National Registering Center Lezha Branch
National Registering Center, (QKR, www.qkr.gov.al) is the only institution responsible for the registering of businesses in Albania. It serves as a one stop office where all the business registering procedures are held, including the registering for tax effect in the local and central government level, for the health and social insurance, and for the Labor Inspectorate. QKR has started its work on 3 September 2007, replacing the former procedures of registering in the tribunal for all kinds of businesses that operate within the economic field in Albania. On 12 May 2008, QKR opened its office at the Lezha Municipality to serve better the businesses of the Municipality and the Region of Lezha. The legal basis on which QKR functions is Law no. 9723 "For the National Center of Registering" approved on 3 may 2007 and Law no. 9901 "For the commercialists and the commercialist associations" approved on 14 April 2008. More information about this can be found on www.qkr.gov.al, or in the official pages. Because of QKR, the registering procedures are more rapid and simpler, the costs are diminished and the time for registering has shrinked down to a day and all the procedures are combined into one single procedure.
The services our office offers include:
- the registering of the new businesses,
- the changing of data of the businesses,
- issuing the extract for the business's data,
- the closure of a business,
- the approving of the reserved name,
- the pre-reservation of the name etc.
Based on Law no. 9901 date 14 April 2008 all the commerce businesses, physical or juridical persons who operate within the economic activity in Albania, must register and fill the necessary data at the QKR. Make exception the non-profit associations, the foundations, the politic parties and other institutions as provided by law. They continue to register at the tribunals. At the QKR are not registered even the ambulatory merchants. The initial registering at the QKR means that u are being registered simultaneously in the taxing organs at the local and national level, at the social and health insurances and at the Labor Inspectorate. QKR is the only institution that issues the identification number of the taxed person (NIPT) for the headquarters and the secondary addresses of the business. As by the law, the yearly balance and the financial renderings approved by the assembly of the partners or the shareholders must be delivered to the QKR every year, not later than 31 July.
The fulfillment of this obligation does not replace the obligation to present oneself at the Tax Office as requested by the taxing legislature. In case of non compliance with this obligation there is a penalty. During the year 2008 the Lezha Branch of QKR has dealt with more than 1400 different services to the business and new registrations, data corrections, changes, unregistering, issue of NIPT, simple and full extracts. It has also cooperated with the local tax offices, the local administration and the regional directory of taxes.
Every business or single citizen that is interested is welcomed at the offices of the QKR at the Lezha Branch, but can also contact the official sit of QKR www.qkr.gov.al, write at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 042259057 or 0215 24055, and write at email@example.com.