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THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF LICHTENSTEIN COMPANY

GENERAL
Type of entity
Limited Liability Company (Anstalt)
Political Stability
High
Type of law
Civil
Disclosure of Beneficial Owner
No
Migration of Domicile Permitted
Yes
Corporate Taxation
12,5%
Double taxation treaty access
Yes, not numerous
CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of shareholders/members
One holder of Founder’s rights
Minimum Number of Directors/Managers
One
Corporate Directors/Managers permitted
Yes
Company Secretary Required
No
Usual Authorised Capital
CHF 30,000
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
Registered Office/Agent
Yes
Company Secretary
No
Local Directors
Yes
Local Meeting
No
Government Register of Directors
Yes
Government Register of Shareholders/Members
No
ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS
Annual Return
Yes
Submit Accounts
Yes/No
RECURRING GOVERNMENT COSTS
Minimum Annual Tax/Licence Fee
CHF 1,200
Annual Return Filing Fee
N/A

INTEREST OF THE JURISDICTION OF LICHTENSTEIN

Advantages of a company in Lichtestein

  • A flat corporate tax rate of 12.5% with minimum annual tax of CHF 1,200;
  • Liberal and flexible corporate law provides its own trust legal frame;
  • Political and economic stability;
  • Banking secrecy law;
  • Liechtenstein enjoys a very stable monetary customs union with Switzerland.

Possible disadvantages of a company in Lichtestein

  • Offshore companies cannot benefit from international double tax agreements.
  • The Anstalt, name of the company structure in Liechtenstein, can be expensive for non-trading operations or small assets.

PRESENTATION OF JURISDICTION

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a small country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria and Switzerland. Liechtenstein is a constitutional monarchy with an estimated population of 35,000.

Liechtenstein is the richest German-speaking country and enjoys economy with:

  • The highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world.
  • The world’s lowest external debt.
  • One of the lowest unemployment rates.

The economic strength is link to its robust financial sector located in the capital, Vaduz, which has been identified as a tax haven. The Liechtenstein offers unique blend of most attractive economic and financial features, which provide a wide range of solutions and add value investment vehicles. At this moment, a lot global companies enjoy offshore solutions that Liechtenstein offers.

HOW TO
PROCEED

To incorporate or purchase a company the following documentation should be provided:

01

A completed application form signed by the company or by the representative

03

A personal bill, which is less than 3 months old from the date of the application

02

Copy of valid passport

04

Payment of our fees

Note: additional documents may be required depending on the certain offshore bank.

Set-up time: From the moment, we are in possession of all required documents:

3 days

Incorporation of
a company or purchase
of an existing company

15 days

Delivery of the original
company documents

3 weeks

Offshore Bank: offshore
bank account opening