EN
UARU

Company registration in Liechtenstein

Photo 1 - Company registration in Liechtenstein

About Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a dwarf state in Central State, surrounded by Austria and Switzerland.

 

Despite the small area there are some huge high-tech enterprises in Liechtenstein that hire not only residents but Austrians, Swiss and Germans as well.

 

Liechtenstein is not a classic offshore, it is a jurisdiction that attracts entrepreneurs from all over the world with low tax rates and a developed banking system.

LEGISLATION

Law on Persons and Companies, 1926 regulates company activities in Liechtenstein.

Types of companies

The Liechtenstein law provides such corporate form as joint stock company (AG), limited liability company (GmbH),  Ansalt, trust, fund (Stiftung).

Photo 1 - Company registration in Liechtenstein

COMPANY REGISTRATION IN Liechtenstein:requirements

JOINT STOCK COMPANY (AG):
  • The minimum authorized capital – 50 000 CHF (≈ 41 500€), which must be paid by depositing funds into a bank account. The bank will monitor the funds until the issuing of the certificate of incorporation.
  • Shares –bearer shares are allowed, but it must be fully paid.
  • Director (chairman of the board) –at least 1 individual or legal person. At least one director must be resident.
  • Members – at least 1, individual or legal person, no residency required.  
  • Secretary – not required.
  • Confidential information: information about directors and shareholders. 
  • Company is obliged to keep and submit an annual financial report, to be audited.
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (GMBH):
  • The minimum authorized capital – 30 000 CHF (≈ 25 000€), every member must pay at least 50 CHF by the moment of incorporation.
  • Shares – none.
  • Director – at least 1, individual or legal person, a Liechtenstein resident. 
  • Members – at least 2, individuals or legal persons, no residency required.  
  • Secretary – not required.  
  • Confidential information: information about members. 
  • Company is obliged to keep and submit an annual financial report, to be audited. 
ANSTALT:
  • Only Liechtenstein has this corporate form. It may be used as a holding company. No members or shareholders, shares are not issued.
  • The minimum authorized capital – 30 000 CHF (≈ 25 000€), 50% of which must be paid by the moment of incorporation.
  • The Board of Directors and Founder manage the Anstalt. A Founder may be individual or legal person, at least on the director must be resident.
  • Secretary – not required. 
  • Confidential information: information about beneficial owner.
  • Company is obliged to keep and submit an annual financial report. An audit is needed for commercial companies.
FUND (STIFTUNG):
  • This form is usually used for management, conservation and enhancement of the capital, including real estate. Commercial activity is not the main.   
  • The minimum authorized capital – 30 000 CHF (≈ 25 000€).
  • The Board of Directors manages the fund, at least on the director must be resident.
  • Members – at least 1, individual or legal person, no residency required. 
  • Secretary – not required. 
  • Confidential information: information about beneficial owner.
  • Company is not obliged to keep and submit an annual financial report, to be audited.
TAXES

Income tax – 12,5% (minimum 1800 CHF).

VAT - 7,7%, but reduced rates are also applied for certain groups of goods.

Capital gains tax - 0%.

There is no dividend tax.

More
CURRENCY CONTROL

None.

More
AGREEMENTS ON AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION

Liechtenstein has signed agreements on the avoidance of double taxation with more than 15 countries, this agreement has not been concluded with Ukraine.

More
FEATURES

Liechtenstein is not included in Ukrainian list of tax havens. 

More

If you are planning to register a company in Liechtenstein, please contact our lawyers for advice:

+38 (098) 737-88-88

We will help you buy company in Liechtenstein or in any other jurisdiction on the most favorable terms. The application for company registration in Liechtenstein is formed individually for each business case, take the final price from our commercial offer.

Discuss your project
Leave your question and we will call you back
Send
How useful post?
Click on a star to rate!
Average rating 0/5. Number of ratings: 0
Company in Georgia
6500€
Account in Georgia
1000$
Company in England
from 950€
Company in Canada
fron 1950$
Company in Cyprus
from 2500€
Feedback form
Leave your question and we will call you back
Send