Cost Of Business Registration In Ghana

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What is the Cost of Registering a Business in Ghana?

How much does it cost to register a business in Ghana and what other statutory charges are there in maintaining a company’s books? Business registration is the first formal step in starting a business in Ghana. As a going concern, every business has to file its annual returns and may also file other statutory forms and resolutions from time to time as the business grows and changes occur.

The Registrar General’s Department of Ghana (RGD), provides sundry services including business registration, marriage certification, trademarks, patents and administration of wills among others. We are happy to share with you a list of key services and the applicable charges

Cost of registering business in Ghana

BUSINESS TYPECHARGES
1. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP
a.      Registration of Business nameb.     Certified True Copy (CTC)¢50¢10
      c.  Filing of form D¢25
d.     Annual renewal¢25
2. PARTNERSHIP
a.      Registration of partnershipb.     CTC¢150¢10
c. Annual renewal¢50
       d. Change of name¢110
       e. Filing of Form B¢50
f. Filing of Memorandum of Satisfaction for Registration¢60
3. COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES
a.      Incorporation of a companyb.     CTC¢200¢30   
c.       Filing of form 3&4¢100
d.     Stamp duty (0.5% on stated capital)
      e.  Filing of Annual Returns Yearly¢50
f.  Change of Name by Resolutiong. CTC¢100¢10   
      h.  Filing of Form 17i.  CTC¢50¢10   
      j. Filing of Form 15      k. CTC¢50¢10   
      l. Filing of Form 9      m.   CTC¢50¢10    
n. Filing of Form 13o. CTC¢50¢10     
      p. Filing of Special Resolutionq.  CTC¢50¢10      
      r. Deed of Transfer      s. CTC¢50¢10    
      t.    Filing of Form 6      u.  CTC¢50¢10     
      v. Filing of Form 7      w. CTC¢50¢10      
      x. Filing of form 8       y. CTC¢50¢10       
       z. Name of Reservation¢50
       a. Search in the Register¢25
      b. On any other conversion from Private to Public ,Public to Private, Limited to Unlimited, Unlimited to Limited¢250
c.       For registration of any statement in lieu of prospectus under section 274 of the Actd.     CTCe.      Filing¢700¢10    ¢50
        f. To obtain the consent of the registrar to make the invitation to the public for deposits pursuant to section 289 of Act 179 including the registration of any advertisement or circular in connection with it.¢1,200
4. COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
a.      Incorporation of a companyCTCFiling of Form 3¢200¢20¢50 
b.     Annual Returns¢50
c.       Change of Name by special resolutiond.     CTC¢100¢10  
e.      On conversion of a company limited by shares to a company limited by guarantee¢250
f.  Change of Name by Special Resolutiong.  CTC¢100¢10  
      h. Filing of Form 17i.  CTC¢50¢10   
      j.  Filing of Form 15      k. CTC¢50¢10
       l.  Filing of form 9CTC¢50¢10   
     m. Filing of Form 13CTC¢50¢10
     n.  Filing of Special Resolution     o.     CTC¢50¢10   
     p. Deed of transfer     q.     CTC¢50¢10    
     r.  Filing of Form 6     s.      CTC¢50¢10   
     t.   Filing of form 7     u.     CTC¢50¢10
     v.  Filing of form 8CTC¢50¢10   
     w.  Name of Reservation¢50
     x. Search in the Register¢25
5. SUBSIDIARY BUSINESS NAME
a.      Registration of subsidiary Business Nameb.   CTC¢50¢10    
      c.   Filing of Form D¢25
e. Annual Renewal¢25
6. EXTERNAL COMPANY
a.      Registration of External CompanyUS$1,200
      b. Registration of Group Accounts of an External CompanyUS$600
c. Filing of External Company DocumentsUS$250
7. PROFESSIONAL BODIES
a.      Registration of Professional Body¢1,200
b.     Annual Returns¢500
8. TRADEMARK
a.      Trade Mark SearchUS$110
b.     Trade Mark ApplicationUS$200
c.    Trade Mark CertificateUS$200
d. Annual RenewalUS$390
e. CancellationUS$110
9. PATENT
a.      Patent Application¢100
b.     Renewal¢25
c.       Amendment¢35
d.     Filing Correction¢25
e.      International type search¢25
f.       On request for grant of a utility certificate¢50

How long does it take to register a company in Ghana?

20-30days Registration of business in Ghana is quite easy, however, registration can be delayed if the documents for registration are not valid or not accurate. 

Registration of business takes a period of 20-30days.

What do you need to register a business in Ghana?

Decide on a name.

Obtain Tax Identification Number for all participants.

Complete your RGD documents.

Pay your filing fees and capital duty.

File at the RGD

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