Our Consulting team guarantees quick turnarounds, lower partner-to-staff ratio than most and superior results delivered on a range of services.
Business Risk Services
Our Business Risk Services team deliver practical and pragmatic solutions that support clients in growing and protecting the inherent value of their businesses.
Our experienced Corporate Finance team has provided a range of transaction, valuation, deal advisory and restructuring services to clients for the past two decades.
Our Digital Risk team offer advisory and consulting solutions that give our clients peace of mind, clear value for money and an enhanced ability to react to cyber attacks.
Our Digital Transformation team work with business leaders to deliver efficient digital strategies and operating models that provide new or enhanced capabilities.
Forensic and Investigation Services
Our Forensic and Investigation Services team have targeted solutions to solve difficult challenges - making the difference between finding the truth or being left in the dark.
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a goal setting framework that helps teams, individuals and organisations set and track measurable goals.
People and Change Consulting
Our People & Change Consulting team help clients adapt to the changing nature of the workforce - how they attract, retain, engage, develop, deploy and lead their people.
Grant Thornton is Ireland’s leading provider of insolvency and corporate recovery solutions.
Our outsourced payroll teams become your dedicated payroll department, aiming to process your payroll in the most cost effective and compliant manner.
Grant Thornton's reliable and cost-effective outsourcing services help you streamline your business operations by taking care of your workload.
Audit and Accounting Advisory
Our Audit and Accounting Advisory team takes the headache out of multi-jurisdictional audit compliance requirements as well as technical compliance with accounting standards and legislation for clients.
Business Process Outsourcing
Grant Thornton’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team serves the needs of rapidly growing mid-tier multinationals operating out of Ireland and other hubs through the provision of services across the full range of finance functions.
Flexible People Solutions
At Grant Thornton, our Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) department have a dedicated team that help finance functions maximise efficiency.
Global Compliance & Reporting Solutions
Our Global Compliance & Reporting Solutions service offering covers a full suite of compliance services including financial statement preparation and related filings, dual bookkeeping, direct and indirect tax, statistical returns and payroll.
Global Payroll Solutions
At Grant Thornton, we meet the challenges of our clients. Our Global payroll compliance service offering is tailored to meet all your payroll requirements through a single point of contact.
Grant Thornton Financial Counselling
Grant Thornton Financial Counselling (GTFC) comprises a team of highly qualified professionals who offer financial advice to individuals and corporates across a range of areas including savings, investments, pension planning, and inheritance and succession planning.
Our services on Inheritance Planning mirror those on Succession Planning whereby the foundations of the plan are derived from meaningful conversations with those that wish to pass on or protect their asset base.
Personal Tax Compliance & Planning
The Grant Thornton Personal Tax team helps clients remain compliant and up to date with all of their tax obligations whilst ensuring that they are solutions driven and manage their finances in the most tax efficient way possible.
We have extensive experience guiding our clients successfully through the succession process. This involves advice on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the process. While there is a business at the core of each succession plan we advise on, it is all predicated on understanding the people and their respective wishes.
Grant Thornton’s Company Secretarial team contains qualified Company Secretaries. Clients are assured that they will meet all of their obligations under the Companies Acts and other relevant legislation and regulations.
Our Corporation Tax team is made up of more than 40 highly experienced senior partners and directors who work directly with a wide range of domestic, international, and financial services clients. We place a strong emphasis on direct service to clients and we pride ourselves on the close personal relationships we build and the deep understanding of their businesses we develop
Attracting and retaining key talent, managing employment costs and ensuring compliance with complex tax rules presents one of the most serious challenges today for many businesses. You need to ensure that your business complies with increasingly complex tax legislation and can adapt to updated Revenue guidance in a cost-effective way and we are here to help.
Financial Services Tax
The Grant Thornton team is made up of experts who are fully up to date in terms of changing and evolving tax legislation. This is combined with industry expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the evolving financial services regulatory landscape.
Global Mobility Services
Grant Thornton Ireland offer a different approach to managing global mobility. We have brought together specialists from our tax, global payroll, people and change and financial accounting teams across Ireland and Northern Ireland, while drawing on the knowledge and insights of our global network of over 143 offices of mobility professionals to provide you with a holistic approach to managing global mobility.
We develop close relationships with clients in order to gain a deep understanding of their businesses to ensure they make the right operational decisions. The wrong decision on how a company sells into a new market or establishes a new subsidiary can have major tax implications.
The Grant Thornton Tax Advisory team blends commercial experience and knowledge with tax expertise to advise clients on the full range of transactions including sales, mergers, restructurings and succession planning.
Our Tax Incentives team help clients access vital cash funding and tax incentives to enable them to achieve their growth ambition.
Grant Thornton’s team of indirect tax specialists helps a range of clients across a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, construction and property and food to navigate these complexities.
Real Estate Tax Advisory
The Irish real estate market has experienced considerable change in recent years. This has resulted in the emergence of a number of challenges for investors, but has also brought about significant opportunities. With this in mind, taxation is now more than ever one of the key factors for real estate investors when appraising investments, financing methods and development structuring.
The Irish financial services environment is conducive to companies operating in the Fintech space. The BigTech community is established and thriving, the availability of skills and expertise is in abundance and the location of the island of Ireland geographically offers a gateway to Europe and further.
Ireland offers many benefits to Fintech businesses. In addition to the country’s geographical location, the availability of the right skills and expertise, and Ireland’s track record, the Irish tax system offers valuable reliefs to Fintech businesses.
The Irish tax system
In addition to the competitive corporation tax rate of 12.5%, valuable tax incentives are available under the Irish tax system:
- The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit aims to incentivise technology companies to move to Ireland, and Irish companies already established to carry out or fund the carrying out of R&D activities by universities, in the EEA. This includes expenditure on scientific research or plant and machinery that is used wholly and exclusively for R&D activities.
- The Intangible Assets Regime allows for favourable capital allowances to be claimed on ‘specified intangible assets’ such as patents, trademarks, brand names and certain goodwill. Such capital allowances reduce the profits of the company subject to tax.
- The Knowledge Development Box (KDB) grants a deduction of 50% of qualifying profits when calculating the tax, resulting in an effective tax rate of 6.25%. Qualifying profits means profits earned by the company through its intellectual Property (IP) assets (such as patents, copyrighted software) developed as a result of R&D activities.
- Ireland also has a comprehensive double tax treaty network, currently there are agreements with 74 countries of which 73 are in effect. A double tax treaty essentially provides relief from the international double taxation of income and gains. Where Ireland does not have a double tax treaty with a particular country or jurisdiction or a treaty does not cover a particular tax, Irish tax law provides unilateral relief against double taxation in respect of certain types of income and gains.
This thriving community also brings with it some challenges. The emergence of BigTech companies into the financial services sector and the growth and advancements in technology means evolving legal and regulatory requirements.
With the support and advice from the specialist team at Grant Thornton such challenges can be managed and the benefits of locating your Fintech business in Ireland can be realised.
Why Grant Thornton?
Grant Thornton supports Financial Services companies and businesses who are looking to innovate in products and services and to new companies looking to update their business with the use of Fintech.
We bring cross functional, dynamic teams with the expertise and know how to identify the right opportunities and to build the best framework. We provide advice and information on products embedded with machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, blockchain, digitalisation, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity and risk management.
In particular, our specialist financial services tax and advisory teams can advise on company and tax registrations in Ireland, how to qualify for, and claim, the valuable Irish tax incentives.
See our Financial Services Tax hub