New rules allow Limited Liability Partnership Structure for law firm partners

Law Firm Partners Benefit from Limited Liability Partnership

Caitlyn Buchanan, 14th January 2020 (Updated 14 October 2021) Irish law firms are now able to use an LLP corporate structure allowing the partners to avail of limited liability. By converting to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) the legal partners would not be personally liable for the firm’s debts, liabilities or obligations, meaning their personal […]

What does the Irish Finance Bill 2019 mean for international investors?

finance bill 2019

Marie Brennan ACCA, 10th December 2019 The Irish Finance Bill 2019 was published on 17th October 2019 laying out a series of legislative tax measures. Once it has passed through the Dáil it will be submitted to the Seanad Eireann and then finally passed on to President Higgins to be signed into law. The Finance […]

Wellness in the Workplace | the Importance of Physical Activity

Workplace Wellbeing

By Conor Dolan MS, Exercise Science & Health Promotion Director, Pure Wellbeing, 19th November   Recent research in Ireland reports that only 32% of Irish adults get the recommended weekly amounts of aerobic activity (150 minutes). This is pretty low, but even lower again is the percentage of adults getting recommended strength-based exercise, which is only an […]

Forming a Company in Ireland | Why Multinationals are Investing in Ireland

Why Multinationals are Investing in Ireland

Caitlyn Buchanan, 11th November 2019 Ireland is a popular hub for foreign direct investment, currently home to 9 of the top 10 US international technology companies including Google, Apple, and Facebook. But forming a company in Ireland is not just for large multinationals, many small to medium-sized businesses are incorporated each day. At present, Ireland […]

Starting a Tourism Business in Ireland: A How to Guide

Starting a Tourism Business in Ireland_ A How to Guide

Caitlyn Buchanan, 5th November 2019 If you are thinking about starting a tourism business in Ireland there has never been a better time. Ireland was recently named one of the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 by the Condé Nast Traveller, based on more than 600,000 reader submissions across the globe. This year Ireland was also […]

Company Bureau’s ‘Hell & Back’ Challenge Fundraiser raises €7000 for Pieta House

Company Bureau raise €7000 for Pieta House

Caitlyn Buchanan, 22nd October 2019 In September, the Company Bureau team set a goal of raising €5,000 for Pieta House, Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Centres when deciding to do the ‘Hell & Back’ Challenge. When the fundraiser closed on 17th October, the team had smashed the target raising a total of €7000! Choosing a Cause […]

What is a DUNS Number used for and does my company need one?

What is a DUNS Number used for and does my company need one?

Caitlyn Buchanan, 9th October 2019 The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS or D-U-N-S) was originally developed by the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in the early 1960s as a means of more accurately reporting on a company’s credit practices. The DUNS number database currently holds over 285 million commercial entries and is now recognised around the […]

Company Bureau Formations Ltd Named ‘National Winner’ in Prestigious European Business Awards Competition

National Winner

Company Bureau Formations LTD is delighted to announce that we have been named the National Winner for the Republic of Ireland in the European Business Awards. Company Bureau is now competing to win The Workplace and People Development award category across Europe. Company Bureau has been chosen from 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ […]

What is a Beneficial Owner?

Who is a beneficial owner

Sinead Floody, 24th September 2019 This is a question we are asked very often now that the Register of Beneficial Owners (RBO) is live and accepting filings. To put simply, a beneficial owner is a natural person/individual/human being who controls the company either through the percentage of shares they own, through their voting rights or […]

How do I claim an exemption from Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) in Ireland?

DWT exempt in Ireland

Marie Brennan ACCA, 4th September 2019 There are many factors for shareholders and companies with ownership interest in a business prior to withdrawing a dividend from a company. One obvious factor is the availability of an exemption from dividend withholding tax (DWT) to both Irish and Non-Irish residents. There are a myriad of factors that […]

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