Open A Subsidiary In Ireland

Introduction to setting up a subsidiary in Ireland

Establishing a subsidiary in Ireland is currently extremely conducive for business. The country has numerous beneficial aspects including 0% corporation tax until 2014 and a great geographical location as a trading bridge between Europe and America. The Companies Acts, Orders and Regulations 1963-2009 moderate the setting up of businesses in Ireland. Certain business sectors may require additional legalities.


What are the main formalities of an Ireland subsidiary?

  • The minimum share capital required is €38,092
  • The Memorandum & Articles of Association of the subsidiary
  • The resolution of the parent company detailing its decision to form the subsidiary
  • A registered address in Ireland

In order to register the subsidiary, the documents shown above must be filed with the Companies Registration Office (CRO).

All required documents must be officially notarised and translated into English by a sworn translator.


What are the accounting requirements of an Ireland subsidiary?

The subsidiary must register for taxation with the local Tax Office. Completion of Form TR2 registers your business for Corporation Tax, VAT, Employer’s PAYE/PRSI, and Relevant Contracts Tax.

Tax accounts and declarations can be filed online through the Irish Tax and Customs Revenue Online Service (ROS).

VAT returns of the subsidiary should be filed every two months and tax accounts annually.

Please visit our partners Accountancy In Europe for further information on accountancy services and tax rates in Ireland.


Subsidiary Formation Packages

We provide subsidiary formation packages to expertly manage and reduce the stress of your incorporation. The services included in these packages comprise VAT registration, bank account set up and office provision, among others.

Our experience in Irish subsidiary formation means that we can efficiently organise every aspect of the process to maximise profitability in every area of your business.


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