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Liechtenstein is a landlocked Alpine microstate situated between Austria and Switzerland. With the total area of 160 sq. km and the population of merely 38,000, it is one of the smallest countries in the world.
At the same time, the Principality of Liechtenstein is the richest country in the world. The state’s official language is German. It has a capital city: Vaduz. Liechtenstein uses Swiss francs (CHF) as its official currency. It is a participant to EEA and Schengen Zone, but is not a member of the European Union.
There are several legal structures provided for in the Liechtenstein company law. The most popular business vehicles are a company limited by shares (AG Ltd) and a private limited liability company (GmbH).
To establish the former, you need 50,000 CHF and at least two shareholders. In the case of the latter, the minimum share capital requirement is 30,000 CHF and it can be founded by one person. Each shareholder needs to make a contribution of at least 50 CHF.
The founding members need to prepare incorporation agreement in the form of a notarial deed if their number is greater than three. The initial capital needs to be fully paid up upon company formation and deposited in a special account in an EEA bank. After the company is incorporated, the share capital is at the entity’s free disposal.
Audit of financial statements is mandatory. Companies in Liechtenstein need to register with the Commercial Register (Handelsregister) maintained by the Department of Justice. Registration comes at a fee the amount of which depends on the amount of the entity’s capital.
With the corporate tax rate at 12.5%, Liechtenstein is one of the most attractive destinations for investment. Received dividends are exempt from taxation. Capital gains are treated as regular income. Losses may be carried forward with no time restriction. There are no withholding taxes. There is, however, a levy imposed on the renumeration of the members of the Board of Directors. It is 12%.
Liechtenstein is a member of EEA and EFTA and also forms a customs union with Switzerland. The country is known as a financial services centre and numerous foreigners (entities and individuals alike) are clients of Swiss financial institutions. Other sectors important to the economy are manufacturing, electronics and textiles. Liechtenstein is known for high standard of living.
Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy and a direct democracy. The head of state is the Prince of Liechtenstein. The ruling monarch has the right to propose new legislation and his or her approval is necessary for any new law to become effective. The Landtag of Liechtenstein (the country’s unicameral parliament) consists of 25 members. The chief executive body is the Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister.
The first bank in Liechtenstein was established in 1861. Today, the Principality has 13 licenced banks. The financial sector is supervised by the Banking Division of Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarktaufsicht). Liechtenstein banks to a large extent concentrate on wealth management and private banking. The banks manage 210 billion CHF of client assets globally. Liechtenstein is a member of SEPA.
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