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Budget 2020 — All you need to know

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The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his fourth Budget on Tuesday. As was well signalled, this Budget was framed against the backdrop of a potential no deal Brexit. Given the current reality of climate change, unsurprisingly climate related initiatives have featured prominently within the measures announced. The details announced also include certain tax increases, limited changes to personal tax, together with targeted measures for SMEs.

Budget 2019 — The highlights

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The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his third Budget on Tuesday against the backdrop of continuing improved economic performance. Budget 2019 sees the distribution of the benefits of the improving economic conditions, mostly in the form of increased Government spending. Some of the key expenditure areas highlighted by the Minister included social and affordable housing, health and childcare, education, Brexit and climate change. On the tax front, there was a mixture of tax increases and modest tax reductions.

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.

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.

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.

Westmeath residents might be due Australian tax refund

Approximately 36,000 working holiday and employer-sponsored visas were granted to Irish workers travelling down under in 2012 alone and according to since the end of the Australian tax year on June 30 they have experienced a surge in applications from those who have returned to Ireland and want to claim back a tax refund.

Older people need to be protected when framing property tax

Age Action believes that the Government must protect older people on low incomes when framing the proposed property tax.

Budget 2012 – What does it mean for your family/business?

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One of the most anticipated Budgets of recent times was presented by Minister Noonan this week. Although, many of the measures announced had been expected, there were a few surprises.

Budget 2011 will add to the problems of property investors

Budget 2011 is unique as the framework and some of the planned changes were detailed in the Four Year Plan which was published two weeks ago. The financial adjustment was set at €6b with €4b coming from expenditure cuts and €2b coming from increased taxation. The precise details of the tax changes had to remain until the Budget was published but given the size of the financial adjustment all sectors of society had much to fear when the Minister stood up in the Dail to introduce his budget.

Transferring property out of a company – the tax pitfalls

Q I own a company which owns a rented retail unit worth approx €500,000. I want to give this property to my son but I don’t want him to have to pay cash into the company for it. What are the tax implications of this?

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