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Registration of a Company in Italy (SRL). Service offer

General information about registering a legal entity in Italy. Incorporation procedure. Our fees.

General information about registering a legal entity in Italy

The most preferable type of entity appears to be a Limited Liability Company.

Limited Liability Company - Società a responsabilità limitata (SRL)

The minimum share capital is EUR 10 000. If the SRL has two or more founders, then, by the time of its formation, at least 25% of the share capital must be deposited in a special bank account. If there is only one founder, then the entire declared share capital must be paid in by the time of registration.

In any case, the capital must be fully paid in by the time the company starts its operations.

The share capital may be paid in kind rather than in cash. In this case, a formal valuation of the property by an Italian auditor will be required. The procedure can take a while and cost from EUR 3 500.

Members hold quotas in the share capital. Members can be individuals and legal entities, citizens and residents of any country.

There are no requirements for the citizenship of the director(s). The director may be a legal entity – a management company. The director may, but does not have to, be a shareholder of the company, which must be reflected in the constitutive documents.

The company must have an accountant to keep accounting records and submit periodic reporting. The balance sheet is submitted once a year, but reports on certain types of taxes are submitted to the tax offices, depending on the turnover, quarterly or even monthly.

Having a legal address in Italy is mandatory.

The company is entered in the Business Register of the province where the company is officially located (has a legal address).

Incorporation procedure

1) Selecting a name for the future company and deciding on its structure (director and members)

During the registration of an Italian company, each founder and director will be required to have:

  • a local Codice Fiscale – a mandatory identification number (obtainable from the local tax office),
  • a copy of the passport,
  • proof of address (utility bill or copy of the passport with an address page, legalized and translated into Italian),
  • corporate documents for legal entities legalized and translated into Italian,
  • other relevant documents depending on the situation.

2) Drafting the articles and signing the constitutive documents in front of an Italian notary

This can be done in person or by proxy if the founder is not going to travel to Italy.

3) Opening a bank (accumulative) account at an Italian bank to pay in the share capital

This requires a personal visit of the director; there may be difficulties with account opening if the director is not an Italian.

4) Paying in the share capital

5) The last step is registering the company with the Business Register (Chamber of Commerce) and obtaining a TIN

Once all relevant documents have been duly notarized in accordance with Italian law, they will be submitted to the Business Register for approval.

After the registration is completed, the director of the company must notify the labour office of the hiring of employees, if any. Notice can be sent by email.

The company is registered for VAT.

Our fees

Fees (EUR)
Total cost of incorporation, including:
- incorporation with the provision of the company’s original constitutive documents and an apostilled copy of such documents, documents formalizing the issue of shares, and company seal;
- notarial expenses (basic);
- assistance with the opening of a special account at a local bank to deposit the share capital in.
from 7 650
Local director services:
- for the period of incorporation
- for 1 year (the exact fee will depend on the nature of the company’s activities)
2 000
from 5 500
Change of director / shareholder (including notary fees and registration fees)
3 030
Obtaining a tax number (Code Fiscale) for an individual
from 600
Maintaining audited accounts (based on time spent)
from 3 000
Compliance fee
Payable in the cases of:
- incorporation of a company,
- renewal of a company,
- liquidation of a company,
- transfer out of a company,
- issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney,
- change of director/shareholder/beneficial owner, except the change to a nominee director/shareholder,
- signing of documents.
350 (standard rate, includes the check of 1 individual)
+ 150 for each additional individual (director, shareholder, or beneficial owner) or legal entity (director or shareholder) if such legal entity is administered by GSL
+ 200 for each additional legal entity (director or shareholder) if such legal entity is not administered by GSL
450 (rate for high-risk companies, includes the check of 1 individual)
100 (signing of documents)
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EUR 7 650
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