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Tax Return 2010

Tax Return 2010

Aug 25

Its that time of year again. Tax Season.  October is almost upon us and I strongly recommend anyone who needs to file a tax return get it in soon. October is a very busy month for all accountants and tax advisors and your accountant/advisor will have more time for you in September. Heres some tips for […]

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Revenue Defaulters List

Revenue Defaulters List Q1 2011 Analysed

Jun 15

I’ve been reviewing the latest revenue defaulters list for Q1.(The list below relates only to cases were settlements were made. The court cases are a different file) In terms of settlements there’s a big geographical difference with €2M collected in Wexford and only €34K collected in Kerry There’s obviously still investigations going on into bogus […]

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Tax treatment of locums

Jun 14

The tax treatment of locums has been topical with the revenue for the last year or so. There have been a number of audits particularly to out of hours doctor services. The revenue have published some information in tax briefing 82 which clarifies the situation. Its important to remember that is a complex area of […]

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Tax Calculator

Jun 13

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NPPR Charge

Jun 2

Its that time of year again. The NPPR (Non principal private residence charge) is due on or before the 30th of June 2011. The 2011 charge is based upon the ownership and status of the property on the 31st March 2011. What is the NPPR (Non Principal Private Residence) charge? The NPPR charge is an annual […]

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New reduced VAT rate

May 18

The Finance (No. 2) Bill 2011 has a provision for a new reduced VAT rate at 9%. This rate mainly applies to good and services related to tourism. This list of goods and services on which the VAT rate will change is listed below. Supplies of goods and services at the new 9% rate: catering […]

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VAT Rate

VAT and Charitable Donations via SMS Text Message

May 12

Questions have arisen in relation to the VAT treatment of donations to charity, usually for specific disaster appeals, made via mobile phones using SMS shortcodes. The purpose of this eBrief is to clarify the correct VAT treatment that should apply in respect of such donations. Overview: The provision of telecommunications services is liable to VAT […]

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Preliminary Tax for 2011 and Universal Social Charge (USC)

Apr 14

Normal rules The amount of preliminary tax that an individual is required to pay to avoid a charge to interest is the lower of: 90% of the final liability to tax for the current tax year, or 100% of the liability to tax for the immediately previous year, or 105% of the final liability to […]

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GE to return $3.2 billion tax refund to US Treasury

Apr 13

Facing criticism over the amount of taxes it pays, General Electric announced it will repay its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury on April 18. GE uses a series of foreign tax havens that the company says are legal and that led to an enormous refund for the 2010 tax year. The […]

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Incorporating a farm

Apr 12

As personal tax rates continue to increase there is a growing number of advantages for certain farmers to incorporate. While not for every farmer there may be significant tax savings for larger higher earning farmers . The largest advantage is capitalising the farmers own stock and machinery creating a directors loan inside the limited company which can […]

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