The ‘Dutch Sandwich’ explained, and why Ireland is the No.1 Jurisdiction in Europe to establish a company in 2011

By Andrew Lambe, 22nd February 2011. So far in 2011, Ireland continues to attract the cream of foreign direct investment, due to its pro-business attitude and environment, its status as the only English-speaking eurozone member, and its ultra-competitive corporate tax rate of 12.5%. Up to the 14th February 2011, figures show that new company incorporations […]

Irish Limited Company requirements for letterheads, invoices, company website and business address

Irish company requirements

By Andrew Lambe, 29th May 2019 (originally published on 27th January 2011) If you are thinking of registering a Limited Company in Ireland, or if you have recently done so, it is important that you consider the details that you are obliged to disclose on your company letterheads, business letters, order forms, your place of […]

Irish Government 100% committed to 12.5% Corporate Tax Rate in Ireland

By Andrew Lambe, 19th October 2010. The Irish Government has again reiterated its commitment to Ireland’s highly competitive Corporate Tax rate of 12.5%, despite an unwelcome attempt from EU Commissioner Olli Rehn to stir trouble by declaring ‘Ireland will not continue as a low-tax country’. Irish Corporate tax Retained Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan issued […]

Why use a Company Formation Agent to register my Irish Company?

By Andrew Lambe, Commercial Director. 5th October 2010 (Updated 22nd February 2017) The majority of people setting up a limited company in Ireland will use a company formation agent to register the company on their behalf, instead of going directly to the Companies Registration Office (CRO). This is the easiest and ultimately the most cost-effective way […]

Mauritius Company Formation – Register a company in Mauritius

Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 800 km off the East Coast of Madagascar. The population is approximately 1,200,000 made up mainly by people of European, African, Indian and Chinese origin. As well as being an ideal honeymoon destination, Mauritius provides an excellent opportunity to incorporate a low cost, legally tax-efficient […]

Company Re-Registrations Ireland

company re-registration Ireland

Company Bureau can assist you to re-register an Irish Company and change its company type.  Under the Companies Act 2014, it is possible to change from one company type to another i.e., Limited to Unlimited or Private to Public or vice versa. This may be required for a variety of reasons, for example, a Private Limited […]

Should I register my company for VAT?

By Andrew Lambe, 19th July 2010 (Updated 20th October 2017) Introduction Value Added Tax (VAT) is a minefield for many people when starting a new business and it’s something we are asked about by our clients on a regular basis.  Most ask us how they can avoid it!  The purpose of this article is to give […]

‘Clean Up’ Your Tax Bill – It pays for Irish companies to go green

By Bruce Stanley, 18th June 2010 New Company – Bright Future When a new business begins it is important to start as they mean to continue. The ethics of the business from day one should match the long term goals and principles of the owners.  An area of growing importance over the recent past has […]

Legislative Change good news for U.S. Multinationals considering Ireland

By Company Bureau, 6th January 2010. On 4th January 2010, the Minister for Trade and Commerce, Mr Billy Kelleher T.D., announced the enactment of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009. Most of the provisions of this Act come into effect immediately. This Act introduces some important new provisions into the Companies Acts and includes a […]

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