What we can do for you

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in Madeira
  • 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

How we can assist you further

  • 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

Madeira Company Formation. Madeira Limitada (Lda) or Madeira Sociedade Anonima

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Madeira

Madeira Company Formation Financial Advantages
Taxation: No taxes
Double Taxation Treaty Access: Yes Treaty Access 62
Hungary Tax Information Exchange Agreements: Yes, Madeira signs Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements: Yes accounting or reporting requirements in Portuguese
Annual Return Filing Requirements: Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements: No audit required.
Madeira Company Formation Registration Requirements
Share Capital: EUR 5000 Minimum paid up share capital EUR 1
Classes of Share Available for Madeira company formation: Registered shares and shares of no par value
Bearer Shares: Not Allowed
Registered Office Required: Yes, required and must be maintained in Madeira
Shareholders: Minimum number is one
Directors: Minimum number is one. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Madeira. Corporate directors are not allowed.
Your Company language: English
Name of your Company must be ended: Lda, SA
Documents required for Madeira company formation: A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.
Madeira Company Formation Restriction
For Madeira 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: No restrictions on trade
Not permitted without a licence: Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
Madeira Company Formation Confidentiality and Security
Publicly Accessible Records: Yes 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: Steady jurisdiction and highly regarded reputation.
About Madeira madeira company formation
Capital city: Funchal
Region: An autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa.
Political System: Democracy
Government: Democratic Government
Governing corporate legislation: Portuguese Companies Code as set out in Decree Law No 262/86
Type of Law: Civil
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Exchange Control: None
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: Portuguese
Time zone: GMT+0
Benefits in Madeira

The legislation regulating the new Regime IV applicable to the Madeira International Business Centre (MIBC) and which was approved by the EU Commission earlier this year, has finally been published in Portugal and is now in force.

It is therefore now possible to obtain new licences with the following specific benefits:

  • Reduced corporate tax rate of 5%, guaranteed until 2027;
  • Exemption of withholding tax on dividends paid to non Portuguese resident shareholders (corporate or individuals), as long as these are not resident in a black listed jurisdiction;
  • No withholding tax on interest and other forms of payment for shareholders’ loans, capital allowances or advances made by the shareholders to the company.

The additional tax benefits already applicable to existing licensed MIBC companies will also apply to these new licenses, namely:

  • Worldwide participation exemption regime applicable to dividends, reserves, capital gains and losses;
  • Exemption of withholding tax on royalties, services fees or interest paid to third parties;
  • Capital gains tax exemption on the sale of participation held in the Madeira company; among others.

Madeira is certainly a credible and stable location for international operations, providing an extremely competitive low tax rate, guaranteed until the end of 2027.

For further information on the Regime IV and the Madeira International Business Centre, please contact our office.

Our team of consultants are on hand to find out about your specific requirements and take you through the process from start to finish.