Introduction to setting up a Company in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a very attractive prospect to foreign investors looking to establish a company. The country is a multi-lingual business hub located in central Europe, with a developed infrastructure and one of the lowest tax rates in the EU.
There are also additional tax incentives for foreign investors. The setting up of businesses in Luxembourg is regulated by the Law of Commercial Companies and articles 1832 to 1873 of the Civil Code.
What are the main requirements for a Luxembourg Company?
– The minimum share capital for an S.à r.l. (Private Limited Company) is € 12.000
– The minimum share capital for an S.A. (Public Limited Company) is € 30.000 – It is possible to constitute the company with ¼ share capital paid-in (€ 7.500)
– The Memorandum & Articles of Association of the subsidiary
– The resolution of the parent company detailing its decision to form the subsidiary
– A registered address in Luxembourg
In order to register the subsidiary, the documents shown above must be bought before a public Notary in Luxembourg and then filed with the Trade and Companies Register.
All required documents must be officially notarised and may need to be translated. Luxembourg is however very flexible and will accept documents in English, French or German.
What are the accounting requirements of a Luxembourg Company?
The subsidiary must register for tax and VAT by declaring itself to the Direct Taxation Authority. A VAT number and a Company Registration number will then be issued.
VAT returns should be filed either annually, quarterly or monthly, depending on revenues.
Corporate tax returns are filed annually.
Annual accounts are filed electronically each year.
Please contact us in order to discuss your accounting requirements.
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A summary of Luxembourg Corporate Taxes is available here.