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Open a Non-Profit Organization in Ireland

Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Open-a-Non-Profit-Organization-in-Ireland.jpgNon-profit organizations in Ireland are opened as legal entities which do not have a commercial purpose. In Ireland, investors can set up a wide variety of non-profit organizations and they have to be registered following the legal procedures applicable to other types of companies. Our team of specialists in company formation in Ireland can offer an in-depth presentation on the mai requirements set up for this business structure. 


Legal aspects regarding Irish non-profit organizations 

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Ireland can be set up for different purposes. Investors who want to open a company in Ireland as a NPO may choose to set up one of the following:
religious organization;
trade union;
resident’s association;
More details on the non-profit organization in Ireland are available in the video below: 


Legal entities for Irish NPOs 

Although companies registered as NPOs in Ireland must be represented under a legal entity, it is important to know that most of the organizations are set under specific business forms. Those who are interested in the procedure of company formation in Ireland should know that most of the NPOs are set up under one of the following: 
company limited by guarantee (most of the Irish NPOs are set up under this legal entity); 
designated activity company (DAC). 
The DAC business structure is a newer type of legal entity available in Ireland, which was established under the regulations of the Companies Act 2014
Our team of company registration agents in Ireland can offer assistance on choosing a suitable business structure, depending on the main activities carried out by the NPO

Taxation aspects for NPOs in Ireland  

Although the NPOs fall under the regulations of the Companies Act 2014, they are also regulated by other numerous acts, amongst we mention the following: 
Charities Act;
Friendly Societies Act;
The Tax Consolidation Act;
VAT Act. 
In terms of  taxation, foreign entrepreneurs who want to start the procedure of company registration in Ireland should know that they can benefit of relevant tax exemptions
As a general rule, tax exemptions refer to the following: 
income tax;
capital gains tax;
stamp duty;
withholding tax of dividends. 
Also, it is necessary to mention that specific activities can be exempted from paying the Value Added Tax and businessmen may contact our team of consultants in company formation in Ireland for more details referring to the applicability of this regulation. 


  • Alex 2017-04-14

    Thanks for the examples of NPOs that are recognized under the local legislation!

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