Cyprus is considered to be one of the most attractive jurisdictions in Europe to form a limited liability company due to its advantageous tax system. Cyprus holding companies enjoy all the benefits that the low tax jurisdiction has to offer such as full exemption from tax on dividend income, no withholding tax for dividends paid to non-residents, no capital gains tax and one of the lowest company tax rates in Europe of just 12.5%.
In addition, Cyprus has more advantages such as its corporate laws which are based on the English Companies Act and are in line with EU directives, low incorporation fees and a quick incorporation process. Moreover, Cyprus has a wide double tax treaty network and is currently negotiating for more.
It is recommended to ensure that upon the incorporation of the company, its beneficial owners or other appropriate officials are provided with copies of all corporate documents. Such corporate documents normally comprise:
Every Cyprus Company must have its own memorandum and articles of association. The memorandum contains the basic information of the company such as the company name, registered office, the objects of the company and so on. Care must be taken that the first few object clauses are tailored to the specific circumstances and main business objects and activities of the company.
The articles specify rules about the governance of the internal management of the company and regulations about the rights of the members (appointment and powers of directors, transfer of shares, etc).
For shareholders: Full name, Date and place of birth, Nationality, Residential address, Utility bill as a proof of a residential address or passport with registration stamp for CIS countries, Occupation, Copy of passport, Number of shares to be held.
For directors: Full name, Date and place of birth, Nationality, Residential address, Utility bill as a proof of a residential address or passport with registration stamp for CIS countries, Occupation, Copy of passport, Registered Address.
The following type of documents of Director/Shareholder be sent via email.
The time frame for the incorporation process is 5-7 working day after we clear our KYC procedure as well as there is no other question from Cyprus Registrar. At the last stage, we need you to send the notarized copy of all above documents to Cyprus for our record.
The shares may be held by nominees in trust for the beneficial owners without public disclosure of the owners’ identity.
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Our service can provide you The Office Address Registered for the incorporation process. As the Secretary company, we also offer the Virtual Office Service to keep record of your company documents.
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