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Company Formation Bulgaria



Open Holding Company in Bulgaria

Updated on Friday 15th December 2017

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A foreign company holding the control of one or several  subsidiaries in other countries is called a holding company. If we are talking about the legal definition, the holding company will much depend on the legal system because can require to own about 80% of shares of the subsidiary, while others must have a minimum of 5%. Our company formation agents in Bulgaria can help you set up a holding company in the country, in order to properly start your activities.

Why you should set up a holding company in Bulgaria

Foreign investors choose to open a holding companies in Bulgaria to buy, sell and manage bonds, copyrights, commercial interests or foreign legal entities stocks. In Bulgaria, a holding company can financially support its administered businesses. Holding companies in Bulgaria can be created with special conditions, and here we mention the possibility to receive a preferential taxation system.

What you need to know about the holding companies in Bulgaria

In order to establish a holding company in Bulgaria you need to consider a few important requirements. According to the Commercial Code, at least 25% of the capital of the holding company needs to be paid to the company in which owns interests. A holding company in Bulgaria can be set up with the purpose of dealing with bond investments, in order to control another company. It is good to know that holding companies in Bulgaria cannot participate in businesses with no legal entities, and cannot purchase licenses that are not planned for use by its controlled companies.
Foreign investors who wish to open a holding company in Bulgaria can choose between limited liability companies, joint stock companies or limited partnerships. The corporate tax for a holding company in Bulgaria is settled at 10%, and the payable dividends are matter to a 5% withholding tax.
You are invited to contact our company registration representatives in Bulgaria for additional information about how to open a holding company in the country.

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Call us now at +359 888 350 643 to set up an appointment with our specialists in company formation in Sofia, Bulgaria. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Bulgaria.

As our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Bulgaria.

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