The principal Corporate Legislation is the Persons and Companies Act of 1926. Liechtenstein is the only country on the Continent to have a Law on Registered Trusts. The powers of Liechtenstein corporate bodies are contained in the Companies’ statutes. The language used for legislation and corporate documents is German, but foreign language translations can be obtained. The most important entity for tax purposes is the Anstalt, which is commonly used by foreign companies as a holding company for overseas subsidiaries. The Anstalt is an entity that has no members, participants or shareholders, and is a hybrid of a company limited by shares and a foundation. It is popular because with minor exceptions it is free to conduct all kinds of business, including non-trading activities such as holding of passive investments.

Key Features

Liechtenstein Offshore Company

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

Anstalt

  • Type of Law

Civil Law

  • Registered Office in Jersey

Yes

  • Shelf company availability

No

  • Our time to establish a new company

3-5  Business days

  • Corporate Taxation

12.5%

  • Access to Double Taxation Treaties

Yes

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

Swiss Franc.

  • Permitted currencies

Any

  • Minimum paid up

CHF 30,000.

  • Usual authorized

CHF 30,000.

Directors

  • Minimum number

1

  • Local required

No

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

Members

  • Minimum number

1

  • Publicly accessible records

Yes

  • Corporate members allowed

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

Company Secretary

  • Required

N/A

  • Local or qualified

N/A

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

No

  • Publicly accessible accounts

No

Other

  • Requirement to file annual return

Yes

  • Migration of domicile permitted

Yes

Advantages

  1. A flat rate of annual corporation tax of 12.5% on net profits
  2. The entity is free on capital gain tax and withholding tax
  3. A Liechtenstein entity can receive investment income free of local tax including dividends, royalties and interests
  4. There is a legal tax exemption on profits from permanent establishments, rental income from foreign real estate, dividends and capital gains.

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