Hi, I'm in exactly the same situation at the moment. I've just moved home and trying to sort out employment from Zurich. I only wish to register the company as an employer, my daily duties would not mean that any business is actually generated in Ireland. I'm a media consultant and my clients are based everywhere (except here).
From what I can tell there are two options to registering as an employee:
A) Fill out the TR2 and 12A forms and say 10 hail mary's
B) Pay through the nose for a tax consultant to tell you to do the same (but of course also give valuable insight on risk) I could handle paying my PAYE etc through the online Revenue Online Services myself, so no need for payroll imho.
Problem is of course my potential employer does not want to go with option B, which I can understand as the consultancy I contacted is looking for thousands, actually most of the ones I've contacted are.
So then there is option A, but of course, with it comes the uncertainty that Mr Taxman comes poking around and I have not completed the procedure correctly meaning my company is fined...
@dedoc_99, did you get sorted out in the end? Jim2007, you seem to be very knowledgable on the topic, any info would be really appreciated, thanks!!