In the mainland China, you have to decide your industrial type and licenses needed to obtain the business certificates for opening a local limited company, if you are searching the relevant information, prices, and costs from website, you may find that each company formation agent offers different service packages and agent items, most agents can offer the quotation without out hidden fees, however, some small agents will not list all charging standards, in particular, some agents even do not have the permission licensed by local government offices. Therefore, most of foreign companies are confused at the beginning of starting a business.

how much cost to open companyYesterday, our chief registrar of companies, Mr Mark, has posted a guidance <how to set up a subsidiary company in china> on our platform, the page says that a foreign company wants to register its subsidiary in China, just needs 4,950 – 6,450 USD, today, for better understanding the pricing structure and annual maintaining costs, SMEsChina will list a pricing table on this page for your studies.

Here, you can compare the pricing items between service industry and trade industry, also this page lists some additional value-added service items for your studies.

Opening Cost of First Year for Service and Trade Businesses

Pricing Items and Description:Service Industries:Trade Industries:
Yearly registered address (12 months)600 USD600 USD
Register fee (documents / government cost)1,800 USD1,800 USD
Courier delivery50 USD50 USD
Local bank account opening300 USD300 USD
Import and export permitsNone500 USD
Annual tax return, first year, 12 months1,500 USD2,500 USD
Annual Audit, Government Inspection700 USD700 USD
Total (first year, each 12 months):4,950 USD6,450 USD

Our prices include all service packages for foreign companies registration:

– Collection, approval, and verify the documentation prepared by customers.
– Offer a legal virtual office address to obtain the approval of registration.
– Name search and submit application, get the approval of the corporate name.
– Documents and forms preparation, and signature of the corporate shareholder(s).
– Apply for the certificate of registration of foreign owned enterprise approved by the local Municipal Commission of Commerce.
– Obtainment of the business registration license from the local licensing authority, know as: 5-in-1 business license.
– Issuing of the corporate stamps, known as corporate seals.
– Documents collection and submitting for tax registration, and VAT taxpayer application.
– Basic and capital accounts opening and capital account declaration.
– Government cost, translate fee, and drafting of the legal files and forms.
– Import and export license registration and permits application.
– Yearly administrative and maintaining services, such as license renew.
– Annual bookkeeping and tax declaration services for income tax report, annual audit, government inspection, tax final settlement.

Yearly Maintaining Costs of a Chinese Company

Pricing Items from 2nd Year:Service Industries:Trade Industries:
Yearly registered address (12 months)600 USD600 USD
Register fee (documents / government cost)NoneNone
Courier deliveryNoneNone
Local bank account openingNoneNone
Import and export permitsNoneNone
Annual tax return, first year, 12 months1,500 USD2,500 USD
Annual Audit, Government Inspection700 USD700 USD
Total (first year, each 12 months):2,800 USD3,800 USD

Other Optional Service Items and Pricing Table

Pricing Items:Pricing List:Pricing Instructions:
Virtual Business Registration Address600 USDeach 12 months
Mails and Letters Forwarding800 USDeach 12 months
HR support50 USDeach month, each person
Compliance Consulting and Lawyer Services360 USDeach hour
Trademark registration350 USDeach category
Work visa and resident permit850 USDeach time, each person
Payroll of employee50 USDeach month, each person
Invoicing and application10 USDeach time
Bank account300 USDonce
Social insurance and housing fund600 USDeach year (12 months)
Import and export licenses and permits500 USDeach time
Annual license renew and inspection700 USDeach financial year

Other pricing items, you may view another page: <China company formation prices>, to get more standard quotation.

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SMEsChina teams focus on the growth of enterprise and providing a variety of business solutions in the area of strategy consultancy, WFOE setting up services, business registration, company formation, incorporation of domestic invested enterprise, finance and audit services, HR and payroll, corporate bank account, resident permit, immigration and visa, trademarks and legal compliance.

China is attracting more and more foreign companies, SMEs,entrepreneurs, startups, brands to invest and establish their business entities through reforming various laws and regulations actively. More than 47 million companies and small medium enterprises have registered their business entities in mainland China and over 3.5 million new enterprises are incorporated during each financial year with comfortable process of registering companies. Here SMEsChina is sharing our knowledge and business insights to global enterprises and companies for better learning the regulations and rules of China corporations running and corporate maintaining. All reference and guidance collected by SMEsChina Teams in accordance with the latest implemented laws of the People’s Republic of China on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises ( WFOE ), Joint Venture ( JV ) and Limited Liability Company ( LLC ), Limited Liability Partnership ( LLP ), and other relevant and officially promulgated regulations and rules on the corporation formation and registration of industrial and commercial enterprises and related IP laws, immigration and resident policies ( VISA ), tax laws.

SMEsChina teams happy to work around you and look after your daily China operations confidently and smoothly. Check if setting up a private company is right for you, if you have everything to set up a business in Mainland China, you can get in touch with our teams to get more useful information and online guidance.

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