As Irish contractor payment
solutions specialists,
we have a solution
for every situation!

WORKING IN IRELAND

Access Tax and Accounting (ATA) Ireland are a specialist provider of Irish contractor payroll and accountancy solutions.

If you are working or planning to work in the Republic of Ireland, then our range of services offer a compliant payment solution for every type of contractor while enabling them to maximise their income retention.

Our Offerings

In any or all these cases you’ve come to the right place: AF is an expert in Irish contracting matters.

The Limited

150per month
  • The Limited gives you more flexibility to run your business, highest retentions, control of your destiny and more cash in your pocket.
  • The Limited is ideal for longer-term assignments.

The Umbrella

85per month
  • € 25 / week
  • The Umbrella gives you the simplest contracting solution, high retention and the security of your full employment rights.
  • The Umbrella is ideal for short, medium or long-term assignments.

The Director

€ 115per month
  • € 30 / week
  • The Director is the umbrella director solution that gives you the same retention as The Limited with the simplicity of The Umbrella!
  • The Director is ideal for assignmeaThe Director is ideal for assignments of any duration.nts of any duration.

Payroll and Tax in Ireland

Payroll and tax in Ireland follow the law similar that that in the United Kingdom on which much of Irish tax practice bases itself.

The notable difference lies in what does not exist in Irish tax law but does in the United Kingdon. In Ireland there is:

  • No Managed Services Company Legislation
  • No ban on the use of Composite Companies outlawed in the UK since the Finance Act 2007
  • No IR 35 and no Off-Payroll Rules

What there is and has been for a long time in the UK is a resistance to allow self-employment. The onus on proving independence rests wit the taxpayer and not, as planned in the UK, on the client using a contractor’s services, although HMRC has now postponed this change in the private sector.

In Ireland payroll and tax can be covered as a contractor in three different ways as reflected in our ATA Ireland offerings, namely, the Limited Company (The Limited); the Umbrella (PAYE employed) and The Director (Composite Company). We will explain each one in turn.

The limited company, as the name suggests, is a limited company used by the contractor alone. In other words, it is a Personal Service Company or PSC. Most contractors going by this route will draw all remuneration from the company in the accounting year after claiming business expenses. The arrangement leaves the company with a zero corporation tax liability rather than show a profit and pay corporation tax at the applicable rate of 12.5% or 25%.

All the income is subject to self-employed PRSI (social security) which is at a reduced rate of 4% and Irish tax income taxes, which is a straightforward and accessible structure that yields attractive net retention and the added benefit of limited liability.

Next, we move to The Umbrella, which is the most straightforward and most convenient method that a contractor can use. It is the obvious choice when the contractor is insufficiently independent to be seen as an employee.

In this case, the contractor is an employee of Access Tax and Accounting Ireland’s employing company. All income less claimable expenses are subject to Irish employer and employee PRSI (social charges equivalent to NIC in the UK) and Irish PAYE.

The rates of PAYE for 2020 are:
Table required here from below link
https://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/tax-relief-charts/index.aspx

There are tax credits too: same as above

The employer makes all these deductions on behalf of the employee and pays them over to the Irish tax authorities. Nothing could be simpler for the contractor.

The Composite Company is of interest because nothing like it exists in the UK since 2007.

In this scenario, up to six contractors can share a limited company so that each has an interest. The tax treatment of each shareholder/director is the same as with the limited company option above except that the administration of this company can be given to a firm of accountants to manage for you which would not be legal in the UK.

The contractor claims expenses and pays PRSI at 4% on the net income and must complete a tax return to settle the income tax each year.

By having the company managed by a professional makes this a simple solution that is attractive in its retention.

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The most transparent, accurate and reliable contract management company in the market.

Access Financial International SA (AF) a specialist provider of contract management solutions for contractors working in Ireland.

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KEY FEATURES

Ireland Payroll and Tax

BENEFITS

ATA Ireland offers the whole gamut of legal ways of working as a contractor or temporary worker in Ireland. Also, we can even localise your non-Irish company so that you can use it legally while on assignment in Ireland.

You have the reassurance of dealing with a solid, established and reputed international group - Access Financial who have:

17 years’ experience

Multilingual staff at your disposal

No early termination fees

Expert in local tax and employment law

Personalised income illustrations with complete transparency

Qualified company accountancy services (ICAEW)

Fully employed umbrella payroll/director solutions

Foreign limited company registration service

Visa and Work permit support services