Company registration in Brazil

Registration cost 4. 825 Eur
Company renewal cost 2. 500 Eur
Directors number 1
Corporate tax 15.00 %
Registered share capital 0.00
Mandatory reporting requirements No

Brazil is a country known for its rich coffee, the brightest carnivals and excellent football players. The country is located in South America and is the only Portuguese-speaking state on the American continent. Brazil covers an area of ​​8,515,770 square kilometers, which is 5.7% of the entire land area of ​​the Earth.

Brazil is the largest state in South America, both in terms of territory and population, which is 205,737,996 inhabitants. The state of Brazil is considered to be a federation that includes a federal district, 23 states and 3 territories.

The Brazilian economy has surpassed the development of the economy in other South American countries and occupies a special position in the markets in the world. In 2004, Brazil stabilized its microeconomy by getting rid of debt and creating foreign exchange reserves.

Since 2008, the state has been an external creditor without any debt and has investment status, according to two rating agencies. There were, of course, economic drops in the period from 2008 to 2010, but Brazil has successfully dealt with all the difficulties and returned to the ranking of the most prosperous countries.

For foreign investors, the state is one of the most profitable investments due to its high interest rates and stability in terms of economic growth.

The increase in Brazilian capital led to the rapid growth of the local currency, which forced the heads of government to raise taxes on some foreign investment. Brazil has been and remains an oasis of stability in the global economy thanks to its smart approach to financial management in the country.

Brazil is one of the most key and significant countries in the developing world and has the largest economic potential among Latin American countries.

It is not surprising why many investors choose Brazil to conduct their business and are happy to open offshore companies in the state. It is especially profitable to open your own business for the production of coffee and its transportation to other countries.

Offshore companies in Brazil

The procedure for registering an offshore company itself will take no more than two months, and if you want to register a foreign company, you must have a preliminary permit and issue a document confirming this from the Executive Department.

The following conditions must be taken into account:

  • Brazilian legislation states that an enterprise must have at least two partners (foreigners, legal entities, or Brazilian citizens);
  • before buying or establishing a company in Brazil, it is worth studying the taxation of existing Brazilian enterprises;
  • each enterprise owns its own financial capital, divided into parts (shares), which in turn are responsible for part of the profit of each individual partner in the company;
  • those who are engaged in quotas (founders) are liable for obligations for an amount that is equal to the value of the shares they own;
  • due to the above point, all founders have the opportunity and the right to manage the company;
  • the director is not responsible for the company itself, but he can be held liable in the event of non-compliance with the law or exceeding powers by those who managed the company during a certain period of time;
  • it is obligatory to hold meetings at least 2 times a year to track the reports on financial results of previous months/years, and to determine the competence of the owner or approve him/her in the position.

Data required for registration

  1. The Statute provides the following information:
  • If a shareholder is an individual, detailed information about him/her is required (name, place of residence, nationality, profession, marital status);
  • If a legal entity is a shareholder, detailed information about it is required (name, legal address, period, period of the enterprise’s existence, field of activity, nationality).
  1. Indication of the amount of the registered capital in Brazilian national currency and provision of the number of shares.
  2. Provision of the shares of each partner, which constitute the share capital and methods of payment of these shares.
  3. Provide details of this information if partners have subsidiary liability.

Documents required for company registration:

  • photocopies of documents, confirmed by a notary, confirming a legal entity or individual;
  • papers confirming the location of the director of the enterprise (photocopies certified by a notary) and documents confirming their identity;
  • a photocopy of a document confirming the payment of taxes by partners and the head of the enterprise (regardless of whether it is a legal entity or private);
  • a document (its certified photocopy) confirming the legal right to use real estate by the company, in the place where the head office is listed (lease agreement);
  • document to the director for the purpose of granting or transferring powers (issued by foreign partners);
  • document to the director in order to grant or transfer powers represented by a representative, in bodies such as the Central Bank of Brazil, the Ministry of Revenue, the Ministry of Labor (also issued by foreign partners).

The benefits of establishing an offshore company in Brazil or buying a ready-made offshore company are obvious – due to its financial stability, the country is unlikely to have a problem with doing business. In most cases, the owners of offshore companies remain unknown, so the opportunity to go about their business without any difficulties is very high.

When registering an offshore company, the owner also has the opportunity to open his account with a local bank, and this operation does not require personal presence.

Offshore company registration does not take much time. In the shortest possible time you can not only become the owner of your own company abroad, but also immediately start doing business without attending meetings. Contact Eternity Law International now and get the help of a qualified lawyer.


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