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Bittersweet: What will a sugar tax mean for fans of fizzies?

In response to overwhelming evidence that sugars, not fats, are the greatest dietary threat to public health, governments in the developed world are beginning to implement measures aimed at countering the obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, metabolic and hormonal disorders,[...]

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Why do I have to Pay Preliminary Tax?

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly paying tax? You’ve just paid for last year and now Revenue is asking for a payment for next year! Of course, remaining tax compliant is of utmost importance so you pay the liability[...]

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Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT)

RCT is a withholding tax mechanism which applies to certain payments mainly within construction, forestry and meat processing operations.   What is RCT? RCT applies to payments made by a principal contractor to a subcontractor under a relevant contract (this[...]

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Thank Your Employees Tax Free This Festive Season…

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and generous! As Christmas approaches you may be looking for a way to thank your hard-working employees. But as we all know Christmas bonuses can be quite costly to employers, while employees don’t always receive[...]

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Don’t let Black Friday put you ‘In The Red’

We are all tempted by the convenience of online shopping and the potential savings to be made.  In recent years “Black Friday”, the name applied to the day after Thanksgiving in the USA when Christmas shopping traditionally commenced, together with[...]

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Top Ten Highlights from Budget 2017

Budget 2017, announced on 11th October, was framed in the light of volatile political circumstances.  In recent months the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan’s now familiar “prudent” approach has come under severe pressure for increased public spending and the reversal[...]

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Taxes on Rental Income

In addition to income tax, there are a number of additional taxes and charges which apply to rental income.  If you are a landlord, you should be aware of these and the interaction between them in order to minimise your[...]

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Ireland as a base for your business

Since the UK’s unexpected vote to leave the EU there has been significant media focus on how Ireland will fare once the UK triggers Article 50 which sets in motion their exit. While Ireland will face some difficulties in terms[...]

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Reasons To Do Business In Ireland – Holding Companies

  Ireland’s attractive tax, regulatory and legal regime, combined with an open and accommodating business environment are all factors which have contributed to the establishment of Ireland as a prestigious location for the headquarters of many multinational companies (MNCs), such[...]

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Top Ten Highlights From Budget 2016

Budget 2016, announced on 13th October, is the final Budget of the 31st Dáil.  In light of an improving economic outlook with a robust rate of growth, increased employment and rising tax revenues, the Government was in a position to lay[...]

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