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SME’s Welcome Changes to Subsistence Allowance Rates

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has amended the standard rates of subsistence allowance in Ireland that apply to the Civil Service. This greatly benefits the private sector, as the Civil Services rates provide the benchmark for Revenue approved[...]

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What is KEEP and when is it most effective?

Acquiring and retaining key members of staff is arguably the greatest challenge facing Irish based employers currently. Incentivising employees, whilst securing adequate levels of protection for both the business and it’s key stakeholders is a balancing act that most growing[...]

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Changes to Revenue Demand Letters

The Revenue Commissioners are updating their systems to make the collection of unpaid taxes more efficient and effective and taxpayers can expect to see significant changes in how they communicate with the Revenue Commissioners, in this regard, going forward. What[...]

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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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