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 22nd April 2024) 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 regularly. Most ask us how they can avoid it! The purpose of this article is to give a brief overview […]

‘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 […]

Limited Company Name Reservations Now Available!

Andrew Lambe, 26th November 2009 Updated 8th May 2020 Company Bureau is pleased to announce that limited company name reservations are now available for Irish Companies from the Companies Registration Office (CRO). RCN Certificate for Company Name Reservations The CRO will issue successful applications with an RCN Certificate which is valid for 28 days. The […]

Changes in UK Company Legislation

Changes in UK Company Legislation – Constitutional Documents Companies incorporated in the UK Company Legislation under the 2006 Act, on or after 1 October 2009, are required to have the following constitutional documents: Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association and, if a company with limited liability, a Statement of capital and shareholdings or a Statement […]

Alteration of Company’s Constitution or Memorandum & Articles of Association

Change company constitution

Company Bureau can assist you in making changes to your company’s Constitution (formerly known as Memorandum & Articles of Association). Any change in the Constitution requires a Special Resolution, which must be approved by 75% of the Shareholders. This is required to make changes to items such as the company objectives, members voting rights or […]