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RAI urges the Government to retain lower VAT rate

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) is urging the Government to retain the 9 per cent VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality industry.

Lower VAT rate must be retained - Deputy Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy, has warned that the tourism industry faces significant challenges as a result of Brexit and has called for the retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate to help overcome these difficulties.

VAT refunds for charities

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It is said that “charity begins at home”.  It is also said “look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves”.  Maybe this has been updated for cents and euros I’m not sure but as part of the recent Budget documentation, a report on the VAT cost for charities was released by the Department of Finance.  Its main findings and representations were put forward by the Irish charities Tax Reform Group, a working group formed to examine proposals of reducing the VAT burden on charities in Ireland. 

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.

Upskill with SAGE Line 50 award

In recent times many businesses are relying on debt and credit control to maintain cashflow. A working knowledge of a computerised accounts system such as SAGE will prove beneficial in achieving this task, and will also transfer as an employable skill.

Councillor obtains quote five times cheaper than county council for live online streaming of meetings

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A councillor who was informed by the Galway County Council executive that the introduction of technology to facilitate live online steaming of council meetings would cost at least €10,000 plus VAT, has obtained his own quote from a private contractor based in the city and it is substantially lower.

End of the misery

Sighs of relief could be heard emanating from living rooms, offices and pubs across the country last Wednesday evening as finally after six years of unrelenting misery on Budget days there was some form of relief for hard-pressed citizens. Having endured such negativity in recent years most people would have settled for ‘not being any worse off’ after this Budget but in the end most people probably ended up modestly better off.

Budget 2015 hailed as ‘first in a series of recovery budgets’

By Frances Toner

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.

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.

 

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