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How to Be European VAT Compliant on Amazon 2022

How to Be European VAT Compliant on Amazon 2022

It’s great to have you here. We never cease learning. Keeping up to date with relevant information is key to staying on top in the industry. Being the best and acquiring professional knowledge is one of Chern & Co’s strategies in delivering superb assistance to...

How to Start a Business with Utility Bill

How to Start a Business with Utility Bill

You may wonder “Why would I ever need a utility bill to start a company in Ireland?” These are far not the most glamorous expenses and seem to have no relation to my future company. At a certain point, you are right However, let us uncover the truth.  Such a...

What are VAT Tax Rates in Europe

What are VAT Tax Rates in Europe

Starting a business is never a piece of cake. When it comes to starting a business in a foreign country, things get even more complicated. The thoughts of the business environment, future expenses, and of course taxes issues seem a never-ending nightmare.  We...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to register a company in Ireland?

A company is a legal entity separate and distinct from those who own or run it. In order to incorporate a company a Form A1 shall be filled in and submitted together with a Constitution to the Registrar of Companies with scanned signed originals. Anyone can register a company themselves. However, it is advised to use a professional to ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2014. Each company must have a director and a secretary, must carry business in the state and have a registered office address in Ireland.

How long does it take to form a company?

It takes just a few hours to fill in and prepare necessary company documents and forms. Once documents are submitted to the CRO, it usually takes 3-5 days to issue a company registration number. Due to the impact of Covid-19, the Companies Registration Office may process applications for up to 2 weeks.

Can I register a company online without a need to come in person? 🍀

Yes, there is no need to physically come to Ireland to set up a company. Certainly, you are more than welcome to visit the country. It’s beautiful! Forms are uploaded digitally using scanned pdf files of original signatures. Please note, CRO does not accept digital signatures done by typing a name or drawing a signature.

How many directors and secretaries an Irish company must have?

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What is the difference between Limited Company (LTD) and Partnership?

Limited company is a separate entity from a legal person. Ltd companies are limited by shares. If business is liquidated, the company’s liabilities are treated separately to those of its shareholders and directors, in a way, protecting them from debt and financial losses of the business itself. Partnerships, on the other hand, have limited and unlimited partners who are treated as legal persons. Unlimited partners are responsible for all debt and liabilities accrued by the business.

How to close the company if I don't need it?

A company can be closed or wound up by a process called Voluntary Strike-Off. This is a quick and easy way to dissolve the company without any consequences for the founders and directors. Both trading and non-trading companies can be closed. The main criteria for eligibility would be no debts and no assets above €150. If this condition is not met, the company shall be liquidated or will be struck off the register by CRO by a process called Involuntary Strike Off with possibility of fine. Book in a free consultation to discuss winding up of your company.

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