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Feedback Statement on “Risk Appetite – A Discussion Paper”

The Central Bank of Ireland today publishes a Feedback Statement on “Risk Appetite – A Discussion Paper” The Central Bank published the discussion paper on 20 June 2014 with a view to generating discussion and debate with Central Bank stakeholders on risk appetite, its l.....


Archbishop Martin launches new guide to corporate governance

                Pictured at the recent launch of A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance: David W. Duffy, FCA, author; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin; and Pat Costello, Chief Executive, Chartered Accountants Ireland Speaking at the la.....


Last Chance Saloon for the CGT Property Exemption

Following discussions at TALC, Revenue have published guidance on the 7 year capital gains tax exemption for land or buildings.  The opportunity to avail of this relief expires at the end of the month. The guidance clarifies: The relief applies to the gain on the disposal of land or buildings .....


Tax.Point December Issue

The December issue of tax.point, the monthly tax journal from Chartered Accountants Ireland, is published now.  In this month’s issue, Jarleth O’Keeffe and Lorcan O’Rourke (Grant Thornton) write on the place of supply of telecoms, broadcasting and eservices and the VAT Mini O.....


New to Self-Assessment?

HMRC are reminding first-time Self-Assessment filers who haven’t sent in their returns to register for its online services sooner rather than later.  This is because HMRC issue the on-line activation code in the post, so registration can take up to seven working days to complete.  Best no.....


Financial Transaction Tax limps along

A briefing to the ECOFIN meeting in Brussels recently suggests that progress on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) is painfully slow. According to the ECOFIN Press Release, key issues such as the basis of assessment (residence or issuance) and collection mechanisms remain unresolved.  While t.....


FRC consults on EU Audit Directive and Regulation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a consultation on options for amending its framework of auditing and ethical standards for auditors to give effect to the EU Audit Directive and Regulation. The new requirements come into effect on 17 June 2016 and will apply to financial years start.....


Bank of England announces results of UK stress test

The Bank of England has announced the results of the first concurrent stress testing exercise of the UK banking system.  Alongside the stress test publication, it has also published its Financial Stability Report, which sets out the Financial Policy Committee’s (FPC) assessment of the outlook .....


Landmark Companies Bill sent to President

Minister Bruton has announced that the largest substantive piece of legislation in the history of the State has passed all stages in the Houses of Oireachtas. Once commenced, the Act will provide significant benefits to companies by reducing red tape and making company law obligations easier to und.....


FRC issues year-end advice to preparers

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued advice to preparers as they consider the next reporting season to highlight recent changes to annual reporting requirements which may affect companies for the first time and the best practice lessons learnt from early adopters of other changes. Furth.....


Don’t be caught out by Mandatory iXBRL

Most corporate taxpayers will by now know that financial statements in iXBRL format are due to be filed within 21 days of the CT1 due date.  This Institute has been arguing the case against the harsh application of a late filing surcharge and penalties where companies have run into problems wi.....


Last Chance Saloon for the CGT Property Exemption

Following discussions at TALC, Revenue have published guidance on the 7 year capital gains tax exemption for land or buildings.  The opportunity to avail of this relief expires at the end of the month.  The guidance clarifies: The relief applies to the gain on the disposal of land or buil.....


Tax information to move house

Soon GOV.UK will be the main port of call for on-line information on all things tax. HMRC now expect to move most of their content to this website before the end of this year. HMRC are also preparing to move tax agent specific content which will generally transition as is, though the content will b.....


New to Self-Assessment?

HMRC are reminding first-time Self-Assessment filers who haven’t sent in their returns to register for its online services sooner rather than later.  This is because HMRC issue the on-line activation code in the post, so registration can take up to seven working days to complete.  B.....


VAT Boost Could Help Charities

Revenue has updated their VAT Manual to clarify that charitable organisations can receive the full amount of the donation made using pre-paid phone credit without a VAT deduction.  As usual, terms and conditions apply.....


More detail on the 2014 Autumn Statement

Draft legislation and other detail is now on GOV.UK.  The new material covers many key measures announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement just under a fortnight ago. In addition, draft Finance Bill 2015 clauses together with an overview of the legislation in draft were also published.....


Institute’s Tax Committee calls it right with Construction Industry Scheme

The Government has published its response to the CIS consultations earlier this year.  Key recommendations made by our NI Tax Committee feature.  Draft secondary legislation for a short technical consultation has also been published. As recommended by the Northern Ireland Tax Co.....


Revenue Fraud

HMRC has provided Chartered Accountants Ireland with a leaflet on what it views as some of the key fraud indicators, along with the steps HMRC would expect legitimate businesses to take to avoid being unwittingly caught up in fraud. The purpose of the document is to provide an overview of HMRC acti.....


Financial Transaction Tax limps along

A briefing to the ECOFIN meeting in Brussels last week suggests that progress on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) is painfully slow. According to the ECOFIN Press Release, key issues such as the basis of assessment (residence or issuance) and collection mechanisms remain unresolved.  While .....


Miscellaneous tax tidbits

Readers are advised of miscellaneous developments in a number of areas:   HMRC have published the factsheet CC/FS25a which deals with Compliance checks: tax avoidance schemes - follower notices (except partnerships). VAT Notice 723A: refunds of VAT in the European Community for EC and non-EC b.....


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