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Found a UG

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

( plus VAT. )

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

( 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. )

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

( 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. )

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 does UG (haftungsbeschränkt) mean?

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The legal form UG (haftungsbeschränkt) means that the founders are not liable with their private assets if the company gets into financial difficulties. The legal form must be indicated on all business documents, for example in e-mails, letters and invoices as well as in the website imprint. This is required so that other companies and customers can see at a glance that the company's liability is limited. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is less highly regarded by banks and investors and in business transactions than other corporations.

Why found a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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Founding a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is particularly suitable for young companies. This is because 1 euro is theoretically enough for the share capital. If you don't want to be liable with your private assets but don't have the start-up capital for another limited company, a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is a good choice. Unlike a sole proprietorship, liability is limited here and private assets are protected. In practice, however, there are also many arguments against setting up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt), as it often makes more sense to set up a GmbH. Individual advice should be sought here.

Who may found a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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A UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can be founded by one person, but also by two or more persons. Other corporations can also act as shareholders, for example the GmbH. The legal form is most frequently chosen by founders with very little start-up capital and then later changed to a GmbH as turnover increases.

What is a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG?

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A UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG is a special legal form that is made up of a partnership (KG) and a corporation (UG (haftungsbeschränkt)) and thus combines the advantages of both in one company. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG is ideal for founders who do not want to be liable with their private assets in the event of insolvency and who, for certain reasons, want to operate their company in the legal form of a partnership.

Which taxes UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG?

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In the case of a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG, only the UG pays 15 percent corporation tax on profits. Added to this is the trade tax. This is paid either by the KG or the UG, depending on which part of the company is responsible for organising the commercial operation. Like other companies, the UG & Co KG must pay 19% VAT on its sales. Wage tax is only payable if employees are permanently employed in the UG & Co KG.

What does it cost to set up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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The formation of a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is not less expensive than other legal forms. Notary fees and costs for business registration and entry in the commercial register are generally not cheaper than founding a GmbH. However, you can found a company with significantly less share capital. This can theoretically be as little as 1 euro. A UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can be founded with a capital of just 1,000 euros. If it is a one-man UG (haftungsbeschränkt), you can use the so-called model protocol for the formation and save on notary fees again.

What is a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) simply explained?

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UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is the abbreviation for Unternehmergesellschaft and is also known as 1-Euro-GmbH or Mini-GmbH due to its limited liability. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is a corporation that is a sub-form of the GmbH. The difference lies in the amount of share capital. This legal form is particularly popular with start-ups and young founders who have very little start-up capital but do not want to become liable with their personal assets. The designation UG is supplemented in the company name by the designation "haftungsbeschränkt". A special form of the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is the gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) for non-profit companies.

How long does it take to set up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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It can take several weeks to complete all the preparation and foundation steps. This depends, among other things, on the speed of the notary and the other authorities, but also on the entrepreneurs themselves. They must open a business account, pay in the share capital and register with the trade and tax authorities. If it is a one-person UG (haftungsbeschränkt) and the share capital is paid in quickly, the process is usually very fast. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can commence business operations after just two to four weeks.

Who is liable for UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG?

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In the case of a pure KG, the general partner's private assets are used for liability. The general partner is usually the entrepreneur. In the case of UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & CO KG, however, the general partner is a UG (haftungsbeschränkt), meaning that the entrepreneur is not liable with their private assets. The liability of the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG is limited to the assets of the general partner and the contributions of the limited partners entered in the commercial register, i.e. the assets that the partners have paid into the company. This legal form is a good choice for founders who want to reduce their personal liability risks and at the same time operate their company in the legal form of a partnership. However, this form of capital procurement is less popular with banks and investors.

What kind of legal form is the UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is a corporation and, strictly speaking, a GmbH with special characteristics, so it is not actually an independent legal form. It is a corporation with its own name (company), which is represented by a managing director. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can be founded by one person alone or by several shareholders. Like the GmbH, the UG (haftungsbeschränkt), as its name suggests, is also limited by liability, although the minimum share capital required to establish it is only 1 euro. In most cases, however, a share capital of around 1,000 euros will be used.

What do you need to set up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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It doesn't take much to set up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt). In addition to a company name and a business address, a business account is required to pay in the share capital. First, a shareholders' agreement is drawn up and notarised by a notary. Then you have to open the business account and pay in the share capital. The notary registers the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) in the commercial register once the share capital (at least EUR 1) has been paid in. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is then registered with the trade office and tax office before it can start its business activities.

How do I set up a UG (haftungsbeschränkt)?

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A UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is founded just as quickly as a GmbH. Once a company name has been found, the articles of association can be concluded and notarised. The UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can be founded by one entrepreneur alone or by two or more shareholders. A business account is then opened and at least EUR 1 of share capital is paid in. The notary then registers the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) with the payment receipt for entry in the commercial register court. In addition to the business registration, the tax registration at the tax office is also carried out before the UG (haftungsbeschränkt) can start its business activities.

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.