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Company Formation in Czech Republic

Top 5 Advantages of Czech Republic

  1. No residency requirement for shareholders or directors
  2. Reputed member state of the EU
  3. Possibility to open a bank account
  4. Low minimum share capital
  5. Perfect to start a new business in the EU for foreigners
Packages to choose from
Services
SmallMediumLarge
We do the whole registration process, including the preparation of all needed documents, communication with state authorities and notaries
Incorporation
We provide a local contact person who speaks the language and communicates with authorities
Company contact person
You receive from us a legal address for your company, thus, no need to rent/buy a physical office
Legal address for 1 year
You do not need to visit this jurisdiction personally to incorporate - this will save time and money
Remote incorporation
We accompany you during the whole legal process for a successful incorporation
Notary services
We provide a local contact person who speaks the language and communicates with authorities
Company secretary
We will be able to identify nominee shareholders for you, in case you want to become completely anonymous
Nominee shareholder
If you want to be an unknown UBO, a nominee director service is useful. This director will only have limited access and powers, so the UBO will have full control on all levels.
Nominee director
We provide you with the complete accounting needed for this jurisdiction, including monthly and yearly statements
Accounting for 1 year
You grant us a power of attorney to carry out activities for you in the jurisdiction with different powers and terms of validity
Long-term POA
Authenticates the seals and signatures of your official company documents stating the rights and obligations of the entity's members or stakeholders of the company of any form of ownership in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction
Apostille of documents
A specific amount of hours of legal support by local legal professionals you may use on demand
Additional legal support
We help you to open a corporate account that suits your business model
Corporate account
SHELF COMPANIES
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How to start
Choose a jurisdiction1.
Pick a bank2.
Pay for the service using a suitable method3.
Receive credentials of your new legal entity4.
Get credentials of your opened bank account5.
Receive a package with documents delivered to you6.

Roadmap

How long does it take to register a company in Czech Republic?

  • 12-18 working days
  • Can be done remotely in around one month

What are the steps to register a company in Czech Republic?

The registration process of a company in Czech Republic 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

How high are the corporate income tax in Czech Republic?

  • The corporate income tax rate in Czech Republic is 19%
  • An advantageous 5% rate applies to basic investment funds (operating under license)

What Double-tax treaties has Czech Republic?

Many countries have bilateral conventions to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion

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Status: End of 2020

VAT number

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)
  • Your company will not have to file monthly tax returns (prerequisite: no one receives a salary), which means low costs

With VAT number

  • The 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
  • Businesses seated in the Czech Republic whose turnover exceeds 1,000,000 CZK (around 39,000 EUR) in any consecutive 12-month period must register as a VAT payer with the tax authorities

Before we help you to apply for a VAT number you should carefully think about the advantages and obligations that go along with it. To register as a VAT payer might be either voluntary or obligatory, depending on the turnover.

Decide first

  1. Do you want to buy a ready-made company or start a new one?
  2. Is your business plan detailed enough to check for a trade license?
  3. What is the planned authorized 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Czech Republic is part of the Hague Convention of the Apostille

Accounting and auditing

  • A tax return has to be filed every year, even in the absence of any business activity
  • Bookkeeping is mandatory and accounts are to be filed

Residential requirements

What are the residential requirements in Czech Republic?

  • There are no residential requirements for shareholders and directors of a Czech limited liability company
  • Every company needs a registered address, virtual offices are allowed in Czech Republic

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 Czech Republic