How to set up a Thai limited company in Thailand?
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Individuals planning to register a business in Bangkok, Thailand have always come across the idea that it is rarely as straightforward as they would like it to be. This is known to be true for those unfamiliar with Thailand’s taxation laws and legal practices. The good news is that with our team’s expertise and extensive knowledge, setting up a company in Bangkok or within Thailand has never been easier. Thanks to a range of new government incentives, from tax allowances to easier access to work permits for non-Thai nationals, the flexibility of great deals is now possible that would have been seen as unrealistic in the past.
Thailand offers a wide range of business structures, many of which are available to foreigners just as long as they do not violate the conditions of the Foreign Business Act. A legal form of a business can be a sole proprietorship, an ordinary or limited partnership, a representative, a regional or branch office, a joint venture, a limited company, a shell company, a SPV Structure or even a foreign company itself. In addition, each entity is either trading or non-trading, and different rules apply towards its ownership (majority Thai v.s. foreign).
Thai Limited Company
For most cases, the initial step to setting up a new business in Bangkok or within Thailand is establishing a Thai limited company, a Thai equivalent of Limited Liability Company (LLC). In comparison to the West, the creation of a Thai limited company does not happen instantly as a formalized incorporation process has to take place before anything else. To begin the process, two essential documents are required: the Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association, both of which must be registered with the Thai Ministry of Commerce. The Articles of Association may be fitted to match the specific needs of the company so as long as the original shareholders and promoters agree to the terms in writing.
Company Registration Step
1. Company registration in Thailand
1.1 Name reservation. You can provide 3 names: the desired name for your company along with two alternative names.
- Submission by yourself to Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.
- Submission via www.dbd.go.th to Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.
1.2 Registration of a Memorandum of Association (MOA)
The MOA is a document which provides the names and personal information for all of the company’s shareholders, registered capital, the company’s address and intended scope of business activities.
1.3 Convention of a Statutory Meeting
Meeting all shareholders to make all the appointments and to set up the company officially.
1.4 The Ministry of Commerce will issue the company certification, a list of shareholders and company articles of association.
2 Tax registration: all documents associated with the registration of the company must be submitted to the Revenue Department.
3 VAT registration: after getting a Tax certificate, you can apply for a VAT certificate from the Revenue Department.
A holding company is a type of company where the primary purpose of the business is to hold a controlling interest in the securities of other companies. You will find that holding companies usually do not produce goods or services and it's there to own shares of other companies to create a corporate group. It is a great strategy to be able to managing assets and an outstanding tool to hedge any risks for your business. At Pimaccounting, our experts can provide consultation and assistance to help you create or restructure your business into a holding company.