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01.07.2020

Taxation and the 2020 Programme for Government

The Programme for Government runs to 126 pages and this paper is considering the main tax references in the document. Income Tax and Universal Social Charge (USC) There will be no change to income tax credit or bands in Budget 2021. It is intended that credits and rate bands will be indexed linked to earnings…

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01.07.2020

The Start-up Capital Incentive (“SCI”)

“In time of recession there are massive opportunities and fortunes to be made, so for new up and coming entrepreneurs, this is the time to go and start a business.” Richard Branson Did you know that some of the world’s most successful companies were started in a recession? IBM, Microsoft, Airbnb are just some of…

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25.06.2020

“Leadership is a behavior, not a position or a title.”

The above quote has been around in one form or another. I fell upon this quote again recently and it made me think how relevant it is in these current times of crisis, and that the time for any leader to step up is now. Leadership does not come just from a title or be…

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11.09.2019

Discovering The Truth

Throughout our personal and business lives we are exposed to deception.  Here are a few pointers in getting to the truth. To tell a lie requires cognitive effort and over-control of behaviours.  The physiological changes that emerge and that the deceptor tries to quell are: Heart rate Blood pressure Breath rate Pitch and speed of…

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30.07.2019

Central Register Of Beneficial Ownership

The Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Irish companies and Industrial and Provident Societies, collectively termed ‘relevant entities’ is now open effective of 29th July 2019 under SI 110 of 2019 and will be open for submissions from that date. Relevant entities in existence prior to that date will have up until 22th November 2019…

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11.06.2019

Up Close and Personal With an Accountant – Meet Brendan Halloran

We’re on a mission to disprove the myth that a typical accountant is boring. So, each week we interview one member of our team and it’s up to you to decide what you think. We hope you’ll realise how fascinating accountants truly are!   We keep our Up Close and Personal With an Accountant Series light-hearted, but…

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06.06.2019

Research and Development Credit Rules

There have been many enhancements to Ireland’s taxation offering over the last number of years but it is important for companies to remember the age-old reliable reliefs that are still available.  Here we give a short overview of the research and development credit rules as they currently stand. Gone are the days of having to…

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30.05.2019

Help to Buy Scheme – Time is Running Out

As first-time buyers struggle to get on the property ladder all potential first-time buyers should note that the Help to Buy Scheme introduced in 2016 is due to expire on the 31st of December 2019. The scheme was set up to help first time buyers receive a rebate of income tax which could be used…

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