Tajikistan company registration


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

Tajikistan company registration summary

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  • Advantages and disadvantages

    Advantages of Tajikistan company registration

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    1. Tajikistan has a rapidly expanding economy, with growth rates ranging between 5 and 6.9% since 2016. The manufacturing industry, in particular, is capable of explosive growth, with a lack of modern infrastructure currently holding it back;
    2. Tajikistan has plentiful deposits of gold, silver and coal. The mining industry is heavily reliant on joint ventures with foreign-owned companies to exploit such industry;
    3. Compared to countries of the western world, Tajikistan is very cheap, including food, transport, utilities, rent, wages, etc. Specifically, office rental and employee wages tend to be a fraction of what they are in most western cities;
    4. While Tajikistan is landlocked, it is very close to two major markets – China and Russia. It is beneficial to have Tajikistan company incorporation as it has established strong trade relationships with both of these countries, as well as other important markets in Asia such as Japan and Turkey;
    5. As foreign direct investment was low in the 1990s, due to corruption and political and economic instability, the government has created Tajikistan free economic zones, which grant certain companies lower taxes, fees, and customs;
    6. The republic of Tajikistan is currently a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) having gained accession in 2013 and enjoys of the benefits of the WTO trading system;
    7. As per Tajikistan’s 2030 National Development Strategy, the country aims to increasingly attract foreign investors through its developments in i) labour market; ii) energy resources; iii) ICT services and iv) infrastructural facilities. Therefore, Tajikistan would be an ideal destination for foreign investors over the coming years especially in its priority sectors of agriculture and agribusiness.

    Disadvantages of Tajikistan company registration

    1. Tajikistan has a corporate tax rate of 23% for most companies, with a 13% rate applying to companies producing goods. 25% tax rate applies to the net profit of non-resident entities;
    2. Tajikistan suffers from high corruption which can act as a barrier to completing many standard business practices. Tajikistan is ranked 152nd in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International. Entrepreneurs should expect under-the-table dealings in order to expedite business operations;
    3. Trade in Tajikistan is made difficult due to high tariffs, especially on consumer goods. In addition, exporting goods often requires stiff bribes to be paid to border guards and custom officers on a regular basis;
    4. English is spoken by only a small percentage of Tajiks, with Tajik being the most common spoken language and Russian the most common language in business. Most official documents must be translated in to Russian to be accepted;
    5. Tajikistan’s court system is still underdeveloped with property ownership being a particular area of weakness. Tajikistan considers all land to be the property of the government, with land use rights granted to individuals. The judiciary lacks transparency and there is little respect for due process;
    6. Tajikistan lacks investment and financial freedom, being ranked 122nd in the 2019 Index of Economic Freedom by Heritage Foundation. Investments are screened and require government approval, while the laws that govern investment are applied inconsistently;
    7. In accordance with the Law on Limited Liability Companies, every Tajikistan company director must have a Tajikistan work permit and Personal Identification Number. It takes at least 3 months to secure work permit approval. To efficiently and effectively secure company registration in a timely manner, most of our Clients request Healy Consultants to appoint a temporary professional, passive nominee resident director (click link). Our resident director service fee amounts to US$7,600 per annum;
    8. Furthermore, every bank signatory of a Tajikistan corporate bank account must hold a Tajikistan work visa. We recommend our Clients to appoint a director who will also be the temporary bank signatory. Thereafter, Healy Consultants will help our Client secure a Tajikistan work visa for our Client;
    9. Tajikistan is a landlocked country situated between China, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. As a result, it is not an ideal destination for export-oriented companies due to its lack of intra-country as well as inter-country transport network. Further, Tajikistan does not have its own sea ports and is unable to use its closer sea ports located at Iran due to the US sanctions imposed against the country.
  • Best uses for a Tajikistan company

    Mining expertise and natural resource exploitation

    1. Tajikistan is rich in natural resources but is short on expertise on the best ways to extract and sell the gold, silver and coal lying under the Central Asian nation. Foreign engineering and mining firms therefore have an opportunity to gain access to precious resources in exchange for sharing knowledge.

Company registration

  • Time to incorporate: Seven weeks
  • Cost to set up: US$15,850
  • Minimum capital: US$105
  • Physical office required: No

Required appointments

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

Key facts

  • Corporate tax rate: 23%
  • Corporate tax base: Worldwide
  • Shelf companies: No
  • Main company type: Joint Stock

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For additional information on our company registration services in Tajikistan, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Grace Odhiambo, directly:
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