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Ireland Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Ireland Is In The EU . . .

Ireland is one of the 27 Member States of the EU, and who could deny that membership has been a blessing for it, until recently at least? From being one of the lame ducks of Europe, Ireland reinvented itself as the fastest-growing EU state in the late 1990s and 2000s, the future centre of EU e-commerce, and a thoroughly communautaire country unlucky enough to be separated from the continent by the euro-sceptic British. Ireland held the Presidency of the EU for the first six months of 2004 and again for the first six months of 2013.

. . . and Ireland is offshore.

Perhaps only the Irish imagination could successfully have combined full-hearted membership of the EU with a piratical determination to out-Jersey the tax commissioners of the Western World; but they seem to have succeeded. More »


Ireland Knowledge Base

Ireland: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Ireland - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Ireland Executive Summary »
Ireland Geography »
Ireland Population, Language and Culture »
Ireland Government »
Ireland Economy and Currency »
Irish Stock Exchange »
Ireland Business Environment »
Ireland Investments by Foreigners »

Ireland: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Ireland, providing options to suit different business needs.
Ireland Company Introduction »
Ireland Private Company Limited by Shares »
Ireland Non-Resident Company »
Ireland Public Company Limited by Shares »
Ireland Company Limited by Guarantee »
Ireland Branch of Overseas Company »
Ireland General Partnership »
Ireland Limited Partnership »
Ireland Investment Limited Partnership »

Ireland: Offshore Business Sectors
The key sectors of Ireland's offshore economy.
Ireland Offshore Business Introduction »
Ireland Corporate Financial Services »
Ireland Licensing, Royalties and Franchising »
Ireland Investment Fund Management »
Ireland Banking »
Ireland Securitisation SPV »
Ireland Film Financing »
Ireland Insurance »
Ireland Aircraft Financing and Leasing »

Ireland: E-Commerce
A description of how e-commerce operations are enabled in Ireland, and how the offshore tax regime can best be utilised for e-commerce.
Ireland E-Commerce Introduction »
Ireland Facilities »
Ireland Offshore Activities »

Ireland: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Ireland and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Ireland Offshore Introduction »
Ireland Forms of Low-Tax Operation »
Ireland International Financial Services Centre »
Ireland - The Shannon Free Zone »
Ireland The 10% 'Manufacturing Rate' of Tax »
Ireland Non-Resident Companies »
Ireland Taxation of Foreign and Non-Resident Employees »
Ireland Exchange Control »
Ireland Employment and Residence »

Ireland: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Ireland.
Ireland Table of Statutes »
Ireland Insurance Law »
Ireland Banking Law »
Ireland Investment Funds Law »

Ireland: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Ireland.
Ireland Regulatory Environment »
Ireland Social Insurance Contribution »
Ireland Work Permits »

Ireland: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Ireland.
Ireland Corporate Tax Introduction »
Ireland Scope of Corporation Tax »
Ireland Corporate Tax Rates »
Ireland Calculation of Taxable Base »
Ireland Stamp Duty »
Ireland Withholding Tax »

Ireland: Personal Taxation
An overview of applicable taxes for individuals in Ireland.
Ireland Personal Tax Introduction »
Ireland Residence and Liability for Taxation »
Ireland Income Tax »
Ireland Customs Duties »
Ireland Capital Aquisition Tax »
Ireland Deposit Interest Retention Tax »

Ireland: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Ireland has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Ireland Tax Treaty Introduction »
Ireland Tax Treaty Agreements »
Ireland Table of Treaty Rates »

Ireland: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Ireland.
Map of Ireland »