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Business (LLC) Registration

From ₾1500 GEL
(~$500 USD)

Key Benefits of A Georgian LLC

No annual profit tax

Profit tax (15%) is ONLY levied when profits are distributed to shareholders. Meaning you can reinvest profits within the company indefinitely and pay no profit tax.

0% VAT on most foreign services

If your clients/customers are based outside Georgia: All B2B client services are exempt. Most B2C are exempt if rendered electronically.*

No residency needed

Directors/shareholders do not have to be Georgian residents, or even visit Georgia. We can open the LLC for you with a Power of Attorney (PoA).

Zero capital investment & no annual renewal

Open an LLC without putting down any capital. One time registration.

Limited liability

Shareholders will not be personally liable for debts if the company goes bankrupt or is sued.

Multiple shareholders

One or more shareholders can own an LLC, including any legal entity (foreign or Georgian).

* Consult with our tax advisors for exceptions. Other VAT exemptions also apply.

If you are a sole proprietor, who expects to be a tax resident of Georgia, you may qualify for the Small Business Status (1%) tax rate. Click here to learn more.

Requirements for Opening a Georgian LLC

Documents and other essential considerations.

To Apply In Person:

Your main business activity, defined. Our advisers will assist you, as needed.

Passports of all owners/directors.
Company charter (bi-lingual charter in Georgian and a language which all company directors speak). ExpatHub will provide your custom charter.
A Legal business address in Georgia - which must be either a property you own OR a property that you have written consent, signed by the relevant authorities, from the legal owner, to use. ExpatHub can provide you with our legal address and sign the consent (annual fees apply). Note: The business does not need to operate from the legal address location.
A Georgian phone number.

An email address.

To Apply Remotely:

Instead of original passports: Georgian notarized copies of the passports for all directors/shareholders. If the original passport was not notarized in Georgia, an apostilled copy must be provided for our team to have notarized.
Power of Attorney giving our lawyers the powers to perform the required processes on behalf of each director/shareholder/legal entity.

Business (LLC) Registration Service

Available in Tbilisi & Batumi

Our complete business (LLC) registration service will get you set up quickly and professionally. 

We'll help you avoid translation problems and easily navigate the pitfalls of Georgian law to complete your business registration without potential legal headaches in the future. 

Full remote registration (with a PoA) is possible at an additional cost.

Our One Time Fee Includes:

Drafting the Articles of Association (charter)
Registration of the business at the business registry
Registration at the tax authorities
Principal director included in the price
All relevant government fees & charges*
Legal Fees
Remote registration using our Power of Attorney service (additional cost)
Corporate bank account opening advice**

*One Time Fee includes only standard governmental fees & charges. Governmental fees & charges for expedited services shall be covered by the client.

**Corporate bank account opening advice is strictly limited to the advice only and not the assistance.

Confused by any of the above? Read our FAQs below.

From:

₾1500 GEL

~$500 USD
+VAT (18%) when applicable

No Obligation Consultation.

Cost Calculator

The base price for 1 business registration with 1 single director is ₾1500 GEL.
Select additional options below to calculate the total cost estimate.

Note: Prices shown here are an estimate only. VAT (18%) will be added if applicable. 
If you any of your shareholders will be foreign legal entities, this is significantly more complex. Please book a free consultation before proceeding with registration.

Key Tax Information

How will your Georgian LLC be taxed?

0% Corporate Income Tax on profits that are reinvested or remain in the company (no annual profit tax).
15% Corporate Income Tax – at time of distribution of profits.
5% Personal Dividend Tax – at time of distribution of profits.
0% Dividend Tax when distributed to other legal entities in Georgia.
20% tax on employee salaries (if employees are Georgian permanent residents or citizens, additional 2%+2% for pensions). Employees can be from Georgia or elsewhere. Foreign employee tax situations may vary.
18% VAT if gross VATable turnover exceeds 100,000 GEL in any 12 month period. Non-VATable sales to foreign clients/customers do not count towards this threshold and are VAT exempt even if VAT registered.
18% Reverse VAT on relevant non-Georgian sourced expenses. Can be claimed back if VAT registered.

If you are a sole proprietor, who expects to be a tax resident of Georgia, you may qualify for the Small Business Status (1%) tax rate. Click here to learn more.

International Standard, Local Pricing

Why ExpatHub?


Starting life in a new country is confusing. We know because we faced all the same challenges you will, when we first moved here. But we solved those challenges and hired a team of expert, bilingual accountants and lawyers to help you get setup in Georgia, easier than ever before.

One-Stop-Shop

All Your Legal, Tax, Relocation, Business, Immigration & Accountancy Needs Solved In One Place.

ONLY English-Speaking Staff

Native English Speaking, Or Fluent Bilingual. Your Questions Will Never Be Lost In Translation.

No “Tourist Tax”

Fair, Transparent Pricing For Foreigners.

International Standards

We Bring An International Level Of Service, Logic, Resourcefulness, Confidentiality & Data Protection To All Our Services In Georgia. 

Honest, Fact Checked Advice

We Provide Creative, Tailored Solutions Which Will Never Leave You Exposed.

FAQs

How long does it take to register a business?

In most cases, the whole process takes 2-3 business days and involves a visit to our offices, followed by a visit to the Public Service Hall and the Revenue Service, where you're accompanied by our specialist. If you will register remotely via a PoA without visiting Georgia, then the main delay will be the time it takes for you to acquire the PoA and apostilled copy of your passport, and to then send them by mail to us.

What's the difference between a foreign PoA and a Georgian PoA? Which should I get?

Both achieve the same purpose, but the process for acquiring them differs.

Georgian Local PoA & Identification

If you are physically present in Georgia you can head to any notary office with our relevant PoA document and have them notarize it. In addition, you can have your passport translated and notarized to Georgian, and send us a copy. This process takes ~1 hour in total in most cases. We actually suggest, if you will come to Georgia at any point, that you follow this process while here, leave us the documentation, and then we can represent you moving forward. It is both cheaper, quicker, and significantly easier than the foreign PoA process.

Foreign PoA & Identification

If you will not be able to visit Georgia to follow the local process above, you will need to have our PoA agreement (we email it to you) and your passport notarized & apostilled (this is a more complex process than just notarization and can normally only be done by specific government agencies - it can sometimes take weeks to complete). Once that is done, the hard copies of those apostilled documents must be sent to our offices in Georgia. Once received we will get them notarized at the Georgian notary. After which, we can then represent you in opening your business. 

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Once the business registration is complete, under some circumstances, if you require us to represent the LLC (for opening a local bank account, for example), a new PoA would be needed to give us powers to do so. We do not have to get this new PoA in order to complete registration, it is needed only if you want us to represent the company after formation. Please inform your adviser in advance if you think representation of the formed LLC will be needed, then we can advise if an additional PoA will be necessary, or not.


What is included with "bank account registration/advice"?

We include advice on which account to open and what you will need, as part of our business registration package. Online banks are the simplest solution and do not require you to be physically present. It is easy to complete the registration yourself online with our guidance.

A lot of firms will tell you it’s easy to open a business bank account with a local bank (physical bank) in Georgia, as a foreign resident. However, this is not accurate anymore. It has become significantly harder in recent years. Not only is it almost impossible unless you attend an appointment yourself in-person, but also, even in that case, rejections are frequent unless your company has a Georgian director/shareholder who can open the account.

Online banks allow for most of the systems you need if your products and services are sold to customers outside Georgia. We can recommend options at no extra cost. Typical registration fees for online banks are ~100 GEL for a multi currency account.

If you specifically need online payment processing for your business, please discuss this with one of our advisers, as it is quite complex.

How easy is it to open A Georgian LLC from abroad?

If all of the paperwork for the PoA process is done correctly at your end, then it is as easy as if we were using a Georgian local PoA. Once all the documents arrive, getting them notarized here and then opening the business takes about the same amount of time as if you were to attend the appointments in person - about 2 to 3 days from beginning the process to having a fully formed LLC.

When is VAT due on my business income? What transactions are VATable?

VAT registration is mandatory if gross VATable turnover exceeds 100,000 GEL in any 12 month period. Once VAT registered, 18% VAT must be collected on all VATable transactions that are not exempt from VAT with or without the entitlement to credit.

Non-VATable sales to foreign clients/customers do not count towards this threshold. They also remain non-VATable even once VAT registered. With limited exceptions, sales of services (including SaaS) which are digitally rendered and provided to customers resident outside Georgia, and not physically present in Georgia, will be non-VATable. 

All B2B (business to business) service transactions between a Georgian business and a non-Georgian business located outside Georgia are entirely VAT exempt.

These are not the only non-VATable transactions. Read more about what is VAT exempt here.

Do I have to renew the registration annually?

No. Business registration in Georgia is indefinite and there are no annual renewal fees or procedures. Occasionally legislation may change which then requires filing of some paperwork.

Do I need to pay VAT on ExpatHub services?

It depends. Typically for non-residents of Georgia who are purchasing the registration service remotely, no. One of our team will assess your application and be able to tell you if VAT is due or not. Read more about when VAT is due, here.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. Our fee includes everything to get you started, assuming you have a permanent legal address in Georgia to register your business. If not, check out our virtual address service.

Note: Remote applications rather than those made in person can incur higher fees, see pricing information above. You will also require a power of attorney and apostilled passport copy for each company director if you will not come to Georgia in person. Physical copies of these must be sent to us, and any fees incurred for this process where you are located outside Georgia, are at your own expense.

What about the 1% tax rate?

The 1% tax rate (on turnover) is a legal option for sole proprietors with a turnover of less than 500k GEL (~$160,000 USD) per tax year, and who will be tax residents of Georgia in the relevant year, and who do not violate any of the conditions which would invalidate the status (such as being an employee rather than a sole proprietor, or being a consultant, etc.)

The 1% tax rate:

* Does not constitute a legal entity and does not allow for multiple directors/shareholders.

* Does not give you any liability protection, whereas an LLC does.

If you are a solopreneur with a turnover below 500k GEL, and you meet the other conditions, then the Small Business Status (SBS) 1% tax rate is worth considering. 


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