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Revenue Manual on the Tax Treatment of Termination Lump Sum Payments

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Revenue has published a revised manual which consolidates all previously published material relating to the taxation of termination lump sum payments.   The manual sets out the exemptions and reliefs that may be claimed by an individual on receipt of such a payment and includes amendments.....

Revenue Publishes 2013 Annual Report

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In their 2013 Annual Report, Revenue claim that the introduction of Local Property Tax (LPT) was a major administrative challenge for them during 2013. The end result was “exceptional” compliance rates were achieved in the first year of LPT according to Revenue. On the day to day running in Revenue.....

Irish Stock Exchange plc Operating the Irish Stock Exchange

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Revenue issued an eBrief to clarify that references in the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 and in the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 to "the Irish Stock Exchange Limited" may be read as if they were references to "The Irish Stock Exchange plc", pending the necessary legislative amendments to thes.....

Illness Benefit and Occupational Injury Benefit notification letters from the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to Employers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

With effect from 14 April 2014, employers will receive notification from the DSP of Illness/Occupational Injury Benefit payments to their employees via the Revenue Online Service (ROS) in-box facility.  Previously such notification letters were sent by post to employers. All taxable Illness Be.....

VAT on Printing and Printed Matter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Revenue has updated their VAT leaflet on the scope of each of the three rates of VAT (zero, second reduced and standard) in relation to the supply of printed matter. The general position is that books are zero rated, newspapers and periodicals are subject to the second reduced rate and other printe.....

Heartbleed Bug

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Most members will have heard at this stage about the ‘Heartbleed’ bug which has hit the Internet.   The Chartered Accountants Ireland Technology Committee has issued some information on this bug and guidance as to what users should do which members may find helpful.  Reve.....

Calling all Tax-Qualified Members!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Are you a tax-qualified Chartered Accountant but haven’t used your tax knowledge in a long time? Would you like to get up to speed on all matters of tax? Applications for the final stage of the Chartered Tax Consultant programme commencing on Saturday May 10th are now being accepted. Those wh.....

Final regulations for Crown Dependencies/Overseas Territories reporting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The UK has published final regulations to implement the Agreements to Improve International Tax Compliance that were signed with the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey and Gibraltar. These regulations came into force on 31 March 2014. These 4 agreements are reciprocal, meaning that UK Financial Institut.....

Pension changes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Readers are reminded that the lifetime allowance for pension savings fell from £1.5 million to £1.25 million from 6 April 2014. The annual allowance fell from £50,000 to £40,000. However, members of registered pension schemes can protect pension savings built up before that .....

Save As You Earn savings arrangements

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Readers are advised to note that the monthly SAYE savings limit has been increased from £250 to £500 with effect from 6 April 2014. The bonus rates and Early Leavers’ Rate remain unchanged. Employees who are already saving under existing SAYE contracts before 6 April 2014 are not .....

VAT treatment of refunds made by manufacturers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HMRC have published an information sheet to accompany the recent changes to refunds made by manufacturers direct to the final customer. The information sheet outlines the new rules which came into effect from 1 April 2014. Previously HMRC viewed manufacturer refunds to consumers as compensation pay.....

Employment related securities

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From 6 April 2014 employers must tell HMRC about company share schemes and other employment-related securities arrangements using the new Employment Related Securities (ERS) online service. Updated guidance is available explaining the process. The fifteenth Employment-Related Securities Bulletin pr.....

Commission asks The Netherlands to End the Discriminatory Taxation of Dutch-Sourced Dividends paid to EU/EEA Insurance Companies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Commission has requested The Netherlands to end what it views as the discriminatory taxation of dividends received on shares held by insurance companies established elsewhere in another Member State or in an EEA country (Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland). According to the Commission, Dutch insu.....

EU Commission Requests Ireland to ensure that Private Boats do not Use Lower Taxed Fuel

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The European Commission has formally requested Ireland to amend its legislation to ensure that private pleasure boats can no longer buy lower taxed fuel intended for fishing boats. Under EU rules on fiscal marking for fuels, fuel that can benefit from a reduced tax rate has to be marked by coloured.....

IASB publishes Discussion Paper on accounting for macro hedging

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for public comment a Discussion Paper exploring an approach to better reflect entities’ dynamic risk management activities in their financial statements, otherwise known as macro hedging. For more details and to access the disc.....

Tax Accountant - Industry - Will suit Recently Qualified Member

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Tax Accountant will report to the Senior Manager, International Tax located in Dublin and will be directly assisting the Senior Tax Accountant in Dublin with tax compliance and planning for new and existing non-US tax jurisdictions. The position will be responsible for assisting in the preparat.....

Tax Consultant - Dublin Excellent Opportunity with leading legal firm

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Qualified Tax Consultant- Dublin - New role within a leading legal firnThe Position This Tax Consultant will have the following responsibilities: Responsibility for ensuring the firm's clients comply with their corporate and personal tax requirements (including supervision of client compl.....

Tax Manager - Top 10 Practice - Dublin- Excellent Salary on Offer

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TAX MANAGER- Top 10 Practice - DublinOur client is a leading tax, audit and advisory firm, offering an extensive range of tax, audit and accounting and advisory services to a broad range of clients operating in the private, public and semi-state sectors and in international markets. They also have .....

Financial Analyst/Management Accountant - Suit Recently Qualified Accountant

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Financial Analyst/Management Accountant - Rapidly growing services company based off the M50 in North DublinThis is a newly created role as a result of sustained growth in the business over recent years. The role reports directly to the Group FD and essentially the right candidate will be their 'ri.....

Financial Accountant - D2- Growing Financial Services company

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our client is a rapidly expanding financial services group actively involved in business leasing, personal lending, motor finance and debt purchase in Ireland. Established in 2002, the Group is based in Dublin and Galway and employs over 60 staff. Due to the growth and expansion of the Group o.....

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