Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Liechtenstein
Business investment in a new country is something most entrepreneurs resort to but there is no fixed destination. It is not compulsory that you will have to take business to a large and heavily populated country for tasting success. Sometimes, you can achieve the target by choosing a little known and small country. In this regard, you can select Liechtenstein. A constitutional monarchy close to Switzerland and Austria, it spans only 160 square kilometers. The population is approx 37000. If you are skeptical about prospects of venture expansion here, seek our consultation. Our Liechtenstein Company Formation package is ideal for you.
The small size of Liechtenstein should not deter you from expanding business operations. Its location is strategic and once you taste the business response here you can extend to two major countries.
Liechtenstein is known for strong economic growth and its unemployment is among the lowest ones, globally. Literacy rate is quite high here. These factors should motivate most investors to choose it over many other countries for business investment.
You can set up many types of ventures in this country. However, those into sports related goods and tourism sector have better prospects of shining in Liechtenstein. The strong financial center of the company should be lucrative for companies dealing with finance related services as well. It is not a part of the European Union yet. However, it is a member of European Free Trade Association. All these may sound lucrative for you to think of venture expansion in Liechtenstein. However, things become smoother when you seek out consultancy service. Check out our Liechtenstein Company Formation package.
Despite the existence of monarchy and limited natural resources, Liechtenstein has wooed several foreign investors in the last decade. The companies offer services and products in pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics, food etc. The free-enterprise economy is highly industrialized in nature. Its national currency is Swiss franc and so trading with Switzerland will not be an issue. The govt is also trying to reform economic policies to make them on par with larger European countries. Setting up tourism related ventures can also be profitable.
The taxation system is elaborate and corporate profits tax rate is 12.5%. Its transport system needs improvement and there is still no airport.
If you are serious about taking business to Liechtenstein, services of veteran consultants will be handy. Try BRIS group’s our Liechtenstein Company Formation package in this regard. Call us today for information.
Liechtenstein Company Formation
|Double Taxation Treaty Access:||Yes Treaty Access (Luxembourg, Austria)|
|Liechtenstein Tax Information Exchange Agreements:||Yes accounting / reporting requirements|
|Account Filing Requirements:||Yes accounting or reporting requirements|
|Annual Return Filing Requirements:||No annual return/ reporting requirements|
|Audit Requirements:||No audit required.|
|Liechtenstein Company Formation||Registration Requirements|
|Share Capital:||The capital for an AG (corporation) is CHF 100’000, each share must be paid up to at least 20 % of its nominal value, but the total paid-up share capital must amount to at least CHF 50,000.|
|Classes of Share Available for Liechtenstein company formation:||Registered, bearer, no par value, preference shares and shares with special voting rights.|
|Bearer Shares:||Law no. 15/2017 of 3 May bans the issuance of bearer securities (for example shares) without identification of the holder|
|Registered Office Required:||Yes required and must be maintained in Liechtenstein|
|Shareholders:||Minimum number is one|
|Directors:||Minimum number is one. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Liechtenstein. Corporate directors are allowed.|
|Your Company language:||Latin Alphabet.|
|Name of your Company must be ended:||“AG” ,”S.A.”|
|Documents required for Liechtenstein company formation:||A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.|
|Liechtenstein Company Formation||Restrictions|
|For Liechtenstein company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification:||“Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.|
|Restrictions on Trading:||None|
|Not permitted without a licence:||Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.|
|Liechtenstein Company Formation||Confidentiality and Security|
|Publicly Accessible Records:||No public register of company officers (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary)|
|Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors:||Yes, Allowed|
|Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities:||No|
|Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held:||Anywhere|
|Stability:||Stable jurisdiction and exceptional reputation.|
|Region:||Between Austria and Switzerland.|
|Governing corporate legislation:||Personen und Gesellschaftsrecht mit dem Gesetz Гјber das Treuhandunternehmen 1926.|
|Type of Law:||Civil|
|Currency:||Swiss frank (CHF)|
|Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents:||German|
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