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Entrepreneurs – Time for a vote of confidence

arguably that prior Budgets have focused on tax measures to attract Foreign Direct Investment and that supportive tax measures for small businesses and entrepreneurs have received less attention. With the advent of improved technology, the option for Irish entrepreneurs to move their base outside of our shores is now a live one as many of them can easily conduct their business across borders. Therefore the need to encourage new entrepreneurs and support existing entrepreneurs is vital in ensuring the medium to long term health of the Irish economy.

Nine per cent VAT rate results in new jobs in Mayo

According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 625 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.

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.

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?

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.

Budget 2014 – A summary of the main features

Against the background of tough budgets in recent years, Ministers Noonan and Howlin framed their speeches in the context of preparing the country to exit the EU/IMF recovery programme and the creation of jobs in a range of sectors. Set out below is an outline of the main measures announced. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill which is to be published next month.

Tax deadline advice from Stephens Cooke & Associates

The personal income tax return deadline is October 31 so it’s time to gather your information together to ensure your return is processed well in advance of the income tax return deadline 2013.

Don’t be one of Westmeath’s 17 Income Tax defaulters

In the first half of 2012 alone there were 639 income tax defaulters named on the Revenue’s tax defaulters list. Taxback.com say that this should strike a chord with self-assessed taxpayers in Westmeath at a time of year when thousands of self-employed, non-PAYE employees and a growing number of PAYE employees are dreading filing their tax return with just 2 weeks until the October 31 tax return deadline. Taxback.com say that in keeping with other years they expect that a large number of those who are due to file a tax return simply will not do so and a further group will file but will fail to meet the deadline. The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report 2011 shows that 2,200 people started a new business in Ireland every month in 2011 which means that the number of those required to file a tax return is also growing.

Tax on Rental Property - Top Tips

In this article, we highlight some key areas of tax that property owners should be aware of in order to comply with their responsibilities and also to give you some top tips.

Kilkenny Enterprise Board offers Payroll Update course

Employers should be aware that there have been a number of significant changes to the calculation of employee deductions and the Universal Social Charge (USC) as a result of the 2011 Budget as follows:

 

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