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Found a limited liability company

A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

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199
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What you get

30 minutes of consultation on all aspects of setting up a corporation

One of our lawyers will advise you on all aspects of founding a company.

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Organisation of notary appointment / communication with notary

We will be happy to contact the notary's office on your behalf to plan the necessary steps in the formation process and to coordinate dates with the notary's office (e.g. the date of formation).

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Provision of founding documents by notary's office

You will receive your founding documents from the notary.

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Company check under commercial law

Examination of the company name (trade name of the company) for compliance with the requirements of commercial law

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Official notary and register fees not included in the price

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Legal advice only from lawyers

Legal advice is only provided by lawyers. Usually by the experts at Tax&Legal digital, Lahann, Pikolleck & Partner, Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater, PartG.

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When booking two languages, there is a value voucher of 20% of the packages booked in the second language

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When you book the complete package, you will receive a 10 % voucher on future package purchases and consulting contingents

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Additional services

Foundation having an international context

Support with the special requirements in connection with an international dimension. An international dimension always exists if at least one person involved in the formation lives abroad. A maximum of 2 hours of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

199

( plus VAT. )

Tax cross-check

1 hour of tax coaching on your company structure. A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Tax cross-check only by tax consultants.

99

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Advice on founder holding companies according to standard record

30 minutes of consultation with one of our lawyers or tax consultants on all aspects of holding companies, organisation of notary appointment and communication with notary's office, provision of incorporation documents by notary's office, company check under commercial law, official notary and register fees not included in the price. A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. Should we require more time for this service, we will agree this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

199

( plus VAT. )

Articles of association

Individual preparation and review of the founding documents (by a lawyer). A maximum of 4 hours of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

399

( plus VAT. )

Articles of association bilingual

Individual preparation and review of bilingual founding documents in German and English (by a lawyer). A maximum of 5 hours of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will coordinate this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

549

( plus VAT. )

Provision of proxy (in German only)

Drafting of a customised power of attorney for representation during the foundation by friends (without international dimension). A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will agree this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

99

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Provision of bilingual proxy

Drafting of a customised bilingual power of attorney in German and English for representation during the foundation by friends (without international dimension). A maximum of 1.5 hours of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

149

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Entry in the transparency register

Support with the entry of the newly founded company in the transparency register. A maximum of 30 minutes of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will agree this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

29

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Tax registration questionnaire

Support with the questionnaire for tax registration at the tax office. A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net.

99

( plus VAT. )

Business registration

Support with business registration. A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will discuss this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

49

( plus VAT. )

Registration with the employers’ liability insurance association

Support with registering with the employers' liability insurance association and applying for a company number. A maximum of 1 hour of coaching, tax and legal advice is included in the price. If we need more time for this service, we will agree this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of €150.00 net. Legal advice only by lawyers.

99

( plus VAT. )

Total price

199

( plus VAT. )

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FAQ

What is a GmbH?

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A GmbH is a limited liability company and, as a corporation, one of the most common legal forms of companies. The abbreviation is part of the company name and thus clearly indicates to customers and investors that the company is a limited liability company. If financial problems arise, the shareholders are not liable with their private assets, but only the assets of the GmbH are liable. At least EUR 25,000 share capital is required to establish a GmbH, at least half of which must be paid into the share capital when the company is founded. A GmbH has its own legal personality and is therefore a legal entity. It can therefore act as a contractual partner, sue others or be sued itself. The GmbH is considered a merchant and is subject to the provisions of the German Commercial Code (HGB).

How much capital do you need for a GmbH?

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To set up a GmbH, you must raise share capital of at least EUR 25,000, at least half of which must be raised when the company is founded. The notary and registration fees of just under EUR 1,000 must be paid from this share capital. There are also costs for entry in the transparency register and for business registration, which vary depending on the municipality.

Why set up a GmbH?

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Founding a GmbH is attractive for entrepreneurs who do not want to jeopardise their private assets. For security purposes, a share capital of EUR 25,000 is paid into a business account when the GmbH is founded, but this may be used in the normal course of business. The GmbH makes sense for founders who have a high level of private assets and want to protect them well. If you want to attract investors, the GmbH is often the most attractive legal form.

How do I set up a GmbH?

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Founding a GmbH requires various steps. Once the name has been found, a shareholders' agreement must be drawn up. Shareholders can be one or more persons. The articles of association are notarised by a notary and the capital contribution must then be paid into a business account. The GmbH is then entered in the commercial register by the notary. The next step is to register the business and register the GmbH for tax purposes.

How many people do you need to set up a GmbH?

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At least one person is required to set up a GmbH, but often two or more people are involved. A shareholder can also be the managing director of a one-person GmbH. A GmbH can have any number of shareholders. The more there are, the easier it is to raise the share capital. In the case of a one-person GmbH, however, the shareholder must raise the EUR 25,000 entirely on their own.

What is the difference between a GmbH and a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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The biggest difference between a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) and a GmbH is the amount of share capital required to set up the company. A GmbH requires 25,000 euros in share capital, half of which must be paid in when the company is founded. In the case of the UG (haftungsbeschränkt), on the other hand, EUR 1 is sufficient as share capital, provided the capital requirement does not necessitate a higher sum. In the case of a UG (haftungsbeschränkt), reserves must be formed from profits which may not be distributed to the shareholders. In addition, the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can also consider increasing its capital and changing its name to a GmbH. Otherwise, the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) has the same rights and obligations as a GmbH in terms of shareholder, accounting and liability requirements. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) must also pay corporation tax and trade tax in the same way as the GmbH.

What is the difference between a GmbH and a GbR?

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The biggest difference lies in the share capital and liability. While a share capital of at least EUR 25,000 must be raised when a GmbH is founded, no share capital is required to found a GbR. An entry in the commercial register is also not necessary for the formation of a GbR. However, unlike a GmbH, the partners in a GbR are fully liable with their private assets, whereas the private assets of partners in a GmbH are generally protected. For tax purposes, the GmbH is treated differently as a corporation and the GbR as a partnership. A GmbH can be founded by one person alone, whereas a GbR requires at least two partners.

What is GmbH and AG?

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GmbH and AG are both corporations. But they can also be socially interwoven. For example, the GmbH can be a partner by acquiring shares in the AG. An important difference between the two company forms when founding a company is the amount of share capital. When founding an AG, 50,000 euros must be contributed, when founding a GmbH, half of this amount, i.e. 25,000 euros, is sufficient as a capital contribution. However, there are other differences, for example in the management of the company and the relationship between the company's executive bodies. For example, a GmbH has a management board and a shareholders' meeting, while a stock corporation has a management board, supervisory board and general meeting with different rights and obligations.

When does it make sense to set up a GmbH?

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A GmbH always makes sense when entrepreneurs want to limit their liability. While sole proprietors are liable with their private assets, the liability of a GmbH is limited to the company's assets. In addition, the legal form of the GmbH generally has a good reputation with banks and other companies. For this reason, it is often chosen as the legal form, as the company appears more trustworthy to the outside world. It is also suitable for investors.

Which legal form is best?

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Which legal form is most suitable for founders depends on various criteria. How many shareholders are there, how much is the starting capital and what about liability? The desire for less financial and accounting effort or tax advantages can also be decisive factors in deciding which legal form is the best choice for a company.

Why GmbH & Co KG and not just GmbH?

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The GmbH & Co KG offers certain tax advantages over the GmbH, as profit distributions are taxed at a lower rate. The shareholders can also be integrated more flexibly and less bureaucratically with this legal form than with a pure GmbH.

What do I need for a GmbH?

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At least one shareholder is required to form a GmbH. This person can also be the managing director. However, the team of a GmbH is often made up of several people who share the tasks and pay in the share capital together. Once the personal details have been established, at least half of the EUR 25,000 share capital must be paid into the business account when the company is founded. This must be topped up to the full amount at a later date. In addition, the GmbH requires a summonable business address. Once the share capital has been paid in, the company is entered in the commercial register and transparency register. A tax number must also be applied for from the tax office for the start of business activities.

What is a Holding GmbH?

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A holding company is a company that exists in numerous forms, for example in the form of a GmbH or UG (haftungsbeschränkt)). The holding company is not a separate legal form. Rather, it is a normal GmbH and, as a result, a corporate structure that has the objective of holding shares in other companies. At least EUR 25,000 share capital is required to establish a holding GmbH. In legal terms, the holding GmbH is treated like a normal GmbH, but the holding structure offers tax advantages.

What is a legal form?

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Every founder needs a suitable legal form under which their company can operate on the market in the future and be viewed from a financial, tax and legal perspective. For solo self-employed persons and freelancers, this can be the legal form of a sole proprietorship. Or the GmbH, KG or AG - depending on how much capital is available for the formation, how many founders there are and how the private assets of the shareholders are to be protected. A basic distinction can be made between the legal forms of corporations and partnerships. In a partnership, the partners are privately liable for all liabilities with their assets. In the case of more complex corporations, liability is limited to the company's assets.

How can you set up a GmbH?

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The GmbH is founded in just a few steps, which nevertheless take a few weeks. The first step is to find a name. The articles of association must then be notarised. The next step is to open a business account and pay in the share capital. Once this has been done, the GmbH is entered in the commercial register by the notary. After business registration and tax registration with the tax office, the GmbH can start its business activities properly.

Why set up a GmbH & Co KG?

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The GmbH and Co KG are usually chosen as the legal form in order to limit liability risks. In contrast to the KG, the managing partners (general partners) are no longer liable with their private assets but, as the GmbH acts as the general partner, it is liable exclusively with its company assets. The partners are therefore not liable with their private assets, despite running their company in the legal form of a KG, i.e. a partnership. Another advantage is that the management may be transferred to an external non-shareholder.

What does GmbH and Co KG mean?

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The GmbH und Co KG is a hybrid of two legal forms and consists of a partnership (KG) and a corporation (GmbH). The GmbH becomes a shareholder of the KG. The formation and administration of a GmbH and Co KG are complex, but they do offer certain advantages in terms of liability and tax considerations.

What is a GmbH and Co KG?

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The GmbH und Co KG is a special form of KG in which the two legal forms GmbH and KG are combined in order to obtain the advantages of both companies. In the case of the GmbH and Co KG, the GmbH acts as the general partner and brings its greatest advantage, the limitation of liability, to the company. In contrast to the KG, the general partners, who are usually the entrepreneurs, are no longer liable with their private assets. A share capital of EUR 25,000 is also required to establish the general partner GmbH, whereby only half of this is initially paid in and can be increased at a later date.

Why don't sole proprietorships form a GmbH?

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Solo self-employed people often do not have much capital available when setting up a business and therefore often do not choose a GmbH as their legal form. Sole proprietorships are also much quicker and less bureaucratic to set up, and bookkeeping is also less complicated thanks to simple income and expenditure accounting. Since a GmbH often has several shareholders, a sole proprietor is much more self-determined in comparison and can book all the profits for himself.

Who is liable for a GmbH & Co KG?

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In a KG, the general partners, who are usually the entrepreneurs, are liable with their private assets. In the case of a GmbH und Co KG, however, the general partner is a GmbH, which means that entrepreneurs are not liable with their private assets. Only the GmbH is liable with its assets. The private assets of the shareholders remain protected. As the general partners in a KG are liable with their private assets, they often decide to set up a GmbH and Co KG later on to reduce the risk.

How do you set up a GmbH and Co KG?

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GmbHs and Co KGs are somewhat more complex to set up, which means that specialist advice is often required. First of all, a company name must be found that does not infringe any trademark rights. An appointed notary notarises the formation of the GmbH. Next, it is important to open the business account into which the share capital of the GmbH is paid. The notary then registers the GmbH in the commercial register. In the next step, the KG is founded, with the GmbH becoming the personally liable partner (general partner) of the KG. The completed GmbH und Co KG is then registered by the notary for entry in the commercial register. The shareholders must then take care of the registration with the tax and trade office.