China Company Registration

China is the world’s third-largest economy, after the US and EU and is the world’s the fastest growing economy. Foreign-owned companies in China can obtain generous tax exemptions if based in a Free Trade Zone or Export Processing Zone, making China an attractive jurisdiction for company formation. China has double taxation treaties with over 95 […]

Dublin, Ireland voted one of the 7 best cities in the world for start-up’s

By Andrew Lambe, 2nd October 2012 The American magazine ‘Fortune’ last week named Dublin as one of the seven best cities in the world for start-up companies and to register a business. The 7 cities, most of which are in the EU include Copenhagen, Oulu (Finland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Stockholm, Zurich and Singapore. Out of the 7 cities mentioned, Ireland has […]

The 25% Research and Development Tax Credit for Irish Companies explained

By Andrew Lambe, 4th September 2012. (Updated 7th December 2012) A very attractive feature of registering a company in Ireland is the 25% R&D tax credit that is available. December 2012 Update: The entire system relating to research and development credits is to be reviewed in 2013.  In the interim, the amount of expenditure eligible […]

Company Bureau awarded ‘Business Formation Advisory firm of the year’ for 2012 by Acquisition International

By Andrew Lambe, 7th August 2012 We are delighted to announce that Company Bureau (CompanyFormations.ie) has been awarded ‘Business Formation Advisory firm of the year’ for 2012 by Acquisition International in their M&A awards. This prestigious award which we were delighted to accept is testament to the hard work and professionalism of our team and […]

How to close a company in Ireland. Best practice, Voluntary strike-off, Liquidations explained

By Andrew Lambe, 10th July 2012 In the current economic climate, we are, not surprisingly, seeing more companies in Ireland being closed down than companies being registered. For example, in the first week of July 2012 there was 200 limited companies registered, however, 523 company closed their doors. The vast majority of these are ‘Involuntary Strike-Off’s’, […]

iXBRL filing for company financial statements and tax returns to be mandatory by 2014

By Andrew Lambe. 25th May 2012. The Irish Revenue Commissioners are currently finalising proposals to make iXBRL (XBRL) filing for company financial statements and tax returns mandatory by 2014. iXBRL, which stands for stands for inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is a format that allows tax returns to be filed with the Revenue Commissioners electronically […]

Ireland consistently recognised as the easiest country in Europe to pay business taxes

Business Tax In Ireland

By Andrew Lambe, 6th March 2012 (Updated 4th November 2020) Ireland has been judged as the easiest country in Europe in which to pay business taxes according to a report published annually by PwC, the World Bank and the IFC. Ireland has been consistently recognised in this position for Irish business taxes, almost consistently ranking […]