| Legal entities available for |
Limited Liability Company
|Time required for purchasing the company||3-4 business days, in most cases|
Types of features it includes (corporate bank account, VAT number, etc)
|The advantages of a shelf company|| |
Flexibility: the company particulars can be changed once the ownership transfer is complete
|Appointing new directors (yes/no)||Yes|
|Capital increase allowed (yes/no)|| |
|Certificate of no commercial activities (yes/no)|| |
|Modify the objects of activity (yes/no)||Yes|
|Participants in the purchase procedure||The buyer (foreign investor, natural/legal person), the seller (usually a Polish legal entity)|
|The cost of buying a shelf company||starting at 1,000 EUR depending on the shelf company's age|
|Process of buying a shelf company in Poland|| |
- providing the specific incorporation documents,
- transferring the ownership of a shelf company,
- updating the Articles of Association,
- preparing the Share Transfer Agreement,
- registering with the Trade Register,
- taking control of bank accounts, etc.
The REGON number is a statistical identification number assigned to businesses and other entities in Poland;
Shelf companies already come with a REGON number.
Special Purpose Vehicles
Ready-made companies are often utilized as Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for activities such as real estate transactions or acquiring another company.
|Mandatory register numbers|| |
|Corporate tax in Poland|| |
- 19% (standard),
- 9% (for newly created companies or whom income in 2020 and 2021 did not exceed €2,000,000)
|VAT rates|| |
- 23% (standard),
- 8% or 5% or 0% (reduced rates for specific goods)
|Accounting and reporting|| |
Shelf companies must comply with the accounting principles, standards, and regulations established by Polish authorities;
Our accounting company in Poland can help in this matter.
|Shelf companies with specific licenses|| |
We provide ready-made companies that already possess specific business licenses (transportation, construction, retail, etc.)
|Buying a shelf company with a transaction history|| |
- companies have been in existence for a period ranging from 1 to 10 years,
- these companies have no outstanding debts or other financial obligations,
- they do not have physical assets or actual working employees.
|Hiring employees (YES/NO)||YES|
|Remote transfer procedure|| |
In this case, the company prepares all the required documents and Power of Attorney (POAs) for the client.
|Shelf company on demand service|| |
You customize and reserve a shelf company based on your preferences through the help of our company formation specialists.
|Virtual office option (YES/NO)|| |
|Additional services|| |
- tax services,
- payroll, etc.
|Assistance||Our team can help you buy the desired shelf company and also help with registering a company in Poland.|
Investors who buy a ready-made Polish company have the freedom to change the company name after the transfer is complete. Other changes are also possible like designating new company representatives or adding new or additional objects of activity for the company. According to the Polish Commercial Companies Code, the new company owner must register these changes within 7 days.
Our Polish company formation experts invite you to watch a short video about the particularities of a shelf company in Poland: