Company formation in Estonia
Estonia has a corporate tax rate of 20%. Companies that operate under VAT have to pay tax on purchases at 20%. Certain services, like those related to pharmaceutical products, medical equipment for disabled persons, books (excluding e-books), newspapers and periodicals, hotel accommodation, and others, benefit from a 9% VAT rate.
Popular company applications
Estonian corporate structures are mostly used for:
- Tax-free undistribted profit
- EU trading company
- Local tax-resident company
Corporate Registration requirements
Requirements for registering a company in Estonia include:
- Requires at least 1 director
- Requires at least 1 shareholder
- Minimum share capital 2500 EUR
Bank account introduction
Bank account introductions in Estonia are offered with:
Please consider to browse our full bank directory, if a bank is not listed here.
Where do I begin?
In order to commence incorporation and bank account introduction, we will require certain corporate documents and identification information.
Please ask us for details.
Advantages of forming a company in Estonia
There are several advantages of forming a company in Estonia, according to the World Bank report on
ease of doing business.
Please consider registering a company in Estonia, especially, if your country of domicile has certain complications (namely political, regulatory or tax-related).
|Fast and straightforward incorporation procedure||Well-developed infrastructure|
|Low incorporation and maintenance costs||Flexible corporate legislation|
|EU-funded business support programme available||Estonia is not on any of the offshore blacklists.|
Estonia offers attractive benefits for companies and, depending on the industry, favourable legal structures. Please contact us now.
Top-choice legal structures
According to data from the Estonian Company Registration Portal, the following business structures (legal entities) are the most frequently registered:
- Public Limited Company
- Private Company Limited By Shares
The company formation procedure
Company formation in Estonia involves a number of stages of varying complexity and therefore requires professional assistance. The Confidus Solutions team will prepare legal documents, assist with registration and finalise the incorporation procedure.
Setting up business
Before your documents can be prepared, you must choose a business type and a name for your company. Confidus Solutions can validate all the relevant information and draft the incorporation documents.
Registering a legal entity
In order to register your company, Confidus Solutions will submit all the prepared documents to the Estonian Company Registration Portal. This procedure will take approximately two weeks.
Finalisation of company set-up
As Confidus Solutions takes care of all stages of the company registration process, we will assist with finalising the set-up of your company as well. Usually this includes receiving the incorporation documents and any other additional documents that you may require.
Company incorporation documents
When registering a company in Estonia, you may require the following:
- Application blank
- Articles of association
- Shareholder list
- Shareholder agreement
Please note that the required documents can vary on a case-by-case basis.
To find out what a basic company incorporation package in Estonia will cost you, use the form below. If you require a more complex, tax-optimised structure, we can discuss this via our contact form — please ask us for details.
Summary of incorporation expenses
Additional expenses may arise if you choose a different legal entity or require a bank account, virtual office or perhaps a website.
Additional business support
We offer several additional services for your company. With us, you can purchase a ready-made company in Estonia. Enquire now!
Opening a corporate bank account in Estonia
Confidus Solutions will act as a banking agent for your corporate bank account in Estonia. All you need to do is select a bank:
Virtual office services for companies in Estonia
Your company in Estonia may not only receive letters, but also phone calls, so instead of renting a registered address with just a post office box, it is much more convenient to rent a virtual office. A virtual office includes a registered company address, a local mailbox, a local phone number and mail and call forwarding.
Accounting services for Estonian companies
In order to operate a business, your company will require a professional accountant to keep records, prepare the payroll, carry out transactions and compile and submit tax reports.
We also offer company registration packages in Estonia with accounting services — please ask for more information.
Finally, a website for the Estonian market can be added to your company registration package. Various options are available, from an inexpensive, basic website to a comprehensive e-commerce site with full-fledged SEO optimisation.
VAT special rate application
Special tax rate applies to pharmaceutical products, medical equipment for disabled persons, books (excluding e-books), newspapers and periodicals, hotel accommodation.