Company formation in Latvia offers an excellent opportunity to trade with the Eastern and European Markets as it is a recognised member of the European Union. Additionally, it has an excellent geographical location and is well versed with the Russian market trends and language. The Latvian economy is based on service industries like transportation and financial services as well as light industries like wood, textiles and food processing.
If properly structured, a Latvian company can act as a tax-efficient subsidiary for an EU parent company under the terms of the EU Parent/Subsidiary Directive. 100% foreign ownership is permitted with Latvia company formation.
A Latvian company can access the double taxation treaties Latvia has signed with countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, the UK and the US.
A Latvian company is entitled to tax reductions of up to 40% for investment in state-supported projects.
Latvia is positively ranked as the world’s 24th easiest place to do business, according to a World Bank’s Survey. In addition, in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom by the Heritage Foundation, Latvia ranks highly as having the world’s 50th-freest economy; and scores at 80% in terms of investment freedom and capital flows.
Latvia ranks a positive 48th on the United Nations Human Development Index for its high overall life expectancy, literacy, education and living standards.
It is easy to open global corporate bank accounts to support Latvia company formation.
Corporate Income Tax Rate is 0% i.e. the Company does not owe any taxes till the Company retains its earnings. However tax is applicable when the Company distributes the same profit as dividends.
Minimum 1 Shareholder (Any Nationality)
Minimum 1 Director (Any Nationality)
Minimum Share Capital Requirement - EUR 2800 for a LLC
Registered local office address
For Individual Sharehoder:
Photocopy of Passport
Photocopy of Latest Utility Bill (Not more than 2 months old)
For Corporate Sharehoder:
Photocopy of Certificate of Incorporation
Bylaws of the Company
Assistance in Company formation
Services for legal address
Assistance in Corporate Bank Account Opening
Assistance in Tax Registration
Company Registartion process is generally completed in 10 days, however registration with other institutions may be completed in approximately 1-1.5 months time.