according to the following parameters:

  • information about the ultimate beneficial owners is confidential;
  • lack of currency control;
  • income is not taxed in case of repatriating ;
  • VAT below the average European rates, there are preferential terms;
  • good reputation in the world community;
  • stable and secure financial sector;
  • developed insurance and investment industries.

Dwarf Western European state, located between Austria and Switzerland, is known mainly due to the status of its capital. The city of Vaduz is the most important world financial center, connected with influential cities around the world.

Selection of the form of incorporation

The process of company registration will not take much time if the required documentation is properly prepared and verified. Entrepreneurs should select the appropriate type of company to determine various aspects, such as share capital, scope of activity and shareholder status.

Available organizational and legal forms:

  • trust enterprise - minimum authorized capital - 30 000 CHF, the right to receive profit is assigned to the principal, but can be transferred under the terms of the internal charter;
  • trust institution - repeats the conditions of the enterprise, but the right to manage assets belongs to the founder;
  • foundation - has the form of a family, charitable or church instrument, is recognized as a non-trade organization, commercial activity is permitted without the purpose of making a profit, minimum capital - 30000 CHF;
  • joint-stock company - may be established to enter into commercial transactions at the international level and coordinate the assets of subsidiaries, minimum authorized capital is 50 000 CHF, registration in the Commercial Register is obligatory, issuance of bearer shares is permitted;
  • rust - allowed both revocable and irrevocable, minimum capital is not established, it is necessary to prepare a declaration of trust between the principal and the trustee, the duration of existence is not regulated, there are no restrictions on the use of assets.

It is planned to introduce one more organizational and legal form - the European cooperative society. The project is under consideration.

Company registration in accordance with 4 steps

Step 1. Develop and notarize the charter of the company.

Step 2. Open a corporate bank account.

Step 3. Deposit the statutory capital that meets the requirements.

Step 4. Registration in the Public and State Registries.

If the annual turnover of the company exceeds 100,000 euros, registration with the Tax Department is necessary. Competent planning and availability of all documents will allow to complete the incorporation process within a week.

Economic overview

The country is on the second place in the world in terms of economic development (GDP - 141, 1 thousand US dollars per capita).

Favourable conditions for small business development. Since 2011, corporate tax does not exceed 12.5%. Dividends paid to a foreign company are not taxable.

The annual turnover is more than 10,000 Swiss francs. The VAT rate is one of the smallest (8%), and in certain cases a reduced rate (2.5% for food, beverages, medicines, auctions) is applied. Special union with Switzerland has been concluded, which opens access to the world's largest markets.

 

For more information and assistance in registering a company, contact the lawyers of Law&Trust International.

Set of documents
   
  • Extract from the register
  • Articles of Association
  • Act of Constitution
  • Apostille of the bound set of copies of Constitutive documents
  • Extract from the Trade Register
  • Act of Formation
  • Page with Apostille
Nominee director and shareholder
 EUR  
  • Resolution effecting the issuing the Power of Attorney
  • Power of Attorney
  • Letter of Acctepance
  • Director Resignation Letter
  • Nominee Director’s Declaration
  • Resolution effecting the change Director
  • Deed of Trust
  • Instrument of Transfer

General information
Square160.40
Population36 713.00
CapitalVaduz
Unemployment1.50
State polityConstitutional monarchy
Telephone code423
locationCentral Europe
ClimateContinental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers; avg. maximum temperature (July) +27°; avg. minimum temperature (January) +13°
Literacy rate100.00%
Ethnic groupsLiechtensteiner 65.6%, other 34.4%
National currencySwiss franc CHF
USD exchange rate0.91
GDP per capita1
Official languageGerman
Credit ratingN/R
The judiciaryThe Supreme Court and the Supreme Court
Executive authorityThe Prime Minister, who also belong to the functions of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Finance, his deputies and three so-called government adviser
Legislative authoritiesDiet, which consists of 25 members
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesДа
Legal systemCivil Law. Based on Swiss and Austrian law with local adaptations.
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameНет
Local registered officeДа
Organizational and Legal FormsAktiengesellschaft - AG Ltd (Company Limited by Shares) Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - GmbH (Private Limited Company without Shares) Anstalt (Establishment, commercial and Non-commercial without shares) Stiftung (Foundation) Treuunternehmen (Registered Trust) Treuhandschaft (Trust)
Terms of registration3 - 5 days
Indication of BPA in the nameAktiengesellschaft - AG Ltd or SA Ltd.; Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - GmbH.; Anstalt - Establishment
Prohibited expressions in the nameNational and international geographical names; Liechtenstein, State, Country, Municipality, Principality; Bank, Building Society, Savings, Insurance, Assurance, Reinsurance, Fund Management, Investment Fund, Red Cross
Local registered agentДа
The information required to be kept at the registered officeDetails of directors, officials and shareholders; annual report (for medium and large companies)
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEURO
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed30000
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency30000
The minimum amount of the issued capital30000
Bearer sharesНет
Terms of payment of the issued capitalBefore registering
The usual size of the authorized capitalCHF 30000
Terms of capital paymentBefore registering
Possibility to issue shares without par valueНет
Taxation
VATДа
Basic corporate tax rate12.50%
Capital gains taxДа
Withholding tax4%
Currency controlНет
The tax on personal incomeup to 17,01%
Corporate tax rates detailsfrom 0,5% to 12,5%, maximum rate 20%. Update February 2018: Minimum tax of CHF 1,800 applies (except for small businesses).
Stamp dutyДа
Other taxesCapital tax, real estate tax
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsДа
Director of legal entities are allowedДа
The data reveals to the local agentДа
Data field to the public registryДа
Meeting / regularity / placeNo restrictions
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 registerДа
Shareholders residency requirementНет
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedДа
Information may be disclosed to the local agentДа
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableДа
Meeting / regularity / placeNo restrictions
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsДа
Open access to reportsНет
Statutory auditДа
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)12
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
530.00 N/A 1640.00 140.00 320.00 0.00 2490.00 EUR 140.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark», «Logo» or «Wordmark + Logo»

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

В Лихтенштейне пошлина на подачу заявления о демонстрации торговой марки включает в себя 3 класса. После третьего класса будет применима дополнительная пошлина. Сравнительная проверка проводиться только для словесной части Торговой Марки.
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