Pay and file deadline

Sep 17

Pay & File 2010 The final filing date for submission of the paper version of the 2009 Income Tax return (Form 11/11E) is the 31st October 2010. As this date falls on a Sunday, Revenue has put the following arrangements in place: Over the course of the weekend, returns and payments may be dropped in […]

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Unlocking the beauty of the web

Sep 16

In recent years Internet Explorer has been this wonderful utility built into Windows that allows people to download a web browser – usually Firefox. Probably due to the fact that they still dominate in market share, Microsoft has been pretty absent from the browser wars that have been raging over the last few years. But […]

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My beautiful polychronous workstyle

Sep 16

We take our technology enabled working lives for granted these days but anyone over the age of thirty five will recognize that the typical working day has changed quite profoundly in the last twenty years. Whether through the growth of remotely networked laptop usage from the late 90’s, the mobile email revolution of the last […]

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We’re always hiring!

Sep 16

Speaking at the New Zealand Computer Society 50th Anniversary conference today (twitpic’d below), I mentioned during a panel discussion that our biggest constraint was a pipeline of good talent. A couple of people mentioned afterwards that … There were surprised that we were still hiring There was a perception that Xero was complete and so […]

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Getting those bills under control

Sep 15

Today we’ve released some great new functionality in Xero Personal around planning for some of the bigger expenses you’ll face over a three month period. Plans & Reminders lets you anticipate upcoming payments whether they be expenses or income. Not only does it give you better visibility of when money is going to be coming […]

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Kashflow Promotional Code

Sep 15

If anyone is thinking of signing up to Kasflow’s excellent online accounts package I have a discount code which reduces the price from £15.99 to £14.99 To avail of the discount use the following promotional code AFF2101584 Or register on the following page Kashflow

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Great quote

Sep 11

Just love this quote on business models … “If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.” From I hope iAd fails I think that replaces my past favorite quote … I hope that when I die people say of me ‘Man, that guy sure owed me a lot […]

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Pay and file deadline – Get a quote

Sep 9

As if you need any reminding, income tax returns for 2009 are due for filing by 31 October 2010. An extended deadline of 16 November applies to taxpayers who use the Revenue On-line Service to make payments and file their returns. These deadlines also apply to the payment of any balance of income tax due […]

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Tax Relief for Pension Contributions: Application of Earnings Limit in the case of Doctors with General Medical Services (GMS)[1] and private practice income

Sep 7

Tax Briefing 74 (September 2009) set out the operation of the aggregate earnings limit in situations where an individual has both earnings from employment and income from self-employment and makes contributions to both an occupational pension scheme/statutory scheme and a personal pension plan/PRSA. In light of requests for clarification, this article illustrates the operation of […]

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Self Employed Accounts

Sep 6

With more and more entrepreneurs starting up businesses self employed accounts is something I get asked about quite often. Self employed individuals (sole traders and partnerships) will need the following information to prepare their accounts for tax purposes: Business takings, (Revenue, Turnover) All items of expenditure incurred, such as purchases, rent, lighting, heating, telephone, insurance, […]

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