Company incorporation in Europe + Banking introductions* + Additional services

Our strength :

Responsiveness in real time on our chat online, on English or French, permanent follow-up and assistance included in all our packages.

Boost your business with our Europe-wide network of contacts (manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, resellers, local agents, logistics and goods-in, etc.).

We have already incorporated hundreds of companies

Company incorporation with guaranteed Satisfaction or your money back : we guarantee that your company will be registered

We take care of everything – Share capital from €1 or £1 – Express bank introduction* – We can set up your Company incorporation and bank introduction* in around 20 European countries, with or without travel.

Don’t leave your company incorporation to just anyone. With us, you benefit from the following advantages and guarantees :

Share capital from £1, no residence permit required, company in 1 working day (UK). No travel

Share capital from £1, no residence permit required, company in 1 working day (UK). No travel

Share capital from £1, no residence permit required, company in 1 working day (UK). No travel

No travel for some countries
Share capital from €1

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

No travel required

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We specialize in Companies incorporation* in Europe. High quality, low prices.

A legal framework: the European continent is made up of many countries with high economic added value, generating prosperity, equilibrium, stability and fiscal peace of mind, provided that the company you are operating or planning to operate is irreproachable, particularly in organizational, commercial, social, accounting and fiscal matters. We set up companies in some twenty European countries, including France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Holland (Netherlands), Germany, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Malta, etc. We do not set up companies in “tax havens”.
If you are European or from another continent such as Africa, choose Europe. If you are planning to expatriate or simply want to set up your company in a European country, we can set up your company in Europe, in the country of your choice, provided your activity is legal. You will need to establish yourself (activity, physical and material presence, office(s), etc.) in the country where your company will be based.

We can support our customers, if they so wish and on an optional basis, on a case-by-case basis, in the creation of their economic substance and, in particular, their : set-up, establishment, partnerships, marketing and commercial development..

Our customers can now count on us, in certain countries, to help them set up and generate an administrative, technical and/or commercial environment, based on local, regional or national organization, location, materialization of activity (economic substance) (non-exhaustive list). Sales will be local, regional, national or international. Support can then lead to the development of a national or international franchise network.

Business development assistance

Standard & Compliance
La City – Coldbath Square
Farringdon
London, EC1R 5H

For French tax residents (individuals or companies) planning to expatriate or relocate part or all of their activities, we are currently studying the implementation of an Expatriation Pack and a Start-up Pack to offer more comprehensive cross-border set-up solutions. The Start-up Pack, for example, is designed to tackle the organization of economic substance in a more controlled way. In the coming months, our site will specialize in this type of packaged solution, so that companies are better prepared for their expatriation or relocation project.

Our services :

  • Company incorporation in Europe, with the option of payment in 2 instalments
  • Ready made companies, already registered, several years old, in several European countries
  • Support for expatriation, relocation and international development (economic substance)
  • Banking introduction* online and in-branch banking 

Holding company in London*. Learn more

LTD company (€590 plus VAT, with payment in 2 installments) Learn more

Among our strengths :

  1. Fast, guaranteed company registration in around 1-2 working days (London) + free banking introduction*.
  2. When you order, we will send you by e.mail, a company incorporation form online to complete and you will attach a copy of your passport or identity card and proof of address.
  3. Ultra-fast online service (no paperwork and no travel (for certain countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Bulgaria, Malta, etc..
  4. As soon as your company is registered, we’ll e-mail you the PDF incorporation documents. You’ll receive your company’s documents by e-mail in real time.
  5. Free customer support in French, 6 days a week, from 9am to 7pm.

We only set up companies* in Europe, starting at €590 + VAT (payment in 2 instalments (2 X €319 + VAT) is possible). The creation of a Company incorporation in Europe is legal, notably in application of the Hague International Convention (Decree 92-521 of June 16, 1992), which established that “Any natural or legal person resident in the European Community has the right to create a company in the country of their choice without having to be resident there for tax purposes”. If a company has no physical presence (employees, premises) in its host country (the country in which it is registered), i.e. has no real activity and therefore no economic substance in its host country, it must pay corporation tax in the country where the activity is actually carried out. This corporate tax is then at the rate set by the country where the activity is carried out. A non-tax resident (expatriate or not) is an employee or company owner who is not established for tax purposes in the country where he or she works. An owner who is not resident for tax purposes in the country where the company in Europe (in or near the European Union) is based, must pay tax in his or her country of tax residence. For France, the principle of tax residence applies : “Your tax domicile is in France if it is your principal place of residence, i.e. if you stay there for more than 6 months during the year. https ://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F62.

Our services are designed to help you develop your business in Europe (in or close to the European Union). On our website, you can find out more about the obligations incumbent on owners of companies in Europe. We help with professional expatriation projects, particularly from Africa to Europe, and never give legal or tax advice. We do not set up companies directly ourselves, and our bank introduction* service* is limited to putting people in touch with each other. We provide our customers with assistance in creating the economic substance of their company.

Orders placed on this site are the sole responsibility of the customer, who must verify the right to use the services ordered, depending on the country or countries in and from which they will be using these services. Customers must also verify the right to use the services ordered in their country of tax residence. The owner of a cross-border cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) (in or near the European Union) must pay taxes in his or her country of tax residence, and physically operate the company in the company’s host country. We also set up companies for expatriates. Some specific requirements for owning a cross-border cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) (in or near the European Union) (non-exhaustive list of requirements)* : set up the company in a country not blacklisted by the OECD or the European Union (so ideally set up thecross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) : ban tax havens), have a real organization (creation of an economic substance) in the company’s host country (office, premises, activity, employee(s), etc.), the owner of a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) must pay taxes in his or her country of tax residence,

banking introduction*. Economic substance recommended. Taxation.

We do not give legal or tax advice : it is strongly recommended to consult a tax lawyer before ordering a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) (in or near the European Union). Our services are ideally suited to European professionals planning to relocate or expatriate to another European country, and to non-European foreigners wishing to establish a professional presence in Europe.

For your order from a company in Europe : don’t pay cash… opt for payment in instalments, like here on our site.

We specialize in Companies incorporation in Europe. You can entrust us with the creation of Companies incorporation in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, but also in Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Hungary, Netherlands (Holland), Germany, Poland, Romania, Andorra, Switzerland, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, etc…

The owner of a cross-border cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) (in or near the European Union) must pay taxes in his or her country of tax residence, and physically carry on business (office and/or premises, employee(s) and/or himself or herself) in the company’s host country. We do not set up companies in countries with a reputation as “tax havens”.

Company incorporation in Europe (company and company owner in the same country)

Generally speaking, a European company is one that is resident in Europe for tax purposes, in the same country as its owner(s) (shareholders). It is possible to set up a Company incorporation in Europe online, without having to travel, in certain countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Scotland, Holland (Netherlands), Bulgaria, Malta, etc. For other countries, travel is often necessary. We do not set up offshore companies. Offshore companies are totally inadvisable, and you won’t find any on our site.

This type of company is incorporated in a country and operates within its borders.

European countries have strong financial markets and developed economies. Multiple tax treaties and a reputable financial sector are characteristic of European countries, making them prosperous nations.

Company cross-border incorporation in Europe (in or near the European Union)

Incorporating a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) is the act of applying for registration of a company in a European country other than that in which the owner of the company is resident for tax purposes, in the context of a project to relocate all or part of a company’s activities (production, storage, assembly, logistics, access to local human resources (know-how), raw materials, cost of purchasing or leasing commercial, craft and industrial goods, geo-strategic situation (particularly for distribution and import-export), holding administration, or to expatriate the company, or even to prepare the company owner for expatriation.

When the owner of a company is a tax resident in a European country other than the one in which the company is domiciled, the company can be considered a cross-border company.

The owner of a company in Europe must pay corporate income tax (CIT) in the country where his company is registered, if he has organized the economic substance of his company in the country where his company is domiciled, and pay personal income tax in his country of tax residence. If he has not organized the economic substance of his company and is resident in the European Union, he will have to pay all his taxes (corporate income tax +, of course, whatever the place of operation, his personal taxes) in his country of tax residence located in the European Union. In this case, double taxation may apply, and the company’s host country may also require the company to report to it.

A cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) can evolve over time into a Company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country) if the company owner becomes a tax resident in the country where the company is based : this is the case for expatriates who have implemented their start-up project before expatriating themselves. This is why we support the professional projects of future expatriates.

Company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country) or Company in Europe with cross-border operations 

A company in Europe (a company established in the same country as that in which its owner is resident for tax purposes) is a legal entity set up in a country for the purpose of carrying on a generally local, regional or national business; its owner or owners are generally resident for tax purposes in the same country as their company.

The term “Company in Europe” refers to a company in Europe owned by one or more shareholders who are not tax residents of the company’s host country. In principle, the shareholder(s) is (are) tax resident in Europe.

The creation of a Company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country) or a cross-border company (company in Europe and company owner tax resident in another European country), online, without having to travel, is possible in certain countries such as the UK, France, Ireland, Scotland, Holland (Netherlands), Bulgaria, Malta, etc. For other countries, travel is often necessary.

When a shareholder-manager sets up a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union), he or she is generally doing so to optimize production costs, or as part of an expatriation project. Contrary to popular belief, the relocation of a company located in the European Union often remains in Europe, notably by virtue of the 1992 Hague Convention, and is legally organized. In fact, some European countries have a particular policy in terms of social or fiscal attractiveness, and we can therefore consider that there is competition in this field between all or some European countries.

You can legally set up a company in Europe (London, France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Andorra, Malta, Scotland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, etc.) : don’t take the risk of setting up a company in a tax haven or one blacklisted by the EU or OECD, which could considerably reduce your possibility of opening a business bank account (banks are increasingly rejecting this type of company), or worse, cause your bank account to be blocked, give your company a bad image with your customers and suppliers and put your company in jeopardy.

Setting up a company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country)  also means establishing an economic substance (actual local organization of the business : offices, premises, activity, materialization, resources, etc.), which will be complicated for you to achieve in a distant country, in your capacity as company owner, if you are not resident in the country where your company is located. The non-existence of a company’s economic substance in Europe is tantamount to de facto operation and tax establishment of the company, in the country of tax residence of the company’s owner. The company must then pay its taxes in the owner’s country of tax residence. In this case, the company is considered to exist only in the country of tax residence of the company’s owner. By default, the company’s activity will be considered to be organized in the owner’s country of tax residence. In this type of case, depending on the country concerned, there may be double taxation. For a European national, setting up a Company incorporation in Europe means making it easier to establish the company, and then mastering the administrative management, accounting, production, marketing and tax declarations in the country of the company’s registered office. Not forgetting the tax obligations of the company’s owner, in his or her country of tax residence: the owner of a Company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country) or a cross-border company in Europe must pay taxes in his or her country of tax residence.
Find out more: What is economic substance? 

European company vs. offshore company

 

Do not confuse “Cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union)” with “offshore company”.

Our ethics lead us to suggest to our clients the use of “onshore” type companies (company and company owner in the same country) or in Europe (cross-border, European Union), but not of so-called “offshore” companies and for good reason, “tax havens” are (or have always been for Europeans) a fake, a mirage, and the majority of “offshore companies” their collateral victims, for the following reasons :

international taxation is evolving with universal notions such as :

  • economic substance : the cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) must organize its economic substance so that there are real offices and/or warehouses in the country where the company is registered, and a real administrative and/or commercial activity carried out by individuals employed by the company (non-exhaustive list),

  • taxation of the company : if the company has no economic substance in the host country, it will be eligible for corporation tax in the country where its business is actually organized,

  • taxation of company owners (“in Europe” (company and company owner in the same country) or in Europe (cross-border, European Union): shareholders of a company (“in Europe” (national) or in Europe (cross-border, European Union) are always taxed in their country of tax residence: owning a company abroad in no way exonerates you from paying taxes in your country of tax residence; owning accounts abroad and not declaring them in your country of tax residence qualifies as tax evasion,

  • It’s worth noting that so-called “tax haven” countries are re-evaluating their tax policies, in line with the concept of international tax uniformity. Tax evaders run the risk of having their bank account(s) blocked, and of incurring tax adjustments of up to 110%. As a reminder, failure to declare income in one’s country of tax residence is punishable by law. If a foreign company fails to pay its corporate income tax, its owner(s) will have to pay it in their country of tax residence.

Invoicing from or to a company that has no economic substance can be qualified as invoicing fraudulent, tax fraud, etc.

To put it simply, using an “empty shell” or “shell company” abroad serves no purpose and, on the contrary, can only result in penalties, tax reassessments, etc.

The terms “cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union)” and “offshore company” refer to business entities located outside the country in which they are set up. However, there are important differences between the two concepts, particularly in legal terms:

Cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) :

A cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) is a company registered in a European country other than that in which its shareholder(s) reside(s), and whose activity is carried out in the company’s host country. In Europe, in most countries of the European Union and the United Kingdom, except in exceptional cases, a company pays corporate income tax and its shareholders are listed in a public register, unlike an offshore company registered in a tax haven, which exempts a company owned by non-tax residents and its shareholders from all corporate income tax. This exemption from corporate tax is, in principle, subject to marketing outside the host country.

A cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) has commercial activities in the host country, such as the sale of products or the provision of services.

It is subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which it operates.

In short, a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union) is a business owned by non-tax-resident owners, and has similarities to a company in Europe (company and company owner in the same country), due to its commercial proximity to its host country and the taxation of that country. One essential difference is that its shareholders are non-tax residents in the country where the company is registered. Unlike an offshore company, a Company in Europe will generally pay its corporate tax in the host country, and the shareholders will be listed in the public register of that country. In cases where the company has not organized its economic substance, corporate tax will be paid in the country where the activity takes place. Even if there is no business activity in the country where the company is registered, that country may still claim corporate income tax; also, if the business activity is relocated to another country, the company may incur corporate income tax: in the country of registration and in the country where the business activity is carried out. It should therefore be noted that a Company in Europe is transparent, unlike an offshore company, which is often opaque. A Company in Europe is generally set up for subsidiaries, branches, holding companies, subcontractors, expatriates or future expatriates, in order to, for example, relocate, ..:

  • conquer new markets in host and neighboring countries,
  • manufacture, transform and package products,
  • provide services,
  • manage subsidiaries around the world.

A cross-border Company in Europe generally benefits :

  • local resources and costs, including human resources, raw materials and their processing, and know-how,
  • but also the geostrategic situation of the host country, particularly in terms of import-export, transport, logistics and storage,
  • and finally, advantageous land costs and incentives.

Offshore company: this type of model and legal, economic and tax environment is strongly discouraged.

An offshore company is a business registered in a country other than the one where its owners reside and where its main operations take place.

The term “offshore” is often associated with jurisdictions that offer tax advantages and more flexible regulations to attract business.

Offshore companies are often set up with the aim of reducing tax burdens, protecting confidentiality or benefiting from less restrictive regulations, which is often done illegally.

It is indeed important to note that all companies and company owners are subject to national and international rules and regulations.

However, one cannot blame a future expatriate for preparing a professional project in a very attractive country (transport, tourism, leisure, call centers, customer relations, remote services, IT development and maintenance, agriculture, industry, import-export, logistics, warehousing, etc.) or a company for thinking of relocating its activities there (manufacturing, assembly, packaging, etc.) or relocating itself (in particular holding, subsidiary, branch, etc.).

Two of the main specific characteristics of most offshore companies, which make them totally lacking in credibility, at least from a tax point of view, are ..:

  1. they do not physically exist in the host country; in this situation, they benefit from substantial tax advantages granted by the host country, even though they are not established there,
    opacity is maintained by tax havens, which do not disclose the identity of directors and shareholders.

Although offshore companies are legal, as even lawyers state on their website (see below), and this legality remains “when the transparency criteria are met”……… and “the activity carried out there is justified”, we do not set up offshore companies.

“The creation of an offshore company is legal when the transparency criteria are met. To avoid the structure being confused with a shell company, it is necessary to justify the activity carried out there.” https://www.avocats-picovschi.com/societe-offshore-fonctionnement-et-risque-penal_article_1816.html

To sum up, in general :

We advise: companies in Europe

We don't recommend: offshore companies

  • Existence of corporate income tax
  • No corporate income tax (tax havens)
  • Transparency: public register
    (display of directors and shareholders)
  • Opacity: restricted public register
  • Organization of economic substance
    in the company's host country or in an actual
    actual project (relocation, expatriation, etc.)
  • Concealment of economic substance
  • Transparent business model
  • Opaque business model
  • Total transparency for the company and its shareholders
  • Total opacity on the part of the company and its shareholders

We strongly advise against the use of offshore companies, and do not set up or supply companies registered in “tax havens”. We only set up companies in Europe, and most often in Western Europe.

Intra-Community VAT (03/10/2023)

The intra-Community VAT number applies to the countries of the European Union. It is an individual identification number assigned to all VAT-paying companies in the European Union : all EU taxable persons have an intra-Community VAT number in their own country. It is assigned by the national tax authorities, either when the company is registered, or according to the company’s activities.

If you are a non-resident of, for example, Ireland, Spain or Portugal, and wish to set up a company in these countries, you will not be able to obtain your VAT-EU number if :

  • your company has not organized its economic substance in the above-mentioned countries
  • your company has not achieved a minimum level of sales.

To provide an answer to this new problem, we have a solution that enables a non-resident to set up a company in Bulgaria, with a VAT-intracommunity number, within about a week.

The solution is not for a non-resident to obtain this precious sesame by setting up his company directly in Bulgaria, but to obtain it by buying the company, newly created by our Bulgarian agent.

Cross-border business

An activity can also be cross-border : for example, the direct or indirect subcontracting, in a cross-border country, of the manufacture of products and/or the provision of services, on behalf of a company established in another country, is a case of foreign activity, which does not negate the legal aspect, insofar as everything is done within the specific legal, social and tax rules. Direct foreign subcontracting of an activity is that organized by a holding company with regard to one of its branches or representative offices based in another country; indirect foreign subcontracting of an activity is that organized by a company (customer) with regard to an independent company based in another country (service provider, manufacturer).

The agreement reached on Friday October 8, 21 aims for a minimum tax rate of 15% for multinationals (large groups with annual sales in excess of 750 million euros): this first step shows a desire for standardization, but does not resolve the disparities between European states and the European Union in the taxation of small and medium-sized companies.

Our ethics lead us to select our clients, insofar as possible, on the basis of clear and honest projects, and although our responsibility is limited to the creation of Companies incorporation, we refuse to follow up any request for the creation of a company with an opaque, vague aim, devoid of any spirit of probity.

The owner of a cross-border company in Europe (in or near the European Union), foreign (delocalized, international) company must pay his taxes in his country of tax residence, and physically carry out his activity (office and/or premises, employee(s) and/or himself) in the country hosting the said company.

By using our services, you undertake to operate within the law and not to seek a means of evading your tax obligations.

LLP: you must pay all taxes in your country of tax residence.

Any company in Europe (cross-border, European Union), owned by a non-tax resident, must be declared in the country of tax residence of the owner of said company; for France, here’s the link to the declaration form:

https://www.formulaires.service-public.fr/gf/cerfa_15928.do

Any bank account outside the holder’s country of tax residence must be declared by the holder to the tax authorities in his or her country of tax residence. For France, here is the form for declaring a foreign bank account : https://www.impots.gouv.fr/sites/default/files/formulaires/3916/2019/3916_2568.pdf

Our ongoing support is limited to administrative monitoring of company incorporation and renewal.

New: we put our customers in touch with other customers in the same business sector (trading, e. commerce, dropshipping, placemarkets, import-export, personal development, brokers, transport and specific services, logistics, trading, intermediation, distribution (wholesalers, semi-wholesalers and retailers), sale of services, expertise, IT, auditing, brokerage, rental, energy, sale of leads, solar energy, heating, air conditioning, fiber optics, swimming pools, home automation, engineering, security, biology, chemistry, project carriers, start-ups, automotive, heavy goods vehicles, lifting, scaffolding, logistics, telecommunications, fiber optics, real estate, processing, assembly, digital marketing, digital, food, industry,… …). Learn more

(1) Satisfaction or your money back guarantee : registration of your company with a Satisfaction or your money back guarantee, subject to receipt of the duly completed Company incorporation form, accompanied by a scan of your valid passport or identity card and proof of address less than 3 months old (landline or cell phone bill or electricity bill or equivalent, in French or English), for each of the directors, partners, members; for certain countries outside the UK: subject to validation by a notary and or travel to the country of incorporation (for some countries, a notary may be proposed). Guaranteed company incorporation in 1 to 2 working days: only in London.

(3) Under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, no customs duties apply to trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom.This agreement also defines a privileged relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, in terms of trade,… https://brexit.gouv.fr/sites/brexit/accueil/le-brexit-cest-quoi.html 

(4) Company owners pay their taxes in their country of tax residence.In practice, without economic substance, a company is deemed to exist only in the country where it actually carries on business.

*The creation of a bank account by a third party is illegal, even with a power of attorney; we invite you to be wary of sites offering to open a bank account for you.An independent manager from our company, an account manager working for the bank, will call you to handle your application to open a bank account. Our service is to put you in touch with the bank, not to open a bank account. The bank has the sole right to decide whether or not to open a bank account (art. L. 312-1, II CMF). The bank’s decision is based on the applicant’s profile and eligibility to open a bank account. We do not open a bank account ourselves and do not guarantee the opening of a bank account. banking introduction* is an obligation of service, not of result.