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Aruba

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LLC, LLP, PLC, Inc.

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Requirements:

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Local legal address (Handled by B2B Hub) 

1.Passport
2.Proof of Residence 

Registrar

Organization name

Abbreviation

Country

Aruba

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About

Aruba

Capital
Official languages
Population 
Currency

ISO 4217

Oranjestad

The official languages of Aruba are Dutch, Papiamento, and English.

103,484

Aruban Florin

AWG

FAQ

Q: What types of companies can be formed in Aruba?

A: The most common types of companies in Aruba are Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Public Limited Companies (NVs), and Branch Offices.


Q: What are the requirements to form a company in Aruba?

A: To form a company in Aruba, you need to have at least one shareholder and a minimum share capital of AWG 50,000 (approximately USD 28,000) for an LLC or AWG 310,000 (approximately USD 174,000) for an NV. You will also need to appoint a director and a statutory director, and register your company with the Commercial Register of Aruba.


Q: How long does it take to register a company in Aruba?

A: The registration process usually takes around 5-7 business days, but may take longer if additional documents or information is required.


Q: What are the documents required to register a company in Aruba?

A: The documents required depend on the type of company being formed, but generally include articles of association, a deed of incorporation, and proof of payment of the required share capital.


Q: Can foreigners own a company in Aruba?

A: Yes, foreigners can own and operate a company in Aruba. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership of companies in Aruba.


Q: What are the tax implications of forming a company in Aruba?

A: Aruba has a corporate income tax rate of 25%, and companies are also subject to other taxes and contributions. There are also tax incentives available for certain types of businesses, such as those in the tourism and renewable energy sectors.


Q: What are the ongoing compliance requirements for a company in Aruba?

A: The specific compliance requirements depend on the type of company, but generally include filing annual financial statements, tax returns, and other reports with the government.


Q: Can I use my Aruban company to do business outside of Aruba?

A: Yes, you can use your Aruban company to conduct business anywhere in the world, as long as you comply with the relevant laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. However, you may need to obtain additional licenses and permits to operate in certain countries.

Economy

"Aruba is a small island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, and it has a thriving economy. According to the World Bank, Aruba's GDP in 2019 was $2.9 billion, with a GDP per capita of $25,845. The country's main industries are tourism, offshore banking, and oil refining. Tourism is the largest contributor to the economy, accounting for over 80% of GDP. The country also has a strong financial sector, with over 50 banks and financial institutions. Additionally, Aruba has a well-developed oil refining industry, which accounts for around 10% of GDP.

Overall, Aruba has a strong and diversified economy, with a high GDP per capita and a low unemployment rate of 4.2%. The country has a stable political environment and a strong commitment to economic development, making it an attractive destination for foreign investment."

Taxation

Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and it has its own tax system. Here's an overview of taxation in Aruba:


Corporate taxation:

- Corporate income tax is charged at a flat rate of 25% on taxable profits. 

- Companies may also be subject to a 6% dividend tax when distributing profits to shareholders.

- There is no capital gains tax in Aruba.

- Companies with annual gross income exceeding AWG 500,000 are required to file quarterly tax returns, while those with gross income under AWG 500,000 file annually.


Personal taxation:

- Residents of Aruba are subject to a progressive income tax, with rates ranging from 6% to 40% based on income.

- Non-residents are taxed at a flat rate of 25% on their Aruba-sourced income.

- There is no inheritance or gift tax in Aruba.

- Individuals are required to file tax returns annually, due on March 31 of the following year.


Value-added tax:

- Aruba has a value-added tax (VAT) system called the General Sales Tax (GST), which is charged at a rate of 6% on most goods and services.

- Businesses that make taxable supplies in excess of AWG 100,000 per year are required to register for GST.


Tax calendar:

- The Aruban fiscal year is the calendar year, beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31.

- Corporate tax returns are due on March 31 of the following year, with quarterly installments due on the last day of March, June, September, and December.

- Individual tax returns are also due on March 31 of the following year.

- GST returns are due monthly or quarterly, depending on the size of the business.

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