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Government’s Action Plan for Jobs could benefit Mayo businesses

Businesses across Mayo are urged to check whether they are entitled to any of the Government schemes available to help start-up, expand, or create new jobs.

Car tax on Road to Nowhere

The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.

Car tax on Road to Nowhere

The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.

Petrol and diesel price rise create new fuel crisis

There is no sign of relief in sight from super-high prices that have afflicted Irish motorists in recent months. The average price of both fuels rose sharply again at the pumps as oil price increases are applied on top of government taxes.

When is it time to say enough is enough?

The deadline is looming for every house owner in Ireland to pay the new property tax, and understandably people are asking: when does it stop?

When is it time to say enough is enough?

The deadline is looming for every house owner in Ireland to pay the new property tax, and understandably people are asking: when does it stop?

1000s of Westmeath’s workers in line for Celtic Tiger tax return of nearly €840

Although Budget 2012 may not have provided much in the way of future reliefs for taxpayers the good news is that people still have an opportunity to claim the tax refund due to them for prvious years. This is according to leading tax specialists www.taxback.com who say that 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 unfortunately the apathetic nature of some people.

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:

Is tax due on my pension?

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Last week, Revenue posted letters to 150,000 people about their tax compliance, including those who are claiming widow’s and widower’s pensions. Over the weekend, there was much comment and criticism in the media about the way Revenue has handled the situation. Accepting Revenue has taken a scattergun approach to the potential non-payment of income tax by pensioners, it is important that people understand how a tax liability might arise and that they have the information to hand to ensure they are compliant in 2012.

Increase in standard rate of VAT from next week

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After much speculation, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, confirmed that the standard rate of Irish VAT is to increase from 21 per cent to 23 per cent with effect from midnight 31 December 2011. This VAT rate change is earlier than set out by the Government under the National Recovery Plan where it stated that the standard rate of VAT would only increase to 23 per cent in 2014.

 

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