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Company in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Company is ideal for:

Main characteristics of Luxembourg company:

Company Type S.A. or S.A.R.L
Corporate legislation Company Law 15 August 1915 as amended; Articles 18-32 et Seq. of the Civil Code and fiscal status of holding companies by law of 31 July 1929 respectively by LIR (namely article 166) for SOPARFI (1990) and others
Information published relating to company officers Registered Office / Share Capital details / Directors / Objects / Articles of Association / Annual Accounts of Luxembourg company are public
Accounting requirement Annual accounts required. The company must have an auditor and a registered office;
Legislation A Luxembourg SA or SARL that qualifies as a SPF is not permitted to carry out any commercial activity, own property, have IP rights or be involved in management, trade or the offer of financial services.
Taxation the Family Private Assets Management Company, or SPF is intended to be exempt from corporate income tax, municipal business tax and net-worth tax, and from withholding tax on distributions. These new vehicles are prohibited from commercial activity, and will be limited to private wealth management activity, for example the holding of financial instruments such as shares, bonds and other debt instruments, in addition to cash and other types of bankable asset
SOPARFI companies, created under the law of 24th December 1990, are subject to the normal regime of income taxes etc. (see Direct Corporate Taxation) but do receive the benefit of Double Taxation Treaties, and in many circumstances are exempt from taxation on dividends received from or paid to resident and non-resident companies in which they have a significant participation.
there is no withholding tax on royalties paid to non-resident companies
Confidentiality Luxembourg offers a high level of confidentiality.
Time to form Approximately 1 week
Standard Currency Euro
Stability Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation
Communication Efficient communication means
Time zone Convenient world time zone  GMT+1
Secretary required no
Paid up capital requirement The Societe Anonyme (SA) requires minimum capital of EUR31,000 and the Societe Anonyme a Responsibilite Limited (SARL) requires at least EUR12,500 capital.
Basis of legal System Under Civil Law
Minimum shareholders / directors Minimum of 2 Shareholders for SARL and SA.
A director with individual signing powers must be domiciled in Luxembourg
Registered address in Luxembourg is required for Luxembourg company formation. There is a Board of Directors (at least three), and day-to-day management may be delegated to a managing director.
Bearer shares Both registered and bearer shares are available for SA companies. In the case of bearer shares it is necessary to fully pay up the issued share capital. Sarl can only issue registered shares.

TAX treaties signed

Luxembourg has signed several treaties with the following countries:

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbuda, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China P.R, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep. of), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

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