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Guide to Start a Business in Tajikistan

Formal registration of companies has many immediate benefits for the companies and for business owners and employees. Legal entities can outlive their founders. Resources are pooled as several shareholders join forces to start a company. Formally registered companies have access to services and institutions from courts to banks as well as to new markets. And their employees can benefit from protections provided by the law. An additional benefit comes with limited liability companies. These limit the financial liability of company owners to their investments, so personal assets of the owners are not put at risk. Where governments make registration easy, more entrepreneurs start businesses in the formal sector, creating more good jobs and generating more revenue for the government.

Below is a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Tajikistan. It examines the procedures, time and cost involved in launching a commercial or industrial firm with up to 50 employees and start-up capital of 10 times the economy's per-capita gross national income.

This information was collected from World Bank: Doing Business 
No.ProcedureTime to CompleteAssociated Costs
1Pay and obtain receipt confirming the payment of the registration fee1 dayinlcuded in procedure 2
2Register the company with the State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Enterpreneurs (“one stop shop”) and obtain state registration certificate and Tax Identification Number (TIN)5 daysTJS 1000 State duty + TJS 80 (fee for the extract summarizing information about the registered entity)
3Obtain statistics code at the Statistics Committee1 dayno charge
4Register with the Agency for Social Protection and Pension and obtain SIN14 daysno charge
5Make a company seal3 daysTJS 70
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