2.2 REGISTRATION OF A BUSINESS State Registration Procedure Procedure of state registration of legal entities and individual proprietors is established by the Federal Law No. 129-Ф3 of 08.08.2001 "On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Proprietorships", as amended. State registration of legal entities and individual proprietorships is carried out by a federal authorized agency that is the Ministry of Taxation of the RF through its regional bodies (hereinafter referred to as "the registration authority"). Registration Terms and Registering Authorities State registration procedure is carried out within the maximum 5 days term after documents have been filed to the registration authority. The entity legally comes into existence when the registration authority makes a respective entry in a state register: – the Unified State Register of Legal Entities for legal entities; – the Unified State Register of Individual Entrepreneurs for individual proprietors. The state registration of a legal entity is made at the location of a permanently acting executive body indicated by the applicant in the request for the state registration and if no such executive body is available – at the location of another body or person entitled to act from the name of a legal entity without the power of attorney. State registration of an individual proprietor shall be carried out at the place of his residence. In St. Petersburg "one-window" registration of legal entities and individual proprietors is practiced: documents for registration are filed to the Single Centre for registration of legal entities and individual proprietors – Interregional Inspectorate of the Ministry of Taxation of the RF No. 15 in St. Petersburg, located at the address – 39, Professora Popova St., (hereinafter referred to as "the Unified Registration Centre "). In accordance with the “one-window” principle the Unified Registration Center independently carries out all the activities not only for registering a legal entity or a private entrepreneur but also for registering them as tax-payers and at the territorial subdivisions of the state off-budget funds (executive bodies of the Fund of the Social insurance of Russia and the Pension Fund of Russia) and statistical bodies31
The Procedure of the Filing Procedure The list of documents and the filing procedure are also established by the Federal Law No. 129-O3 of 08.08.2001 "On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Proprietors" and depend on the types of information subject to registration: 1) For legal entities these include information about: – establishing; – reorganizing; – liquidation; – making changes to the constituent documents; 31
According to the Federal Law No. 185-ФЗ of 23.12.2003 “On Amending the RF Legislative Acts for the Purpose of Improving the State Registration Procedure for Legal Entities and Individual Proprietors” as in force since 01.01.2004.
Published on Jul 6, 2010
Published on Jul 6, 2010
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