Taxation

Double Taxation Treaty between Ireland and Luxembourg

Irish and Luxembourgian Plenipotentiaries met on the 14th of January 1972 to sign the Double taxation agreement between Ireland and Luxembourg. Their goal was to avoid double taxation and fiscal evasion in regards to capital gains and income of their nationals. Over the years, the bilateral ties of the two countries have strengthened and both countries are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Council of Europe, and the European Union.

 

VAT registration In Ireland

Every legal business entity operating in Ireland is obliged to pay VAT, save for a few businesses and individuals who are exempted; fishers, farmers and a few others. VAT is added on to the value of services or products at each stage of production or distribution. It’s rather a clever structure set up by governments to make companies unpaid tax collectors. The upside to VAT is that if your business is VAT registered, you can claim a VAT credit from the Irish Revenue for the tax you paid to other VAT registered entities. Sadly final consumers can only pay VAT but they cannot claim it.

Types of taxes in Ireland

By law, all legal Irish entities are supposed to pay taxes on all chargeable income and gains. Ireland’s Taxes Consolidation Act which was established in 1997 is instrumental in the country’s taxation system. 
 

Types of business licenses in Ireland

Just like any other country, the Irish government requires businesses to be registered and obtain licenses before they can start their operations. Apart from the obvious company registration license, certain business activities such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and IT would require separate and additional licensing.
 

Switzerland-Ireland Double Taxation Treaty

Double taxation often crops up when doing business internationally and can be such a headache to the modern business world. Swiss citizens contemplating of doing business in Ireland will be relieved to know of the 1965 standing treaty that prevents double taxation in the event where a legal entity carries out taxable activities in one of the two states.
 

Double Tax Treaty between the UAE and Ireland

The double taxation treaty between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates was signed in early July 2010. The tax convention was meant to prevent over taxation of businesses operating in both countries and it has also greatly strengthened the bilateral ties between the two nations. The pact fosters investment opportunities in either of the states and increases instances of trade endeavors between the two countries.