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Estonia Cryptocurrency Company & license

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Why Estonia is a good place for cryptocurrency companies?

Estonia is known as a digital nation, and has been on the forefront of innovation for two decades. Estonia is one of the only countries in Europe to have specific licenses for cryptocurrency exchanges and e-wallet providers. Estonia cryptocurrency company – we will help you in starting your business.

Estonian cryptocurrency license facts:

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  • 100% foreign ownership is allowed.
  • Estonian resident has to be the member of the management board.
  • Mandatory share capital contribution is 12 000€
  • Access to the EU market and banking options.
  • E-residency program and company registration within few days.
  • Specific crypto license to cover exchanges and e-wallet providers.
  • 0% corporate tax.
  • Profit distribution is taxed at 20% on gross dividends.
  • Minimum bureaucracy.
  • No need to visit Estonia to register or manage the company.

Obtaining the crypto licenses in Estonia

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Process of obtaining the Estonian crypto license

  • Register a company

    Registration of the Estonian company.

  • Receive licenses

    Submitting the license application and documentation.

  • Open an account

    The process takes 60-75 days in general.

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You need

60-75

days to start your exchange operations

Description of services

  • About licenses

    Definitions

    Estonian crypto license description:

    License covers crypto exchange activities as well as e-wallet providers. Estonian license is required for both fiat to crypto activities and crypto to crypto activities.

    E-wallet providers can generate and keep encrypted keys on the behalf of the client, i.e providing custodial services of the required credentials to access the virtual currencies.

  • Requirements

    Requirements for obtaining the Estonian crypto licenses.

    Requirements for obtaining the Estonian crypto license.

    To obtain the Estonian crypto license, the AML/KYC procedural rules and internal auditing rules documentation have to be drafted and submitted together with the application. All shareholders, management body members and the compliance officer have to provide their non-criminal history documents (apostilled/legalised), CVs and university diploma (if exists). To succeed with the licensing, you need to have an European IBAN account opened, 12 000€ of share capital contribution made, and local management board in Estonia.

  • Timeframe

    Time to getting licensed

    Time to getting licensed

    The company registration time depends whether you already have an e- residency card or not. With the e-residency card, it takes 1-2 days. With the power of attorneys, it takes usually around 1,5 – 2 weeks. If you travel to Estonia, it takes few days, although the notary time has to be set at least 5 days in advance.

    Once the documents are submitted to the Estonian FIU, they take up to 60 working days to process the license application. The FIU can extend the processing time to 120 with a reasoned decision.

  • Opening bank account

    Opening the bank account for the Estonian crypto company

    Opening the bank account for the Estonian crypto company

    Opening the bank account for companies doing business in the crypto industry is one of the most complicated issues. We’ve built a portal with overviews of different banks and online banks where you will find over 20 crypto-friendly banking options.

  • Taxation

    Taxation of crypto company in Estonia

    There’s no specific tax regime for crypto companies in Estonia. Estonian company taxation system has been on the number one position for 4 years in a row on the OECD tax competitiveness index. Estonian companies have no corporate tax. Tax is only paid when profit is distributed. Profit can be distributed by paying dividends (20% tax on gross dividends) or through paying salaries (taxed in the country of residency of the recipient). Estonian VAT rate is 20%.

  • Our expertise

    Our experience and expertise

    Our experience and expertise

    Comistar has helped more than 50 companies to obtain the Estonian cryptocurrency licenses, including for clients outside of Europe (China, South- Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Canada, and Russia). We have given talks, written books and developed applications for crypto and tokenisation industry, and have been active in the crypto space for several years. Comistar provides accounting for crypto companies, legal & tax advisory, as well as tech expertise via our partners.

We are a team of experts you can trust

Outsourced AML officers, interns & part-time staff

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Mikk Maal

Blockchain & legal advisor
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Hannes Uibooss

Accounting & finances for crypto companies
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Kardi Arnik

Accountant for crypto companies
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Yin Cao

Crypto advisor for Asian markets
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Kristo Nilov

Lawyer & AML expert for crypto companies

Expected costs & expenses

Company registration with e-residency

530€

Company registration in Estonia costs with the e-residency card includes state fee payment to the Estonian government (190€), virtual office for one year & contact person service for one year. Total 530€. If you don’t have the e-residency card yet, it costs 100€ to obtain one.

Company registration through notary

1700€

If you don’t have the e-residency card, then we can do the registration via notary. We can prepare and use the power of attorneys to represent you at the notary, or you can travel to Tallinn to visit notary in person.

The price 1700€ includes:

  • drafting the PoAs,
  • translation of PoAs from ENG to EST by the sworn translator,
  • notary fees,
  • state fees,
  • virtual office 1 year and contact person 1 year.
  • All inclusive, no hidden fees or surprises.

Licensing of the Estonian crypto company

15 300€

15 300€ price includes the following:

  • Crypto exchange and e-wallet licenses,
  • i.e. licensing documentation (KYC/AML),
  • preparing and submitting the application,
  • English equivalent of the KYC/AML rules (original documents are in Estonian as required),
  • state fees,
  • bank suggestions.
  • Second 50% is paid only upon successful grant of the licenses.

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