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 […]

Sole Trader v Limited Company? What are the differences and why should I register as a limited company?

Limited Company or Sole Trader

by Andrew Lambe, 28th February 2012. (Updated 11th September 2021) The million-dollar question faced by Irish residents in a start-up scenario is, “Should I form a Limited Company or Sole Trader?” The answer depends on numerous factors such as the type of business you wish to carry out, whether you’re still going to be in […]

Ireland now ‘The world’s most globalised western economy’

By Andrew Lambe, 6th February 2012. Ireland is now the most globalised nation in the western world according to Ernst & Young’s 2011 annual Globalisation Index, published last week. Ireland has jumped up to 2nd place overall in the world in terms of GDP, and is forecast to stay in second place internationally until at least 2015. […]

0% Corporation Tax Exemption Extended to Irish Companies Registered until 2023

By Andrew Lambe, 7th May 2020. (Originally posted 3rd January 2012 and updated annually since) The Irish Revenue Commissioners have recently announced that the 3 Year Irish Tax Exemption for Start-up Companies has been extended to companies registered in Ireland until 31 December 2020. The scheme which provides relief from corporation tax on the trading income […]

Canada Company Registration

Canada – ”5th Best country in the world to do business in 2017” Forbes Magazine Canada is an excellent jurisdiction for foreign investment and for doing business due to the strong and well regulated banking system, relatively low corporate tax rates, well-educated work force and minimum red tape. The combined federal and provincial corporate tax rate will reach 25% […]

How to register a company in Ireland – A beginner’s guide

egister a company in Ireland

By Andrew Lambe, 5th October 2011 (Updated 21th October 2020) As Company Formation experts, a question we are commonly asked is ‘how do I incorporate an Irish company’ or ‘How do I register my business?’ Before this question can be answered you need to decide what type of business you want to set up. This is the million dollar […]

First part of New Companies Bill in Ireland now finalised

By Andrew Lambe, 7th June 2011 The long-awaited consolidated Companies Act moved a step closer last week with the publication of the first part of the Companies Consolidation and Reform Bill, otherwise known as “Pillar A” by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. When the consolidated Companies Bill is signed into law […]