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WELCOME TO GERMANY
The economy of Germany is a highly developed social market economy. It has the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and fifth by GDP (PPP). In 2017, the country accounted for 28% of the euro area economy according to the IMF. Germany is a founding member of the European Union and the Eurozone
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO INCORPORATE A BUSINESS? DO I NEED A GERMAN PASSPORT? AND ADDRESS?
The average time to complete the incorporation process and start your own business in Germany is 4 days. Yan Incorporation accepts both EU and non-EU entrepreneurs. A German passport is not needed but accepted as a document.
If you want to start a business, yes a physical/virtual adress is needed. You can contact us to find a suitable location.
IF I AM NOT IN GERMANY/EU COUNTRY, WHICH DOCUMENT DO I NEED?
Valid certified copy of your passport displaying the page(s) that show your name, photograph, signature, date of birth and passport expiry date. In addition, an acceptable proof of address is required.
HOW WILL YOU CARRY THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS? IS THE PRICE INCLUDING ALL COSTS?
Our team will receive the documents and then check if the information are legit. Furthermore, certain documents will be screened and where necessary double-checked to ensure they are dated within 4 months. The Full pricing option includes the deed of Incorporation, the company registration and remote services. Premium services are available.
HOW CAN I REGISTER A BRAND OR TRADEMARK?
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT LEGAL ASPECTS OF STARTING A COMPANY IN GERMANY?
We have an in-house specialist who can advise you and guide you through the procedure of registering an EU Trademark. Click here
The Article of Association and the license registration depending on the business you operate.
WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF TAX BURDEN OF GERMAN COMPANIES?
Corporation tax is charged at 15% and then a solidarity surcharge is applied at 5.5%
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WHICH CITY IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR BUSINESSES? IT? RETAIL?
In general, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg are cities you should prioritize when deciding where to start your business. For IT, the first 2 cities have a developed ecosystem while Hamburg is host to big names in the tech industry. For retail, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin are the best picks.
DO I NEED AN AUDITOR TO AUDIT MY ANNUAL REPORT?
Medium and large-sized companies have statutory audit obligations. Auditing companies or certified public accountants must be selected.
DO I NEED A LOCAL ACCOUNTANT?
We highly advise local accountants since Germany may have additional accounting requirements based on the location.