Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain from which it is separated by the Irish Sea. Ireland is 83,270 square kilometers in size. The population of the whole of Ireland is approximately 5 million of which 3 million live in the Republic. Roughly one-third of the population live in Dublin and its surrounding suburbs. The Republic of Ireland is a parliamentary democracy with a written constitution. The Republic of Ireland is a full member of the European Union. Accordingly, Irish citizens have the automatic right to live and work in any member state of the Union.
Common Law based on English Common Law
Companies Acts 1963 to 1990 as amended. In particular The Companies (Amendment) (No.2) Act 1999.
Type of Company for International Trade and Investment Private limited companies
Submission of Memorandum and Articles of Association, together with a Form A1 detailing the first directors, secretary and situation of the Registered Office. It is important to note that the Registry will only incorporate new companies that prove they intend to undertake some form of real business in Ireland.
There is no capital duty payable on the authorised capital. There is a 1% capital duty payable on the issued share capital. There is no maximum authorised capital. The minimum issued capital is two shares of par value.
Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.
The concept of bearer shares does exist, but they are very rare because Central Bank consent is required before they can be issued, and such consent is likely to be refused. It is also believed that issuing bearer shares could affect a company’s status as a private company.
Companies are subject to taxation and Ireland has anti-avoidance legislation in place.
Trading Income – 12.5%
Passive Income – 25%
Manufacturing, Software and certain Financial Services Operations – 10% being phased out up to 2010, then 12.5%
Collective Investment Funds – 0%
Shipping – Special tonnage tax regime – Nominal tax up to €5 million per annum
Patent Income – 0% generally on Irish invention
Double Taxation Agreements
Ireland is renowned as one of the best countries in the world in which to incorporate a company. One of the most compelling reasons for this is the extensive list of tax treaties that Ireland has in place.
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Audited accounts are filed with the annual return. Annual accounts must be filed with the tax authorities.
What separates us from our competitors is that our services don’t end with the registration of your company. We offer a wide range of additional services others can’t or just won’t offer, such as lifetime free support.
Whilst most providers either specialise on personalized consultation at relatively high rates or run bulk registration factories without any support, we want to offer the positive aspects of both types.
Therefore Global Premier combines professional advice, worldwide registration services, reasonable fees, customized order processing, lifetime support and fast processing. Where others see company formation services as a bulk registration with no support and no individual assistance, we do care about your business needs.
Our multi-lingual team of business advisors is happy to assist you with all upcoming questions and issues in relation to your company.
You may call or email us, and we will be happy to assist you in a fast and efficient manner.
You can also come and visit us at our Limassol offices to discuss issues face to face if you prefer. Just arrange an appointment and we will be happy to meet with you.