Moving to Ireland
Thread poster: giampy

Local time: 11:45
English to Italian
+ ...
Dec 10, 2008

Hi all,
I need advices and general information on how to move my business to Ireland.

I think the best solution is to contact an accountant or sollicitor that might be able to give me an overall picture of the tasks I will have to accomplish.

Do you know any professional that I could visit during these last weeks of December in the Dublin area?

Or, can any of you answer to some of my questions such as:
- What is the tax % to pay in Ireland (more or less, I know it may vary depending on incomings)?
- Is there any tax break for new companies?
- Is it worth opening an Ltd company or just stay as a freelance?
- When is better one choice instead of the other?
- Since I may spend many months away from home, depending on the type of contract I may get from clients, do I have to leave in Ireland?

Thanks for all information you'll provide


Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:45
Flemish to English
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An attempt Dec 10, 2008

Italy is a high taxed country.
Together with Cyprus and Bulgaria, taxes in Ireland are among the lowest in the entire E.U. (10% taxes instead of 65% in Italy).
A ltd. is worthwhile, because it is a legal entity separate from you (the natural person). When you leave for Italy as its only employee on secondment and the seat of the ltd. still is in Ireland, you pax taxes to Ireland. With regard to special constructions and other loopholes contact the specialists at PWC or any other consulting firm.

[Edited at 2008-12-10 17:35 GMT]


Diarmuid Kennan
Local time: 10:45
Member (2006)
Danish to English
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I moved to Ireland recently Dec 10, 2008

- The tax rate is (roughly) 21% on the first 36,000 EUR, then 43%. You also pay 7% social security if you are self-employed (compared with 5% for employees).
- You can set up a Ltd company, a partnership or be a sole trader. As a single freelancer, a partnership or sole trader arrangement is adequate. There can be some advantages to having a limited company if you make more than 120K p.a., such as how you dispose of the assets, but these are counterbalanced by more stringent accounting and reporting requirements.
- As far as I know there are no requirements concerning residency.
- You can find almost all of the information you require at the Company Registration Office website,


Meritxell Garcia  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:45
English to Spanish
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getting started...differently Mar 12, 2009

Hi everyone,
I am a qualified translator and I am studying a Master's in Marketing Management. I am 25 years old and I have long experience in the labour marked, however not as an independent money maker yet. My question is rather simple but I can't seem to find the answer around here.
I am not yet registered as a freelancer in Spain even though I have delivered several major translations for companies--I was on payroll-- and now I would like get started working on a full basis as a freelance translator, but I am living in England and will go to Australia for about 3 months really soon ( my husband is a businessman who relocates quite often). So, my question(s) being:
1. Should I register in Spain for 'Autonomos' in 'Hacienda' and 'Seguridad Social' and then transfer to the English Tax Council?
2 Or, instead, should I apply for freelance status in the UK?
3.Can tax advisors in the Uk provide suitabe answers for such questions?

If any of you could advice me further on this matter, it would be great. Thank you very much

Meritxell Garcia

[Edited at 2009-03-12 22:54 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-03-12 22:56 GMT]


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