Register the company before the Mercantile Registry; obtain a copy of the certificate of existence and legal representation; get the Unified Tax Registry (RUT); register the company’s books with the Chamber of Commerce; register with the National Tax Authority (DIAN) and obtain the Tax Identification Number (NIT)
The CAE makes it possible to complete the following procedures simultaneously at a single location:
1. Register the company and the commercial establishment (if applicable) at the Mercantile Registry
2. Obtain a copy of the certificate of existence and legal representation
3. Register the company’s books
4. Register the company in Unified Tax Registry (RUT) and obtain the Tax Identification Number (NIT)
The company’s books are submitted to the Chamber of Commerce for the pages to be subscribed and numbered. A form requesting the books is filled out and the amount is paid directly at the cashier booth. If the company completes the company establishment procedure using the website www.crearempresa.com.co, it may at the same time request registration of the books, without having to wait for the company to be registered first.
The rates to register a company and commercial establishment, certificates and application forms are national (Decree 393 of 2002) and are applicable for the year 2009. Registration for the payment of tax on industry and trade also takes place immediately at the CAE.
At the CAE the user gets assistance on how to fill out the documentation for the incorporation of the company. Payments for the registration and the national tax registration are made in the same booth. Attorneys from the Chamber of Commerce revise the documents and then if they are complete, the company gets its NIT and certificate of existence and legal representation.
COP 1,319,664 [COP 512,864: departmental registration tax (0.5% of the company’s initial capital); COP 665,000: commercial license (133.92% of the legal minimum monthly wage); COP 83,000: commercial establishment fee; COP 3,500: registration form; COP 26,000: registration at the Chamber of Commerce and registration of the public document on company constitution; COP 3,500: certificate of existence and legal representation; COP 25,800: cost to register the company’s books (COP 8,600 per book)]