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Companies Act 2014 Website

The Companies Act 2014 came into effect on 1 June 2015.  Bar a limited number of exceptions, all sections of the Act apply from that date. To assist members in coming to terms with the new legislation, and in particular with those areas of particular relevance to accountants and statutory audi.....


Companies Act 2014 Technical Releases

The majority of the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 commenced on 1 June 2015. This is a significant piece of ROI legislation which impacts on the work of many of our members. Chartered Accountants Ireland has been developing a number of technical guidance documents (called Technical Releases) .....


European Communities (Credit Institutions: Financial Statements) Regulations 2015

These Regulations provide that a similar structure to Part 6 of the Companies Act 2014 will be adopted in respect of accounting requirements for credit institutions.  They require credit institutions to prepare and to publish annually accounts (balance sheet, profit and loss account and notes).....


Audit Policy FAQs

FEE has recently issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the European Directive on Statutory Audits of Annual and Consolidated Accounts and the Regulation on Statutory Audits of Public Interest Entities adopted by the European Parliament on 2 April 2014 and published in the Official Journal.....


Personal Fund Threshold deadline reminder

You are reminded that the deadline for making Personal Fund Threshold (PFT) applications is this Thursday, 2 July 2015.  As we reported previously, PFT applications must be made electronically via Revenue Online Service (ROS).  .....


Qualifying Avoidance Disclosures

Revenue advised in an eBrief last Friday that some 90 cases had made payments or “commitments to pay” in advance of tomorrow’s deadline.....


Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - Extension to 2015 filing deadline

The deadline for 2015 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) filings is extended from 30 June 2015 to 31 July 2015. FATCA requires Irish financial institutions to collect and return certain information on US account holders to the Irish Revenue.  The information will then be exchanged with.....


Certain browsers unable to access Revenue Online Service

Due to changes to the security settings for the Revenue website and Revenue Online Service (ROS) if you are using an old web browser such as Internet Explorer 7 you will not be able to access ROS from next week.  If you are affected by this change you should update to a more recent version of .....


One week to expenses and benefits deadline

A reminder that there is just one week left to file the relevant benefits and expense forms for 2014/15 to avoid penalties for late filing. 6 July is also the deadline to report employment related share schemes to HMRC. This must now be done online, as previously reported in Chartered Accountants T.....


Updated guide for medical expense relief

Revenue has updated their IT6 - A Guide to claiming Health or Medical Expenses Relief.  The updated guide is available on the Revenue website.  .....


Online services downtime causes acknowledgements backlog

We are aware from correspondence with HMRC that last week taxpayers and agents were experiencing a delay in receiving acknowledgements to submissions made. HMRC have since advised that the issue has now been resolved and response times for submissions made should be back to normal. However the.....


Your chance to help shape future online services for agents

HMRC are seeking new agent volunteers to test a new feature which will shortly be launched as part of the Agent Online Self-Serve (AOSS) project. By way of reminder, AOSS is a project working to deliver new online enhanced services for agents. Following on from the most recent update on AOSS, HMRC .....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s items cover a number of areas as follows:-      The June - July edition of Agent Update has now been published on GOV.UK. In this issue the top three items are Tax Agents Blog - Welcome back, appealing online against a Construction Industry Scheme late-filing penalt.....


European Commission publishes report on evaluation

The European Com­mis­sion has published a report on the eval­u­a­tion of its Reg­u­la­tion on the ap­pli­ca­tion of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The eval­u­a­tion aimed at es­tab­lish­ing whether the initial ob­jec­tives of the IAS Reg­u­la­tion are still relevant and at iden.....


FEE provides unique overview of national public oversight in 22 European countries

The recent changes in EU audit legislation also impact how public oversight of statutory auditors and audit firms is organised in EU member states. Based on the input of our members, this new FEE publication gives a unique insight into the public oversight of the audit profession at national l.....


CRO Gazette

The CRO (Companies Registration Office) has just issued their weekly Gazette which includes pdf lists of new companies, change of name, annual returns received/registered. Please click here for further details.....


CCCTB – Back to the Future?

Underpinning the EU Commission’s Tax Reform agenda is a deep sense of unease that companies are not contributing sufficiently to the tax coffers of the countries where they operate.  Commissioner Moscovici’s proposals on Wednesday last were long on aspiration, but short on evidence.....


iXBRL: Detailed Trading and Profit and Loss Account, Revenue integrity checks and amended returns

New Revenue FAQs on the Detailed Trading and Profit and Loss Account (DPL) cover the items Revenue require to be tagged, the format of the DPL and why Revenue require a DPL to be submitted in iXBRL format.  As we reported previously, one of the key areas of our engagement with Revenue on iXBRL.....


ROS login changes

Revenue eBrief No. 58/15 signals a technical change to the login method for the Revenue Online Service (ROS). New screens are now available in ROS, and there is a short video from Revenue in the ROS Help Centre and from YouTube, on making the change to JavaScript.....


tax.point June issue

The June issue of tax.point is available now.  TaxSource Total is also updated to include the June issue.  In the June issue Nina Ramsey and Jon D’Arcy write on iXBRL experiences to date and recent developments.   Lyn Hagan reviews updates to the UK VAT regime.  Regul.....


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