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Forming a Spanish Company

  • Incorporation time: 28 days
  • Shelf companies: No
  • Accounting: Yes
  • Secretary: Yes
  • Nominee Shareholder: No
  • Nominee director: No
Tax 35%
1 € = 1.35 USD

History of Spain

Almost entirely surrounded by water, the Kingdom of Spain occupies the major part of the Iberian Peninsula. Formerly a great colonial power, the country now has over 46 million inhabitants and claims to have the largest land area in Western Europe. Spain has been part of the European Union since 1986.

Spain as an Onshore Centre

While Spain has a high rate of basic taxation, there are reduced rates for some businesses, depending on the level of their registered capital. There are also many tax deductions, e.g. for the R & D sector. The main types of companies for foreign investment are:

  • Limited liability company
  • Public limited company
  • General partnership
  • Joint ownership
  • Branch

You will need to ask the Spanish Embassy in your country for a Spanish identification number (NIE) in order to create a company.

Spain Summary

Taxation in Spain is capped at 35%, although some agreements with Gibraltar allow optimizations.

Types of Spanish Company

The time required to create a company in Spain is very long – 28 days – and it is a quite onerous process, with ten different steps.

Types of companies Capital Number of partners
Limited liability company EUR 3,005 minimum At least one shareholder, limited liability.
Public limited company EUR 60,101 minimum At least one shareholder, limited liability.
General partnership No minimum capital At least two partners, unlimited liability.
Limited partnership No minimum capital One general partner must assume unlimited liability but all limited partners enjoy limited liability.
 

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