Setting up or expanding your business in the UK is straightforward. You can choose how your company operates. If you want to incorporate a company as a separate legal entity in the UK, forming a private limited company is the most popular option.
Requirement for United Kingdom Company
|Proposed company name
|Minimum share capital
|1 British pound
|1 Natural person or legal entity
|1 Natural person
|Not compulsory for private limited company
Tax System in the UK
Sales of most goods and services in the UK is subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT). The standard rate is 20%, where some goods and services are charged at a reduced rate of 5% or a zero rate. Corporation should report for VAT every 3 months. It is recommended to hire account professionals to complete the process to avoid late payment penalty.
Apart from the VAT, the companies are also subjected to Corporate Tax at a rate of 19%.