June 22, 2017
E-Residency is a new digital nation for global citizens, powered by the Republic of Estonia. Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. E-Residency offers the freedom to easily start and run a global business in a trusted EU environment.
Source: Estonia E-Residency
The e-Residency project was launched on December 1, 2014. As of March 15, 2017, over 18,300 people from 136 countries worldwide had applied for and over 17,300 have received the eID. As of March 15, 2017, more than 1,400 e-residents have established a company and there are over 2,700 companies connected to e-residents (owners, board members, etc.).
Establish and administer a company online (a company can be incorporated in 15 minutes, and taxes paid in 3). Moreover, Estonia has one of the most liberal tax systems in the world – zero corporate tax income.