Electronic Establishment of Companies Possible in 2019

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ZAGREB, November 22, 2018 – The final deadline for making operational the START information system for the online electronic establishment of companies is set for the end of March 2019 for founders of local companies and small businesses, and foreign founders can expect this system in December 2019, according to a decision made by the government.

The START system is being developed as a single information system to electronically start a company, Economy Minister Darko Horvat said.

For starting a business it is currently necessary to make a series of steps and visit several institutions, and some of the steps are to register a new business entity in relevant registries, apply for statistical processes by the national statistical office (DZS), register with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZJZ) and the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund (HZMO), open a bank account and some other steps.

The START system for electronic establishment of companies will network those systems and citizens and entrepreneurs will be able to start their businesses in a digitised way on one spot, Horvat said.

All participants in the system are obliged to ensure automatised communication within the START system.

The system for electronic establishment of companies is expected to become operational for local would-be business owners by 31 March 2019, and for foreigners by 31 December 2019.

A total of 5.5 million kuna is to be set aside for the establishment of the START system.

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