Company registration in Uruguay (SA)

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Company name availability check and reservation in Registro Nacional de Comercio (RNC) Verifying the availability and reserving of your preferred company name in the local Uruguay registry.
Company registration in form of SAS (Simplify Share Corporation) 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.
Articles of Incorporation (Escritura de Constitución) Provision of international standard certificate of incorporation for your company.
Articles of Association This document outlines the company's internal regulations, including details about the company's name, purpose, share capital, management structure, decision-making processes, and other important provisions.
Minutes of the meeting of directors of the company Document preparation necessary for the legal registration of directors within the company structure
Commercial Register Extract This document is an official extract from the Estonian Commercial Register(Äriregister), which includes information about the company's registration number, legal form, registered address, shareholders, management board members, and other relevant details.
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 Estonia. 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
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.
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
Assistance in opening a corporate bank account with a traditional bank Collection, processing and filing of the documents required for opening a corporate account in a traditional bank, including consultation on the choice of appropriate jurisdiction.
Apostilled and Translated company documents Apostille certification and consular legalization of documents, depending on the country of operation.
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
1400 EUR 2400 EUR 2900 EUR 6300 EUR
Provision of a legal address for 1 (one) year
900 EUR 900 EUR 900 EUR 900 EUR
Remote company registration with transfer of authority
500 EUR 500 EUR 500 EUR 500 EUR
Accounting services
100 EUR 100 EUR 100 EUR 100 EUR

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The Republic of Uruguay is a small Latin American country that actively attracts foreign investors. In 2019, Google announced the installation of its data center in the country, choosing the Science Park free economic zone. However, it is more than the activities of big tech companies that are profitable in Montevideo or any other city in Uruguay. Participation in ALADI and MERCOSUR trade agreements contributes to the active development of trade with other countries in the region. Therefore, despite the country's small size, opening a business in Uruguay is profitable and promising.

Advantages of registering a company

  • political and economic stability;
  • convenient geographical location;
  • tax preferences;
  • developed infrastructure.

Main forms of legal presence and doing business

  • a public company with limited liability (Sociedad Anónima - SA);
  • Limited Liability Company (Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada - SRL);
  • General Partnership (Sociedad Colectiva - SC);
  • Limited Partnership (Sociedad en Commandita Simple - SCS);
  • Individual Entrepreneurship (Empresa Unipersonal).

To register a company in Uruguay, entrepreneurs often choose SRL. To create a company, at least two shareholders are required. The minimum size of the share capital is 20,531 Uruguayan pesos (about 520 US dollars).

Registration procedure

  • select and reserve a unique company name;
  • submit the articles of association and the memorandum of incorporation to the National Audit Office (AIN) for approval;
  • register the company in Uruguay in the National Commercial Registry (RNC);
  • publish an extract of the articles of incorporation in the official gazette;
  • obtain a tax identification number (RUT);
  • register the company with the State Insurance Bank (BPS);
  • open a bank account;
  • obtain additional licenses and permits (if necessary).

Legislation and regulatory environment

The current system of promoting investments is outlined in Law No. 16.906. According to the legislation, companies receive tax preferences when certain conditions are met (creation of jobs, increase of exports, conducting research and development, implementing environmentally friendly technologies, etc.).

Tax system

  • corporate tax - 25%;
  • PIT - 12% (for non-residents), 10% to 36% (for residents);
  • VAT - 22% (10% applies to certain goods and services);
  • tax on dividends - from 0 to 12% (for individuals), 25% (for resident legal entities);
  • no capital gains tax.

In Uruguay, there are special economic zones (SEZ) where registered companies are exempt from paying taxes for 5 to 15 years. To obtain the status of a free trade zone user, a company must be registered with the Dirección de Zonas Francas. Companies created here cannot engage in industrial, commercial, or service activities on the country's territory outside the SEZ but can engage in international services and trade. The exception is serviced directly allowed by the government.

Various tax incentives also apply to companies engaged in scientific research and companies involved in reinvesting capital in fixed assets.

Opening a business in Uruguay: how the lawyers of Prifinance can assist

Although the strategic location of Uruguay and the abundance of tax preferences contribute to attracting foreign investment, the process of creating a company takes work. Prifinance lawyers will help you understand local legislation and choose the optimal legal form of organization. Our specialists can support you in buying a ready-made company in Uruguay and quickly solve legal and administrative issues. In addition, Prifinance provides accounting services and serves companies on an annual basis.


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10:31 20 Mar 24
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11:40 01 Mar 24
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Mina KedisMina Kedis
18:10 23 Feb 24
I had their assistance in company registration and I would recommend them. They were answering all my clarification during the process and offering all their supportThank you Daniel and Irinia
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15:08 22 Feb 24
We found PRIFINANCE COMPANYvia the Internet and asked for help in organizing the opening of their company in Estonia. PRIFINANCE COMPANY specialists helped us a lot with this. Their professional, competent approach and knowledge of their business left us with only the best impressions.
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13:33 07 Feb 24
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20:39 13 Dec 23
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Valon StatovciValon Statovci
12:43 27 Nov 23
I used Prifinance to help me with a new corporate structure. The team were helpful and communicated well from the initial onboarding with Daniel to case handling by Karmen. They also responded to additional requests post incorporation very quickly, Thank you and would work with them again