Uruguay Company Formation - Sociedad Anónima

Uruguay Company Incorporation

We can assist with the incorporation of a Sociedad Anónima (SA) in Uruguay. This company type is most frequently incorporated by international investors.

A Sociedad Anónima is considered to have offshore activities when the company has all its activities outside of Uruguay, nevertheless, it can be managed and domiciled in Uruguay.

Company Name

Your company name can be in any language, which uses the Latin alphabet, but the registrar may request a Spanish translation. We can check if your selected company name is available and then reserve it for you.

Uruguay Sociedad Anónima (SA) Company Formation

Our Company Formation package includes:

  • Company Name check and approval
  • Filing incorporation documents with Registrar of Companies
  • One set of standard corporate documents
  • The Shares Certificates
  • Registration of company directors with the public registry
  • Provision of registered office address for one year
  • Provision of Registered offices with mail forwarding services

Sociedad Anónima Incorporation Process

  • Notarise company Articles of Association and signatures
  • Obtain approval of company by-laws from the Auditoría Interna de la Nación
  • Register with the National Registry of Commerce - Registro Nacional de Comercio
  • Publish summary in the Official Gazette
  • Dealing with the Tax Administration (Direccion General Impositiva) and certify the form after it is signed by shareholders
  • Registration with the Tax Administration (Direccion General Impositiva) and the Social Security Bank (Banco de Previsión Social, BPS)
  • Purchase the Libros de Trabajo - Labour Book

Company Directors

Only one Director is required for your Uruguayan company. There is no restriction on the nationality or residency of the company directors.

Changes of Directors must be registered and communicated to government offices but they do not appear on the public file.

Company Shareholders

SA's only require one shareholder of any nationality and need not be resident in Uruguay. Shareholder details do not appear on public record.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital requirement, the usual share capital is US$5,000.

Registered Office

Uruguay companies must maintain a registered office and registered agent within Uruguay, we can provide a registered office service in Uruguay.

Taxation and ICOSA

There are no taxes on foreign assets or income, no taxes on distribution of dividends. The only tax due is an annual flat tax (ICOSA) Impuesto de Control de las Sociedades Anónima. Benefits from double tax treaties are also available.

Public Records

Details of company directors and shareholders are not on public records.

Ready Made Companies

We are able to source Uruguayan ready made companies upon request. All ready made companies are dormant with dormant accounts being filled annually to ensure they have remained in a state of good standing since incorporation.

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Uruguay Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £4500
  • Provision of Registered Office - £750
  • ICOSA Tax - US$550
  • Bank Account Assistance - £620
  • Company Secretary if required - £370
Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £750
  • ICOSA Tax Renewal - US$550
  • Company Secretary if required - £370
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £125
Uruguay Advantages
  • Time - 2 months to incorporate your Uruguay company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder are required
  • Share Capital - there is no minimum share capital requirement
  • Tax - There are no taxes on foreign assets or income. The only tax due is an annual flat tax (ICOSA).
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Uruguay, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here