Setting up a business

Name of company

Organization must be given a name. Company is the name under which an organization operates and it must be different from all registered company names. Make sure to prepare a list of back-up names in case the one you wish is already taken. To check registered names, search the sudreg.pravosudje.hr portal.

Notary public

The application for registration in the court registry and supplements must be notarized by a notary public. All founders of the company must be present when doing so. After notarization, the notary public will forward all documents electronically to the HITRO.hr office. List of notaries public.

Registration

Submit your registration application for the court registry at a HITRO.hr office, where you will be given an RPS (Business Entities Registry) form to fill out, needed for issuing a notification on the classification of business entity according to the National Classification of Economic Activities by the Central Bureau of Statistics

Fees

Court filing fees can be paid and founding capital deposited in any of the FINA branch offices. After payment, the Commercial Court will, within 24 hours, complete the process of company registration in the court registry and deliver a founding decision and certificate of the new company’s personal identification number (OIB) via e-mail to the HITRO.hr service.

Document claim

Decision on entry into the court registry and notification on the classification of business entity according to the National Classification of Economic Activities with a registration number (MB) may be collected at a HITRO.hr reception desk.

Stamp

After the documentation is claimed, an official stamp shall be tailor made.

Bank

You will need to open a bank account for transfer of deposited founding capital.

Tax Administration

The company shall now be entered into the records of the competent Tax Administration (appointed by company residence) for the purpose of registration in the Profit Tax and VAT Registry.

Pension and health insurance

The company should first be registered in the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute and subsequently in the Croatian Health Insurance Fund. Only after registration can the company start hiring.