Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Under Irish law every new business when it is set up is required to register for business tax purposes.

There are 3 principal areas in which tax arises:

  1. Business Tax
  2. P.A.Y.E
  3. V.A.T

Tax Registration

To register a new business for tax purposes 2 online forms are available at the web site

Form TR1 for an individual/ partnership/ unincorporated body
Form TR2 for a limited company

Registering a Company/Business Name

Every business that wishes to trade as limited company must be registered with the Companies Registration Office in Dublin. The necessary form can be downloaded from their site.

In addition, if an individual wishes to trade under a name other than his/her own name then it would be prudent to register that name with the Companies Registration Office.

Meath Business Information Centres

The Meath Business Information Centres offer a free resource to those interested in starting up their own business. For more information, go to Business Information Centres

Information Sources

For information on other agencies and organisations that can assist those starting their own business, go to Useful Business websites

Local Enterprise Office

Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. Visit 

Starting a Business in Ireland

Provides information about Tax, Registering a business, Employment Rights, Health and Safety, Establishing a place of business, Closing a Business.