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Company Formation Argentina

Updated on Monday 23rd April 2018

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Argentina is ranked as the third largest economy in South America due to its natural resources and also to its agricultural export. Being a country with such a competitive and developed economy, many foreign investors choose to form a company in Argentina. Our company formation agents can assist you with this process and provide you with further information. 

Company types in Argentina

Some of the business entities that foreign entrepreneurs usually choose to establish in Argentina are: the limited liability company (sociedad limitada), the foreign branch office (sucursal) and the stock corporation (sociedad anonima).

Here are the few requirements to be met when talking about setting up a limited liability company in Argentina:

• appoint minimum two directors (they may be companies or individuals);
• deposit the minimum share capital of 300$;
• name one or more managers for the new company.

Procedures for registering a company in Argentina

1. You begin by choosing a name for the company which then has to be checked by the Office of Corporations (Inspección General de Justicia).

2. The second stage is to notarize the partners' signatures at a Notary Office.

3. After that comes the procedure of depositing the initial capital (at least 25%) at the National Bank and get the proving receipt.

4. Publication of the new company's formation notice in the Official Gazette. This is another step our specialists can easily complete for you.

5. The company registration procedure in Argentina also implies to pay an incorporation tax at the National Bank of Argentina.

6. Next step consists of registering with the Public Registry of Commerce in Buenos Aires. There are several documents that need to be submitted by companies and our experts in company registration can help you with this.

7. Then a Fiscal Code must be acquired by the corporate manager at the National Tax Office. You will also need a tax identification number from the same office and then enrol for social security.

8. Another thing you have to do is register the turnover tax at a level with other local taxes in Buenos Aires, with the Administración General de Ingresos Públicos (AGIP). After that you can also register with the Unified System for Labour Registration.

9. At the end of your process of opening a company in Argentina, you need to make sure that your employees have an insurance contract with a risk labour society.

For help with the formation of an Argentinean company or other information, please contact our company incorporation team.



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