Setting up a company in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular European countries foreign business and investors decide to trade with.

Types of entity

The main type of company chosen by SMEs is the S.r.l., which is a limited liability company.

The current legislation regulates two types of S.r.l.:

Standard Limited Liability company (S.r.l.);
Simplified Limited Liability company (S.r.l.s.).
In principal both are similar, but there are some key differences. Depending on your business, its size, and industry of trading, you may consider one or the other.

Key differences:

 

 

 Shared principles:  

  • At least one director and one shareholder is required. These positions could be occupied either by the same person or by different people, who are not required to be Italian nationals nor residents in Italy;
  • Further to an amendment of the current regulation, the minimum capital share could be a low as €1.
  • The entity will be required to have a registered address in Italy. If your business does not have an office in Italy, we can register your company in Milan in the prestigious location of Milan Cathedral.
  • Both Directors and shareholders will be required to obtain the Italian fiscal code (codice fiscale) from the Italian Authorities.
  • The entity will be required to obtain a certified email address (PEC) through which all communications with the Italian Authorities will be addressed.
  • In respect of the setup of the entity, the intervention of an Italian Notary Public will be required. Should either the Director and/or the shareholder be unable to be in Italy, we can assist by way of Special Power of Attorney.

 

Taxation 

In relation to corporation tax, the current regulation is 24%.

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SERVICES

 

Incorporation Company

Simplified Limited Liability company (S.r.l.s.)

The service is comprehensive of the following:

  • Initial consultation
  • Incorporation of the company at the Companies House
  • Articles of Association;
  • Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Application for the company`s certified email address (PEC);
  • Attendance to the Notary
  • Assistance for bank account opening
  • Notary’s costs and disbursements.

Time frame to incorporate the company is between 5 and 10 working days.

Standard Limited Liability company (S.r.l.):

The service is comprehensive of the following:

  • Initial consultation
  • Incorporation of the company at the Companies House
  • Articles of Association;
  • Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Application for the company`s certified email address (PEC);
  • Attendance to the Notary
  • Assistance for bank account opening
  • Notary’s costs and disbursements.

Time frame to incorporate the company is between 5 and 10 working days.

 

Other Services

Registered office in Piazza del Duomo
Set of documents legalised “Apostille”
Set of documents translated and legalised “Apostille”
Set documentazione tradotti e legalizzati con “Apostille”

 

 Should you require any other service not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us.