Company registration in Croatia

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Company name verification and reservation with the Croatian Commercial Court (Trgovački sud) Verifying the availability and reserving of your preferred company name in the Croatian Commercial Court (Trgovački sud)
Company registration in form of Limited liability company (D.O.O) 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
Writing and certifying the memorandum of association (Ugovor o osnivanju društva) 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
Writing a Founding Decision (Odluka o osnivanju) Preparation of the Founding decision which outlines the establishment and organization of a company in Croatia
Company registration with the Trade Register Obtaining confirmation from state authorities that your company has been entered into the state Trade register
Company Registration with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) Register the company with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Hrvatska gospodarska komora) to fulfilling the legal requirement for businesses operating in Croatia
Assistance in obtaining an identification number (OIB) and registration with tax authorities Assistance in obtaining an OIB (Osobni identifikacijski broj) number for the company and its representative, which is a mandatory requirement for any legal entity in Croatia. This unique identification number is assigned to individuals and legal entities in Croatia for the purpose of identification in various administrative and financial matters
Company registration with the Croatian Institute of Statistics (DZS) Register the company with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Hrvatska gospodarska komora) to the process of providing information about your company's activities and financial data to the national statistical authority of Croatia
Company seal (pečat) Production of the company seal. It's not mandatory but recommended in most cases
Assistance in opening a corporate bank account in local bank of Privredna banka Zagreb or Raiffeisenbank Hrvatska Collecting, processing and filing the necessary documents for opening a corporate account with a local bank
Provision of Bank Certificate of Share Capital Deposit Provision of a Bank Certificate of Share Capital Deposit from a bank in Croatia, which confirms that the minimum required share capital of the company has been deposited into the company's bank account. This certificate is an essential requirement during the company registration process in Croatia
Assistance with a VAT number obtainment Assistance in obtaining a VAT number for your company, which is necessary for accounting and payment of value added tax in accordance with tax requirements
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
3300 EUR 4600 EUR 5500 EUR
Provision of a legal address for 1 (one) year
1200 EUR 1200 EUR 1200 EUR
Remote company registration with transfer of authority
300 EUR 300 EUR 300 EUR
Accounting services
250 EUR 250 EUR 250 EUR

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Croatia belongs to the attractive European jurisdictions whose potential is underestimated. The country has a steadily growing economy with significantly developed industrial sectors like mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and tourism. Therefore, it can be interesting to open a company in Croatia (Zagreb or any other city) because of the access to many benefits.

Advantages of registering a business in Croatia

If you have set your sights on registering a company in Croatia, this option can be potentially advantageous due to the following advantages of the jurisdiction:
  • steadily developing economy;
  • the favorable location in the European region with free access to European markets;
  • availability of free economic zones;
  • openness to foreign investors;
  • fast company registration procedure in Croatia;
  • the possibility of obtaining a residence permit without any problems.

Business and legal presence forms

It is possible to open a business in Croatia or otherwise establish a business presence in one of several forms:
  • A Limited Liability Company is a business that can be founded even by one participant whose liability does not exceed the investment amount. The minimum founding capital is 20,000 Croatian kuna. The company has simple record-keeping and filing requirements. Suitable for small and medium businesses.
  • A joint-stock company is suitable for large businesses that plan to attract investments in large volumes. One shareholder can find a company whose liability, under all conditions, does not exceed the investment amount. The minimum amount of share capital is 200,000 Croatian kuna. JSC has stricter requirements for accounting and reporting.
  • A branch is a form of doing business by a foreign company that can carry out the same activities in Croatia as it does in its country of registration.
  • A representative office is an option where a foreign company has no right to conduct business in Croatia. Still, it can explore local markets to invest large sums in this country in the future.

Company registration procedure in Croatia

You can register a company in Croatia by going through the following approximate steps:
  1. Selection of activities and commercial name for the future Croatian company. Drawing up a business plan.
  2. Search and decoration of management and office for the future company.
  3. Collecting information about the founders, beneficiaries, and management of the future Croatian company.
  4. Drawing up and executing founding and incorporation documents. Documents not in Croatian should be translated into Croatian and managed adequately.
  5. Opening a bank account to pay the share capital (1/4 minimum).
  6. Paying the registration fee and submitting the documents to the registrar for review.
  7. Registration to pay taxes and mandatory social contributions.
  8. Registration of additional licenses and permits.

Legislation and regulatory environment

Croatian law is generally open to foreign citizens. Non-residents can register companies, buy real estate, and have available accounts with local citizens. Prifinance lawyers are ready to provide individual consultations after receiving input from you.

Croatia's tax system

The option of company registration in Croatia should be considered along with the following parameters of the local tax system:
  • Corporate tax - (1) 18% - for companies whose revenues exceed Croatian kuna 7.5 million, (2) 10% - for companies whose revenues do not exceed Croatian kuna 7.5 million
  • Income tax - 0-18%
  • VAT - 25%
  • (1) corporate tax: (a) dividends - 10% (b) interest - 15% (c) royalties - 15% (2) individual tax: (a) dividends - 10% (b) interest - 10% (c) royalties - 20%
  • Capital Gains Tax - (1) corporate - see corporate tax (2) individual - 0-18%

How Prifinance lawyers can help

  • evaluate the option in terms of compliance with your business plans, as well as taking into account the background of your business case;
  • develop an individual plan for company registration in Croatia;
  • collect and properly execute all the necessary data for registration of the future company in Croatia;
  • draw up and manage all essential documents, including incorporation and registration documents for the new company;
  • undertake the actual completion of the new business registration procedure in Croatia;
  • open bank accounts or EMI for the future company;
  • provide legal support in the process of further operation of your Croatian company.

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