Argentina company registration

DOING BUSINESS IN ARGENTINA IN 2022

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Since 2003, Healy Consultants Group PLC has been efficiently assisting our Clients with starting their business in Argentina. Our experts serve our Clients with i) Argentina business registration ii) government compliance iii) license registrations iv) visa applications v) work space rental solutions and vi) employee recruitment solutions.

Compare different Argentina entities LLC Fast setup solutions Free zone LLC Public limited company Joint Stock Partnership Representative office Branch office
Also known as SRL Fast business solution Export company SA SCA Oficina de representación Sucursal
Best use of company? All products and services Client to fast close local deal Manuf/ export trading To secure public funding Professional services Marketing/ research Specific projects
How soon to invoice Clients? 6 months 6 weeks 6 months 6 months 6 months Cannot 6 months
How soon can you hire staff? 6 months 6 weeks 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months
How soon can you sign a lease agreement? 4 months 6 weeks 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
How long to supply corporate bank a/c? 7 months 8 weeks 7 months 7 months 7 months 7 months 7 months
How long to supply co. reg / tax numbers? 6 months 6 weeks 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months
Corporate tax rate on annual net profits? 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 0% 35%
Limited liability entity? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Government grants available? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Govt approval required for foreign owners? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Res. director/partner/ legal rep. required? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum paid up share capital? US$2,500 US$2,500 US$2,500 US$2,500 None None None
Can bid for Government contracts? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Corporate bank account location? HSBC Argentina Citibank Argentina BBVA Argentina Banco Santander Banco Macro Bank Itau Banco Patagonia
Can secure trade finance? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
VAT payable on sales to local customers? 21% 21% No 21% 21% None 21%
Average total business set up costs? US$34,240 US$34,150 US$19,240 US$20,790 US$20,790 US$20,830 US$22,830
Average total engagement period? 7 months 3 months 7 months 7 months 7 months 7 months 7 months

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Accounting and tax considerations LLC Fast setup solutions Free zone LLC Public limited company Joint Stock Partnership Representative office Branch office
Statutory corporate tax payable? 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 0% 35%
Legally tax exempt if properly structured? No No Yes No No No No
Group HQ tax incentives? No No No No No No No
Must file an annual tax return? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Must file annual financial statements? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Must appoint an auditor? No No No Yes No No No
Access to double taxation treaties? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
WH tax on payments to foreign s/holders? 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% None 0%
Company Registration LLC Fast setup solutions Free zone LLC Public limited company Joint Stock Partnership Representative office Branch office
Res. director/partner/manager required? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Min. number of shareholders/partners? 2 2 2 2 2 Parent company Parent company
Maximum shareholding for foreigners? 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Min. statutory paid up share capital? US$2,500 US$2,500 US$2,500 US$2,500 None None None
Security deposit kept with government? No No No No No No No
Shelf companies available? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Time to incorporate a new entity? 4 months 6 weeks 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
Can easily convert to a PLC? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Public register of s/holders and directors? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Can have preference shareholders? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Business Considerations LLC Fast setup solutions Free zone LLC Public limited company Joint Stock Partnership Representative office Branch office
Good entity for trademark registration? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Can secure an import and export license? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Sponsorship by a local citizen required? No
Our Client must travel to Argentina? No
Temp. physical office solutions available? Yes
You need local resident as bank signatory? No
Can be wholly foreign owned? Yes
The entity will likely be regulated by? Office of Corporations
Minimum number of directors/managers? 1
Monthly VAT reporting to the Government? Yes
Must sign an office lease agreement? No
S/holder/director docs attested/translated? Yes
Foreign director needs personal tax no.? Yes
Foreign director needs a residence visa? No
Maximum number of staff allowed? No maximum number for any entity
Expatriate to local staff ratio? None
Secure residence visa for business owner? Yes
Other useful information
What is included in my cust. sales invoice? Click link
Argentina has signed free trade agreements? Yes
This country is a member of WIPO/TRIPS? Yes
This country is a member of the ICSID? Yes
Average custom duties suffered? 7.35%
Govt foreign investment approval required? No
Average monthly office rent? (US$/sq m) US$10
Minimum statutory monthly salary? US$510
Average US$ salary for local skilled staff? US$1,107
US$ deposit interest rate? (1 year average) 0.0155
Overseas remittance currency controls? Yes
Banking considerations
Multi-currency bank accounts available? Yes
Corporate visa debit cards available? Yes
Quality of e-banking platform? Excellent
Crowd funding available in this country? Yes

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For additional information on our company registration services in Argentina, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
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