Ireland Offshore Company

Start Your Offshore Company Formation

Interested in forming an offshore company?
Turn to the unrivalled expertise of A1 Global Formations.

Ireland Offshore Company


Ireland Offshore Company

(Year 2 Price onwards £425.00)

The Republic of Ireland corporate tax regime is one of the most attractive in the world thanks to a combination of low tax rates and lots of tax treaties which Irish resident companies can take advantage of. Irish companies are taxed on trading income at a rate of just 12.5%. This only applies to trading income and the rate applied to non-trading income is 25%

Why choose a Ireland Offshore Company Formation?

Main features of Ireland company registration

  • The minimum number of directors is two, one of who should be resident the European Economic Area (EEA). Directors must be natural persons
  • Companies which do not have at least one director which is resident in the EEA are subject to a €25,395 bond being paid up
  • The minimum number of shareholders is one
  • A company secretary is mandatory
  • All companies are required to file audited accounts
  • Every company, whether trading or not, must file and annual return each year at the CRO not later than 28 days from its statutory annual return date
  • The corporate tax rate is currently 12.5% on trading income and 25% on non trading income
  • Ireland has a very extensive network of double tax agreements in force with 45 countries

Ireland offshore company formation, nominees, bank accounts and mail forwarding

As specialists in Ireland offshore company formations, whether you’re looking for a simple offshore company registration or a complex structure (including offshore Trusts), A1 Global Formations can help. We also provide a comprehensive range of admin services for Ireland companies, including the provision of nominee director, nominee shareholder, bank account services and mail forwarding.

Our expert Ireland company formation and company registration team has established affiliations with local Ireland company agents and extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for company formation in Ireland. We also guarantee that all company filing documents and fees are up-to-date and will notify you of any compliance changes in Ireland.

If you require us to take over the management of your existing Ireland offshore company, we can usually do so at no extra cost.

To speak to an expert Ireland company formation/registration advisor, please call free


+44 0208 371 2440

What’s Included in The Formation Price:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified bound copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Registered office and agent fee for the first year
  • Government fees for the first year
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance for first year
  • Issued Share Certificate
  • Register of Directors
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Consent letters etc
  • Company Share Register
  • Company Seal

Ireland Offshore Company


Additional Information for Jersey

Background to Bahamas Company Registration

Bahamas offshore company formation/registration

A1 Global Formations is able to register a Bahamas offshore company. A Bahamas company formation usually takes one to two days, although an off-the-shelf company formation is available for urgent requirements.

Offshore company banking in the Bahamas

A1 Global Formations saves you time and hassle by working closely with a number of banks . This means so we can incorporate Bahamas companies with a choice of offshore bank accounts.

Shares in Bahamas offshore companies

With Bahamas offshore companies, the minimum issued share capital is either two shares of no par value to two shares of par value. Shares of no par value, registered shares, redeemable shares, preference shares and shares with/without voting rights are allowed.

Anonymity and disclosure in Bahamas offshore companies

While the identity of the beneficial owners of a offshore company are not publicly available, the director details are. If anonymity is required therefore, A1 Global Formations can supply the use of nominee directors.

There is no requirement for companies in the Bahamas to file annual accounts but financial records are necessary to reflect the financial position of the company.

The Republic of Ireland Offshore Companies and their Tax Liability

The Republic of Ireland has one of the lowest rates of corporation tax in the EU, just behind the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, which currently have a 0% rate, and Cyprus and some Eastern European countries which have a 10% corporation tax rate. It is one of the lowest in any developed economy in the world. So it’s not surprising that Ireland’s offshore sector has boomed. Ireland is on the OECD ‘white list’ and has numerous exchanges of information agreements for tax purposes. Ireland has been a very popular alternative ‘offshore’ choice for many multinationals which have transferred some of their operations to Irish companies to reduce their overall effective tax rate. Ireland therefore offers excellent tax-saving opportunities at both the corporate and personal level.

Double Taxation Agreements

Ireland has a very extensive network of double tax agreements in force. The treaty countries include: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (June 2010), Italy, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco (June 2010) Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (July 2010) USA, United Kingdom.

Republic of Ireland Offshore Company Banking

Offshore Formations 247 can incorporate Republic of Ireland companies with an offshore bank account at the time of company formation. We work closely with a number of banks, and in particular AIB. Combining the two saves time and couldn’t be simpler.

Republic of Ireland Offshore Company Formation / Registration

Offshore Formations 247 are able to incorporate a Republic of Ireland offshore limited company. Company formation normally takes up to 5 days to register a new company.

Republic of Ireland Offshore Company Shares

There is no capital duty payable on the authorised capital of a Republic of Ireland offshore company. There is a 1% capital duty payable on the issued share capital. There is no maximum authorised capital. The minimum issued capital is two shares of par value. “Ordinary” and “Preference” shares. Preference shares provide a benefit over and above those available to the holder of ordinary shares. In most cases the preference will relate to voting rights and/or payment of company dividends depending on the provision of the Memorandum & Articles of Association.


Types of Company Structures Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, Partnerships, Branches.
Shelf Companies Not available
Law Based on English Common Law
Currency Euro (€)
Minimum Government fees (excluding taxation) €60
Corporation Tax Rate 12.5%
Double Tax Treaty Yes


Minimum No. of Shareholder 1
Maximum No. of Shareholder 50 (in case of private company)
Share Denomination 1 Euro (€)
Usual authorised capital 1,000,000 €


Minimum number of directors 2 – individuals
Resident Director Requirement Yes. (At least one of the directors must be a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Secretary Requirement Yes – Individual / Corporate
Meetings need not to be held in Ireland


Annual return Yes
Annual Return Filing Fee EURO 40


Submission of M & A of Association to Registrar of Companies Yes
Individual Directors not corporate entities Yes
Complete a NACE Code Yes
Official Seal. (Demand of Ireland Law) Yes
Account Preparation. Yes
Annual Filing of Accounts. Yes
Publicly Accessible Accounts. Yes
Account Auditing. Yes
Filing of Annual Return. Yes

Administrative Additional Services*

*Please note that some ofthese services may be a requirement for particular jurisdictions. Contact us to learn more.

Professional Director

A Professional Director is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director of a company.

Professional Shareholder

Professional Shareholders are usually required by clients seeking legitimate confidentiality of ownership..

Telephone Answering

Clients wishing to give the impression that their company is based in the UK or has a UK office.

Mail Forwarding

Enhance your business image whilst at the same time fully protecting your true identity and location

Offshore Banking

Offshore account for your company with our International Banking Partners.

Accounting Services

Provision of accounting services for your offshore company.

Trusts & Foundations

Ensure your assets are passed to beneficiaries of your choice.

Wealth Management

Offshore investment advice. Ensure your offshore funds are invested.

Related Services

Special Packages

A selection of special packages at discounted rates based on popular products and jurisdictions.

Offshore Banking

Select from a range of Offshore Banking solutions for your personal and business needs.

Additional Services

We offer specialist and comprehensive additional services to cover all of your corporate needs.

Download our Free guide to forming offshore

Looking for any expert offshore advice?

Speak with a consultant now

+44(0)208 371 2440

Send Us Message

A1 Global Formations | Your number one choice for global offshore formations

A1 Global Formations


+44 0208 371 2440

Looking to renew services?

© Copyright 2020. A1 Global Formations All Rights Reserved.

A1 Global Formations is a trading name of EMFORD GLOBAL DMCC a Company incorporated in Dubai Multi Commodity Centre.

EMFORD GLOBAL DMCC No: 0122 is an approved Registered Agent licenced by the RAK International Corporate Centre, Government of Ras Al Khaimah United Arab Emirates