Accounting & Tax Solutions for Contractors

Umbrella & Limited Company Solutions for Ireland-based Tech, Pharma Contractors & Medical Locums

What are the features of different roles?

As a director of a limited company you can avail of some of the advantages while not worrying about the compliance requirements of the back end company including:

★ No employer's PRSI – a saving of 10.75% of your salary

★ Reduced rate of employee's PRSI

★ No company filing obligations to worry about

Other things you should know:
  • You will need to appoint a second company director, usually a spouse or family member
  • You are required to submit a personal income tax return
  • You will be on Class S PRSI, which does not give the same automatic entitlements to some social welfare benefits as an employee on Class A
  • If you decide that you no longer need the company, you will be required to wind up the company by a strike-off procedure
Sign up as a director
Directorship
Personal Limited Company

As a director and shareholder of your own company, this will give you greater flexibility including:

★ Minimising your effective rate of tax

★ Pension planning opportunities

★ Operate and maintain your own company bank account 

★ You can employ family members and others who help you in the business

★ No employer's PRSI – a saving of 10.75% of your salary

★ Reduced rate of employee's PRSI

Other things you should know:
  • You will need to appoint a second company director, usually a spouse or family member
  • You are required to submit a personal income tax return
  • You will be on Class S PRSI, which does not give the same automatic entitlements to some social welfare benefits as an employee on Class A
  • If you decide that you no longer need the company, you will be required to wind up the company by a strike off-procedure
Sign up as a limited company

Less hassle and no fuss, as an employee of an umbrella company you can maintain your status as a PAYE employee and avoid the additional compliance requirements of being a director or shareholder including:

★ Keep your PAYE tax credit

★ Retain your Class A PRSI status

★ No set up or winding down fees

★ No personal income tax returns to file

★ No annual accounts to worry about

Sign up as an employee
Employee

Our pricing plans

Choose the plan that's right for you

Directorship
121 /month
 
plus VAT
 
Director
Suitable for medium term contractors, this option allows you to become a director of a limited company but without all the added responsibilities of ownership.
Employee
90 /month
 
plus VAT
Umbrella
 
Suitable for contractors who don’t want the responsibility of being a company director or shareholder. Receive your monthly payslip and maintain your status as a PAYE employee.

Unsure which plan is best for you? You can call our team any time on +353 (1) 5415450

Cutting-edge Software

Bullet Free Online Accounting Software Logo

Bullet is an innovative, user-friendly and free accounting software technology which our clients use to manage invoices, complete basic accounts and keep track of their expenses.

The software was designed with the user, not accountants, in mind, and data is 100% secure.

Bullet works across multiple devices, and all of its functions are fully integrated. Innovative features include a GPS-based mileage tracker, customisable invoice templates and tax calculating technology.

Pay-with-Fire

Our clients take advantage of a very special payments software, called Pay with Fire. This payment account is simple to set up, and works across different devices, so it’s the perfect payments solution for contractors who are new to Ireland, as well as those who’ve worked here for a while.

You can open euro and Sterling accounts instantly, each with its own unique BIC/IBAN (euro) or sort code/account number (Sterling).

Fire Financial Services is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payments Institution and this license has been passported to a number of European countries. Pay with Fire operates just like a current account, and it is safe, secure and very cheap to run.

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Or first read what our clients have to say below!


I am a medical contractor working in a busy Irish hospital with hard responsibilities and many busy hours every week. Blue Star Accountant’s limited company option facilitates me to manage my financial affairs in a splendid manner while ensuring that I take home pay that I deserve.
- Jawed K. Medical Locum
As a medical professional tax is not my area of expertise but I found Blue Star’s straightforward solutions have made sure that I can maximise my income with full regulatory compliance. If you are a contractor working in the medical sector I’d recommend you talk with them!
- Vanessa S. Medical Contractor
Working in Dublin’s ‘Silicon Dock’ is demanding enough without having to mess around with invoices and finance directors. My status as an umbrella employee and the handy invoicing and payments software I use through Blue Star takes all the stress out of this aspect of my life.
Tom H. IT Contractor
I moved from the UK to Ireland in 2015, to take up a contract with a major pharma MNC. I found Blue Star Accountants extremely valuable as a dedicated accounts manager advised on company structure options and organised all the technical aspects before I landed in the country.
- Gill B. Laboratory Technician