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Burke appointed Chair of Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has been appointed by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny as Chair of the Fine Gael Committee on Finance.

Taxpayers have less than two months to claim taxback

There are less than two months to get your tax back for the year 2010 and tax experts at www.taxback.com are advising people that they may be letting go their claim to hundreds of euro in tax refunds for a year that saw some of the bigger tax reliefs still in place. Taxback.com’s average PAYE worker tax refund is €840 and the experts contend that while the tax credit for water charges paid won’t be available until 2016, there is still a long list of tax reliefs available to people that could result in savings of hundreds of euro - but many of these go unclaimed every year either due to a lack of awareness or apathy on the part of the taxpayer.

Budget 2015

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Following Ireland’s exit from the EU/IMF recovery programme and in the context of projected GDP growth of 4.7 per cent for 2014 and 3.9 per cent for 2015, Ministers Noonan and Howlin announced their budgetary measures for 2015 which have been set out below. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill to be published later this month.

Reduced hospitality VAT rate creates Mayo jobs

According to a report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, 605 new jobs in the food, tourism, and hospitality sectors have been created in Mayo since the reduced VAT rate of nine per cent was introduced in July 2011. To highlight the scale of job creation, the report compares the number of direct new jobs to a major local employer, revealing that the 605 extra jobs created in Mayo is more than four times the number of people also employed in Mayo at Knock International Airport.

Grealish demands Government cut Universal Social Charge

The only meaningful economic relief that can be given to squeezed lower and middle income earners is to cut the “very unfair tax” Universal Social Charge.

The role of the payroll professional today

Payroll is a vital function in every company, yet the vast majority of payroll personnel have no formal payroll qualifications.

Investment property

I had planned to buy some agricultural land in 2006 but I did not proceed as the price of land at the time was excessive. I believe that prices are now at a reasonable level and I would now like to buy some agricultural land. I would like some advice on the likely taxes I may have to pay. I bought 10 acres of land several years ago and I paid very high stamp duty at a rate of 9 per cent, has this changed? Are there any other taxes I should be aware of, eg Capital Gains Tax?

Improve your home today with a Castlebar Credit Union loan

At the moment for most people buying a new property or trading up is not an option. However given the added benefit of the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme coupled with a home improvement loan from Castlebar Credit Union your dream home could now be the one you are already in.

Thousands of Irish workers in line for average tax refund of €880

Experts at Taxback.com are urging PAYE workers to submit their tax refund applications since the Irish tax year ended on December 31. The tax professionals say that their current average tax refund is €880 for a PAYE worker but that as the Government has gnawed away at various tax reliefs over the last few years they expect that average to drop as the years go on.

VAT 2014 and beyond

From 1 January 2014, businesses which have not paid for supplies (either in full or in part) within a six month period will be required to repay to Revenue the VAT previously reclaimed on these supplies. This is mainly an anti-fraud measure, however it is hoped that it will encourage prompt payments, thus increasing cash flow for suppliers, as we all know that cash is king!! Where the supplier is subsequently paid, the amount of deductible VAT can be reclaimed by the customer again. This is measured on a pro rata basis.

 

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