Doing Business and Company Registration in Rwanda – Did you Know that Rwanda is the country with the highest ranking in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index in Eastern Africa, and the country with the second highest ranking in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Rwandan GDP has on average grown at a rate of 7.1% since 2004 and after Company Registration in Rwanda you get access to the East Africa Community giving you access to a market of about 150 million people and a market size with a GDP of Billion USD 145.
The Tax Regime in Rwanda is Quite Straight forward with the Tax rate for personal Income ranging from 0 to 30 %, Corporation Tax is at 30% and Vat at 18%.
|Entity||Subsidiary Company||Branch Company|
|How Long does the Company registration process Take?||3 Days||3 Days|
|How long Does it take to Open Bank Account?||5 Days||5 Days|
|After how Long can you Invoice and Hire||8 Days||8 Days|
|Minimum Number of Directors and Shareholders||1||–|
|Foreigner Can own the Company 100%||Yes||Yes|
|Can the entity hire expatriate staff||Yes||Yes|
|Tax Identification Registration required||Yes||Yes|
|Access to DRC double Tax treaties||Yes||Yes|
|Can bid for Government Contracts?||Yes||Yes|
|Can Secure Trade Finance?||Yes||Yes|
|Can Secure an Import and Export Licence?||Yes||Yes|
|Can Easily Convert into a PLC?||Yes||No|
|Can Secure Work permits for foreign Employees and Directors?||Yes||Yes|
|Multi Currency Bank Accounts Available?||Yes||Yes|
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