Virtual Office FAQ

Accounting (19)

During the term of the contract, the accountant has the obligation to provide the accounting service in accordance with the applicable legislation, which also implies the obligation to keep the accounting records. After the expiry of the contract, the contracting authority shall have the right to require the accounting officer to keep the documents or to return them, thereby transferring the obligation to retain the documents to the contracting authority.

Specifically for the service we offer, the raw data is stored in web based accounting software from which all parties can check and download it.

 

 

 

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Client and accountant together.
The client is responsible for ensuring that the raw data provided is true and the accountant is responsible for ensuring that the raw data has been used lawfully according to law.
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Estonian Commercial Code states that if a private limited company has less than half of its share capital or less than the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or the other minimum amount of share capital provided by law, the shareholders shall decide:

1) reduction or increase of share capital, provided that the number of net assets would thereby form at least half of the share capital and at least the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or other minimum amount of share capital provided by law, or taking other measures as a result of which the amount of the net assets of the private limited company would be at least half of the share capital and at least the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or other minimum amount of share capital provided by law;

2) the dissolution, merger, division, or transformation of a private limited company, or

3) submission of a bankruptcy petition.

We can help with the terminal liquidation process.

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The information you need to provide in the annual report depends on the size of the company. For example, small businesses are required to provide an activity report, balance sheet, income statement, and specifically required notes.

A micro-enterprise is a private limited company with total assets of up to 175 thousand euros, liabilities not exceeding equity, and annual sales revenue of up to 50 thousand euros. The micro-enterprise has one shareholder who is also a member of the management board. The micro-enterprise does not have to submit an activity report in the annual report and the number of annexes is also minimal.

A small company is a company with total assets of up to 4 million euros, annual sales of up to 8 million euros, and an average number of employees of up to 50 people, one of which may be exceeded.

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We accept the source documents in Estonian and English language.

There are certain restrictions for source documents, take a look at information about requirements.

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The following information needs to be written on purchase and sales invoices:

  • Title (e.g. “Invoice” or similar)
  • Invoice number
  • Date of issue
  • Description of goods or services purchased
  • Numerical data (amount, price of a unit, total sum)
  • Names of the seller and buyer
  • Addresses of the seller and buyer
  • Seller’s company registration number
  • Seller’s VAT number (in case the seller has it)

 

There are certain restrictions for source documents, take a look at information about requirements.

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In most cases, the financial year is the same as the calendar year in which case the deadline is the last day of June.

In special cases, a different period may be set for the financial year.

Submitting an annual report is mandatory for all the companies registered in Estonia, within 6 months from the end of the company’s financial year.

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In XML format.

If your current bank service provider doesn’t let you save your bank statements if XML format you can easily convert it to XML format, an example of using , etc.

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If the volumes are larger, the price will change. We reserve the right to change our service prices if your monthly volume of transactions changes more than 25%.

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In case the company has employees who are not Estonian tax residents and who live and work outside Estonia, salary payments to these foreign employees are not taxed in Estonia and we do not submit any tax declarations about these employees.

In such case, these foreign employees must declare their income from your Estonian company in the country in which they live and are tax residents.

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It is very strongly preferred that only business related expenses are on your receipts that you send to us.

Receipt needs to include:

  • Date of issue
  • Receipt number
  • Description of goods or services purchased
  • Numerical data (amount, price of unit, total sum)
  • Name of the seller
  • Address of the seller
  • Seller’s company registration number
  • Seller’s VAT number (in case the seller has it)

Receipts can be forwarded to us, using the Envoice app. You simply take a photo of the receipt and send it to us via the app.

Please use Multipage function, if your receipt has multiple pages (card payment slip and receipt itself).

 

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By logging in to the e-Business Register, the first page will show the companies that are related to you. There you can also give your digital signature for accountant confirmation for the company.

The step by step manual is added to your order confirmation.

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Go to Estonian Tax and Customs Board and log in there:

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On the left side, there will be “Settings”, follow these steps:

Access Permissions -> Access permissions of representatives> New Access permission.

Add new user’s personal code-> search-> next.

The following page opens, where you can add an expiration date if necessary.


  • If you want to add access rights as a package eg Accountant Package, Customs Package, Excise Package, Send data through system-to-system interface, etc., you need just to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on search. Five packages appear. Please mark the desired package (s) and click on add.
  • If you want to add separate access permissions, you must select the separate access permissions tab. The most exploitable access permissions are in the “over areas ” area
  • If you want to add user management permissions, select the separate permissions tab, enter “right” in the name box to simplify the search and press the search button. There appear several access permissions. The permission you need to add in such a case is: “The right of the representative of the legal person to administer the user rights of applications”.

Comprehensive and bulky manual: https://www.emta.ee/eng/information-and-news-e-mta/instructions-using-e-services/access-permissions-and-authorisations-e-mta

 

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After ordering the accounting and the contract has been made, you will be sent a personal e-mail address. All source documents must be sent there.

They are checked and uploaded to the accounting software if appropriate.

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You will receive a notice via e-mail to sign in to our e-accounting environment, where you will have access to all the information about your business.

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No, you don’t.

If the company has employees who are not tax residents of Estonia and work outside Estonia, the salary payments to these foreign employees are not taxed in Estonia, and we do not file tax returns for these employees.

Foreign employees must declare their income on behalf of an Estonian company in the country in which they are taxable.

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When conducting business in Estonia, you should comply with the local accounting and legal standards. A company needs to keep its books so that the creditors and business partners may rest assured about the financial position of the company and taxes can be calculated correctly.

There are three main accounting policies to abide by:

  • the Accounting Act of the Republic of Estonia
  • Estonia’s Good Accounting Practices
  • the guidelines issued by the Accounting Board of the Republic of Estonia

 

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Yes.

The price will be based on the number of transactions.

Please contact us for a special price.

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Address service (12)

Besides, it’s mandatory to have an address for establishing a company in Estonia it also gives you a physical business address and office number for your business cards, website, and email and registering a new company. It increases your professionalism and credibility as a business and makes you more approachable to potential clients.

Also please keep in mind that it’s actually a real physical address not so called imaginary virtual address. We just call it like this

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In Tallinn city center, Juhkentali 8, Tallinn 10132

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Once the letter has been received, it will be scanned or resubmitted as agreed.

If it has not already been done, it means that the message has not been received by us.
Please check the sending route from the sender.
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It is included with your subscription order confirmation to be automatically downloadable.

Please check your email.

If it is not found, please let us know and we will resend it manually.

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If the address changes or there is no right to use it.

To do this, an application for an amendment must be submitted to the commercial register.

If the new location of the company is in another rural municipality or city, an amendment must also be made to the articles of association. The amended articles of association and the minutes of the general meeting or the resolution of the shareholders approving the articles of association must be attached to the electronic application as a file. Upon amendment of the articles of association, the undertaking must pay a state fee. If the address changes within the municipality (eg city), you do not have to attach additional documents to the application and you do not have to pay a state fee.

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Yes, a state fee must be paid if the state area changes.

A the moment it is 18 EUR.

The state fee must be paid to the Ministry of Finance.

Bank account and reference number information are submitted in the Estonian Business Register e-environment in the final phase of submitting the application.

Without payment of the state fee, the application will not be processed.

If there will be some obstacles, we can help with payment, free of charge, we have special service for that:

State fee for registry entry

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It’s real.

In the steady concrete building.

Estonian Business Registry (and payment solution providers, banks, etc) don’t accept “not real” or “virtual addresses”.

 

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When establishing a company in the Estonian Business Register e-environment, the address must be added by the establisher or establishers. The address will appear on the company foundation decision, the articles of association as well as on the registry card.

The software ensures that only real addresses can be added.

Instructions, on how to add an address to your new company or change an existing companies address, will be included in your order confirmation. There is a section with downloadable materials.

If there is an obstacle in finding it, please let us know, we will resend manually.

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Depends on what kind of service you have ordered from us.

In Package ONE mail and small parcel, forwarding is additionally priced.

In Package TWO and Package THREE there is a certain amount of post included in the price, check it out.

If there is a need for constant delivery we recommend our Drop Shipping Service.

 

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Establishing a company in the Estonian Business Register e-environment there is no need to present address proofs.

At the same time, the official may ask for proof of affiliation with the address. You can then show the document, the address proof certificate.

It must be remembered that before finalizing the company formation application, the data submitter confirms its accuracy.

Submission of false information, which is also, for example, submission of an address to which there is no right, is a criminal offense under the laws of the Republic of Estonia.

 

 

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We can help with official registration in the Estonian population registry if there is legal background for obtaining.

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Yes, you can.

Actually, you need it before establishing a company in Estonia. Real address in Estonia and a contact person who resides in Estonia are mandatory for establishing a company if a board member or members are residing outside of Estonia.

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Annual report (10)

The information you need to provide in the annual report depends on the size of the company. For example, small businesses are required to provide an activity report, balance sheet, income statement, and specifically required notes.

A micro-enterprise is a private limited company with total assets of up to 175 thousand euros, liabilities not exceeding equity, and annual sales revenue of up to 50 thousand euros. The micro-enterprise has one shareholder who is also a member of the management board. The micro-enterprise does not have to submit an activity report in the annual report and the number of annexes is also minimal.

A small company is a company with total assets of up to 4 million euros, annual sales of up to 8 million euros, and an average number of employees of up to 50 people, one of which may be exceeded.

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Organizational accounting is fixing up your accounting for the previous year so that an annual report can be submitted.
Apparently, accounting is not done, because if it has been done, the annual report could be submitted automatically.
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In most cases, the financial year is the same as the calendar year in which case the deadline is the last day of June.

In special cases, a different period may be set for the financial year.

Submitting an annual report is mandatory for all the companies registered in Estonia, within 6 months from the end of the company’s financial year.

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It has to be prepared in Estonian and in the currency officially applicable in Estonia (EUR).

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The court maintaining the register has the right to repeatedly and without warning to punish the undertaking and all persons required to submit the data for failure to submit the report on time.

The fine is determined to the extent provided for in the Code of Civil Procedure. If the report has not been submitted within 18 months after the end of the financial year, the court which maintains the register shall delete the register of a legal person or decide on its dissolution or liquidation.

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By logging in to the e-Business Register, the first page will show the companies that are related to you. There you can also give your digital signature for accountant confirmation for the company.

The step by step manual is added to your order confirmation.

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After ordering the accounting and the contract has been made, you will be sent a personal e-mail address. All source documents must be sent there.

They are checked and uploaded to the accounting software if appropriate.

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In 24 hours after the order has been made and we have received the payment.

In some cases, the service is activated after receiving the signed contract and the provided KYC documents.

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Yes.

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If you have an Estonian company then submitting an annual report is required for all companies registered in Estonia even if there is no activity during the financial year.

 

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Apostille (7)

This package of documents will allow you, for example, to apply for opening an account with a foreign bank for your Estonian company or carry out transactions on behalf of the Estonian company in other countries.

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An Apostle is a certificate that certifies the competence of the person who signs the document and makes a national public document of one country available to a foreign country that is a party to the relevant international convention (the list of the convicted states can be consulted on the convention website http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php? act = conventions.authorities & cid = 41).

Only notaries draw up public documents for the Republic of Estonia. A notary cannot certify with an apostille a document that he has certified or authenticated.

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Of course, we also help with other documents: accounting documents, bills, contracts, etc. In this case, the price will be negotiated separately.

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No.

An unofficial document is not certified by a Notary. In Estonia, the list of shareholders is maintained by board members and has no official meaning. The information provided in the registry card is of official significance for the shareholders.

But we can translate it with the sworn translator.

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A sample will be included with your order, which you can fill out with your details and then send it back to us.

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From countries with which Estonia has a legal aid agreement, that is, there is no need for an apostille in the following countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine.

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No. Shipping costs will be additional and will vary depending on the mode of transport that will be chosen.

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Background check (2)

No, this is not a background check related to obtaining an Estonian e-residency.

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e-Residency is a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location-independent business online. e-Residency enables to use secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online. Please be aware that e-Residency does not confer citizenship, tax residency, residence or right of entry to Estonia or to the European Union. It is not a visa or residence permit. The e-Resident digi-ID card is not a physical identification or a travel document, and does not display a photo. You’ll find laws and regulations concerning current application here: Identity Documents ActState Fees Act. You’ll find the terms and conditions for use of certificates of personal identification documents of the Republic of Estonia here.

    The state fee for the e-Resident’s digital ID card is 100 euros. Depending on the chosen pick-up location, additional fees apply:

  • if you choose an office in Estonia as the pick-up location there is no additional fee
  • if you choose a foreign representation of Estonia as the pick-up location you will have to pay an additional fee of 20 euros upon applying
  • if you choose Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan or San Francisco, USA as the pick-up location an additional service fee applies which is to be paid directly to the service provider upon collecting your document (more detailed information about the applicable fee of each location is displayed upon selecting a specific pick-up location)

Please be informed that the Police and Border Guard Board performs background checks on all applicants.

https://apply.gov.ee/

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Company formation (34)

So that the officials know that your address is real.

When you start a business, you must enter at least an email address in your contact information. This must be confirmed.

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After we receive the order and get payment, the contact person is ready to sign in as the contact person for your company in the Estonian Commercial Registry.

Usually, it will be done within 24 hours.

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The Estonian Business Law provides two bases for this. Either pay it during the establishment process or pay it later. So a company can be set up without an immediate share capital down payment.

The shareholder shall pay for the share in full within one year, but at the latest share capital must be paid when dividends will be paid. No share capital paid, no dividends.

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Automatically standard, but you can make some differences yourself, but that makes usually no sense.

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A) An annual report must be submitted

To the registration department of a country court no later than within 6 months after the end of the financial year. The report can be submitted through the Company Registration Portal. If you do not submit the report in due time, the court maintaining the register may fine both the company and its management board members without advance warning.

The company’s financial year is always the calendar year, starting on the 1st of January and ending on the 31st of December.

B) The company’s business name, registry code and location

Must be stated in the company’s business documents and on its website. The annual report must also state those data and additionally the company’s e-mail address and website address as well as other telecommunications data.

C) Activities

Are presented in the annual report. Enclose up to 10 largest activities by sales revenue as annexes to the report. Activity cannot be freely described but instead must be indicated as the relevant wording in the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities, level 4. Insignificant activities are not required to be stated. The management report provides a more detailed description of the reporting year’s activities and the changes planned for the coming year. Please keep in mind that stating an activity in the Commercial Register does not automatically grant you the right to engage in it if a special law prescribes any additional requirements (for example the Trading Act requires that a place of sale be registered with the local government, the Building Act requires that a building contractor be registered, the Public Transport Act requires a public transport or taxi license, etc.).

D) Changing registry data (company address, management board members, etc.)

A petition for entry of change is filed with the county court maintaining the register. A petition for entry can be filed through Company Registration Portal or a notary. A state fee must be paid when filing a petition for entry (indicating the company’s registry code and the relevant reference code).

Notice of changes to data outside entries must be sent through Company Registration Portal or by post. Data outside entries can be changed without a state fee. A state fee is also not required for submitting a resolution of shareholders or the supervisory board to extend the duration of powers of a management board member entered into the register.

Documents (both on paper and digital) must be submitted as originals (incl. with original signatures) or as notarised copies. A notary may also prepare a digital copy of a document. Documents must be in Estonian or accompanied by a translation made by a sworn translator or certified by a notary. If failing to submit the required data, the company, as well as all its management board members can be fined repeatedly.

E) A person’s address

Is looked up from the Population Register by the county court maintaining the register. But if a company’s management board member, liquidator or the chair of the supervisory board does not have a place of residence registered in the Estonian Population Register, the data of that place of residence must be submitted and any changes in those data must be notified of immediately. Those data are also considered data outside entries so no state fee is required for them.

Every Estonian company must have an Estonian address.

F) The list of shareholders

Is kept by the private limited company’s management board.

If other shareholders have a pre-emptive purchase right, a shareholder selling its share must present the sales contract to the management board so that the management board can inform other shareholders. The notary certifying a sale or pledge of a share will also communicate the transaction to the county court maintaining the register. The management board may assign the list of shareholders to be maintained by the Estonian Central Register of Securities for a fee. In that case transactions with shares are conducted through a securities account opened in a bank. If a company had multiple shareholders and only a sole shareholder remains then the management board must send a notice to that effect to the county court maintaining the register.

Only private persons who have an Estonian personal ID code can register an Estonian company online. If you as a legal entity would like to register an Estonian company, please get in touch with us. We will help you with the registration process.

The company can be registered by one founder. If you have more than one founder, please get in touch with us. We will help you with the registration process.

To register an Estonian company, both the founder and the board member(s) must have an Estonian personal ID code. If the founder and the board member are different persons, both must digitally sign the company registration application. You will be able to download the application after filling out the registration form. Once you have signed the downloaded document, you must upload it to the portal for submission.

The management board of an Estonian company can be located outside of Estonia. In this case it is regulated by the law to provide the address of the board and appoint an authorized contact person.

G) Equity capital level

You must make sure that the company’s net assets (equity capital) do not decrease below one half of its share capital, and never below the lower limit of share capital set forth in the law. Otherwise the management board must summon the shareholders to decide an involvement of new funds, a merger, a reconstruction or dissolution of the company, etc. In the case of long-term insolvency, the management board must immediately present the court with a bankruptcy petition. Failure to react can bring about proprietary and criminal liability for the management board.

The share capital of the company must be at least 2500 euro. The maximum share capital permitted is 25 000 euro. You can register the company without having to deposit the share capital. You can do this later at the bank.

H) The Tax and Customs Board

And other national and local authorities utilise the Commercial Register’s data through a computer network and they are forbidden from requesting you to submit an excerpt of the Commercial Register (§ 541 (1¹) of the Commercial Code). You do not have to register separately as a person paying income tax, social tax and land tax. Still, you have to register as a person paying value added tax (VAT) if your company’s annual turnover exceeds the lower limit set forth in the law. You can register as a person paying value added tax through the website of the Tax and Customs Board.

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The name must be limited to the Estonian alphabet and symbols may not be used. Most importantly, the name must be unique and clearly distinguishable from other company names and trademarks previously registered in Estonia. In the case of trademarks, both national and international trademarks valid in Estonia count. In making the decision, the overlap of the proposed activity with the registered trademark classes may be compared.

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Ready made, company in a paper, that has fulfilled all requirements for legal registration and may be bought by anyone to bypass the lengthy registration or incorporation process. Shelf companies are formed and sold usually by accounting or law firms. Also called a blank check company.

Of course, we can provide them, just contact us.

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Allowed are:

  • Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Belgium ID-Card/Estonian e-resident card/Estonian and Lithuanian Mobile-ID
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  • 0% corporate income tax. Profits retained and reinvested in the company have a tax rate of 0%
  • A company in one day. Establishing a company is done online and only takes one business day
  • 100% online management. Digitally sign documents, declare taxes, conduct banking and submit annual reports
  • Everything is in English. All services and official registers are in English. No need to know the Estonian language
  • Professional support that will help you set up your company efficiently and smoothly
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  1. Private limited company

There is no personal responsibility. Unless the shareholder or member of the management board does something criminally or directly to the detriment of the private limited company. For example, a company takes property. This needs to be done more cunningly.

2. General partnership

The shareholder is fully responsible. One shareholder is also appointed as a member of the management board, while the other shareholder remains anonymous. That must be kept in mind.

3. Non-profit organisation

It shouldn’t be here, but it is. But often the name does not correspond to the real thing. A business can be done that meets business objectives. There is no responsibility until something is done criminally.

 

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Visiting a Public Notary in Estonia or by using a power of attorney.

Registration through a notary or with a power of attorney comes at different prices:

  • Company formation via Public Notary – 349 EUR
  • Company formation by a Power of Attorney – 549 EUR
  • The establishment with a notary includes notary fees and state fees. The incorporation with the POA also includes its translation costs, notary fees, and state fees.

    Additional costs can be added if there is more than one establisher.

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Can also be used in business, but there are differences compared to a regular company.

Requires at least 2 board members. Money can only be used towards the goal set in its charter. By definition, they can’t make a profit, that means you can’t take out the profit as dividends, a non-profit can only pay a salary to its employees.

But the advantages are the following, no equity. Then there is also no equity to claim against if the members of the board have not shown a significant degree of negligence in the management of the non-profit organization.

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Estonia has a very transparent tax system and it is easy to understand for the foreigners, because of the flat tax rates. Here are some of the main tax benefits of an Estonian company.

  1. The most important aspect about Estonian company’s taxes is that you only pay corporate income tax when you distribute dividends. If you don’t distribute dividends, then you don’t have to pay corporate income tax. So, you can use all the money that goes to your business bank account for reinvesting and growing the business and you won’t be taxed for that. In that sense, Estonia is the ideal place for growing your business compared to many other European countries where you have to pay taxes as soon as you earn income.
  2. In some cases, you can take out tax-free dividends, for example if you have a permanent establishment or when you receive dividends from a subsidiary. We will discuss permanent establishment separately in the upcoming sections.
  3. And lastly, a unique regulation about the Estonian tax system is that you, as a private person, don’t have to pay personal income tax additionally to the corporate income tax when the company pays you dividends. However, this applies only when you, as a private person, are a tax resident of Estonia. This is unique, because in most of the countries a private persons must pay personal income tax when they receive dividends. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that you, as a private person, don’t have to pay the personal income tax in your homeland.

It is very important to understand that there are different taxes for the company, and you as a private person. Therefore, you have to keep your personal and company’s money separate, as these are two independent persons: a natural person and a legal person.

This also means that it is not considered as double taxation when the company distributes dividends and pays corporate income tax, and when a private person receives dividends and pays personal income tax on that. We will discuss how double taxation works in the following section.

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Liability is a type of liability arising from a tax relationship that extends to a third party’s legal representative, chief executive officer or asset manager (the addressee of the liability decision) to pay the company’s tax debt. It is an obligation on the part of the corporation, ie the said one presupposes the validity of the tax debt of the company (Supreme Administrative Court decision no. 3-3-1-75-09).

Liability proceedings are a sub-category of debt recovery and are not tax assessments. The liability procedure involves an analysis of the circumstances underlying the third party’s liability, which may result in the issuance of a liability decision to the obligated new subject or the termination of the liability procedure due to lack of grounds.

It is clear from §§ 96 (1), 40 (1) and 8 (1) of the Taxation Act that the liability of a member of the management board in the recovery of his tax debt is as follows:

  • the member of the Management Board has willfully or through gross negligence violated his or her duties
  • breach of the obligation to ensure the timely and full fulfillment of the financial and non-financial obligations under the Taxation Act and tax laws
  • the default has resulted in a tax debt
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No, there is no need for that.

Except establishing a company with an Estonian e-residency card.

Companies can be established in Estonia remotely with ID cards (allowed are              Estonian, Latvian and Finnish ID-card or Estonian and Lithuanian Mobile-ID or Estonian e-resident card).

Other possibilities are:

Visiting a Public Notary in Estonia or by using a power of attorney.

Registration through a notary or with a power of attorney comes at different prices:

  • Company formation via Public Notary – 349 EUR
  • Company formation by a Power of Attorney – 549 EUR
  • The establishment with a notary includes notary fees and state fees. The incorporation with the POA also includes its translation costs, notary fees, and state fees.

    Additional costs can be added if there is more than one establisher.

Category: Company formation
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Yes, it’s included.

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No. We collect your data and provide it to the banks if agreed so. For opening bank account in Estonian banks, it can’t be done remotely.

They have final decision rights. After your Estonian Company is registered, you’ll have a chance to apply for opening a bank account in Estonia they are not obliged to do so. The main argument is the lack of sufficient economic ties with Estonia.

But we can hope expected readiness in some selected banks.

 

 

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In Estonia, your company name must be written in the Latin alphabet and preferably without any special characters or symbols. You also need to choose a name that’s unique in Estonia’s company registry and ensure that the name is not protected by trademark.

As an Estonian company is an EU company, you’ll also want to check if there are other trademarks that are similar across the continent. The EU is the world’s largest single market and home to more than 500 million consumers, as well as plenty of entrepreneurs, so it’s unlikely that your company name is completely unique.

If you have ordered to our company formation package, please contact us and we will check if the name is appropriate. Free of charge.

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If an association is established in the e-environment of the Estonian Business Register, no documents will be received on paper immediately. Each founder can download and print copies of the commercial register free of charge.

If there is a need to use these papers abroad, they must be legalized through the apostille. In Estonia, all organizations check the data through the e-environment in the commercial register.

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Establishing a company in the e-register the contact person needs to be added by the establisher/s.

After adding it, the contact person confirms it in the same environment. If the company is founded by a notary, the contact person gives a digitally signed confirmation as a separate document or gives it directly at the place to the notary.

If from us have been ordered a company formation service, we will add all data where it will be needed.

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When establishing a company in the Estonian Business Register e-environment, the address must be added by the establisher or establishers. The address will appear on the company foundation decision, the articles of association as well as on the registry card.

The software ensures that only real addresses can be added.

Instructions, on how to add an address to your new company or change an existing companies address, will be included in your order confirmation. There is a section with downloadable materials.

If there is an obstacle in finding it, please let us know, we will resend manually.

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In 24 hours after the order has been made and we have received the payment.

In some cases, the service is activated after receiving the signed contract and the provided KYC documents.

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24 hours. Once all the necessary information (name of the company, field of activity, founder’s personal details, etc.) is available for us.

After ordering and paying, your application will go to the Estonian Commercial Registry. There, within 24 hours (working days), the assistant judge will review the information in your application and make a decision in the founding regulation or in the deficiency order. You will also receive a notice by email. Therefore, you should always use a valid email address when entering your information.

The most common reason for obtaining a deficiency resolution is to choose the name of a registered company or a private company that is too similar to a trademark. In that case, an application for amendment of the statement of entry must be filed.

A time limit will be set for the rectification of the deficiencies.

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By logging in to the e-Business Register, the first page will show the companies that are related to you. There you can also give your digital signature for confirmation of the will for company establishment.

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Having an address in Estonia and a contact person is mandatory for establishing a company in Estonia. So with ordering a company formation, you should order also an address and contact person. Or even better, go on with Package THREE. Where probably everything is included to start with business activity in Estonia from scratch.

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Before you start, it is also good to think about what your business will be.

The EMTAK code (Classification of Economic Activities in Estonia) is the basis for the use of the economic indicators of your private company in national and European Union statistics.

We recommend that you select the business that you are likely to have the most sales in the first year of operation of the private limited company. It is not prohibited to operate in more than one activity unless it is subject to authorization or notification. The EMTAK code you select when you start a private company cannot be changed later. However, once the annual report has been submitted, the company will become the public EMTAK code with the highest sales turnover.

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No. But they need an Estonian address.

Nevertheless, all sole proprietors (FIE) must file an application to be entered into the commercial register before they start operating. Individuals from creative professions working on a freelance basis are subject to the same requirement.

There is no need to register separately with the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, as the information about registration will be forwarded automatically.

If an e-resident registers as a sole proprietor in Estonia, it is accompanied by a commitment to pay advance payments of social tax 4 times a year. The size of advance payment actually does not depend on the size of income, it is set each year with the state budget.

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Unless the residence of at least one-half of the board members of the company is in Estonia, in another Member State of the European Economic Area or in the Swiss Confederation, the foreign company must have a local contact person.

A contact person will be registered in the Estonian Commercial Registry. A contact person must confirm his will to be a contact person.

Either directly in the e-business register or with a digitally signed consent sent to a Public Notary.

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No founding document will not be sent to you for signing and sending back to us.

Establishing will be done directly in the e-business register environment.

Everything is set up there and all you have to do is log in, see if everything fits and you sign the project.

Once the establishing is done, you can download the founding documents from the register in both Estonian and English.

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No. However, you must make a contribution to the share capital at the latest before the dividend is distributed.

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Single or multiple founders are possible.

All founders must log in to the Estonian Commercial Register with an e-residency ID card and provide their signature.

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Yes, you can.

Actually, you need it before establishing a company in Estonia. Real address in Estonia and a contact person who resides in Estonia are mandatory for establishing a company if a board member or members are residing outside of Estonia.

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No and yes.

Without anyone coming to Estonia, you cannot buy a share or stake.
Must come by yourself or someone whos is authorized by you.

The reason for this is that all relevant transactions must be notarized by Public Notary in Estonia.

NB!

Although there is one way. Using a stock account. For further details please contact us.

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Company liquitation (15)

Our price is for a company with no debts and no or little business activity.

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Yes, this must be done in the so-called official notices, after the liquidation decision has been submitted to the Estonian Business Registry.

Adding it there or instructing to do it is included in the price of our service.

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It needs to be raised

Estonian Commercial Code states that if a private limited company has less than half of its share capital or less than the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or the other minimum amount of share capital provided by law, the shareholders shall decide:

1) reduction or increase of share capital, provided that the number of net assets would thereby form at least half of the share capital and at least the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or other minimum amount of share capital provided by law, or taking other measures as a result of which the amount of the net assets of the private limited company would be at least half of the share capital and at least the amount of share capital specified in § 136 of this Code or other minimum amount of share capital provided by law;

2) the dissolution, merger, division, or transformation of a private limited company, or

3) submission of a bankruptcy petition.

We can help with the terminal liquidation process.

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Estonian notaries have launched an e-notary service so that company owners can visit an Estonian Embassy abroad to transfer shares, instead of at a notary office in Estonia.

You can read more about this on the e-Residency blog here.

You can choose a notary by logging in with your digital ID at notar.ee.

Don’t worry too much about which one to choose, as long as they can conduct the transaction in English and are part of the e-notary scheme. Notary fees are regulated by law and they all provide the same good quality of service.

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If you cannot come to visit an Estonian notary, you cannot visit an e-notary, then the only way to conduct the whole process by power of attorney.

The sample power of attorney will be sent to you automatically with the order confirmation. You can add the necessary information there, legalize it and send it back to us.

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The liquidators shall immediately publish a notice of the liquidation proceedings of the private limited company in the official publication Ametlikud Teadaanded.

The notice of liquidation must state that the creditors if they exist, must submit their claims within four months of the publication of the notice.

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Yes, there is no difference between foreign and local owners liquidating companies in Estonia.

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The story is that we are offering a faster way to get rid of your business, but that speed will start to run from the moment you reach the first person to be considered a notary. From there, our 24-hour time will run.

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In 24 hours after the order has been made and we have received the payment.

In some cases, the service is activated after receiving the signed contract and the provided KYC documents.

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Usually, the company liquidation procedure in Estonia can take between 6 and 8 months to complete.

But with us, when we go to Public Notary, it’s 24 hours.

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Fastest in 6 months.

After the completion of the liquidation, but not earlier than six months after the entry of the dissolution of the private limited company in the commercial register and publication of the liquidation notice and three months after notification of the final balance sheet and asset distribution plan to the shareholders and provided.

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A private limited company can be dissolved by a resolution of the shareholders, a court decision, bankruptcy or other conditions specially specified for that purpose in the articles of association.

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Yes, it’s possible.

A private limited company or public limited company may, as a company being acquired, merge with the assets of a natural person (acquiring natural person) who is the sole shareholder of the company.

The merger is permitted also in case the shares are in the joint ownership of the spouses. The merger of a private limited company or public limited company with the assets of the company’s shareholder who is a natural person is permitted also in case in addition to this shareholder the shares of a private limited company or public limited company being acquired are held exclusively by the company itself.

The assets of a company being acquired, including its obligations, shall transfer to the acquiring company upon merger.

The merger will take place without liquidation proceedings. So it’s faster than conventional liquidation.

The merger process between a natural person and her/his company takes far less than the conventional liquidation – about 2-4 months.

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No, they are two different procedures. A company must first declare bankrupt and then be liquidated.

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Contact person (8)

It is included with your subscription confirmation to be automatically downloaded.

Please check your email.

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After we receive the order and get payment, the contact person is ready to sign in as the contact person for your company in the Estonian Commercial Registry.

Usually, it will be done within 24 hours.

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They are different options out there, we offer a juridical option.

 

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Consent is given in the form of a digital signature in the e-environment of the Estonian Commercial Register.

Before that, the person must be added as a contact person for the company being established or already in the respective environment.

The signature is given in the digital form.

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Establishing a company in the e-register the contact person needs to be added by the establisher/s.

After adding it, the contact person confirms it in the same environment. If the company is founded by a notary, the contact person gives a digitally signed confirmation as a separate document or gives it directly at the place to the notary.

If from us have been ordered a company formation service, we will add all data where it will be needed.

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No. But they need an Estonian address.

Nevertheless, all sole proprietors (FIE) must file an application to be entered into the commercial register before they start operating. Individuals from creative professions working on a freelance basis are subject to the same requirement.

There is no need to register separately with the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, as the information about registration will be forwarded automatically.

If an e-resident registers as a sole proprietor in Estonia, it is accompanied by a commitment to pay advance payments of social tax 4 times a year. The size of advance payment actually does not depend on the size of income, it is set each year with the state budget.

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Unless the residence of at least one-half of the board members of the company is in Estonia, in another Member State of the European Economic Area or in the Swiss Confederation, the foreign company must have a local contact person.

A contact person will be registered in the Estonian Commercial Registry. A contact person must confirm his will to be a contact person.

Either directly in the e-business register or with a digitally signed consent sent to a Public Notary.

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Yes, you can.

Actually, you need it before establishing a company in Estonia. Real address in Estonia and a contact person who resides in Estonia are mandatory for establishing a company if a board member or members are residing outside of Estonia.

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Document Samples (4)

In English and also in Estonian.

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They are in Docx format.

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They will be sent to you automatically with the order confirmation.

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Yes and no. The papers are usable for this, but there are so many nuances in the direct establishment process that they alone are not enough. In addition, a state fee must be paid.

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Drop Shipping (3)

Yes, it’s possible if you have just one shipment.

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A single shipment can be forwarded at the price of a standard product, ie 10 EUR per shipment.

However, if there are several shipments, you must also purchase our Package ONE or address service as a one-time purchase.

 

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Yes, they are added.

The whole cost chain is as follows, 1O EUR per shipment, plus postage cost according to where it needs to be sent and what is the size and weight of the shipment.

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EORI number (7)

As of 1 July 2009, the EORI number must be assigned to persons whose activities are related to customs activities, ie activities related to the Customs Code and its implementing provisions.

Category: EORI number
Tags: EORI, Estonia, EU
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You can check the validity or invalidity of the EORI number on the “Confirmation of EORI Number” web site. If a person has consented to the disclosure of his / her information, the name and address of that company or person can also be searched.

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The Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) is the electronic portal businesses can use from 1 July 2021 to comply with their VAT e-commerce obligations on distance sales of imported goods.

What is the IOSS for?

The IOSS allows suppliers and electronic interfaces selling imported goods to buyers in the EU to collect, declare and pay the VAT to the tax authorities, instead of making the buyer pay the VAT at the moment the goods are imported into the EU as it was previously the case (for products over 22 EUR).

What are the advantages of the IOSS?

The IOSS facilitates the collection, declaration, and payment of VAT for sellers that are making distance sales of imported goods to buyers in the EU. The IOSS also makes the process easier for the buyer, who is only charged at the time of purchase, and therefore does not face any surprise fees when the goods are delivered. If the seller is not registered in the IOSS, the buyer has to pay the VAT and usually a customs clearance fee charged by the transporter.

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Import One Stop Shop IOSS
Categories: EORI number, VAT number
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EORI stands for the Economic Operators Registration and Identification System and is needed when your company exports (or imports) goods from (to) non-EU countries to (from) the EU. EORI code should be applied in the country where your company is established.

For example, if you have an Estonian company, but import the goods directly to Germany, then you still have to apply for the EORI number in Estonia.

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Allowed are:

  • Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Belgium ID-Card/Estonian e-resident card/Estonian and Lithuanian Mobile-ID
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For this, you have to give us the right of representation in the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

That is, either by authorizing us directly with the ID card through the Estonian Tax and Customs Board e-environment or giving us the Power of Attorney.

Take a look tutorial video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKJ3zgS5oTc

.. and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel.

 

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An authorization is a collection of rights within the limits of which a representative may act on behalf of the principal. It is essential for the Estonian Tax and Customs Board that the content of authorization would be understandable and the person granting the authorization and authorized person would be identifiable. An authorization may be granted orally or in written form (by a power of attorney).

The Estonian Tax and Customs Board shall accept:

  • an oral authorization – is valid on procedural acts only together with a party to the proceedings;
  • an unattested written authorization, unless the legislation states the different obligatory form of authorization;
  • an authorization attested by a notary;
  • an authorization signed digitally;
  • an authorization granted by the legal representative of a legal person personally via the e-MTA (the menu item ‘Communication’ → ‘Correspondence’);
  • an authorization confirmed by a sworn advocate.
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Estonian SIM card (6)

We do this in Estonia before posting it to you.

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Physical real SIM card. Many service providers (Google, Linkedin, etc.) do not accept virtual numbers in several control systems.

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Insert the SIM card into your phone, turn it on, and enter PIN code 0000. Usage time is calculated from the time the prepaid card is activated by making a call.

The starter kit has a starting balance of 1 EUR. The prepaid card is active for 180 days from the day of activation or topping it up with at least 3 EUR. After 180 you will be able to answer calls, read messages, call emergency number 112, and top up the card for 30 days.

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Formation of a nonprofit association (10)

Yes, if it’s related to the purpose of a nonprofit association.

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The nonprofit association can be established in Estonia remotely with ID cards (allowed are Estonian, Latvian and Finnish ID-card or Estonian and Lithuanian Mobile-ID or Estonian e-resident card).

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Registration through a notary or with a power of attorney comes at different prices.

  • Nonprofit association formation via Public Notary – 190 EUR
  • Nonprofit association formation by a Power of Attorney – 390 EUR

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Yes. There must be two founders for a non-profit organization.

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If an association is established in the e-environment of the Estonian Business Register, no documents will be received on paper immediately. Each founder can download and print copies of the commercial register free of charge.

If there is a need to use these papers abroad, they must be legalized through the apostille. In Estonia, all organizations check the data through the e-environment in the commercial register.

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In 24 hours after the order has been made and we have received the payment.

In some cases, the service is activated after receiving the signed contract and the provided KYC documents.

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No founding document will not be sent to you for signing and sending back to us.

Establishing will be done directly in the e-business register environment.

Everything is set up there and all you have to do is log in, see if everything fits and you sign the project.

Once the establishing is done, you can download the founding documents from the register in both Estonian and English.

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The foundation cannot be established electronically on the Estonian Business Registry.

Establishing papers must be verified with Public Notary or we must have Power of Attorney.

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General (50)

Estonia is NO. 1 most entrepreneurial country in Europe (World Economic Forum) with the world’s most digitally advanced society

  • The taxation system of Estonia is favourable because the refinanced and retained profit is not subject to the corporate income tax. All taxation can be done remotely. So do company establishment, accounting etc.
  • Secure online access to company data (legal facts, accounting, banking, taxes, etc.), allowing you to operate the company from anywhere in the world without the need for a regular physical presence in Estonia.
  • Member of the European Union
  • Member of the European Monetary Union (currency: Euro)
  • English is widely spoken
  • Transparent and attractive tax system
  • Rapid company registration and business set up
  • Easy business management via innovative e-solutions
  • Pro-business environment
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Tag: Estonia
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It looks like you’ve ordered a service from us. This can be a one-time single order or an ongoing subscription-based order. Please review your details.

The purpose of sending reminders is to help you better meet your obligations.

It is most convenient to log in to the customer environment and make a payment there. If this fails or is not possible, we will send you a payment link and manually renew your subscription.

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