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New auditor reporting requirements a step in the right direction – Chartered Accountants Ireland

Friday 6 March 2015 Chartered Accountants Ireland today said that the recent changes to how auditors are required to report on company accounts have begun to address some of the criticisms levied at the statutory audit process in the wake of the financial crisis.   The changes came into e.....


Recently Published – Penelope Kenny’s Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector

At a time when, financially and politically, Irish cultural Institutions are braced for significant grant cuts in the coming years, fundraising from various sources (other than the Arts Council) may well be the only way for those institutions to maintain their status. If this becomes the case, Iris.....


Tax clearance contacts

Revenue published an updated list of contact details in the Revenue Districts for tax clearance certificates. .....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s interesting items cover a number of areas.   Agent Update 46 (February – March 2015) has been published. VAT Information sheet 01/15 provides guidance on claims by non-profit making sports clubs for overpaid VAT on supplies of sporting services made to non-members. HMRC.....


Commission questions German VAT Shared Services legislation

The Commission has referred Germany to the CJEU to establish whether German VAT legislation on exemptions for sharing costs of services complies with EU law. The VAT Directive provides an exemption for services that cost sharing groups can supply to their members, where certain conditions are met. .....


CRO Gazette

The CRO (Companies Registration Office) has just issued it’s weekly Gazette which includes pdf lists of new companies, change of name, annual returns received/registered. The document can be viewed here.....


FEE Audit Conference 22-23 June 2015

The Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens (FEE) is holding a two-day Audit Conference in June and cordially invites all involved stakeholders including representatives from the profession, business, FEE members, regulators and policy makers. This conference will offer a u.....


Address by Registrar of Credit Unions at CUMA Spring Conference

Speaking at the recent Credit Union Managers’ Association (CUMA) Spring Conference, the Central Bank-based registrar Anne Marie McKiernan said that despite the introduction of tighter lending restrictions, many credit unions had yet to adequately address weaknesses in policies and controls to.....


FRC issues Extended Auditor’s Reports Survey

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released its survey “Extended auditor’s reports: A review of experience in the first year” which confirms that auditors appear not only to have met the new requirements but in many cases to have gone further and reported more widely than r.....


Financial Reporting Accountant - Cavan

Job Summary The Financial Reporting Accountant will be responsible for preparing the QRT’s for Solvency II and working on the data assessments for the Solvency II implantation.Key TasksPreparation and submission of regulatory reports for the Central Bank of Ireland and other bodies - making s.....


Tax clearance contacts

Revenue published an updated list of contact details in the Revenue Districts for tax clearance certificates. .....


MOSS on YouTube

Revenue have released a number of short clips explaining aspects of the VAT Mini One Stop Shop. The clips cover ROS demonstrations of; Registering for the VAT MOSS – for EU businesses and for Non-EU businesses Submitting returns and payments for the VAT MOSS –for EU Businesses and for n.....


Qualifying Avoidance Disclosures

As we reported earlier this year, a taxpayer can make a "qualifying avoidance disclosure" to Revenue and avail of reduced sanctions if any arrangement fell foul of the General Anti Avoidance Rule.  Disclosures can be made using a new Form QAD1 before 30 June. The qualifying avoidance disclosur.....


Revenue clarify SARP “incidental duties”

Revenue has clarified with Chartered Accountants Ireland a number of points in relation to Special Assignee Relief Programme or “SARP” guidance which issued from Revenue.   The test to be applied in determining ‘incidental duties’ is a qualitative test and not a 30 day test. An incorrect refer.....


HSBC Suisse bank data can now be shared

HMRC have confirmed that they can share HSBC Suisse bank data with other law enforcement agencies and regulators to pursue criminal offences. The data concerned was received from France in April 2010 under very strict international treaty conditions, which limited its use to tax purposes only and p.....


Institute challenges the need for new HMRC powers

In its response to the consultation “Tax Enquiries: Closure Rules” the Northern Ireland Tax committee questions the need for the proposed power which would enable HMRC to unilaterally  close one or more aspects of an enquiry by application to Tribunal. In the context of HMRC being .....


Changes to the taxation of partnerships?

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published its final report on their review of the taxation of partnerships. Work in recent months has been focused on the topics the OTS identified in its July report, ranging from education for small partnerships through a potential recast of HMRC’s.....


Capital allowances avoidance scheme closed down by legislation

Plant and machinery capital allowance anti-avoidance provisions to be included in Finance Bill 2015 were announced on 26 February 2015 and will take effect from that date.  The draft clause and schedule amend part 2 of the Capital Allowances Act 2001 about anti-avoidance rules for transactions.....


Tax department in the media

Brian Keegan, Director of Taxation, wonders in his Sunday Business Post column why State Agencies don’t cooperate more, and can even find themselves at costly High Court proceedings.....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s interesting items cover a number of areas.  Agent Update 46 (February – March 2015) has been published. VAT Information sheet 01/15 provides guidance on claims by non-profit making sports clubs for overpaid VAT on supplies of sporting services made to non-members. HMRC .....


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