How can I close my company and how much does it cost?

Last updated: April 12, 2018

If you decide to close your company in Estonia, there's a requirement to appoint an official liquidator, and at least one liquidator must reside in Estonia. This means you’ll need somebody in Estonia to assist you, even if you happen to be familiar with the process and already have the required input. If you do need to close your company, we recommend a so-called voluntary dissolution (liquidation), which is the traditional approach.

In practice, the entire liquidation process takes 8-10 months for a micro-business. There are numerous steps involved in the process, including compiling and submitting various applications and notices to the public authorities in Estonia. Some accounting and legal assistance will be required. There are also some required timelines which can’t be compressed to shorten the period. However, the process itself is rather straightforward and doesn’t require significant effort from your side.

As a prerequisite, your company has to complete the following steps before beginning the process:

  • Clear all debts and obligations (if you have none, just consider this a friendly reminder)

  • If applicable, terminate its VAT payer status (we'll send the relevant application)

There is also a requirement to appoint an official liquidator, and at least one liquidator must reside in Estonia. This means you’ll need somebody in Estonia to assist you, even if you happen to be familiar with the process and already have the required input.

We're happy to assist our clients in this process if necessary, but this isn't included in our standard price. Please note that LeapIN only offers our company closing service for LeapIN clients.

Namely, we charge €200 + VAT (€240 in total) for the assistance. It's a one-time fee, and once we enter the official process of termination, no monthly fee will be charged in parallel. But you can also find an alternative service provider who's willing to do it - you're not tied to us.

Simply let us know in advance when you'd like to initiate the process, and whether you'd like to use LeapIN or somebody else.

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