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Manage your company all by yourself 
and avoid any legal or accounting fees!

We empower creators like you. Who have the ability to see, make connections and create
what has not been before. We remove red tape and empower global entrepreneurship.

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for your company registration
No secretary or company officer required for your company
No accountant 
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Shelfcompany.com provides your business with the basic tools to make your business feel at home, anywhere in the world. 

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with or without 
company registration
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corporate lounges
Community networking 
and personal
growth events
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and personal
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What services do you require?

Choosing your market entry strategy

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business address
Local phone number
Mailforwarding & 
scan service
Storage facilities and 
other services
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company number
Register a branch or 
a Limited Company
Easy application of
VAT or other tax IDs
Easily submit your
own corporate tax return
€100 per month

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How does it work?

Our Platform provides you trustworthy content such as whitepapers, blogs and useful video tutorials so you can easily keep your company in good standing with the basic legal accounting requirements for your company, while it's still on the 'shelf', or in 'outer space'.
Over 5.000 other entrepreneurs joined our community, in almost any industry you can think of. 


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a shelf company?

A shelf company is a legal entity which complies with the tax and legal regulations, but has no active operations yet. The term ‘shelf company’ is not an official term, but is a definition to describe the current status of a company. Accountants and lawyers are typically known to establish shelf companies, in order for their customers to easily start a new business. At ShelfCo we don’t facilitate in the transfer of shelf companies, but provide the tools to start your own (shelf) company

Can anybody set up a shelf company?

Yes, anybody can start a shelf company. Any business expansion starts with a shelf company in a way. Because while you are researching a market, or dealing with certain formalities, you might already require a legal entity to be in place. This applies for independent contractors, but also for large multinational companies. ShelfCo can be used by companies of any size. However, once your Shelf Company becomes operational, and grows to a certain turnover, it might be advised to work with a Company Agent, Accountant or Lawyer.

Is a shelf company legal?

Setting up a shelf company is completely legal, and so are our services. ShelfCo aims to provide you an overview of the easiest ways to start a business, and to deal with your compliance requirements, such as filing your taxes (or how to terminate your director!).

Does a shelf company pay taxes?

A shelf company typically does not pay taxes (yet). This is not due to a special tax status, but simply because a shelf company as not started its operations yet (or has not starting to make a profit, doing sales, or employing staff). As soon as any of these aforementioned activities start to become relevant, then taxes might become relevant as well. A shelf company could apply for a VAT number, even if it’s not making a profit yet. In a similar way, a shelf company can also appoint staff member (and pay salary taxes) while it has no VAT number, or pays any other taxes.

Does a shelf company require a local address?

In many cases a shelf company requires a local business address. Especially in (Western) European countries this is very common. There are some exceptions, especially in case of a branch registration (or a representative office). A registered office address is required to receive official government letters, and in come cases also to open a local corporate bank account.

Can a shelf company open a bank account?

Yes, a shelf company can also open a corporate bank account. However, this is becoming more challenging. ShelfCo can inform you about European banks that can open bank accounts for any kind of European entity, without visit to the bank required.

When is a shelf company convenient for me?

A shelf company is convenient for any kind of business, that is planning to expand to a new market, and is taking it step by step. A shelf company allows you to explore a new market, while limiting your expenses. It’s not about being a ‘shelf company’, but it’s about avoiding a much bureaucracy and legal expenses as you can, while your business is not yet at it’s full capacity (still on the shelf…). Our tools allow you to get an understanding on the legal framework of a country, so you are able to make the decisions for yourself, rather then having to rely on a accountant or lawyer.

Can I really submit my corporate tax return myself, without any charges?

Yes, anybody can submit their corporate tax return themselves, without any help of an accountant. Our Dashboard provides you the detailed information, step by step, on how to login to your online Tax Portal, and to file your tax return. Obviously, the more complicated your company activities (and transactions) the more complex your tax return will look like. But if you have almost no operations, then you can save thousands of euros in accounting fees, without requiring any accounting skills! Once your company grows, we offer more detailed information, so you can learn along the way. Or you can decide to involve an accountant at that stage.


For who is BranchOffice?

Ali Express Traders
Bol.com Merchants
Amazon Merchants

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IT company


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Laanzichtweg 60B
4847 SJ Breda
The Netherlands
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