- Ultra-fast company transfer
- All clear - fixed cost - no surprises
- Easy - just pick the company and tell us when you coming
- Good relationship with most important banks.
- Unlimited bank accounts - no caps/no limits
- Foreign bank accounts
- physical office arrangement/ staff recruitment & accounting
- tax inspection handling / EORI & GIOS
- WDL Trading / Energy / Electricity / Natural gas trading licenses
Switzerland is a federal republic the history of which can be traced to medieval times. It consists of 26 cantons that together form the Swiss Confederation. Each canton has certain autonomy, with the exception of the matters that are reserved for the federal government.
Switzerland is not a member of the European Union nor EEA. The country is, however, a participant to the Schengen Agreement. The official currency is Swiss franc (CHF). The country has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Swiss company law allows to establish several types of legal entities, such as a branch of a foreign company, a stock corporation and a limited liability company. For a limited company, the minimum share capital is 20.000 CHF. The nominal value of one share cannot be lower than 100 CHF. 50% of the share capital needs to be paid up upon company formation. In-kind contributions are permitted.
At least one company director is required to be a Swiss citizen or reside in Switzerland and be an EU national. The directors may, but don’t have to be, the same persons as the shareholders. Incorporation documents need to be drawn up before a notary and submitted to the business register. Company name has to end with the word “GmbH”.
Business entities are subject to mandatory audit, but for small companies the audit may be limited, or they may be exempted from the obligation if certain criteria are met. A limited liability company may have just a sole shareholder. This can be a legal person or an individual.
Business activity in the country is regulated by Swiss Code of Obligations.
Fiscal law provisions differ depending on the canton where the company is registered. There are several different levies that businesses are obliged to pay. Federal corporate income tax is charged on net income at the rate of 8.5%. Cantonal income tax applies but are different from region to region. Another type of tax is community income tax charged as a percentage of the cantonal income tax. The total levy on company income is 12-24%.
Switzerland is one of the most affluent countries in the world. The confederation is a member of EFTA, OECD and WTO. It ranks high in innovation and competitiveness. Switzerland is world-known for its banking and financial services sectors; important exports are pharmaceuticals and watches. One of the biggest corporations of Swiss origin is Nestlé.
Swiss Confederation is a democratic federal republic where considerable power is vested in cantons and communes. The country is known for its direct democracy in which the citizens make decisions in national referendums. On the federal level, Switzerland has a bicameral parliament: Federal Assembly, comprising of the National Council and the Council of States. The country has a collective head of state and the government, the Federal Council.
Swiss banking is an important sector of the country’s economy. It is world-famous for its bank secrecy laws. Banking services are offered to Swiss national and foreign citizens alike. The biggest banks in the Confederation are UBS, Credit Suisse, Swiss Raiffeisen and Zurich Cantonal Bank. The banking sector is supervised by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
All companies are equal before the law.
A good formation agent is what makes a difference.
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What is very unique in our style of operation is the fact that we have our ready made companies already registered in many various countries. All other providers have one address where they keep their shelf companies registered so that client wishing to buy more than one company with different address cannot be satisfied.
Many competitors may be offering lower prices however this always is at the expense of service and provided company quality. Our core activity is company formation and sale of ready made companies thus all members of our team have appropriate professional background. Our shelf companies are formed in accordance to all relevant laws and procedures by the team of qualified and experience professionals and lawyers. On the other hand the maintenance of our ready made companies is performed by licensed and proficient accountants and tax advisers. Therefore our clients can be sure that a shelf company they buy from us is clean, with no debts or tax issues, is formed professionally and its Articles of Association are of high quality.
Our main clients are private investors, traders, law, audit, accountancy and tax advisory firms as well as banks and investment funds. Throughout the years of activity Shelfcompanies24 has been enjoying the reputation of the fastest and most responsive shelf company provider.
Our ready made companies have been formed and maintained by our team. Therefore we always guarantee their quality and that they are debt free, with no trading history and consequently riskless to build new ventures on.
Our services do not finish on the sale of shelf companies or company formation. We provide also many other related and necessary services so that we can be treated as a one stop shop in a business setup in many countries. We are also experts in tailor made company formation as well as compliance and registering various changes within the company like director appointments and dismissals, company name change, share capital increase or decrease, company address change and many other issues.
We also provide tax and legal advisory services that are inevitably required by the businesses. We cooperate with many reputable tax and legal advisory firms whose services we can also recommend when the nature of the problem requires certain field specialist engagement.
For those clients who have a need to present their companies documents in foreign countries we provide apostille and translation services. After company sale documents can simply stay with us for the purpose of their apostille or legalisation and sworn translation to any desired language. This service is mainly required when there is a need to open a foreign bank account for a shelf company.
Furthermore we have agreements with many different accounting offices so that we are able to offer a wide choice of the particular accountant that will be dealing with client’s company. Also in case two or more of our clients are trading partners we can ensure that their books will be handled by separate and independent accountants.
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Adrianna has completed a master degree in law at European School of Law and Administration. At ShelfCompanies24.com Adrianna is responsible of customer service, logistics as well as relationships with the banks.