Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in Europe, yet it manages to attract a large number of foreign investors each year. Credit agencies have offered Liechtenstein good ratings for several years in a row now which has led to the Principality to have a very good economic prospects. Foreign enterprisers also rely on the legislation favoring investments. A particularity about Liechtenstein is that it entered a customs union with Switzerland and also uses the Swiss franc as a national currency.
If you want to open a company in Liechtenstein and need information on the legislation for foreign investments, our company formation agents can provide it to you.
When inquiring on why foreign investors would decide to come to Liechtenstein and not Switzerland or Austria, its neighboring countries, it must be stated that the Government has opened the doors to most of the industries to foreign enterprisers coming here. Liechtenstein is the second largest financial center in Europe right after Luxembourg and also has the second greatest income per person in the world.
What differentiates Liechtenstein from its European neighbors is that the country is mostly open to small businesses which are also encouraged by the central authorities. Many companies operating all over the world have started as small businesses in Liechtenstein.
Another reason making Liechtenstein an attractive country for foreign investors is its taxation system. With a maximum income tax rate of 20% and a significant number of tax and investments agreements, the small country offers many other benefits to foreign investors. The corporate tax in Liechtenstein is set at one of the smallest rates in Europe: 12.5%. Also, many of the enterprisers coming from abroad are impressed with how swift the company registration process goes in Liechtenstein because of the lack of redtape.
Liechtenstein is also part of the European Economic Area, just like Switzerland, and thus it benefits from special provisions in its relations with the European Union.
For complete information on what makes Liechtenstein an attractive country for investors, please feel free to contact us. Our company registration representatives in Liechtenstein can also assist you open a company here.