Company Formation in Latvia

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0% tax
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from 1.950 €

Cost company formation in Latvia

Basic Package

Turnkey company formation, Everything you need to get off the ground. Start now!

from 1.950 € Initial set up
no maintenance Maintenance per month
  • Turnkey Company Formation
  • Company contact person
  • Registered legal company address for 1 year
  • Remote incorporation
Medium Package

Full turnkey company formation. This is the standard package our clients go for!

On request Initial set up
  • Turnkey Company Formation
  • Company contact person
  • Registered legal company address for 1 year
  • Remote incorporation
  • Notary Services
  • Company Secretary
  • Local personnel
Full Package

Full turnkey company formation and support in all necessary aspects. Customized pricing!

On request Initial set up
  • Turnkey Company Formation
  • Company contact person
  • Registered legal company address for 1 year
  • Remote incorporation
  • Notary Services
  • Company Secretary
  • Local personnel
  • Accounting for 1 year
  • Long-term POA
  • Apostilled set of documents
  • Additional legal support
  • Corporate Account

Incorporation Assistance in Latvia - Free Consultation

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How to start

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1. Choose a jurisdiction
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2. Pick a bank
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3. Pay for the service using a suitable method
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4. Receive credentials of your new legal entity
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5. Get credentials of your opened bank account
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6. Receive a package with all documents delivered to you

Top 5 Advantages of Latvia

  1. Undistributed profits are tax-exempt (0%)
  2. Only 1 person required
  3. Reputable jurisdiction
  4. Little bureaucracy and low maintenance costs
  5. Fast company set-up

Roadmap to company formation in Latvia

How long does it take to register a company in Latvia?

  • 2-5 working days
  • Can be done remotely in 1 week

What are the steps to register a company in Latvia?

  The registration process of a company in Latvia is very simple. The experts of LegalBison will assist you throughout every step of it:
  1. Initial consultation and agreement
  2. Payment of the full invoice
  3. [IF REMOTELY]: Notarization of POA by client
  4. Preparation of registration documents
  5. Document signed at the notary
  6. Official register validity: immediately

Taxes in Latvia

How high are the corporate income tax in Latvia?

There are no corporate income tax per se in Latvia
  • Only the distributed profits (dividends) are taxed at a 20% rate
  • The tax system is designed to encourage business growth

What Double-tax treaties has Latvia?

Many countries have bilateral conventions to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam Status: End of 2020  

VAT number in Latvia

Without VAT number

  • Your company will not be eligible to receive VAT refunds, which means everything bought is 21% more expensive (important: B2B payments between two VAT exempt companies are not more expensive)

With VAT number

  • Any taxpayer can register for VAT with a simple application
  • Your company will be eligible to receive VAT refunds, which means you can make use of the reverse-charge mechanism
  • Monthly tax returns have to be filed, even if no transactions occur
  • Payroll taxes must be paid at latest on the 10th of the next month
  • VAT must be paid at latest on the 20th day of the following month it was applicable to
Before we help you to apply for a VAT number you should carefully think about the advantages and obligations that go along with it.

Decide first

  1. Do you want to buy a ready-made company or start a new one?
  2. Can you travel or do you want to do everything remotely?
  3. Do you want a regular LLC with 2,800 EUR of share capital or a simplified one with 1 EUR of share capital?
Speak to our consultants to get a free consultation and guidance on how to choose the best jurisdiction based on your business model.

Documents to provide for company registration in Latvia

  • Passport copies (a scan) of shareholder/s and director/s, also beneficiary owner if applicable
  • A Power of Attorney (in case of a remote company registration)
  • Certified company documents (in case at least one of the shareholders is going to be a foreign company)

Information needed to get started in Latvia

  • 3 options of your desired name for the company and a company contact email address
  • Names, addresses and emails of all shareholders and board members
  • Short description of your company’s activity

Remote incorporation in Latvia

  • The whole incorporation process can be conducted remotely. No travel necessary. Notarization of documents is necessary
  • A Power of Attorney (POA) from (all) partners/shareholders is needed
  • The POA is sent to you by us based on the services you want
  • You have to certify the POA by a notary and in some cases legalize it by apostille (some countries need full legalization)
  • Once you have the POA on your hands, we double-check, and you send us the original form (physical document!) via courier to our address
  • Latvia is part of the Hague Convention of the Apostille

Accounting and auditing in Latvia

  • Accounting registers shall be maintained in Latvian, in euro currency, using a double entry accounting system and have to be kept together with source documents within the territory of Latvia
  • Latvia uses the IFRS accounting standard
  • An annual report including financial statement has to be filed every year
  • Statutory audit is required for companies whose balance sheet exceeds 400,000 EUR and/or turnover exceeds 800,000 EUR and/or employees number exceeds 25 on average in the year

Residential requirements in Latvia

What are the residential requirements in Latvia?

  • There are no residential requirements for a simple limited company
  • 100% foreign ownership as well as directorships are allowed
LegalBison offers help with all of the above requirements. We assist and are local on ground. Speak now for free with one of our consultants to get your business started.

FAQs about doing business in Latvia

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