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Start a Holding Company

Keep control of your company diversity and maximise your business success. Establish your holding company with us.

Found a holding company

Online coaching on the topic of holding plus speed foundation (max. 4 hours of coaching or legal advice included in the price).

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649
( plus VAT. )

What you get

Coaching Holding

Do you want to set up a holding company? In a 2-hour online coaching session, we will provide you with all the important information about company and tax aspects as well as specific answers to your questions.

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Individual preparation and review of founding documents (by lawyer)

The articles of association are drawn up by our lawyers. In addition to the articles of association, further documents are required for a successful and smooth foundation, e.g. for registering the company in the commercial register. These documents will be prepared and checked for you by the notary's office.

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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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Company check

Examination of the company name (trade name of the company) for compliance with the requirements of commercial law and registrability, as well as with regard to any conflicting identical company names and registered trademarks.

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Entry in the transparency register

For your company, as for any corporation, in addition to entry in the commercial register, entry in the transparency register of the natural persons who are the beneficial owners of the company is mandatory. We will be happy to make this entry in the transparency register for you. The hourly quota for this is 1 hour. If we need more time for the entry, we will coordinate this with you individually and offer further processing at an hourly rate of € 150.00 net.

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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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Additional services

Contract texts for holding companies in German and English

We create contract texts for your holding company in both German and English.

300

( plus VAT. )

Representation by a lawyer upon formation

Let one of our experienced lawyers represent you during your start-up.

750

( 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

( plus VAT. )

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

( plus VAT. )

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. )

Preparation and submission of opening balance sheet

Would you like to entrust the preparation and submission of the opening balance sheet to a professional instead of doing it yourself? The experienced tax consultants in our team will be happy to do this for you.

150

( 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

( plus VAT. )

Total price

649

( plus VAT. )

What we stand

Digitale Gründung is a team that drives new digital solutions so that you can concentrate fully on YOUR business.

No hidden costs

No hidden costs

We help you through the start-up process in a structured and cost-efficient manner.

Made in Germany

Made in Germany

Developed and operated in Germany for maximum security and data protection

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Independent

We advise you independently, quickly and transparently

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FAQ

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.

Why set up a holding company?

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There are many reasons to set up a holding company. One reason may be the tax reinvestment effect. The tax burden on income from an investment held by a corporation, for example UG (haftungsbeschränkt)) in another corporation is significantly lower than the tax burden on income from an investment held by a private individual in a corporation (e.g. GmbH). Another reason may be that voting rights are to be pooled at the level of the holding company. Such a strong pooling of votes can simplify processes at the level of the operating company. Before you decide for or against setting up a holding company, you should inform yourself well about all the consequences, for example in a consultation.

Why set up a holding company?

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Founders often decide to set up a holding company for tax reasons. Under certain conditions, 95% of dividends and capital gains of a holding company can be distributed tax-free by the subsidiary to the parent company, resulting in an effective tax rate of 1.5%. Setting up a holding company is particularly useful if you are a start-up with an exit strategy and want to sell your company one day or if an entrepreneur has several companies and wants to combine them in order to benefit from tax advantages when distributing profits.

What do I need to bear in mind when setting up a holding company?

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Founding a holding company costs money. To found a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) or a GmbH, you have to go to a notary. Entry in the commercial register is also required. Notary and registration fees are therefore incurred. A business account must be opened for the holding company. The holding company must also pay IHK contributions. A small annual basic fee is payable in connection with the transparency register. It is therefore only worth setting up a holding company if you have good reasons for doing so. One such reason may be that you want to take advantage of the tax benefit for holding companies resulting from the reinvestment effect. If you have such reasons, you should allow extra time for the establishment of your holding company, because the business account of your holding company can only be opened after you have been to the notary. This means that the formation of your operating company will be delayed by this time.

When should I set up a holding company?

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The decision to set up a holding company depends on your business goals and strategies. Holding structures are often used to manage and optimise various subsidiaries.

How do I set up a holding company?

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A holding company is a corporation in which the founder usually holds all the shares and which in turn holds the shares in an operating corporation, usually a GmbH, instead of the founder. The holding company thus becomes the parent company, the other company the subsidiary. You can choose between the Holding GmbH, Holding UG (haftungsbeschränkt) or, very rarely, the Holding AG, which differ in particular in terms of the amount of share capital and management. Since a corporation is usually chosen as the legal form of the holding company, the formation of the holding company must be notarised. The company is entered in the commercial register once proof of payment of the share capital has been provided.

Founding a holding company and calculating costs. How does it work?

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The cost of setting up a holding company varies depending on the region and the specific requirements of your company. It is advisable to seek expert advice to determine the exact costs and make a precise calculation.