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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
2160.00 EUR 830.00 EUR 1 27.50% 2.50 Yes

Company registration in Italy

Italy occupies not only the lands of the Apennine peninsula (due to the peculiar shape of the country on the map it can not be confused with any other state). Italy also occupies the island of Sardinia, Sicily (the largest ones ) and other less vast ones.

France flanks from the west, Austria and Switzerland - from the north, and Italy shares the north-eastern border with Slovenia. Washed by five seas, Italy is predominantly mountainous country. The northern part is occupied by the southern slopes of the Alps, where there are numerous skiing resorts.

The highest mountain peak in Europe is Mont Blanc, which is also located in sunny Italy.

It is unusual, but true fact that the territory of Italy has hospitably placed two small states: the Republic of San Marino and the world-renowned center of Catholicism - the Vatican.

Tourists are attracted by the ancient capital of Italy (Rome), picturesque Naples, fans of shopping - by fashionable Milan.

And Italian cuisine recognized as the best in the world is certainly a topic for a separate article. it's no coincidence that everywhere in different countries, there are Italian restaurants.

Another interesting and quite joyful for all Italians fact is that the duration of their (the Italians’) lives is the longest among estimations of other European countries. The country's population is about 57 million people, 98% of whom are Italians.

Italian language is the official one.

Climate conditions of different regions of Italy are different. But it is a plus for the tourism industry, because it is almost always possible to choose the best place to visit due to weather conditions.

And sociable and emotional Italians will brighten up any bad weather by their friendly treatment.

By visiting the country once or several times, many people start to think about registration of business in Italy.

And among many organizational and legal forms entrepreneurs often choose LLC (Srl) or partnership (SAS).

Nuances of registration of the Srl company in Italy:

  • It is allowed to establish the company if there are one director, who is EU citizen.
  • Participation of foreign nationals is not limited.
  • Tax report shall be submitted once a year , and report on VAT is to be submitted quarterly.
  • Company in Italy should have registration number of the tax payer (Codice Fiscale).
  • Bank account shall be opened by personal visit.
  • Registration of Srl company in Italy takes about 4 weeks.

Formation of partnership (SAS) as form of company in Italy would be suitable solution for:

- small company, which employs less than 10 employees and annual turnover of which is less than € 2 million;

- small enterprise, which employs less than 50 people, and with annual turnover of up to € 10 million.

Limited partnership (SAS). Peculiarities

  • It is a hybrid of LLC and full partnership.
  • It can have two types of founders:

- investors, not participating in the management of the company;
- founders, managing the company, who have limited liability by their property.

  • Income of the founders can not be checked.
  • Employees themselves can be investors. Employment (by recruitment) in Italy does not involve the payment of large taxes by employer. But at the same time it is necessary to have specialist who is responsible for filling out the declarations of workers.

Taxes in Italy

  • Corporation tax equals to 27,5% that is standard rate.
  • Local tax. The average rate is 3.9%. Inactive companies are also taxed.
  • Tax on incoming dividends. Only 5% of the incomes from dividends shall be taxable. But such tax exemption does not apply to offshore companies in Italy.
  • On capital gains. Usually it equals to 27.5%. Subject to certain conditions it is possible to obtain exemption from tax of 95% of the income.
  • Withholding tax:

- on royalties - 22.5%;
- on dividends - 20%;
- on interest payments - 20%

  • VAT. Standard rate is 21% (within the country).

Company Registration in Italy will become simple and quick procedure for you with our assistance. Registration of companies, offshore companies is one of the most important directions of our work.

Registering a company in Italy means obtaining real opportunity of running successful and profitable international business.

Set of documents
   
  • Dichiarazione 
  • Visura 
  • Partita IVA 
  • Constituzione di S.A.S. 
  • Statuto di S.A.S.
Nominee director and shareholder
 EUR  
  • Ask our manager

General information
Square301 340.00
Population61 261 300.00
CapitalRome
Unemployment10.70
State polityRepublic
Telephone code39
Place in the world in corruption69
locationSouthern Europe
ClimatePredominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south; avg. maximum temperature (July) +24°; avg. minimum temperature (January) 0°
Literacy rate99.00%
Ethnic groupsItalian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
National currencyEuro
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita45
Official languageItalian
Credit ratingA+
The judiciaryConstitutional Court (Corte Costituzionale); Supreme Court of Cassation (Corte Suprema di Cassazione)
Executive authorityHead of Government: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Government: Council of Ministers proposed by the Prime Minister and nominated by the President of the Republic.
Legislative authoritiesbicameral Parliament (Parlamento) consists of the Senate (Senato della Repubblica) and the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesYes
Legal systemCivil Law
Terms of purchasing ready-made company3 - 4 weeks
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeNo
Organizational and Legal FormsJoint Stock Company (Societa per Azioni, or SpA); Limited Liability Company (Societa a responsabilta limitata, or SrL); Limited Partnership (Societa in Accomandita Semplice, or SAS); and branch of a foreign corporation
Indication of BPA in the nameSAS
Prohibited expressions in the nameBank, Insurance, Financial
Local registered agentNo
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEUR
The minimum amount of the issued capitalNo
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalNo restrictions
The usual size of the authorized capital1.000 EUR – 5.000 EUR
Terms of capital paymentNo restrictions
Usual nominal value of shares1 EUR
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Taxation
VATYes
Basic corporate tax rate27.50%
Capital gains taxNo
Withholding taxDepends on the status of the participant
Currency controlNo
The tax on personal incomeIRPEF
Corporate tax rates detailsRate is 27.5% for financial institutions. 3.9% IRAP also levied (4.65% for financial institutions and 5.9% for insurance companies). Non-operating companies subject to 34.5% rate.
Government dutyChamber of commerce Tax from 200 to 2000 EUR. Depending from annual revenues
Stamp dutyYes
Other taxesIMU (Municipal Estate Tax)
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentNo
Data field to the public registryYes
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 agentNo
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Meeting / regularity / placeScheduled meetings: at least once a year. Unscheduled meeting: in the presence of a notary and required when amending the Articles of Association. Venue: the legal address of the company, unless otherwise provided by the Articles of Association.
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsYes
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)96
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
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 50.00 690.00 80.00 110.00 0.00 860.00 EUR 130.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

84.00 84.00 690.00 80.00 110.00 0.00 860.00 EUR 160.00 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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