Establish a FOREX company in Bulgaria

Global Consult Europe is a consulting agency specialized in international corporate law. We will provide you with all the necessary know-how on how to start your own Forex business. Thanks to our partners we can offer you a full range of services that include:

 

Licensing

After scheduling a consultation, we can recommend you the best regulatory solution depending on your budget and needs. Currently, we offer the following licenses.

 

Software & Liquidity

We can provide you with all-in-one brokerage solution consisting of a front end, server and back-end support. We can also offer you a low-cost forex broker start up solution. We give you a full guarantee that we will get your brokerage off the ground in no time flat.

 

Staff Recruitment

We work with several of the best Forex HRs in Bulgaria we can provide you with the best employees on the market as well as the fastest recruitment times. We will also offer:

  • Headhunting
  • Sales trainings
  • Team buildings
  • Development
  • Performance appraisals
  • Assessment
  • Reports
  • Talent management

If you want to start on a cheaper note we can help you with recruiting young people with no experience with base salaries as low as EUR 250; we will also assist you in training and developing their potential.

 

Office rental

We pride ourselves on working with all the real estate agents in Bulgaria. We can provide you with the lowest commissions and the fastest time for rental. We can help you start recruiting in your new office from the first day you arrive.

 

Legal support

Our experts will provide you with:

  • The best legal alternative to company creation and regulation to save time and money.
  • The most appropriate type of license, given the services you want to provide.
  • All necessary documentation delivered to your doorstep.
  • Legal representation. Don’t have the time? No problem let us do the heavy lifting.
  • Advise on the best legal form and capital, organization and management structure of your business.
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Preparation and execution of the complete set of documents necessary for incorporation of a company.
  • Preparation of a complete set of documents for receiving regulation

 

Accounting & Audit

We guarantee that you will receive the best accounting & audit services. We work with on partnership basis with accounting companies in Germany, Switzerland, US, UK, Australia and much more.

 

IT Support

We can provide you with full IT support for creating your company as well as maintaining it afterwards.

 

Call center solutions

We offer a full call center solution that includes the technology, cabling, software and set up. With prices starting from EUR 6 per computer. Monthly fees as low as EUR 3 per device. Contact us for the full price list.

 

Do not hesitate to book an appointment with our professional consultants – send us an email.

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5 reasons to trust the professional company registration

The creation of a business company or even a sole trader is an activity that is important to be done by the rules, because the appearance of a newly created business depends on it. Many people believe that they can successfully pass the administrative and bureaucratic procedures, with the intention to save the fee that would have paid the specialist performing the registration of companies. Not long after, the majority of these people find themselves so entangled in red tape that ultimately again recourse to expert, which is a waste of time and money.

If you want to avoid the bitter experience and start as soon as possible your business activity it is important to select a team to take on the entire burden of cumbersome procedure. During this time, you can focus to the activity, corresponding to your competence, laying the foundation for a successful and prestigious business.

5 reasons to trust the professional registration of companies

The reasons to trust the professionals are many, but here we will suggest only 5, we believe that their significance is greatest. Most of us don’t soberly judge the situation until we understand from experience how great is the difficulty to fight the bureaucracy not having the necessary competence and experience. Here are the main reasons ordered but not prioritized.

  1. The ability to correctly choose the right type of company

The fact that we have decided to list our activity in the Commercial Register is only the beginning of a series of important decisions. Choosing the type of company that we’ll register is much more important and responsible because it will affect both its appearance in front of customers and business partners, and the subsequent accounting and tax burden that we’ll have to take. Professional services enable us to be informed about the differences between sole proprietorship, Ltd., SA, joint-stock company, shareholding etc. and to register the type of company meeting our needs.

  1. Preparation and submission of the documents

The documents drawn up in the process of registration of a company are many, and for different type of companies are required declarations and applications within the meaning of various articles and paragraphs of different laws and regulations. Although around the Internet it’s possible to find the basic requirements and even forms to download and fill ourselves, nothing ensures us that our documentation will be in order. The preparation of documents is long and complex process and their acceptance as valid is not guaranteed in case of errors as inevitably any layman makes.

  1. Visiting various administrative institutions

The procedure of registering a company in the Commercial Register is not the end of the saga in launching a business. It takes visits to banks, NRA, NSSI, municipalities and all this is connected not only with time but also with a lot of nerves and patience. Once time is money it’s foolish to waste it in vain, renouncing the help of professionals who will take on the task as soon as we delegate them to make it through a notarized power of attorney.

  1. Option to take advantage of other services in the future

Many companies specializing in the registration of companies offer a wide range of legal and financial services. One such firm may become a permanent partner from which our business will only gain profit. Different companies also offer accounting services and preparation and filing of tax returns and publication of such – a mandatory requirement for certain activities.

  1. Preparation for audits and protection of our interests in front of the tax authorities

Each business is subject of control by the tax authorities; often because of lack of knowledge we make mistakes that create preconditions for serious sanctions. Using the services of the right company specialized in the registration of companies; we can call and ask for the assistance of a specialist to prepare our company documentation for upcoming inspections, audits and revisions in order to avoid any possibility of eventual sanctions.

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How to open a beauty salon/ hair salon/ beauty parlor in a few easy steps?

  1. Company registration, by which you can do business in Bulgaria.
  2. Tax registration – voluntary under Art. 96 of VAT Act.
  3. Purchase and registration of cash register (fiscal device).
  4. Ensure a suitable object in which the activity will be performed – it can be hired (lease contract is required) or private property (title deed is required).
  5. The purpose of the property should be for business activity, in this context a change of status of the property may be indispensable.
  6. Certificate of commissioning.
  7. Observed requirements on fire safety of commercial property – a permit issued by General Directorate Fire Safety and Protection of Population.
  8. A notification for opening an object of public designation to the relevant regional health inspectorate and obtaining a certificate of registration after verification.
  9. Possession of master certificate and registration pursuant to Skilled Crafts Act.
  10. Preparation of internal rules and operation instructions.
  11. Registration of working time of stationery commercial site – it is done in the relevant municipality.

Our team of experts will advise you on choosing the most appropriate type of company, subsequent registrations and administrative procedures for obtaining the necessary permits and certificates.

Advantages of a shelf company

Shelf company (also called “ready made company”) is a denotation for a company which is registered in Commercial Register and has never conducted business activity. This kind of companies do not have any obligations, assets or liabilities.

Should I buy a shelf company?

It is a smart decision if you are applying for a project and there is a requirement the company to be registered at least 6 month ago – quite common in applying for EU grants/funding.

Ready made companies with VAT registration

The purchase of VAT company saves you a lot of time, you do not have to wait 1-2 days for the registration of company and additional 14 days for VAT registration. The client receives fully registered company ready for work.

During the transfer of the shelf company to the new owner all company details can be changed:

  • company name
  • registered office and address (mandatory to be in Bulgaria)
  • scope of activity
  • director/manager of the company

Thereby the company is being tailored according to customer preferences.

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Types of business in Bulgaria

The types of business organizations, most often used in Bulgaria are Limited Liability Company (LTD/LLC), Joint Stock Company (JSC), branch and trade representation.

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC/LTD)

It is the business type most popular among investors and entrepreneurs because of the minimum capital requirements, simplified structure and management. LLC can be established by one or more persons – individuals and/or legal entities. Shareholders in LLC may be Bulgarian and/or foreign individuals and/or legal entities.

The minimum share capital of Bulgarian LTD is 2 BGN (two Bulgarian Leva), which is equal to approximately 1 EUR (1 Euro).

The company shares may be transferred by a notarized contract for transfer of shares. Transfer of shares is possible between shareholders or to a third party.

The company is governed by a Manager. This position may be occupied by one or more persons. Only a natural person may be appointed as a manager of LTD. The manager can be a shareholder or a third person and there are no restrictions for his/her nationality.

  1. Joint Stock Company (JSC)

JSC is another widely used type of business organization and startup. The most intriguing for investors are the lack of legal restrictions on the transfer of shares and the lack of personal commitment of shareholders in the company activity. This type of company could be founded by one or more Bulgarian and/or foreign individuals and/or legal entities.

The minimum registered capital for registration and operation of JSC is 50 000 BGN (fifty thousand Bulgarian Leva), which is equal to approximately 26 000 EUR (twenty six thousand Euro). For certain types of activities, such as banking or insurance activities, a higher minimum capital is required. At the moment of company formation at least 25 % of the value of each share must be paid. This means that the minimum for starting the company registration is 12 500 BGN, as the remainder of total capital (37 500 BGN) shall be paid within two years.

The company is governed by Board of Directors (in one-tier system) or by Supervisory Board and Management Board (in two-tier system). It is required at least 3 persons to participate in the governing body.

Shares of a joint stock company are tradable instruments. The shares may be:

  • registered shares or bearer shares;
  • common shares or preferred shares;
  • stock shares or dematerialized shares;

The transfer of registered shares must be recorded in the book of registered shareholders of JSC. In most cases, the acquisitions of shares by new shareholders doesn’t meet with special difficulties.

  1. Branch

Opening a branch is one of the ways for the realization of business operations of a foreign company in Bulgaria. Foreign companies registered as traders in the country where they are established are able to organize their business in Bulgaria by registration of branch of a foreign trader.

Branch of a foreign trader is being created with registration in the Commercial Register. After its formation, according to Bulgarian legislation, the branch of a foreign company is not an independent legal entity but it has a certain degree of independence from the parent company. There is a requirement for the branch to have independent accounting and to draw up separate balance sheet. Assets and liabilities of the branch are considered as assets and liabilities of the parent company.

The branch is governed by a Manager. Regarding the taxes, as place of business (a permanent establishment) of the branch of foreign company shall be considered Bulgaria. For tax purposes the foreign parent company will be liable to corporate tax on profits from the activity of the branch in Bulgaria.

  1. Trade representative office (TRO)

A foreign person or legal entity may register a trade representative in Bulgaria, provided that it is entitled to conduct business under the national law of its home country. Trade representative office (commercial representation) is being registered in the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

TRO is not a separate legal entity and cannot carry out business activity. Thus, commercial representation aims to carry out activities such as promotions, exhibitions, demonstrations, training or advertising of products and services. Therefore, in general TRO does not generate any income and it is not a subject to corporate tax in Bulgaria.

If TRO is involved in business activities in the country it can be classified as “a permanent establishment” for the purposes of taxation and the foreign parent company will be liable to corporate tax on profits in Bulgaria made as a result of business activity of the TRO.

Transport license in EU

Community license for international road haulage

Registration of transport company

How to get transport license in Bulgaria?

It is necessary to have a registered company (regardless of the legal form – LTD., JSC., etc.) and its scope of activity is specified for the carriage of goods against payment. Registration of company which carries out transport activity has its own peculiarities, therefore you can count on our qualified legal assistance in registration of transport company.

What documents are needed for Community license for international road haulage?

There are specific requirements for the head of the company’s activity:

Certificate of conviction of the person who manages the transport activity – should not be convicted or deprived of the right to exercise transport activity;

Certificate of professional competence, issued to the person who manages the transport activity – cannot manage more than two transport companies ;

Contract for the appointment of the person who manages the transport activity;

Regarding the company itself must be submitted:

Information for financial stability – it depends on how many vehicles will operate; For the first vehicle the company must have the equivalent in BGN of 9000 EUR and for each additional – the equivalent in BGN of 5000 EUR. Proof of financial stability can be achieved by deposition of the amount in the company’s capital, bank guarantee in Bulgarian bank or conclusion of insurance contract for a insured sum in the same amount.

Notification to the National Revenue Agency;

Declaration that the trader who applies for a license does not have an open procedure of bankruptcy;

Declaration of existence of own or leased garage area with exactly specified address in Bulgaria;

The license shall be issued within 30 days of submission of the documents.

The transport license is not unlimited, it is issued for a period of 5 years. Renewal is possible before the expiry date.

The transport company must comply with the requirements of the law not only when applying for a license but also during the entire period while exercising transportation. Companies which perform carriage of goods without required license shall be subject to large fines.

The requirements for obtaining a license should be carefully observed, therefore Global Consult Europe advises you to contact our team of professionals.