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Hi,I am an IT contractor who contracts through a limited company registered in the UK. I have managed to get a contract in Ireland where the client will be paying me in Euros. It is a 6 month contract so I will not become resident in Ireland (i.e., under the 183 day limit).I am looking for advice as to the best way to set up my finances for this. What I really want to avoid is having mo
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Legalities in Ireland
Business isn't as easy in some countries as it is here in the UK. You need to be aware of the cultural and legal implications of your business operations in Ireland, because you could face heavy punishment for transgressing.
It is therefore important to acclimatise yourself with the law in Ireland. There will be many legalities that you will have to adhere to, and you may even find that some laws you are familiar with here in the UK are no longer applicable. Likewise, you may find some new laws which strike you as strange or even oppressive.
Some of the areas to investigate in Ireland are:
The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which oversees the legal rights of, and restrictions on, employees and their organisations in Ireland. This will include things such as minimum wage in Ireland, holiday and maternity entitlement, ergonomics, trade unions, disability, etc.
The body of laws which oversee business and commercial activity in Ireland. It may encompass such areas as principal and agent; freight and shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; contracts; food and health regulations; safety laws; privacy rights; copyrights; trademarks; etc.
Civil / Common Law
The body of law that oversees society in Ireland. It is invariably culture specific. It is important to familiarise yourself with these laws, especially as you will be adopting a new environment and culture.
Organisations that can assist with Legalities
Legal help setting up or expanding you company overseas. Company structure, company law,property law
Multi-lingual Notaries to notarise, translate and legalise documents for international use
The Irish government is keen to promote an environment which is attractive for foreign investment. The low corporate tax rate for trading profits of 12.5%, coupled with many tax exemptions , 70 global tax treaties and incentives to invest, make Ireland a very attractive jurisdiction in which to set up a company.