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Ireland company formation

The major advantage of Ireland is the low corporation tax – 12,5%  which attracts many e-commerce business. E-comm refers to the selling and buying of goods/products or services through e-platform/electornic systems such as Internet. This part might include even another part of the business such as – developing, selling, consulting and marketing. E-commerce has become past a few years one of the biggest growing business area. Ireland hosts e.g. Google – its quite obvious why they chose Ireland. Although the country is very successful in attracting entrepreneur from around the world, they have a hard time to encourage local small business. That’s why you will be more than welcome to launch yours business in here. For the EU operation Ireland has a lot of offers – Business Expansion Scheme (BES) and the Seed Capital Scheme (SCS).

Irish Company Facts:
Irish company law is contained in the Companies Acts 1963 – 2009

Limits the number of its members to 50Prohibits any public subscription to shares or debentures
Irish companies need at least one resident director
A company must have an auditor, and accounts must be filed each year ( some companies might prepare abbreviated version of accounts)
A company is formed by submitting its Memorandum and Articles of Association

Register your company in Ireland.

Ireland Corporate Tax Rates

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Rates of Corporation Tax:
– 12.5% for trading companies
– 25 % for non-trading income


Starups and exemption
An exemption from corporation tax for the first three years:
– a company incorporated after 14th of October 2008 and has commences to trade
– an exemption from Corporation Tax and capital gains tax on the assets used for the trade
– not relief avaible where profits exceed € 60,000


tax relief restriction if; the trade was carried on by another person, the trade was carried on by associated company, trading company carrying on trading with: coal, petroleum, agriculture or another exporting activities.


Taxable Profits Year 2011
Profit not exceeding € 40,000 Full exemption
€ 40,000 to € 60,000 Marginal relief
> € 60, 000 Fully taxable

At the current rate of corporation tax i.e. 12.5% this equates to €320,000 of profits per year. Where corporation tax for the period is between €40,000 and €60,000, marginal relief will apply. The maximum amount of corporation tax relief is €40,000 per annum for 3 years.
In addition to the taxation issues you need to consider there are various other practical and legal matters which should be taken into account when setting up a company and on which you should seek professional advice.



Incorporate in Republic of Ireland

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Ireland is one of the most attractive EU destination for companies due to the soft and easy going legislation. Ireland has been ranked as the 3rd most easiest way in term of incorporation and running business in EU and the seventh in the world by World Bank in 2010. There is quite general tax legislation giving opportunities to companies to have higher net profit while operating a business through Irish company. Ireland is an attractive jurisdiction due to low corporation tax rates (12.5%) and a current 3 year tax exempt period for new companies. A lot of US companies have moved and incorporated their holding company in Ireland. In Bloomberg there is quite well known article stating the Google strategy in regards to taxation and local use of benefits. In law terminology  known as “Double Irish” and “Dutch Sandwich” – this article might help you find how big companies trying to save a money with offshore strategy.

If you think to incorporate Irish Limited company, please visite our website – Republic of Ireland.


Here is an order form – Limited Company in Republic of Ireland. Simple steps to incorporate;

1) download form

2) fill in all requested info

3) accomplish payment

4) get your company

filled order form send by fax +1 (213) 291-2176 or scan by e-mail to tomas[at]