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Higher Accountancy Apprencticeship Scheme

Following the successful launch of the Higher Level Apprenticeship in 2014 by Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland we are happy to update you on recent developments in this initiative.  The original pilot has been operated in partnership with Southern Regional .....


Budget 2015 clear signal of upcoming election

Chancellor Osborne announced the final Budget of the current Government on 18 March last, the sixth Budget since his appointment as Chancellor in 2010. The Finance Bill (FB) was published on 24 March 2015 and cleared all its parliamentary stages the very next day before the dissolution of Parliamen.....


Yet another tax transparency package

Recently the Commission presented us with yet another package aimed at stamping out tax avoidance and harmful tax competition. One of the key proposals of this package is an automatic exchange of tax rulings between Member States.  Chartered Accountants Ireland commented on these proposals to .....


Consultation on SIP 9B “Remuneration of Insolvency Office Holders – ROI”

The CCAB-I Insolvency Committee has recently issued an Exposure Draft of the proposed revised SIP 9B “Remuneration of Insolvency Office Holders – ROI”'.  The revised format is intended to clearly highlight the basic principles and essential procedures with which the practitio.....


March IASB Update

The March 2015 IASB Update has been published. The Update is a staff summary of the tentative decisions reached by the IASB in its public meetings. Please click here to download the document.....


FRC Plan and Budget 2015/2016

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has recently published its Plan and Budget for 2015/2016. The Plan confirms the FRC’s mission, highlights progress on its three year strategy for 2013/16 and sets out its priorities for the coming year. FRC CEO Stephen Haddrill said: “2015/16 will a.....


EITF Snapshot — March 2015

This EITF Snapshot sum­ma­rizes the March meeting of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). Initial Task Force con­sen­suses are exposed for public comment upon rat­i­fi­ca­tion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). After the comment period, the Task Fo.....


Tax Strategy Group Papers - Budget 2015

The Tax Strategy Group (TSG) papers, prepared in advance of Budget 2015 and Finance Act 2014, were published by the Department of Finance recently.  The papers, prepared for the TSG, set out the various options for Budget 2015 and cover the range of tax and social welfare issues as well as an .....


VAT and golf clubs

Revenue has published an information leaflet which sets out the revised VAT treatment applicable to member-owned golf clubs following the European Court of Justice (CJEU) judgement in Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club. We reported in Chartered Accountants Tax News that the CJEU (judgement Decemb.....


Exchange of information of Revenue opinions on cross-border transactions

A new Revenue Tax & Duty Manual sets out their arrangements for the communication to other Member States of information in respect of Revenue opinions/confirmations which are foreseeably relevant to tax administration and collection in those other Member States.  In brief, Council Directiv.....


tax.point March issue now available

The March issue of tax.point is now available.  TaxSource Total is also updated to include the March content.  In the March issue, Deborah Casey reviews some of the tax incentives in the Irish tax system which may be of some value to members advising personal tax clients.  Martin Fle.....


Tax department in the media

Brian Keegan, Director of Taxation, writes on the UK Budget and what it means for both the UK and Irish economies in his column for the Sunday Business Post.  On national radio this week Brian discussed the UK Budget on RTE news at One  on Wednesday 18, spoke about the EU Automatic E.....


Still considering the Diploma in Taxation - commencing on the 28th March?

Why endure another painful tax return, when you can spend 7 days in class updating your tax knowledge and skills. Open to all accountants and designed to provide accountants with the skills to understand tax compliance and related accounting for tax issues, compute tax liabilities and tax reliefs a.....


Budget 2015 clear signal of upcoming election

Chancellor Osborne announced the final Budget of the current Government last Wednesday 18 March last, the sixth Budget since his appointment as Chancellor in 2010. Last week’s Budget was no different to those that have gone before and contained the now familiar mix of re-announcements, pre-an.....


Income Tax changes focus once again on savers

After the changes announced in Budget 2014 for savers a further announcement favouring savers was made at this Budget. A new Personal Savings Allowance was announced which is intended to be introduced in a future Finance Bill effective from 6 April 2016.  This new allowance will apply for up t.....


Corporation tax gets even more creative

Once again, proposed changes to the creative sector reliefs which have been so prevalent in previous Budgets and Autumn Statements featured last week. And the main rate of corporation tax will be set at 20% for financial year 2016. High end tv Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2015 to .....


Pensions landscape continues to shift

Ahead of major changes due to take place next month, there were two notable changes in this area. Lifetime allowance reduction Legislation will be introduced in a future Finance Bill to further reduce the pensions Lifetime Allowance to £1 million, with effect from 6 April 2016. Transitional p.....


Capital Gains Tax measures focus on avoidance

A number of announcement of proposed changes to the capital gains tax regime were made with a clear focus on cutting back on some reliefs, in particular entrepreneur’s relief (ER). ER and associated disposals Finance Bill 2015 will contain legislation to prevent claims to ER in respect of gai.....


Capital allowances AIA limit fall to be reconsidered?

The current temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit of £500,000 is due to end later this year on 31 December 2015. It was expected that after that date it would revert back to £25,000. However the Budget speech did refer to future help for business through the annual investmen.....


Commission agree new tax transparency agreement with Switzerland

From 2018 onwards Member States including Switzerland will automatically exchange information on the full range of financial account information. Member States will receive the names, addresses, dates of birth and tax identification numbers of their residents with accounts in Switzerland on an annu.....


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