Company registration in Ireland

Registration of company in Ireland marks a significant milestone for entrepreneurs desiring to operate their businesses within this jurisdiction. Renowned for its business-friendly climate, typified by low tax regimes and enticing investment prospects, Ireland stands as a premier business hub. At Lawtter Solutions, we are industry experts in Irish company registration, specializing in the provision of legal services.

Cost of service

1 800 EUR*

Term of registration in the registry

15 days

Income tax

0%; 12,5%

Company registration type

No personal visit

* The fees serve as informative indicators. Kindly reach out to the attorneys at Lawtter Solutions to ascertain the services encompassed within the registration fee.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive suite of services spanning legal consultation and company incorporation.

Our team boasts a deep-seated understanding of Irish law, supplemented by extensive experience in the registration of companies across various sizes and sectors. We guide entrepreneurs through the preparation of all essential documentation required for company registration, including articles of incorporation, statutory documents, and liaising with tax authorities.

 

Throughout the company registration process in Ireland, Lawtter Solutions provides unwavering support at every stage, from selecting the optimal legal structure, and document preparation, right through to securing a registration number, and official entry in the Irish register. Moreover, we offer strategic tax planning and business development advice, assisting entrepreneurs in capitalizing on the opportunities within the Irish market and adhering to all pertinent regulations and statutes.

 

By choosing to register your business in Ireland through Lawtter Solutions, entrepreneurs can concentrate wholly on their businesses, confident in the knowledge that all legal and administrative facets of the registration process will be expertly and accurately managed in alignment with Irish law’s stipulations.

 

 

Embarking on a business venture in Ireland becomes a smoother process once you acquaint yourself with the plethora of benefits that render this nation a compelling option for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

1

Low Corporate Tax

With one of the most competitive corporate tax rates in Europe, a mere 12.5%, Ireland offers businesses the opportunity to substantially curtail their tax liabilities, thereby amplifying their profitability.
2

Optimized Tax System

Ireland’s tax system presents a variety of benefits and incentives designed for entrepreneurs, encompassing tax credits, exemption from capital gains tax, and tax treaties with numerous countries.
3

Access to the European Market

As an EU member, Ireland provides businesses with unfettered access to the European single market, ensuring the free movement of goods, services, and capital.
4

High Stability and Reliability

The stable political and economic climate in Ireland, coupled with a reliable legal system, instills a sense of predictability and safeguards the rights of entrepreneurs.
5

Inviting Investment Environment

Ireland’s robust economy, access to high-tech sectors, and availability of a skilled workforce make it a magnet for foreign investors.
6

Support for Innovation and Research

Ireland demonstrates a robust commitment to nurturing innovation and research through funding programs, tax incentives, and access to research infrastructures.
7

Sophisticated Infrastructure and Market Access

With a well-established infrastructure that includes transport, communication, and banking services, Ireland also facilitates access to European and international markets.
8

Qualified Personnel

Ireland’s superior educational system provides access to a pool of highly qualified professionals across various fields, an invaluable asset for business expansion.

By entrusting the task of setting up a company in Ireland to Lawtter Solutions, entrepreneurs can fully leverage these advantages, thereby ensuring their business flourishes in the country.

Are you planning to incorporate your business in Ireland and ascend to new entrepreneurial heights? With Lawtter Solutions, your success is within reach! We offer an array of services tailored to business registration in Ireland.

 

Do you have questions on how to register a company in Ireland? Our team of seasoned experts stands ready to assist you in selecting the optimal company type to align with your business objectives. Here are the principal types of companies:

 

  • Sole Trader
    Command your business and revel in the liberty to make autonomous decisions. Assume the helm of your venture and chart your own course.
  • Private Limited Company
    Afford your business with the dual benefits of legal protection and flexibility. Draw in investments, establish new partnerships, and foster growth with our support.
  • Designated Activity Company
    If your business calls for specific licenses or regulations, we’re here to facilitate the creation of a company that fulfills all requisite legal stipulations.
  • Public Limited Company
    Keen to amass capital from public investors and carve out a prominent position in the market? Establish a public limited company and unlock a world of new possibilities.
  • Limited partnership
    If a business partnership is your preference, we can assist in structuring a limited partnership where risks and responsibilities are equitably distributed amongst partners.

 

 

Don’t let the chance to launch a successful venture in Ireland slip by. Reach out to Lawtter Solutions today and entrust your Irish company registration to the hands of professionals. We will equip you with the requisite legal knowledge and expert guidance to foster a stable and prosperous company.

Prerequisites for Incorporating a Company in Ireland

 

  • Director
    We offer you the prospect of registration of a company online in Ireland with minimal requirements. The sole prerequisite is a minimum of one director, who must be an EU citizen and at least 18 years of age.
  • Shareholder
    Our company registration services in Ireland extend to nationals of any country. You are eligible to become a shareholder in a company upon attaining the age of 18, without any constraints on residency.
  • Registered Address
    We will assist in the establishment of your company in Ireland by providing an address that fulfills all legal stipulations. This move not only provides a business advantage but also enhances your company’s image.
  • Company Name
    Our expert team will guide you in selecting a unique name for your company that complies with legal norms. If you opt for a Private Limited Company, the name should conclude with ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’. For a Limited Partnership, it should conclude with ‘LP’.
  • Authorized Capital
    We facilitate company incorporation in Ireland without any immediate requirement for the payment of authorized capital. The minimum amount of authorized capital is a mere 100 EUR, thereby simplifying business commencement and allowing you to conserve funds for company growth.
  • Local Bank Account
    There is no obligatory need to open a local bank account when incorporating a company in Ireland. You have the liberty to select a bank and use an account in any jurisdiction that suits your needs.
  • Registration Agent
    In alignment with Irish law, we provide you with a local incorporation agent and company secretary to ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements and obligations.
  • Financial Reporting
    The compilation and submission of financial reports constitute a significant aspect of a company’s operations. In Ireland, all companies, barring Limited Partnerships, are required to file accounts by a designated deadline. We can assist you in understanding the requirements and preparing the necessary documentation.

Tax Structure in Ireland

 

Companies not resident in Ireland are only taxed on the income derived from Ireland, and not on their global earnings. This policy considerably lessens the tax load for companies that operate beyond the borders of Ireland.

 

Domestic companies, including those resident in Ireland, can also exploit the benefits of the Irish tax system. The corporate tax rate stands at a mere 12.5%, ranking among the lowest in Europe. This rate significantly boosts the competitiveness of your business and enables higher retention of profits.

 

Another merit of the Irish tax structure is linked to the withholding tax applied to dividends. Ireland levies a 20% withholding tax, a rate that is relatively low compared to other nations. This implies that your company can distribute dividends to shareholders, retaining only a modest fraction of the total amount.

 

Ireland’s Value Added Tax (VAT) stands at 23%. However, specific categories of goods and services are subject to a reduced tax rate of either 13.5% or 9%. This provision can be particularly enticing for companies involved in the manufacturing or delivery of certain services.

 

With its low-income tax, unique benefits for Limited Partnerships, moderate dividend tax, and versatile VAT system, Ireland presents a favorable and stable tax environment for your business, making it an appealing locale for your business development.

Financial Reporting in Ireland

 

Maintain your company’s financial transparency in compliance with Irish legislation by preparing and submitting reports in a timely fashion. This will help to avoid penalties and ensure the seamless operation of your business.

 

In Ireland, barring Limited Partnerships, all companies are mandated to file a Financial Statement and a Tax Return. The Financial Statement is an annual financial report that details the financial activities of your company. This statement can be categorized as an Audited Financial Statement, Non-audited Financial Statement, or Dormant Financial Statement.

 

An Audited Financial Statement is required for companies whose annual turnover exceeds 700,000 EUR, those employing more than 10 individuals, and those with a balance sheet in excess of 350,000 EUR. A Non-audited Financial Statement is applicable for companies with an annual turnover of less than £5.6 million. The Dormant Financial Statement is tailored for companies that are inactive.

 

The company’s initial financial period commences from the date of its incorporation and spans no longer than 18 months. Subsequent financial periods must range between 12 months and either 7 days less or more than the previous financial year. The financial statements must be submitted alongside the Annual Return by the earlier of two deadlines: either 56 days after filing the Annual Return or 9 months and 56 days post the conclusion of the company’s financial year. Failure to submit the reports within the stipulated time may result in significant penalties.

Are you planning to incorporate your business in Ireland and ascend to new entrepreneurial heights? With Lawtter Solutions, your success is within reach! We offer an array of services tailored to business registration in Ireland.

 

Do you have questions on how to register a company in Ireland? Our team of seasoned experts stands ready to assist you in selecting the optimal company type to align with your business objectives. Here are the principal types of companies:

 

  • Sole Trader
    Command your business and revel in the liberty to make autonomous decisions. Assume the helm of your venture and chart your own course.
  • Private Limited Company
    Afford your business with the dual benefits of legal protection and flexibility. Draw in investments, establish new partnerships, and foster growth with our support.
  • Designated Activity Company
    If your business calls for specific licenses or regulations, we’re here to facilitate the creation of a company that fulfills all requisite legal stipulations.
  • Public Limited Company
    Keen to amass capital from public investors and carve out a prominent position in the market? Establish a public limited company and unlock a world of new possibilities.
  • Limited partnership
    If a business partnership is your preference, we can assist in structuring a limited partnership where risks and responsibilities are equitably distributed amongst partners.

 

 

Don’t let the chance to launch a successful venture in Ireland slip by. Reach out to Lawtter Solutions today and entrust your Irish company registration to the hands of professionals. We will equip you with the requisite legal knowledge and expert guidance to foster a stable and prosperous company.

Prerequisites for Incorporating a Company in Ireland

 

  • Director
    We offer you the prospect of registration of a company online in Ireland with minimal requirements. The sole prerequisite is a minimum of one director, who must be an EU citizen and at least 18 years of age.
  • Shareholder
    Our company registration services in Ireland extend to nationals of any country. You are eligible to become a shareholder in a company upon attaining the age of 18, without any constraints on residency.
  • Registered Address
    We will assist in the establishment of your company in Ireland by providing an address that fulfills all legal stipulations. This move not only provides a business advantage but also enhances your company’s image.
  • Company Name
    Our expert team will guide you in selecting a unique name for your company that complies with legal norms. If you opt for a Private Limited Company, the name should conclude with ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’. For a Limited Partnership, it should conclude with ‘LP’.
  • Authorized Capital
    We facilitate company incorporation in Ireland without any immediate requirement for the payment of authorized capital. The minimum amount of authorized capital is a mere 100 EUR, thereby simplifying business commencement and allowing you to conserve funds for company growth.
  • Local Bank Account
    There is no obligatory need to open a local bank account when incorporating a company in Ireland. You have the liberty to select a bank and use an account in any jurisdiction that suits your needs.
  • Registration Agent
    In alignment with Irish law, we provide you with a local incorporation agent and company secretary to ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements and obligations.
  • Financial Reporting
    The compilation and submission of financial reports constitute a significant aspect of a company’s operations. In Ireland, all companies, barring Limited Partnerships, are required to file accounts by a designated deadline. We can assist you in understanding the requirements and preparing the necessary documentation.

Tax Structure in Ireland

 

Companies not resident in Ireland are only taxed on the income derived from Ireland, and not on their global earnings. This policy considerably lessens the tax load for companies that operate beyond the borders of Ireland.

 

Domestic companies, including those resident in Ireland, can also exploit the benefits of the Irish tax system. The corporate tax rate stands at a mere 12.5%, ranking among the lowest in Europe. This rate significantly boosts the competitiveness of your business and enables higher retention of profits.

 

Another merit of the Irish tax structure is linked to the withholding tax applied to dividends. Ireland levies a 20% withholding tax, a rate that is relatively low compared to other nations. This implies that your company can distribute dividends to shareholders, retaining only a modest fraction of the total amount.

 

Ireland’s Value Added Tax (VAT) stands at 23%. However, specific categories of goods and services are subject to a reduced tax rate of either 13.5% or 9%. This provision can be particularly enticing for companies involved in the manufacturing or delivery of certain services.

 

With its low-income tax, unique benefits for Limited Partnerships, moderate dividend tax, and versatile VAT system, Ireland presents a favorable and stable tax environment for your business, making it an appealing locale for your business development.

Financial Reporting in Ireland

 

Maintain your company’s financial transparency in compliance with Irish legislation by preparing and submitting reports in a timely fashion. This will help to avoid penalties and ensure the seamless operation of your business.

 

In Ireland, barring Limited Partnerships, all companies are mandated to file a Financial Statement and a Tax Return. The Financial Statement is an annual financial report that details the financial activities of your company. This statement can be categorized as an Audited Financial Statement, Non-audited Financial Statement, or Dormant Financial Statement.

 

An Audited Financial Statement is required for companies whose annual turnover exceeds 700,000 EUR, those employing more than 10 individuals, and those with a balance sheet in excess of 350,000 EUR. A Non-audited Financial Statement is applicable for companies with an annual turnover of less than £5.6 million. The Dormant Financial Statement is tailored for companies that are inactive.

 

The company’s initial financial period commences from the date of its incorporation and spans no longer than 18 months. Subsequent financial periods must range between 12 months and either 7 days less or more than the previous financial year. The financial statements must be submitted alongside the Annual Return by the earlier of two deadlines: either 56 days after filing the Annual Return or 9 months and 56 days post the conclusion of the company’s financial year. Failure to submit the reports within the stipulated time may result in significant penalties.

Registration companies

The Procedure for Incorporating a Company in Ireland

01

Execution of Due Diligence and Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification

At this juncture, we gather fundamental details regarding the prospective activities and structure of the company, along with verifying the information of the company's members.
02

Verification of Company Name Uniqueness and Availability

We check the uniqueness and availability of the chosen company name in the Company Register.
03

Compilation of Registration Forms and Necessary Documents

We prepare the registration forms and collect the required documents for submission to the Company Register.
04

Document Submission to the Register

We submit the prepared documents to the Register for further processing and entry of the company's information.
05

Preparation of Corporate Statutory Documents

After the company has been registered, we prepare the necessary corporate statutory documents.

To register a company in Ireland, specific documents are necessary. If the director, shareholder, and beneficial owner are individuals, the following documents are required:

  • Proof of Identity: A copy of a foreign passport or national passport can serve as valid proof of identity.
  • Proof of Address: A document confirming the residential address, other than a passport, national passport, or driver’s license, is required. Acceptable proof of residence includes a utility bill issued within the last three months (excluding mobile phone bills) or a bank statement.
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FAQ

The financial outlay for setting up a corporate structure in Ireland is contingent upon multiple variables, including the classification of the business and the selection of service packages. Base costs start at 1,890 EUR, but additional charges could be incurred for expedited procedures or for businesses with specialized requirements.
The timeframe for completing a business registration in Ireland is not fixed, as it can fluctuate based on several factors. Generally speaking, the process is usually concluded within approximately 15 working days. To obtain the most current and accurate details, we strongly recommend consulting our team of specialists.
In Ireland, every officially registered company is endowed with a unique Company Registration Number (CRO number) by the Companies Registration Office. This identifier serves multiple functions, including distinguishing your business from others in the Irish jurisdiction. This CRO number is indispensable for a range of legal and administrative tasks, from filing your annual returns to engaging in commercial dealings, as well as adhering to local regulatory mandates.