Ireland is one of the most attractive countries to incorporate in the EU if your business is in the EU. It has great benefits, such as the English language, 12.5% corporate tax which can be less, even 0%. Easy, fast and cheap to incorporate. It’s not a secret that many foreign companies chose Ireland as a country for their EU headquarter. Ireland has a great economic and political environment and is friendly to any big investments.

Corporate tax VAT
12.5% 23%

Limited liability company

A Private Company Limited by Shares (LTD)

Minimum Share capital

min 1 EUR

Registered office required


Physical office required


Min. number of Shareholders


Min. number of Directors


Local Director required

Minimum one director has to be resident of the EU

Other requirements

A company secretary has to be separate person from Director if there is 1 director in the company

Bank signatory must travel

In many cases no

Timescale for company formation

1 week

Timescale for bank account opening

7 days

Timescale for obtaining VAT number

7 days

Statutory audit requirements


Shelf companies available


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