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Registration of a company in Belgium

The Kingdom of Belgium, with its capital in the city of Brussels, is located in the north-western part of Europe. The state borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. North-west of the country is washed by the North Sea.

The official languages are French and Flemish.
About 20% of Belgian territory is covered with forests. The length of waterways is extremely great and constitutes 1990 km. One of the world's largest ports - Antwerp - is located in Belgium.

The Belgians can enjoy mild and humid climate all year round. The proximity of the sea and the warm current have the main impact on it. Favorable natural conditions stimulate the development of agriculture in the country.

Being an industrialized country, Belgium is particularly well known as one of the world’s leaders in metal smelting. In addition, mechanical engineering, chemical, textile, oil and other industries are also well developed. The Belgian glass production is also known worldwide.

Many entrepreneurs tend to register a company in Belgium. The reasons for the popularity of the country are the following:

  • favorable geographical position in the center of Europe;
  • presence of large port of Antwerp;
  • Brussels has long been recognized as the official capital of Europe;
  • there are no foreign exchange restrictions;
  • ability to conduct professional activity (carte professionelle), etc.

Registration of company in Belgium. Forms of doing business.

Most widespread organizational and legal forms of Belgian companies are:

  • Joint-stock company - Naamloze Vennootschap, NV (SA);
     
  • Private company with limited liability - Besloten Vennootschap met Beperkte Aansprakelijkheid, BVBA (SPRL).

Features of registration of Joint Stock Company.
The minimum amount of authorized capital shall be € 61 500. This amount is necessary to be paid immediately.
The company must have at least two founders, there are no requirements to the residency.

Number of directors shall be at least two. If the company has more than two shareholders, then the number of directors shall be at least three. They can be both natural persons and legal entities, residents and non-residents of Belgium.

Features of registration of private company with limited liability.

The minimum amount of authorized capital is € 18,550, it is necessary to pay € 12,400 immediately (if there is one shareholder in the company), or € 6200 (when there are two or more shareholders in the company).

The company should have at least one founder, that is either natural or legal person, resident or non-resident jurisdiction.
Minimum number of directors is one that is either natural or legal person, and either resident or non-resident jurisdiction.

Bookkeeping and taxation of companies in Belgium

Companies registered in Belgium carry out compulsory bookkeeping and file annual statements.The financial situation of the company and the results of its activities are reflected in the balance sheet.

Moreover, the Belgian holding companies prepare reports in a simplified form that does not contain data about the assets / liabilities of the company.

The general corporate tax rate exists in Belgium. It amounts to 33.99%.

The Company may achieve a progressive reduction of the specified tax rate under meeting the following conditions:

  • Legal person(s) is (are) holder(s) of greater proportion (over 50%) of shares;
  • at least one director (natural person) receives wages in the amount of € 27 000 in the company;
  • Company fails to pay dividends, the amount of which exceeds 13% of the amount of authorized capital;
  • the company is not included in the group of enterprises whose activities are regulated by coordination center;
  • there are no shareholders in the company that own more than 50% of the amount of paid authorized capital, including the amount of the taxable reserves formed on the basis of retained earnings.

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General information
Square30.53
Population10 438 400.00
CapitalBrussels
Unemployment7.70
State polityfederal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Telephone code32
Place in the world in corruption19
locationWestern Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands
ClimateTemperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy; avg. maximum temperature (July) +20°; avg. minimum temperature (January) -1°
Literacy rate99.00%
Ethnic groupsFleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
National currencyEuro
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita32
Official languageDutch, French and German
Credit ratingAA+
The judiciaryThe highest courts are the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Justice (or Cour de Cassation in French) and five civil and criminal courts of appeal (in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Liege, and Mons).
Executive authorityGovernment (officially called the Belgian Federal Cabinet) formally appointed by the monarch. The head of the Cabinet is the Prime-Minister.
Legislative authoritiesBicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (71 senators) and the Chamber of Representatives (150 deputies)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeNo
Organizational and Legal FormsCorporation ("société aNonyme"/"naamloze venNootschap") (SA/NV), limited liability company ("société en commandite par actions"/"commanditaire venNootschap op aandelen") (SPRL/BVBA), partnership, co-operative, temporary consortia
Indication of BPA in the namePrivate limited company (société privées à reponsabilité limitée [S.P.R.L.], besloten venNootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid [B.V.B.A.])
Local registered agentNo
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyЕвро
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed18550
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency12400
The minimum amount of the issued capitalNo
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalBefore registering
The usual size of the authorized capital18500
Usual nominal value of shares1 Евро
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Taxation
VATNo
Basic corporate tax rate29.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates detailsUpdated February 2018: Standard rate reduced from 33% as from taxable periods starting on or after 1 January 2018 and ending no earlier than 31 December 2018. 20% rate applies to first EUR 100,000 of income for small and medium-sized companies. Surcharge on income tax due reducted from 3% to 2% (making effective tax rate 29.58%) as from taxable periods starting on or after 1 January 2018 and ending no earlier than 31 December 2018.
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors2
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentNo
Data field to the public registryNo
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryNo
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryNo
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders2
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentNo
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)80
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationYes
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