New to Contracting

Welcome to the world of contracting! We understand that becoming a Contractor for the first time can be a bit daunting, and it's normal to have a lot of questions. You can be confident you are in safe hands with our market-leading accountancy and tax solutions for contractors. We're here to help get you set-up so that you can start your contract quickly. Set-up is Fast, FREE, includes insurances, and filing tax returns.

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How Contracting Works

Our short video explains how contracting in Ireland works, how you get paid using Umbrella Companies and how simple the contracting process is. Changing how you work may seem daunting, but it is actually very simple and straightforward.


“My first ever contracting role, I was quite scared about starting but quickly realised it wasn’t how I thought it would be. The service was great and all my questions and queries were answered. I was happy to learn that the tax returns were included as I have never done them myself. It really is simple to get started.”


Contracting Solutions

Operating compliantly as a Contractor is the most important thing for you to think about, and we’re here to help. We will talk through your options and based on your personal information and our experience you can rest assured that you will be set-up correctly, for your circumstances, from the start.

There are three Contracting Solutions available to you,

  1. Umbrella PAYE
  2. Umbrella Director
  3. Personal Limited Company

The most efficient solution for you depends on your personal circumstances and your Contract work. Have a chat with our Contractor Consultants and they’ll be able to guide you on the best way to work as a Contractor.

 3 Simple Steps to Start Contracting

  1. Call us on 01 6110707 or book a call for a time that suits you. The call typically takes 10 mins. This is a consult call where we’ll get to know your and your new Contract so that we can advise on the best solution for you. (This is a no-obligation call).
  2. We’ll follow up with a detailed email that will recap on everything we chatted about on the call.  (The email will include details on what you can expect your take-home pay to be and it will outline the best solution for your circumstances).
  3. Getting started is quick and easy! Once you complete our registration form (it’ll take only two minutes), we’ll have you set up within an hour.



Umbrella PAYE

  1. Ideal for short-term Contracts.
  2. For those who are new to Contracting.
  3. An easy-to-use, cost-effective solution.
  4. Quick and free setup.
  •  Maintain your PAYE tax credits
  • Class A PRSI
  • Free and Immediate Set-Up
  • Company Insurances Included
  • Same Day Transfer of Funds Direct to your Bank Account

Umbrella Director

  1. Ideal for medium/long term Contracts.
  2. Benefit of being a Company Director without having to set up your own company.
  3. Easy to use, cost-effective solution.
  4. Quick and free setup.
  • Obtain Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Class S PRSI
  • Free and Immediate Set-Up
  • Company Insurances Included
  • Same Day Transfer of Funds Direct to your Bank Account
  • Up to 52% Tax Relief on Pension Deductions
  • Claim Tax Relief on Business Related Expenses


Personal Limited Company

  1. Suitable for long term/ career Contractors.
  2. Offers maximum financial flexibility.
  3. Build your professional brand.
  4. Employ a family member/subcontract work.
  5. Purchase a company car or other company large assets.
  6. Dedicated Account Manager
  7. Access to our online Contractor portals
  • Fully owned and controlled by you
  • Retain Funds in the Company to Build Wealth
  • Maximise your Pension
  • Manage your Earnings
  • Free Company Set Up
  • Company Incorporation
  • Bank Account Set Up
  • VAT Registration
  • Company Insurance included at no extra cost
  • Claim Tax Relief on any Business Expenses

Satisfaction made simple!

We're so sure you'll love our expert accounting and tax solutions, that we back it up with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Try out our high quality service for yourself!

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Maximise your Take-Home Pay

When you are offered your Contracting position, you will want to know how much your contracting income will be, and how much your take-home pay will be. We work with you and proactively advise you how to maximise your take-home pay. We are always focused on your best financial outcome, it’s one of the reasons smarter contractors choose Contracting PLUS.

We want to ensure you have the best advice, it will help you make an informed decision so this is a no-obligation initial Consult Call. If you do wish to proceed, remember getting set up as a Contractor is free with Contracting PLUS.

If you would like an indication of your take-home pay, you can also use our Take-home pay calculator to give you a general idea. However, we suggest you let a member of our team assist you for a more accurate calculation. Book a call with a member of the team.

Is Contracting For You

Being your own boss takes a certain type of person. While you might be in a ‘safe’ 12 month contract now, you need to be aware that no-one else is going to find your next contract/client for you. Recruitment Agencies are a great source to help you find a role, but you are most suited to contracting if you are..

  • Confident & motivated.
  • Have a realistic sense of what is possible (mostly around timelines).
  • Organised and adaptable.
  • Able to work alone and have confidence in your decision making.
  • Patient – a stream of work won’t come in overnight, and you might have to say no to a few bad offers before the right one comes along.


“I found the service excellent. Contracting PLUS made the whole process easy and clear. Submitting timesheets via the portal was the easiest I ever used and I loved how easy and flexible it was.”


What is an Umbrella Company

If you would like to know more you can watch our short video ‘What is an Umbrella Company’

We are always here to help so if you would rather just chat to us, please call us on 01 6110707, we’re happy to answer any questions you have.

We work with all the top recruitment agencies in Ireland establishing Contractors quickly and efficiently, which means that you can take up your role as soon as you’re ready. Be confident: You are in the best hands.

Choose Contracting PLUS because…

  • We look after all your paperwork so its a hassle-free service for you.
  • We have the highest average retention rate (the money you take home).
  • We are the market leaders in providing umbrella companies for Professional Contractors.
  • We work with thousands of Contractors every year.
  • We are the experts in accounts and tax advice for contractors.
  • We’re nice to talk to. You have a Dedicated Account Manager who’s always just a phone call away.
  • We’ve a 60 day money-back guarantee so there’s no risk for you.

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