[quote=“trevortaipei”]Is there anyone out there who can tell me what documents to submit , the overall process…the cost etc.
Plus, If I suceeded in getting the “Business License” is it a necessity to have an accountant to “do the books” even when (at the beginning) you aren’t making a million!
All “been there done that” advice appreciated! [/quote]
This thread is a good place to start.
It costs about 60k to set up a business if the responsible person is a foreigner, much less if a local.
If you’re registered, you’ve got to keep books. I don’t know if it’s legally possible to do them yourself, but I wouldn’t bother. Accountants can pay for themselves with all the loopholes they know.
The above thread mentions an accountant, Anne Hu. If you go see her, she’ll tell you all the details, for free, in English.
Oh man, I just read your thread’s title. I’m sure someone has DIY’ed it, but it must have been a nightmare.