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Double Tax Agreement with Ireland

Updated: Feb 24



Double Tax Agreement with Ireland


Ireland and Hong Kong have a Double Tax Agreement (DTA) in place to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The agreement was signed on June 22, 2010, and entered into force on January 1, 2011.


Here are some key points about the DTA:


  • Purpose: The agreement aims to eliminate double taxation by allowing residents of one country to claim a tax credit in their home country for taxes paid on income arising in the other country.

  • Scope: The DTA applies to various types of income, including:

  • Business profits

  • Dividends

  • Interest

  • Royalties

  • Capital gains

  • Salaries and pensions

  • Methods for eliminating double taxation:

  • Tax credit method: This allows residents of one country to claim a credit against their home country tax for taxes paid in the other country.

  • Exemption method: This allows certain types of income to be exempt from taxation in one country if they are taxed in the other country.


Here are some resources where you can find more information about the DTA:



It's important to note that the DTA is a complex document and seeking professional advice from a tax specialist is recommended if you have specific questions about its application to your individual circumstances.


How Bestar can Help


Some general ways Bestar can assist you with the Double Tax Agreement (DTA) between Ireland and Hong Kong:


Understanding the DTA:


  • Bestar can help you understand the applicability of the DTA to your specific situation, considering factors like your residency status, source of income, and type of income.

  • We can explain the different provisions of the DTA and how they can benefit you in terms of reducing your tax burden.


Claiming tax benefits:


  • Bestar can guide you through the process of claiming tax credits or exemptions under the DTA, ensuring you meet all the necessary requirements and file the appropriate paperwork.

  • We can assist with calculating the amount of tax relief you are entitled to claim under the DTA.


Negotiating with tax authorities:


  • In case of any disputes or complexities arising from the application of the DTA, Bestar can represent you and negotiate with the relevant tax authorities in Hong Kong.


Additional services:


  • Beyond the DTA, Bestar can offer broader tax advisory services related to your business or personal income in Hong Kong.

  • We can assist with tax planning, compliance, and filing of tax returns, ensuring you are following all applicable tax regulations in Hong Kong.


Contact Bestar to inquire about our specific services related to the DTA and how we can assist you in your individual situation. We can provide tailored advice based on your unique circumstances and needs.


By seeking professional guidance from Bestar, you can ensure you are taking full advantage of the benefits offered by the DTA and navigating the complexities of international taxation effectively.

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