If you’re planning to move to Ireland, it is essential that you’re aware of the tax implications at this point so that you don’t incur hefty and unnecessary tax liabilities and penalties at a later stage.
The first point to draw your attention to is that there is no wealth tax in Ireland.The main taxes are Income Tax, PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance), USC (Universal Social Charge), C.G.T. (Capital Gains Tax), C.A.T. (Capital Acquisitions Tax), V.A.T. (Value Added Tax) and Stamp Duty.
In your first year, it is most likely that your charge to tax will be limited to Irish source income (i.e. Irish salaries, profits from a business operated in Ireland, rental income from properties situated in Ireland, etc.) and gains (i.e. from the sale of assets located in Ireland).If you have income and gains arising from outside Ireland you will not accrue any liability to Irish tax providing you don’t remit these funds into Ireland. Read more