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Setting up a company in


Do you want to set up a company Limited by shares in Republic of Ireland? Ireland is a gateway to Europe and a great destination of running and conducting business. Whether you are an international business and want to expand and set up a new vehicle which provides you the access to Europe and make it easier to do transactions among other EU countries. EU is considered as one economy in lot of respects. EU countries share common values when it comes to trade and when companies of each country interact among other EU entities.

You’ll need to hire a separate company secretary if you only have one director. One of your directors can also serve as the company secretary if you have two or more directors.

You can hire a corporate body to act as your company secretary, such as our professional team at TAS Consulting. If you don’t have anyone to act in this professional capacity, this is a popular option.

The registered office address is your company’s official, legal address. It must be a physical address in Ireland that is regularly monitored. Important notices are frequently sent to this address, so it’s common for it to be with your accountant. Our registered office address service ensures that your business follows the rules.

Your company’s business mail, such as invoices, is delivered to this address. This is not the same as a trading address. If you run an online business or work from home, for example, you might not want to reveal your home address. You can get a business correspondence address for your company in this case.

The company name is probably the first thing that comes to mind when considering forming a Limited Company in Ireland. It’s important to note, however, that the Companies Registration Office (CRO) can be picky about company names.

The company name must be distinct from other names already registered in Ireland and adhere to certain guidelines.

Our new Company Registration package includes a company name check, so just tell us what you want to call your business and we’ll take care of the rest!

You are now ready to incorporate your business after meeting the above requirements. There are three possibilities:

  • Create a business online through the Companies Online Registration Environment (CORE).
  • Fill out a paper application (form A1).
  • Outsource your company formation to a company formation specialist like TAS Consulting Limited.

As such, now that your business has been incorporated, you’ll need to get a company seal.

It must be engraved with the company’s name and used to seal certain documents. Transfers of shares and certain documents provided in the articles, for eg, company law, contract law, and property law.

Before you can start trading in Ireland, you must first complete tax registration. This means that before you can invoice your clients, you must first register with Revenue.

The registration of your company with the CRO is a separate process that is usually handled by an accountant.

You may be required to register for the following taxes:

Corporation tax

  • (VAT) Value Added Tax
  • (RCT) Relevant Contracts Tax
  • Employers PAYE

On the RBO website, all Irish registered companies must register their beneficial owner (anyone owning 25% or more of the company’s shares). This registration must be completed within 5 months of your company’s incorporation.

To complete the registration, the majority shareholders must have a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN).

You can hire a company formation specialist like TAS Consulting Limited to do it for you, or you can do it yourself.

Even if you are not trading, you must file Annual Returns with the CRO when your company is formed. The Annual Return Date is assigned to each company and can be found using the CORE Company Search tool.

Six months after incorporation, the first Annual Return is due, and no financial statements are required. All elements of the Annual Return must be completed within 56 days.

Every year, before the 31st of October, proprietary directors must file a self-assessed directors’ tax return (Form 11). The first year after your company’s incorporation, you must file your first directors’ return.

Even if the director only has employer (PAYE) income or the company hasn’t traded at all, this return must be filed.

Setting up an Irish Limited Company needn’t be a difficult task. With the right support and resources, your business can be set up within a few weeks. Our team of professionals are here to help you each step of the way.

Call us on +353 (1) 442 8230, Mob 00353 851477625 email moh@tasconsulting.ie