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FAQs regarding taxes on companies in the EU

Where should I incorporate my company?
Sale of products in Europe
Distance selling in Europe

You must decide where to incorporate your new company.

  • Is the company to look after assets or to do business?
  • Where is the business taking place?
  • Do I need a VAT number to do business in Europe?
  • Is the company visible? Does it have premises?

Types of tax on companies

Country Type of tax on the company Withholding tax on dividends % Withholding tax on interests % Withholding tax on royalties %
Andorra 25 0/25 0 0/20
Belgium 33,99 0/10/25 0/15 0/15
Bulgaria 10 0/5 10 10
Cyprus 10/25 0 0 0/5/10
Czech Republic 19 0/15 0/15 0/10/15
Denmark 25 0/28 0/25 0/25
Finland 21 0/21 0 0/10
France 26 0/28 0/28 0/28
Germany 33 0/25 0/18 0/33,33
Gibraltar 15 0/25 0/25 15
Greece 20/25 0/10 0/10/25 0/20
Hungary 10/16 0 0 0
Ireland 12,5/25 20 0/20 0/20
Italy 3,9/27,5 0/1,375/12,5/27 0/12,5/27 30
Latvia 15 10 0/5/10 0/10/15

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