Setting up a company in Ireland

Setting up a company in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland attracts investment and capital from all over the world, as a result of the quality of life, the smooth process of incorporating an entity, the flexibility of undertaking all ordinary and extraordinary management of the company, and due to the tax advantages offered in this jurisdiction.

Types of entity

Similar to the UK, Irish LTDs (Private Limited by shares) are the most popular types of entity requested. In order to incorporate an LTD in Ireland, you should consider that at least two Directors or, alternatively, a Director and a company secretary, must be appointed.

The main difference between Irish Limited companies and English ones is mainly related to the taxation applied in these two countries.

It is important to indicate that in certain occasions, should the Revenue Office establish the entity is being directed and managed from a foreign country, higher corporate tax rate of up to 25% could be applied.

On some occasions, current regulations allow start up companies to benefit from a tax extension of the corporate tax of 12,5%. This exceptional provision is applicable during the first three years of life of the company. In order to qualify for this exemption, the company’s turnover has to be below €40,000.

Another feature that makes Irish companies attractive is that in case the shareholder of the company is a foreign entity, the dividends obtained are not taxed.

Irish VAT

In relation to the VAT number, Irish companies will have to apply for it upon the achieving the figure of €37,500. In very specific cases, this threshold could be raised up to €75,000. The fact that there is no formal obligation of applying for the VAT number from the time of incorporating the company does not prevent application at an earlier stage. Of course, depending on a commercial activity of the entity, it will be the directors’ decision when to apply.




Incorporation Company

Private Limited Company LTD
The service is comprehensive of the following:


  • Incorporation of the company at the Companies House
  •  Articles of Association;
  • Certificate of Incorporation;

Time frame to incorporate the company is between 10 and 15 working days.

Bank account

Assistance with the bank account opening for the new company
Assistance with the bank account opening for an existing company
Other services
Fiduciary services for shareholders
Fiduciary services for directors
Company Secretary services
Registered office in Irlanda
VAT number application
PPSN application
Registered office in Ireland
Set of documents legalised “Apostille”
Set of documents translated and legalised “Apostille”

Should you require any other service not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us.