Ireland provides one of the most attractive investment destinations for cryptocurrency hedge funds and cryptocurrency companies. Most of the investment activities performed in Ireland are concluded in Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum and a particularity of this market is that foreign investors may also complete cryptocurrency transactions through the Irishcoin, a virtual currency created in this country.
Furthermore, the local market has already been familiarized with cryptocurrency payments, and natural persons can pay for various services in one of the virtual currencies available here. For example, in Dublin, local citizens can pay with the Irishcoin for various services or products in pubs and catering premises. Our team of consultants in company formation in Ireland can advise foreign investors on the legislation regarding the registration of a hedge fund operating in the cryptocurrency sector.
Tax requirements for cryptocurrency activities in Ireland
Those opening a company in Ireland in the cryptocurrency sector must know that the field is widely unregulated at the moment, but the local authorities are working at creating a suitable legislative framework that will protect both the investors and citizens purchasing goods and services through virtual currencies.
The following video offers a short presentation on the registration of a cryptocurrency hedge fund in Ireland:
At the moment, cryptocurrency businesses are imposed with specific taxes, as prescribed by the Irish Revenue. In this sense, it is important to know that such activities are seen, from a tax view point, just like any other investment concluded in a traditional currency, stock or share. Our team of Irish company formation specialists can provide further advice on the tax regulations available in this case.
Thus, such transactions will be imposed with the capital gains tax, applicable at the rate of 33%, but only in the situation in which a certain threshold is achieved. For the financial year 2018, the taxes are to be paid no later than 15 December 2018. Investors who are interested in Irish company formation are advised to receive professional assistance on the taxation of investments funds in Ireland, as they are taxed following a different system than in the case of commercial companies.
Why register a hedge fund in Ireland?
It is advisable to start a cryptocurrency hedge fund in Ireland, as the country is one of the largest market for the domiciliation of investment vehicles registered as hedge funds. More than 40% of the world’s hedge funds operate in Ireland, due to the favorable tax legislation and the wide range of services related to investments.
Businessmen who need further assistance on this subject are invited to contactour team of Irish company formation agents.
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