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Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Tax Planning and Tax Minimization in Europe

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs and tax when doing business in the respective jurisdiction (BridgeWest offers company formation and tax advice in 53 countries).

Here are a few commonly encountered scenarios:

- Non-EU company expanding to the European Union. While some of the factors do not depending on matters related to taxation, a diligent client would also have to consider the following before making a final decision:
1) Level of Corporate Tax;
2) Level of Dividend Tax;
3) Specific EU legislation related to taxation of subsidiaries and branches;
4) Signed Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties;
5) Other specific information: bureacracy, fiscal predictability and stability.

- Foreign investor looking for EU jurisdiction for tax minimization. There is a growing number of businesses looking to start activity in an European Union country that can offer low taxes, low maintanance costs and other fiscal advantages.

- Establishment of a European subsidiaries with offshore structures as parent companies (BridgeWest offers company formation in the world’s main offshore jurisdictions). Before establishing such a structure the investor would also have to consider:
1) The best offshore jurisdiction for the respective European subsidiary (this solution is different in accordance to each country’s legislation);
2) The exact company’s structure for achieving most benefits;
3) The country’s accounting regulations to avoid future complications with local tax authorities.

Since every request is different, every solution is different. In order to be provided with a tailored solution we recommend you contact us right now to speak to our specialists!