Register the company with the Mercantile Registry, obtain a copy of the certificate of existence and legal representation, register the company’s books and register the company before the National Tax Authority DIAN
Business Service centers (CAEs) do not operate in Riohacha. Currently, there is a single form to register the company, which can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce of Riohacha. Once the form is filled out, it is revised by the Chamber of Commerce’s agents.
Once the company or firm is registered, its owner or legal representative should submit and request the registration of the company’s books by means of a letter addressed to the Chamber of Commerce and fill out an application form. The first page of each book or sheet should be submitted labeled (marked) in pencil at the top with the name of the company and the intended use to be given to each book; they must also be numbered consecutively and contain no accounting records.
The procedures at the Chamber of Commerce are:
- Present the application form and books before any of the authorized booths
- Pay the fee for registering the books. With the payment receipt, the entrepreneur can claim the books
Advisers from the Chamber of Commerce also assign the NIT.
COP 1,528,275 [COP 718,010: departmental registration tax (0.7% 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); COP 3,465: for the notaries’ fund]