Belgium Company Formation

Belgium Company Formation
  • Ninth-most-populous European Union member state.
  • Time of Belgium company formation takes 2 weeks.
  • Personal presence is required.
  • Popular company type:
    • Belgium private limited liability company (BVBA)

Tax Rates in Belgium

Corporation Tax in Belgium: of 33.99% to 29.58% as from 2018 and to 25% as from 2020

Income Tax in Belgium: Effective rate of more than 50% for the highest earners (including social security), compared to an average 45% in Europe

VAT Tax in Belgium: Standard VAT rate 21%

About Belgium

Country: Belgium

Capital: Brussels

Continent: Europe

Language: French, Dutch, German

Currency: Euro

Time Zones: GMT +1

Dial Code: +32

Abbreviations: BE

What we can do for your Company in Belgium

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in Belgium
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand
  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

Belgium Company Formation. Belgium Limited Liability Company

For free consultations on company formation in Belgium ask our BRIS Group team

  • BVBA’s shares can be totally owned by foreigners.
  • A shareholder’s liability is limited.
  • One Shareholder and One Director allowed
  • Low Capital: (minimum share capital is 18,500 Euro with two thirds paid up when incorporating).
  • Opportunities to conduct business through Europe.

Belgian law provides for the creation of the following types of companies:

  • Private Limited Liability Company;
  • Private limited liability company in one person;
  • Cooperative Limited Liability Company;
  • Joint-Stock Company.

Lawyers of the site “Investor Visa” recommend paying attention to the fact that there are no restrictions for foreign investors when choosing the legal form of their future company. However, the most popular of these are the Joint Stock Company (SA/NV) and the Private Limited Liability Company (SPRL/BVBA), which are worth considering in more detail.

1. SA/NV – joint-stock company.

Most often used in medium and large businesses, meets the following requirements:

  • The size of the authorized capital is from 61,500 euros;
  • The number of founders is at least 2 people, it can be both individuals and legal entities;
  • The number of directors – 2 people with a minimum number of founders and from 3 people – in all other cases;
  • Issued shares may be registered or bearer.

2. SPRL/BVBA is a limited liability company.

The company must meet certain conditions:

  • The amount of the authorized capital is 18550 euros (it is possible to deposit into the account in instalments);
  • The minimum number of founders and directors is one person;
  • Shares are issued only registered, while their transfer has significant restrictions.

What you will receive after company formation is done:

  • Belgium Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Company Extract
  • Company Search Report
  • Company Financial Statements
  • Shareholder resolution on the appointment of the first managing director(s)
  • Tax ID has to be obtained at the tax authorities

This publication is provided for information purposes only. This info should not be treated as a substitute for a tax or legal consultation or legislation. You should not act on the basis of the information contained in this publication without having obtained individual advice from the professional expert.

BRIS GROUP does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from decisions made by the reader on the basis of this publication.

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