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 […]

How PR can help small businesses and startups

PR for Small Businesses

By Fiona Donnellan, Founder, Sustainable PR, 27th August 2019 PR or public relations can be daunting for new businesses and startups, but it should go hand in hand with any business marketing plan. PR will enhance a brand’s reputation with consumers by generating positive publicity. This publicity might be a business profile in one of the […]

Who can access Beneficial Ownership information filed with the Central Register?

Access to RBO information

Philip Hayden, 20th August 2019 With the introduction of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) in July 2019, many companies are unclear as to what this means for their beneficial ownership information. This article will clear up some of the questions around the way this data is processed, treated and who has access to […]

How to file details of Beneficial Owners in the absence of a PPS Number – Introducing the Form BEN2

RBO Online Portal Using a Form BEN2 or PPS Number

Andrew Lambe, 13th August 2019 (Updated 24th September 2019) The Central Register of Beneficial Ownership in Ireland (RBO) online portal has finally been established and is now accepting filings. All Irish companies must file before 22nd November 2019 to avoid penalties. To ensure the register is accurate, a PPS number needs to be provided to verify the owner’s […]

Offshore Company Formation: setting up a company in the Isle of Man

Offshore Company Formation in Isle of Man

Caitlyn Buchanan, 25th July 2019 Taxes are a major burden for small businesses and many entrepreneurs seek ways to reduce taxes and decrease overhead expenses incurred by their businesses. An offshore company formation is a legitimate, legal option to reduce a company’s taxes; the term ‘offshore’ simply means outside of one’s jurisdiction. Therefore, an offshore […]

Revenue announces new two-tier VAT registration system

VAT Registration number

Marie Brennan ACCA, 24th July 2019 The Revenue Commissioners have provided updated guidelines to the VAT registration process which took effect on the 15th June 2019. The process has been updated to include two status options; applicants must now select either “domestic only” status or “intra-EU” status when applying for a VAT Registration Number for […]

UK Companies House announces largest register reform since it was established in 1844

Companies House Overhaul

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 22 July 2019 The United Kingdom’s registrar of companies, Companies House is planning reforms that will result in the biggest overhaul of its official corporate register in 175 years. The plans were announced following recent criticism that criminals around the world are laundering unlawful gains through shell companies registered in the UK. […]

Change on the way for Limited Partnerships (LPs) in Ireland

By Andrew Lambe, 22 June 2019 Following the imminent introduction of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) in Ireland, there is pressure from some quarters to make Limited Partnerships (LPs) and Investment Limited Partnerships (ILPs) more transparent in terms of who is behind them. LPs and ILPs will be exempt from the RBO in […]

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