Advice and Guidance for Startups in Ireland

Most people setting up a new business go from having one job to suddenly managing multiple roles; operations, marketing, PR, development, research, company secretary and accounting. Trying to take on new jobs that you haven’t done before means you will have a lot of questions. We get these questions from startups all the time; Should I be a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? Will I pay less tax if I’m a Limited Company? Can I form a company in Ireland if I am not living in Ireland?

We answer some of the most common questions via our blog and via email, but we understand that it’s not the same as having someone explain it to you in person. You may want to ask a follow-up question and get some more clarification, or you find it more valuable to hear it explained rather than reading it. That is why we have gathered the most common questions that we get from startups in a live free monthly webinar.

Our next Webinar For Startups takes place on Monday 10th September at 10:30 am.

The webinar is held by Chartered Accountant Jennifer Harrison and Ingrid Hansgaard from our client services team. It is perfect for startups who are either thinking of setting up a business in Ireland or have started up within the last 6 months.

The questions are all related to the early stages of business development. The purpose is to give you an understanding of the basic knowledge that all business owners need to have such as when you need to register for VAT, what expenses you can claim and what you need to consider before setting up a business bank account in Ireland. Throughout the webinar, we encourage participants to ask their questions and join the conversation through the live chat.

It was very informative and I feel more motivated to get things off the ground – Mike O’Keefe

The questions that we will answer in the upcoming webinar is:

  • What structure is best Sole trader, Limited Company or Partnership?
  • How do I qualify for Corporate Tax @ 12.5%?
  • What expenses are allowable to claim?
  • How do I minimise tax liability?
  • How do I make sure I’m compliant with CRO and Revenue?
  • What are the minimum steps required for setting up a limited company?
  • When do I register for VAT?
  • What is the difference between authorised and issued shares?
  • How do I make sure my company is set up in a way that is right when I look for funding?

I have found it to be very informative and interactive, just what any startup would need. – Maria Salahovs

Click “Register now” to register for any of our upcoming webinars. We want to provide you with the information that you need to set up the business that is right for you and to avoid the most common mistakes.

Just wanted to say a big thanks to Larissa for today’s session. Excellent initiative – Donal O Duibhir

As a client of Accountant Online you would get access to additional webinars. We organise a monthly client webinar where we invite external experts to talk about subjects that are relevant to our clients such as Human Relations, GDPR, Business and pension planning. In addition to that we are launching a brand new webinar series for our startup clients this month. This consists of six webinars, one per month for the first six months. In these we will give you bookkeeping tips, tell you more about VAT registration and filing, what expenses you can claim and how to do it, tax reliefs for startups and more. Both of these webinar series are free to attend and they are available for clients only.

This has been really helpful, thank you for your time and knowledge – Siobhan

If you missed our last webinar and have questions or you have some additional queries regarding our upcoming webinar, let us know by emailing us at Find us on Twitter and Facebook.