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Company Set up & Structures

At Kilcoyne Accountants Dublin we have a growing portfolio of international clients.

These companies span a range of industries from Information Technologies, Science, Pharmaceutical, Recycling and New energies.

We ensure our clients meet all the taxation and legal criteria required by Irish company law and then we advise on the most tax efficient tax structures for these companies.

If you are thinking of setting up a business there are a number of issues you need to consider. Particularly if you are an organisation that is currently operating abroad and is planning on setting up operations in Ireland.

Different supports and regulations apply, depending on your particular situation. You may be employed, unemployed or someone who is coming from outside Ireland to set up a business.

Kilcoyne Accounts has a vast amount of experience helping to highlights some of the important information you will need to know.

So one of the main consideration you need to address as a startup is your Business Structure. The main consideration you will have in this is which business structure you should consider.

So the main structures are:

  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • A Limited Company
  • An Unlimited Company
  • Investment Funds.

Irish company law also provides for the use of the Societas Europaea or “SE’s”.

Each of these structures have advantages and disadvantages. Kilcoyne Accountants can help you navigate which structure will be best for you and your business.

Once you have determined the type of structure the actual formation of a company in Ireland can take between 5 to 10 working days from date of application. If you have gone down the company structure route you must have at least two directors and one shareholder.

One of the directors may also act as company secretary. The formation of a new company involves choosing and agreeing an appropriate name, compiling suitable Memorandum and Articles of Association, lodging these and other documents with the Registrar of Companies and obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation. These are of of the items that Kilcoyne Accountants can guide you through.

The Companies Acts and related statutory instruments regulate such matters as the formation and dissolution of companies, share capital and its protection, dividends, duties and conduct of directors, publication of accounts and the management and administration of companies, principally in relation to companies created under Irish law.

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