Slovakia company registration

Slovakia company registration

Since 2003, Healy Consultants has assisted our Clients with business registration in Slovakia. Our services include i) Slovakia company incorporation ii) government license registration iii) business bank account opening iv) employee recruitment v) visa strategies and vi) office rental solutions.

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  • Advantages and disadvantages

    Advantages of Slovakia company registration

      business registration in Slovakia
    1. Slovakia is a newly industrialized country, which has experienced high growth rates from 5 – 11% from 2004 to 2008, with the fastest growth of any EU country during Q4 of 2007. After contracting during the global downturn, Slovakia recovered rapidly to grow by 4% in 2011;
    2. As coal and steel mining have declined in Slovakia, higher-skill level industries have grown greatly. The automotive, mechanical and chemical engineering, and information technology industries are all expected to expand over the next decade;
    3. Incorporating in Slovakia has been a top choice for foreign direct investment due to its supply of cheap, highly-skilled laborers and new investment in to research and development to support current industry;
    4. A Slovakia limited company(SRO) is the most common type of company. Slovakia business setup requires only a single shareholder and one director;
    5. A Slovakia SRO can be entirely foreign owned and does not require shareholders to be physically present to do business;
    6. Slovakia business setup is uncomplicated and quick, requiring an average of 14 days to fully complete incorporation;
    7. Slovakia has favorable tax rates for corporations, with a flat tax rate of 19% on both businesses and individuals and no dividends tax;
    8. Slovakia is positively ranked as the 46th easiest country to do business in. The International Finance Corporation study listed ease of registering property and getting credit as the main reasons behind the high rank, with Slovakia ranking among the top 15 countries in both categories;
    9. Opening global corporate bank accounts to assist Slovakia company setup is easy. Healy Consultants works with internationally recognised banks such as Citibank to provide corporate bank account services.

    Disadvantages of Slovakia company registration

    1. The Slovakian economy has not shown signs of returning to its previous Europe-leading growth rates in 2007, with growth expected to decline again for 2012;
    2. Slovakia was negatively ranked as the 51st freest economy in the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, a measure of freedom enjoyed in business, trade, monetary, financial, investment, and labor markets. Moderately-high corruption and relatively low government spending were the main reasons behind Slovakia’s low rank;
    3. Slovakia is negatively ranked as the 66th least corrupt country in the world, according to the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, a global measure of corruption amongst public officials and politicians;
    4. Slovakia is negatively ranked as the 69th most competitive economy in the world in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, down from 60th in 2011;

Company registration

  • Time to incorporate: Two weeks
  • Cost to set up: €8,400
  • Minimum capital: €5,000
  • Physical office required: No

Required appointments

  • Shareholders: 1
  • Directors: 1
  • Company secretary: No
  • Resident director: No

Key facts

  • Corporate tax rate: 22%
  • Corporate tax base: Worldwide
  • Shelf companies: No
  • Main company type: SRO Limited

Contact us

For additional information on our company registration services in Slovakia, please email us at Alternatively please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Svitlana Lazyuk, directly:
Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry Government of the Slovak Republic MInistry of Finance of the Slovak Republic Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency Narodna Banka Slovenska