Company Formation Ireland

About Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is the second-biggest island of the British Isles and is the third biggest in Europe. Ireland has a population of more than 4 million people and a GDP of more than $337 billion. It has a favourable ranking on the ease of doing business, where it is ranked at number 23. The country is closely confused with Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom while the Republic of Ireland is part of the European Union. It is one of the oldest members of the European Union. The country is known for its historic sites, wine, and beer. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.

Reasons to Register a Company in Ireland

  • Low corporate tax of 12.5%. This is significantly lower than that of the EU average.
  • Unlike Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland is a member of the European Union.
  • It is an English-speaking country.
  • It has multiple tax credits that make it easy for companies to do business.
  • It borders North Ireland, which is a member of the United Kingdom. 
  • It has vast investment opportunities.

Steps for Starting a Company in Ireland

  • Register a business name. You should file Form RBN1. 
  • Digital certificate – You get a digital certificate for the business name using the CORE system.
  • Register the business name online – Visit the CORE system and file your business name online. This is a simple process that takes less than 30 minutes. 
  • File Form A1- Download and fill File A1. This form will ask you to fill important details like the company name, registered office, and details of the directors. 
  • Classify the company on the NACE system if you are incorporating a new business. 
  • You should receive a response within a few days.

Ireland promotes businesses in other ways. For example, it has programs that are tailored for international companies. The enterprise investment requires a minimum of EUR 1 million to invest in a company. The investment fund requires a minimum of EUR 1 million euros while a Real Estate Investment Fund requires a minimum investment of EUR 2 million in the Irish Stock Exchange. An endowment requires a EUR 500k investment in a public project that benefits arts, health, and sports.

FAQs of Business Registration in Ireland

What are the types of businesses to register in Ireland?

The most common types of businesses are private limited by shares, public limited company, company limited by guarantee, private unlimited company, and investment company. The limited liability company is the most popular type of business.

How long does it take to register a company in Ireland?

Like in Germany, registering a company in Ireland is a relatively long process. It can take up to six months to complete this process if you are a large international company.

What documents are required when registering a company in Ireland?

The most common documents are your identity card or passport, memorandum of association, and clearance certificate from the security agencies.

What is the corporate tax in Ireland?

The corporate tax rate in Ireland is 12.5%. The country only charges a 6.25% corporate tax on revenue tied to a company’s patent or intellectual property.

At GFSC Global, we are the leading business consulting firm in Ireland and in other European countries. We have the most experienced tax professionals in the region.

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