Inevitably as your company expands you will need to be aware of the regulations of the countries you are operating in. In general a company resident in Ireland is liable for taxes in Ireland on its worldwide income. However this is based on the principle of Permanent Establishment (PE) and the assumption that a server for an e commerce company based in Irish is by definition Irish and taxed accordingly on that basis. However there are growing calls for a review of that assumption based on the movement of revenues worldwide solely for the purpose of tax avoidance (Google, Amazon & Apple being high profile examples in the news recently and all using Ireland as their European hubs). Going forward it will be prudent to be aware of the tax regimes in countries that your products/services and be particularly aware of taxes such as: VAT, Employee Taxations and Withholding Taxes (which can have a negative cash flow issue). Consult Avid Partners today if you are concerned about your tax liabilities in any of the above areas when considering foreign expansion.


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