Last Updated on February 12, 2023 by Bulgarian attorney

Bulgarian Holding Company

A Bulgarian holding company can be set up in the form of a limited EOOD company, a limited OOD company or a Public limited EAD company. Each type of company has its own particularities regarding the minimum founding capital, the number of founding members and other specific legal provisions.

Bulgarian holding companies are required to invest at least 25% of their capital stock in a subsidiary. The holding company will thus own at least 25% of the subsidiary’s shares and will represent at least 50% of the management board of the subsidiary.

The benefits of the holding companies derive mainly from the special regime for dividend payments. The dividends received by a holding company in Bulgaria can be tax exempt, provided that the company making the payment (the subsidiary belonging to the holding) is a resident company in one of the EU or EEA member states. This exemption from the tax on dividends also applies for dividend income received by a Bulgarian company from another legal entity incorporated in the country.

Benefits of setting EOOD holding company in 2023

The most convenient holding type from capital point of view is the EOOD holding or OOD holding. The required founding capital is as low as for the standard Private limited EOOD or OOD company of only 1 €.

On the other hand, if you would like your Bulgarian holding company to be in the form of a Joint Stock company – EAD or AD, the minimum founding capital is 25,000 €.

Our fee for the incorporation of EOOD holding company in Bulgaria is only 500 € including all legal & state fees and registered office address. Using our company formation services, we do not charge maintenance or annual fees for the registered office address. You also receive free scanned business mail service.

Advantages using our services to establish holding company in Bulgaria

  • A top location registered office address for your Bulgarian company
  • No fee for scanned business mail service.
  • No maintenance, annual or hidden fees.
  • Competitive pricing for Accounting Services in Bulgaria.

Steps to register a Bulgarian holding company

  1. Drawing up the set of incorporation documents (Power of Attorney, Memorandum of Association & Declarations).
  2. Each director or manager will have to sign a Specimen and attest at the nearest Bulgarian embassy or consulate, or a local notary public. Please check the attestation requirements for your country here.
  3. Opening of a company bank account for the deposition of the founding capital.
  4. Translation and legalization of the Specimens (if not signed in front of a Bulgarian notary or at Bulgarian embassy or consulate).
  5. Filling all documents at the Bulgarian Company Register.
  6. Your Bulgarian holding company is registered within 2 working days. The deposition bank account is closed; applications for a business bank account and Bulgarian VAT number can be submitted.

Our team can assist you to liquidate your Bulgarian holding company or apply for insolvency in Bulgaria.

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