The 14 Steps To Register a Business In Argentina

In 2014 Argentina made it slightly more difficult to set up a business by increasing the incorporation costs. Despite of this, Argentina remains as one of the most attractive business landscapes in Latin America for foreign investment and business incorporation. Take advantage of this and register a business in Argentina.

The standard legal form of company in Argentina is the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (SRL). The minimum paid in capital requirement is 2,500 ARS (US$176) and the start-up capital required is 10 times GNI per capita.

In order to start your business in Argentina you must follow the 14 steps detailed below.

1. Verify company name with the Argentinian Office of Corporations

Time: 1 day

Cost: 210 ARS

2. Certify signatures of partners by public notary

Time: 1 day

Cost: 1000-1500 ARS

A list of 14 steps to consider to register a business in Argentina by biz latin hub
A list of 14 steps to consider to register a business in Argentina

3. Deposit initial capital in National Bank of Argentina and obtain proof of payment

Time: 1 day

Cost: 45 ARS

4. Publish the new company notice in the official paper

Time: 2 days

Cost: 2,600 ARS

5. Pay incorporation fee

Time: 1 day

Cost: 100 ARS

6. Register with the Public Register of Commerce of Argentina in Buenos Aires

Time: 5 days

Cost: 3,360 ARS

7. Buy special books from a commercial bookstore

Time: 1 day

Cost: Included in fee for step 8

8. Obtain a form from the Public Notaries College and have a notary public submit the company books for rubricate by the General Inspection of Justice (IGJ)

Time: 5 days

Cost: 3,018 ARS

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9. Obtain Fiscal Code

Time: 1 day

Cost: No charge

10. Obtain a tax identification number (CUIT) from the Argentinian National Tax Office (AFIP) and register for social security

Time: 4 days

Cost: no charge

11. Register turnover tax at local level at the AGIP in Buenos Aires

Time: Less than 1 day (online)

Cost: No charge

12. Register with the Sistema Unico De Seguridad Social (SUSS)

Time: Less than 1 day (online)

Cost: No charge

13. Contract an insurance for employees with a risk labor company (Aseguradora de Riesgos del Trabajo, ART)

Time: 1 day

Cost: No charge

14. Rubricate books of wages in the Direccíon General de Empleo (Ministry of Labor)

Time: 1 day

Cost: 5 ARS per page

It is important to engage both legal and financial experts to help you establish your company in Argentina to ensure compliance with the Argentinian business legal framework.

Start a business in Argentina with Biz Latin Hub

For investors interested in starting a business in Argentina, it is important to know the essential legal steps of the company formation process.

Seeking help from a local team can avoid problems or delays in the processes of starting a business in the country and ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements of Argentina are met.

Biz Latin Hub has an experienced team that for more than 5 years has provided support to foreign investors and companies that have decided to enter the Argentine market. We offer a set of personalized market entry and back-office services providing a comprehensive approach to its expansion in Argentina.

For more information on how to create a company in Argentina or for personalized assistance, contact us today.

Learn more about our team and expert authors, and check out our short presentation below on why you should consider doing business in Argentina.

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The information provided here within should not be construed as formal guidance or advice. Please consult a professional for your specific situation. Information provided is for informative purposes only and may not capture all pertinent laws, standards, and best practices. The regulatory landscape is continually evolving; information mentioned may be outdated and/or could undergo changes. The interpretations presented are not official. Some sections are based on the interpretations or views of relevant authorities, but we cannot ensure that these perspectives will be supported in all professional settings.

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