Key facts Ireland taxation

Ireland is one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment in the world due to its young, well-educated and flexible workforce. Ireland represents a profitable and consistent business environment, offering several company types suitable for different kind of businesses. The procedure for company formation and registration in Ireland is rather simple, being finished in a matter of days.

  • at least one director of any nationality or residence
  • at least one shareholder of any nationality or residence
  • Shareholder can be natural person or legal entity
  • Local secretary is required
  • legal office address in Austria
  • registration for social insurance, corporate taxation and VAT with the Revenue Commissioners is required
  • minimum share capital for a public company is approximately 38,100 EUR and 25% must be paid upon incorporation


  • Corporate tax is 12.5% for trading income, while the non-trading income is taxed at a 25% rate
  • Dividend tax is 20%, unless tax treaties are enforced and smaller rates apply
  • VAT rate is 23%, but reduced rates of 13.5%, 9%, 4.8% apply to certain products
  • No Capital Gains Tax on the disposal of shareholdings in subsidiaries
  • No transfer pricing, thin capitalisation or CFC rules