Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is considered to be one more financial & wealth management center in Europe. Well, it is not a part of the EU but it is geographically in the heart of the EU and is a part of the Schengen area and a part of EEA. It is one of the most expensive countries in the EEA in regard to registering a company and maintaining it. However, Liechtenstein can offer discretion, confidentiality, low taxes or no taxes depending on the structure. Dividends, commissions, royalties, interests paid by Liechtenstein companies to other countries are completely free from withholding tax. Lichtenstein has also one of the lowest VAT rates in the EU.

Corporate tax VAT
12.5% 7.7%

Limited liability company

GmbH

Minimum Share capital

30 000 EUR

Registered office required

Yes

Physical office required

No

Min. number of Shareholders

1

Min. number of Directors

1

Local directors required

Yes

Other requirements

No

Bank signatory must travel

In many cases not

Timescale for company formation

4 weeks

Timescale for bank account opening

14 days

Timescale for obtaining VAT number

2 weeks

Statutory audit requirements

Yes

Shelf companies available

No

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