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
1630.00 EUR 840.00 EUR 1 15.00% 12500.00 Yes
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Company registration in Germany

Germany is a country that usually does not need in presentation. Undoubtedly, the country is associated with economic and political stability of the republic and with its high status in international relations around the world.

More than 80 million people inhabit the country, demonstrating annual increase. Over 90% of the residents are Germans.

Berlin (the capital) and Bonn are the most important cities of Germany in political and economic terms. 16 states constitute the Federal Republic. Geographically, the neighbors of Germany are the Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland and Belgium.

Germany also shares borders with Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and France. The waters of the North and Baltic Seas wash the northern lands of Germany. The main sources of fresh water are the Rhine, the Oder, the Danube and their numerous tributary streams.

The nature of Germany astonishes, because it is possible to enjoy the boundless forests, white peaks, picturesque lakes, beautiful landscapes there. Tourists from around the world are attracted by the ancient architecture of German cities.

Germany is member of NATO, the UN, the EU, the G8, and is also part of the Schengen Agreement.

The official language is literary German. Different dialects are used on the borders with other states.

The image of reliable economy and successful government of the country is convincing reason to register company in Germany.

Why is company in Germany worth buying

  • Your company will be recognized as reliable business partner;
  • The owner of German company makes use of German trademark respectively;
  • Technologies, equipment, and other goods as statutory capital are duty-free imported to the CIS;
  • The contributions of German company to enterprises in the CIS territories are protected as investments. There is possibility to open accounts, have credit cards of German banks, and use check books;
  • In Germany, VAT shall be refunded;
  • Real opportunity for company founder and his family to apply for residence permit in Germany, eventually gaining German citizenship;
  • The owner of company in Germany can establish branch in any EU country;
  • Business visas in Germany can be obtained multiple times;
  • Companies are provided with preferential insurance;
  • It is possible to obtain subsidies and grants in Germany;
  • Access to credit granting by German banks.

Most foreigners prefer the Limited Liability Company (GmbH) in Germany. This form of the company is perfectly suitable for people who already have business and tend to develop it using all the advantages of German legislation.

Advantages of GmbH in Germany

  • Registration of company does not require large expenses. It is enough to contribute € 25,000 in order to establish company. Moreover, the owner of the enterprise can apply this amount at his own discretion (for example, invest in business development);
  • If company has two or more founders, half of the amount of the authorized capital is immediately paid. One year is given to the company for contributing the remainder of the amount;
  • Once the constituent documents are notarized, the company can start its activities;
  • The founders of the GmbH company, registered in the Commercial Register, bear responsibility limited by the amount of the authorized capital.

Registration of GmbH in Germany

  • The Memorandum of Association is the main constituent document;
  • The choice of company name is almost unlimited. It is necessary to obtain permission in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is necessary to indicate the key abbreviation "GmbH" in the name;
  • Minimum number of founders is not fixed. They can be foreign and German natural persons or legal entities;
  • It is allowed to establish company with one director (he can be non-resident of the jurisdiction, but in some states there are other requirements).

The main function of the German LLC (GmbH) is to assure opportunities to do business with partners from the West and the East, and the companies registered in the CIS may not be considered as reliable enough for them. GmbH in Germany is simplified, flexible and cost-efficient form of business excluding personal responsibility of the participants.

German LLC is trading company and legal entity, regardless of the type of activity.

Given the low margin for minimum authorized capital of the GmbH in Germany, it is somewhat risky for counterparties. But at the same time, the participants of the German LLC demonstrate greater involvement in the business than the shareholders. It is primarily about making decisions regarding the establishment of company, the issuance of monetary loans, and the alienation of shares.
It is unequivocally possible to say that the LLC company (GmbH) in Germany has reliably recommended itself over the past decades in the context of international business.

Taxes and bookkeeping of GmbH in Germany

The effective German legislation obliges the LLC to compile balance sheet and calculate losses and profits for each business year. The reporting is submitted in German.

The LLC in Germany pays the following types of taxes:

  • Corporate income tax is 25%.
  • The payment of profit to the German participants provides for the payment of 20% of the income tax from capital for the participant. Payment is paid to the tax authority.
  • Solidarity surcharge equals to 5.5% of corporate tax, as well as income tax on capital.
  • If the profit is received by participant who is outside the jurisdiction, the tax at source of income is paid (instead of the income tax on capital).
  • Local tax (for certain type of activity).
  • Tax on turnover from services provided and supplies. The rate is 16%.

Have you decided to register company in Germany? Then apply for us. Registration of companies and offshore companies is one of the leading directions of our work.

International legitimate and profitable business is no longer a dream. Registration of company in Germany will help you to put into effect all your plans!

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General information
Square357 021.00
Population81 305 900.00
State polityFederal parliamentary republic (Germany consists of 16 states).
Telephone code49
Place in the world in corruption14
ClimateTemperate continental climate,middle temperature (July) +16/+22°; middle temperature (January) 0°
Literacy rate99.00%
National currencyEuro
USD exchange rate0.81
GDP per capita29
Official languageGerman
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciaryFederal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht). Both courts are situated in Karlsruhe. Supreme land courts (Oberlandesgerichte), land courts (Landgerichte) and district courts (Amtsgerichte) follow th
Executive authorityFederal government consisting of a chancellor and ministers
Legislative authoritiesduocameral parliament парламентом: Bundestag and Bundesrat. Acts adopted by the Bundestag, shall be accepted by the Bundesrat. The number of members of the parliament in the Bundestag shall make 598 in accordance with the law. A legislative period continu
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesYes
Legal systemCivil law
Terms of purchasing ready-made company1 week
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Organizational and Legal FormsLimited Liability Company (GmbH), Joint Stock Company (AG), European Joint Stock Company (S.E.), Entrepreneurial Company (UG haftungsbeschränkt), Civil Law Company (GbR), Open Trading Partnership (OHG), Commandite (KG), Limited Partnership (GmbH & Co. KG), Partnership limited by shares (KGaA), Registered Association (e.V.), Sole Proprietoir (Einzelunternehmer), Private Fund (Stiftung)
Terms of registration1 week
Indication of BPA in the nameGmbH
Prohibited expressions in the nameGeneral describing terms (AutoGmbH), as well as specific names, if there is no founder or director with such name, are not allowed. If there is a company with a specific name and similar activity in this district, a new company with such name may not be registered. In a real sense a desirable name is agreed with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the place.
Local registered agentNo
The information required to be kept at the registered officeAddress where the Company's documents are kept, shall be provided to the tax authorities (this address can differ from the registered address)
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEuro
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed25000
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency12500
The minimum amount of the issued capital25000
Bearer sharesYes
Terms of payment of the issued capitalUpon issue or within terms provided for by the terms of shares issue and specified in the relevant Resolution on shares issue.
The usual size of the authorized capital25,000
Terms of capital paymentNo limits
Usual nominal value of sharesminimum 1, 00
Possibility to issue shares without par valueYes
Basic corporate tax rate15.00%
Capital gains taxYes
Withholding taxIncome tax, capital gain tax and dividend tax refer to the withholding tax
Currency controlNo
The tax on personal incomeFirst 8,000 EUR for a single person - 16,000 EUR for a couple per year are not liable for taxes, for exceeding amounts a progressive scale with the rate till 45% is provided for.
Corporate tax rates detailsSolidarity surcharge of 5.5% also levied on corporate income tax. Municipal trade tax imposed at rates between 14% and 17%, with rates determined by municipalities. Combined rate (i.e. corporate income tax, trade tax, solidarity surcharge) approximately 30% to 33%.
Government dutyUpon incorporation - 100 EUR, annually - 40 EUR
Stamp dutyYes
Other taxesTrade tax (region rate from 7 - 21%), property acquisition tax (depending on land, 3,5 – 5%), real property tax (1% per year), deductions to social insurance (for attendance, medical and pesion), tax on vehicles, import taxes and excises, inheritance and
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedNo
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
Meeting / regularity / placeNo limits
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 shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerYes
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedYes
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Meeting / regularity / placeYes / annually / no limits
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditYes
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnYes
Open access to the Annual ReturnYes
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)92
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study
First Class Additional Class
110.00 EUR110.00 EUR
TM Registration Request
First Class Additional Class
490.00 EUR 120.00 EUR
TM Registration Certificate
First Class Additional Class
100.00 0.00
First Class Additional Class
700.00 EUR 230.00 EUR
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
110.00 110.00 490.00 120.00 100.00 0.00 700.00 EUR 230.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

210.00 210.00 490.00 120.00 100.00 0.00 700.00 EUR 330.00 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.

В Германии Заявка на регистрацию товарного знака и Сертификат регистрации товарного знака покрывает 3 класса; поэтому плата за дополнительный класс применяется к каждому последующему классу после 3.