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Why form and Irish Subsidiary Company?

What are the advantages of UK Companies forming an Irish Subsidiary? 1) Irish Companies are subject to Corporation Tax at 12.5%. This is a very competitive rate compared to various other jurisdictions throughout the EU. 2) An Irish Company that makes a distribution to it’s UK parent company, is said to have made a Franked […]

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Changes in Company Law- Increase in Audit Exemption Limits and Smalll Company Thresholds

This August, legislation to increase the threshold for Audit Exemption and the size test relating to Small Companies has finally been enacted. Audit Exemption For Audit Exemption, on or after 7 August 2012 the Balance Sheet Total has been increased to €4,4million and the Turnover limit has also been increased to €8.8m. A company seeking […]

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Setting up a Holding company in Ireland

Introduction Ireland is now a most attractive country for setting up a holding company location. Strategically placed for conducting business in America, Europe and Asia in the same day, it is an English speaking jurisdiction ideal for the establishment of an EU and International Holding Company. Passive Income Earned by an Irish Company (dividends and […]

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The Draft Companies Bill – Summary of Key Provisions

The Company law review group (CLRG) has published the first of two volumes setting out a new regime for private companys limited by shares in Ireland. The second volume will deal with all other types of companies and this will be published within the next 12 months. Instead of having just one set of laws […]

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Restoring an Owner Management Company to the Registrar of Companies

As of April 1st, the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011 (“MUDs Act”) has been commenced in its entirety. An Owner Management Company can now be restored to the registrar of companies within 6 years of it dissolution using the new form H1-OMC. An OMC that is within 12 months of its dissolution may file Form H1, […]

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New Rules regarding Voluntary Strike off of Irish Limited Companies

Voluntary Strike off of an Irish Company is an administrative procedure operated at the discretion of the Registrar of Companies in which a director of a company can apply to have their company voluntarily struck off. Before this can happen the director needs to Obtain a letter of no objection from the revenue. Ensure all […]

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Audit Exemption for limited companies in Ireland

AUDIT EXEMPTION In Ireland, a company is deemed to be audit exempt if it fulfills all the criteria set out below in both the current and previous year; * The company must be a Private Limited Company (this effectively excludes charities and other non profit making entities and PLCs); * The amount of turnover of […]

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Companies Online Registration Environment – CORE

It is now possible to file Companies Office returns online by using the Companies Online Registration Environment or CORE. Once you have a CORE account you file the a Company Return  by printing off the signature page and submitting this page to the Companies Registration Office (CRO) once it is signed by the relevant person. […]

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