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Germany Company Formation

GERMANY AG / GMBH

Type of Entity: Stock Corporation (AG) Limited Liability Company (GmbH )
Type of law: AktG, HGB, BGB GmbhG, HGB, BGB
Shelf company availability: Yes Yes
Incorporation time frame: 5 weeks 5 weeks
Minimum Government fees: EUR 500 EUR 500
Regular Corporate Income Tax: 15% (15.285%, including the solidarity surcharge) 15% (15.285%, including the solidarity surcharge)
Double Tax Treaty access: Yes Yes
Minimum issued share capital : EUR 50,000 EUR 25,000
Minimum paid up share capital on incorporation: EUR 50,000 EUR 12,500
Minimum number of Shareholders required: One One
Bearer Shares: Yes, is allowed Yes, is allowed
Nominee Shareholders Permitted: Yes Yes
Minimum number of directors: One One
Corporate directors permitted: No No
Local directors required: No No
Local meeting required : No No
Company secretary required : No No
General Meetings of Shareholders: Yes, At least one shareholder meeting each year Yes, At least one shareholder meeting each year
Local Registered office required: Yes Yes
Tax residence to benefit from Tax Treaty network: Yes Yes
Exchange Control: Yes Yes
Disclosure of beneficial owner to Company Registrar: Yes ( have to submit to the transparency register specific information about their beneficial owner if a natural person directly or indirectly holds more than 25% of the capital or voting shares or exercises control in a comparable manner) Yes (have to submit to the transparency register specific information about their beneficial owner if a natural person directly or indirectly holds more than 25% of the capital or voting shares or exercises control in a comparable manner)
Government register of directors: Yes (the German commercial register) Yes (the German commercial register)
Annual return: Yes Yes
Submission of accounts: Yes (Annual accounts have to be filed with the German Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger)) Yes (Annual accounts have to be filed with the German Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger))
Audit: Yes ( must be performed by a German certified public accountant) Yes ( must be performed by a German certified public accountant)
Change of domicile Permitted Yes Yes
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