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Company taxes in Ireland

How to start an Irish limited company. Incorporation or formation of a company in Ireland.



Companies and taxation in Ireland

There are tax advantages for groups or individual companies, which may wish to establish in Ireland.

The country is not a tax haven, but there is a network of double tax agreements that offer some big advantages.

Requirements and steps for the registration of a company in Ireland

Once it is incorporated, the company must register with the Tax Services.

Corporate tax in Ireland

In 2012, based on the taxable profits:

  • Corporate tax is 12,5%

Withholding taxes on Dividends

Normally this is 20%, but it can be reduced to zero when:

  • It is another company of the European Union
  • In case of many double taxation agreements
  • A major shareholder is subject to a special exemption