A popular question we get asked in ifreelocate by our customers is, how do I set up a limited company as a freelancer working in Ireland? Setting up your own limited company can be a timely and frustratingly administrative process. Here are some useful steps to help you along the process:
A common question that we receive from freelancers looking at making the move to Ireland is, what insurance do I need for my limited company in Ireland? Surprisingly, it is not a statutory requirement to have company insurance in Ireland. That said, it would be bad practice to not have some form of company insurance in place if you are providing professional services.
Over the last few years I worked with multiple leading IT recruitment consultants, one of the most common challenge these consultants and companies had was sourcing highly skilled IT freelancers. Relying on local freelancers / contractors based in Ireland was no longer a viable solution, sourcing from abroad was the only option to fill their client’s requirements. This got me thinking, why work in Ireland as an IT freelancer? On the back of this question, I decided to put this short blog together to highlight to IT freelancers thinking of relocating for contract projects abroad to consider Ireland. First of all, yes I am Irish and I do live in Ireland so I might be considered somewhat biased in my opinion, that said I want to share with you some facts and reasons to consider our great island as a possible option if you are looking for new opportunities.
The following blog provides you with some information on how much tax I pay in Ireland as a freelancer moving from abroad. Working out taxes and social insurance is a rather complicated process as a freelancer as there are a number of variables. That said, there are some useful sites such as: