Company registration in Macau

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Company name availability check and reservation in CRCBM (Commerce and Movable Property Registry) in English, Chinese and Portuguese Verifying the availability and reserving of your preferred company name in the CRCBM (Commerce and Movable Property Registry). The company name can be registered in English, Chinese and Portuguese languages
Company registration in form of SPQ (“Sociedade Por Quotas” - Private Companies Limited by Quotas), including government fees Preparation and submission of all required documents and fees to the relevant government authorities for company registration, ensuring a streamlined process for our clients
Certificate of Register Commercial Provision of international standard certificate of incorporation for your company
Memorandum of association Preparation of the memorandum of association, which defines the procedure for the creation of the company; the authorized capital of the company; the size and nominal value of the shares of the founders, as well as the order of payment
Statutory documents of the company Preparing a comprehensive package of incorporation documents for any form of company ownership
Registration Form M/1 for notification of commencement of business Provision of M/1 form used for registering a business and notifying the Macau government about the commencement of business activities. It is a requirement for businesses operating in Macau to inform the government about their establishment and the start of their commercial operations
Assistance with a VAT number obtainment with Financial Services Bureau of Macau Assistance in obtaining a VAT number for your company
Company stamp Production of the company stamp
Assistance in opening a corporate bank account in the payment system Collection, processing and filing of the documents required for opening a corporate account with a payment system, including consultation of appropriate jurisdiction
Local secretary services for one (1) year Provision of a local secretary for your company. This means we provide you with a local contact person who will ensure communication between you and the authorities, banks or other parties in [insert country]. The contact person can help you with translations, receiving and forwarding official documents, representing your company and general administrative support. This gives you confidence and convenience in communicating and interacting with government agencies and institutions
Free consultation We offer a free consultation where you can discuss your needs and questions regarding company registration and management. Our experts will be happy to help you understand the process and provide guidance based on your situation. We are happy to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about the services you need
Total cost
2490 USD 3480 USD 4870 USD
Provision of a legal address for 1 (one) year
990 USD 990 USD 990 USD
Remote company registration with transfer of authority
450 USD 450 USD 450 USD
Accounting services
200 USD 200 USD 200 USD

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Macau is the Special Administrative Region within the territory of the People's Republic of China. It is a potentially beneficial region for investments with such fast-growing industries as textile, tobacco and gambling. Macau has a well-developed financial infrastructure and creates favourable conditions for running a business.

Forms of Legal and Business Presence

  • Limited Company – a vehicle that can be incorporated by 2 founders at least and the total number of shareholders should not exceed 30. The statutory capital of MOP 25,000 is required for establishing this vehicle. The liability of shareholders, in this case, is limited to the amount of contributions made.
  • One Member Limited Company – as its title suggests, a vehicle can be incorporated by one person who should contribute at least MOP 25,000. The liability does not exceed the amount of the contribution made.
  • General Partnership – this vehicle also can be established by 2 founders at least who bear the entire and unlimited liability for the results of the vehicle’s operation.
  • Simple Limited Partnership – as its title indicates, this vehicle can be formed and operated by (i) one founder who bears the entire and unlimited liability for the entity’s undertakings and (ii) a founder whose liability is limited to the amount of the contribution made.
  • Partnership Limited by Shares – like the previous type of a vehicle, this entity can be formed by at least one partner who bears the unlimited liability for all entity’s undertakings and at least 3 founders whose liability is limited to the amount of the contributions made. The statutory capital of the vehicle constitutes MOP 1,000,000.
  • Joint Stock Company – this vehicle should have at least three founders and the statutory capital in the amount of MOP 1,000,000. The entity is more advanced, designated mainly for involving financing.

Company Registration Requirements and Steps

If you want to run business and start a company in Macau for this purpose, this may be accomplished after passing these preliminary steps:
  1. Defining your business objectives for incorporating a company in Macau.
  2. Checking the admissibility of the suggested trade name for a future vehicle in the Commercial Registry Office.
  3. Collecting information about founders, beneficiary owners and management of the future company
  4. Drafting and notarizing memorandum and articles of association.
  5. Submitting the set of documents to the Commercial Registry Office.
  6. Registering for tax and social security purposes.
  7. Opening a corporate bank account.
  8. Obtaining licenses and permits (depending on the types of activities the future company is going to conduct). The offshore company should obtain a license to conduct its business in any case.

Legal and Regulatory Framework

Macau has made a number of steps to ensure the overall ease of establishing and operating companies in the region. The registration procedures are not bureaucratised and can be completed within 3-4 weeks. The principal legal act regulating the operation of companies is the Macau Commercial Code. The main state bodies the founders should deal with through the registration process and later are the Commercial Registry Office, the Macau Financial Services Bureau, the Social Security Fund, of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.

Advantages of the Jurisdiction

Forming a company in Macau may be promising in view of these potential benefits you may enjoy:
  • Stable, open and well-developed economy
  • Zero currency control
  • Advantageous conditions for foreign investments
  • Well-developed financial infrastructure and a number of tax incentives
  • Good access to the Mainland China market
  • Highly developed tourism and gaming industries
  • Qualified local professionals

Tax System of Macau

If you intend to set up a company in Macau, you may need to be aware of these basic tax highlights the jurisdiction has:
  • Corporate income tax (CIT) rate – 12 %
  • Personal income tax rate – 12%
  • VAT – not applicable (N/A)
  • Withholding tax rates (for non-residents) – (i) dividends – N/A, (ii) interests – N/A, (ii) royalties – N/A.
  • Capital gains tax rates – (i) corporate – equals to the basic complementary tax rate, (ii) individual – N/A.

How Prifinance Specialists May Assist You

If you have doubts about whether Macau can be a suitable destination for your investment, Prifinance specialists may consult you more precisely on the matter. We can assist you with considering alternative options, arrange the registration process and further legal support of the prospective entity. Reach us for more detailed consultations and discussions.

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