Ireland’s proximity to the UK has made it one of the most popular contract locations for UK contractors since the introduction of the IR35. Ireland’s economic boom dubbed the "Celtic Tiger" has made it one of the most vibrant and technology driven economies in Europe.

It is located in Western Europe and the official languages are Irish (Gaelic) and English.

Chesterfield Management provides the widest range of Accounting Solutions for contractors in Ireland. If you work as a contractor, or on a Freelance basis, where your work places you on a clients site you will usually need to invoice through a compliant company structure.

Our dedicated staff have a thorough understanding of contractors needs and are professionally trained to provide the most appropriate solutions tailored to your personal circumstances.

Taxation Issues

The tax year in Ireland corresponds to the calendar year. In general, you may be subject to the Irish Tax system once you have worked in the country for 183 days.

Under the new tax system which came into force in April 2001 – "Tax Free Allowance" and "Tax Tables" have been replaced by "Tax Credits" and a “Standard Rate Cut-Off Point”. Tax credits can vary and are based on each individual’s personal circumstances.  There are also other levies payable which have been recently introduced but are comparatively small.

Our payroll solutions can be used by first time contractors, existing freelance workers, Irish workers working in a foreign country, Expatriates and foreign workers coming to Ireland. All in all this makes Chesterfield Management the only contractor management company that you will ever need.

Business expenses can be deducted from taxable income if wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred in the performance of the duties. Chesterfield Management work closely with contractors to make sure they are able to claim all of the allowable expenses appropriate to their circumstances.

The Contract Market

Many multinational companies have used Ireland as their European base because of the favourable corporate tax regime and its position within the Euro zone. Ireland is Europe's largest exporter of computer software and is second only to the USA.

Compaq, Dell, IBM, Intel, Oracle and Microsoft are just some of the multinationals that have operations in Ireland. The international financial service centre, which is based in Dublin's docklands, also holds some of the world’s major financial institutions where groups such as Citibank, HSBC and Axa all have a presence.

Ireland is also used as a port hole by major companies to access the EU markets and many Irish firms are engaged in providing services and temporary assignments for workers overseas.

We provide a comprehensive range of contractor solutions in the Irish Contracting market including:-

·         Limited Company

·         Umbrella Company

·         Payroll processing

·         Expense reclaiming

·         Company formation

·         Contractors Insurance

Our mission is to ensure that all of our contractors are paid as quickly as possible and our hassle free approach to business and innovative use of the latest technology frees up your time and saves you money.

We tailor our structures to suit your needs and because of this our contractors can get the most appropriate and tax efficient solution for their business, so you can receive the most out of the money you earn. 

Relocating to Ireland

As with most European capital cities, accommodation is more expensive in the capital Dublin than elsewhere in the country. Rental costs for a 1-2 bed roomed apartment in Dublin city are in the region of Euro 750 - 1,500 whereas in the regions of Cork, Limerick and Galway, the equivalent apartment would cost Euro 525 - 1,275 per month.

Dublin is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe with a large variety of nightlife available as well as some interesting cultural excursions.

Ireland has a very good public transport system and it is considerably cheaper than its London equivalent. Dublin also has a suburban Rail System called the Dart.

Traveling to Ireland

Dublin is less than one hour’s flight from London. It is one of the most competitive routes in Europe and there are always special offers available. You should expect to pay in the region of Euro 150 for a return ticket, sometimes considerably less.

Most major UK Airports have scheduled services to Ireland and there are many connections available from mainland Europe.

Ireland is also easily accessible by sea with various ferry routes available.