Andorra is a thriving society that participates in the global economy but maintains a degree of separation from the rest of Europe. It also happens to have a very attractive tax system.
As a place to live, it offers both easy access to a fantastic outdoor environment and the familiar comforts of modern life.
All of these characteristics mean that many people will consider Andorra as a potential destination for long-term relocation. This post will be your guide to the technicalities of applying for an Andorra residence permit.
Andorra is widely known for having one of the lowest income tax rates in Europe. In this article, we’ll cover the details around Andorra’s income tax.
That said, the headline number under the Andorran tax system, is that no one pays more than 10% of their income in tax.
Other basic details include the fact that only the national government levies income tax in Andorra (unlike some countries where residents might pay federal and state income tax) and an increasing number of double-tax treaties signals Andorra’s becoming further integrated in the global business investment environment.
Andorra is a popular business environment for entrepreneurs who want to start their own company. We’ll go into more detail below, but the in-a-nutshell reason for incorporating in Andorra is that you get many of the benefits of Europe without the high taxes.
It’s also a favourable place to register an off-shore company if you’re not a resident of Andorra.
Because there are no stock exchanges in Andorra, the government-run registries take a relatively active role in tracking how company ownership is traded.
Andorra’s small size means that rules for company formation in Andorra might be different from what you expect. For both of these reasons, it’s important to have a plan before you set out to incorporate an Andorran company.
The Andorran government also requires companies to register detailed articles of association that spell out how a company will conduct business. It can be somewhat time-consuming to change these, so buying an existing “shelf company” is usually not a viable workaround for the company formation exercise.
This article will walk you through the most important parts of the process.