Irish CT & VAT Rates 2018-10-17T13:16:41+00:00

Irish CT & VAT Rates

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IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF)

CORPORATE & VAT RATES 2018

TAXATION OF IRISH COMPANIES

The Irish tax system is highly developed but relatively straightforward and efficient compared with many of its European counter-parts. Like the UK, Ireland has some of the most developed company focused anti-avoidance provisions including ‘substance over form’ tests but nonetheless is still one of the most corporate friendly locations in Europe and if course a full and committed member of the European Union.

BASIC FACTS: In synopsis, the corporate tax rate in the Republic of Ireland is as follows:

STANDARD COMPANY RATES OF TAX

12.5% Corporate Tax based on a Calendar Year Basis, or 25% for non-trading activities  

However, there are also special start-up company rates of corporate tax, which mean that a start-up trading company can get a 3-year exemption which reduces its corporation tax charge (up to €40,000 per annum) to nil. There is also marginal relief if the charge is between €40,000 and €60,000. Therefore, in theory, a start-up company can earn annual profits of €320,000 (€40,000 divided by 12.5%) and pay no tax.

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

The rate of capital gains tax for companies is 33%

VALUE ADDED TAX (Variable Rates)

In simple terms, VAT is a tax levied upon consumer expenditure. It does not, at least for VAT registered undertakings; apply to transactions carried out in the course of business. However, to ensure the extraction of the tax, all suppliers of applicable goods and/or services must charge VAT which can then be reclaimed by the receiving VAT registered entity. If further sales are made, then the process is simply extrapolated until, if appropriate, an end consumer is found.

The Main Irish VAT rates are as follows:

  1. 0% (the zero rate).
  2. 4.8% (the agricultural rate). This applies to supplies of live cattle, deer, goats, greyhounds, horses, pigs and sheep.
  3. 13.5% (the low rate). This is reduced to 9% for certain goods and services.
  4. 23% (the standard rate). This rate applies to goods and services that are not exempt, or specifically liable at 0%, 4.8%, or 13.5%.

For more information on Irish Company Formation services, please speak to a tax planning consultant

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The SCF International specializes in providing accountancy services for Cypriot limited companies, Cypriot company management services including the provision of (where necessary) domestic directors, domestic company secretaries, registered office address services, trading offices, value added tax (VAT) registration and management, payroll (Pay as You Earn PAYE), opening up and managing bank account facilities, raising invoices and any and/or all other services required to establish a bone fide managed and controlled UK limited liability company.

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