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‘MyEnquiries’ to replace secure email facility

You may have received an email from Revenue recently to tell you that from next month the secure email facility used to communicate with Revenue will be replaced by a new facility called ‘MyEnquiries’.  Revenue recently contacted users of its secure email facility to notify them of.....


Living City Initiative

The Living City Initiative, a scheme of property tax incentives designed to regenerate both historic buildings and other buildings in specified cities, was launched earlier this month.  Revenue has published an information leaflet on the scheme which may be helpful if you are advising clients .....


Email scam

Emails, claiming to be from Revenue, requesting information in connection with a tax refund, or credit card details, are a scam and should be deleted.  Such emails unfortunately continue to be a regular occurrence in our inboxes; Revenue never send emails requiring customers to send personal i.....


Tax Department in the media

In his column for the Sunday Business Post, Institute Director of Taxation Brian Keegan writes on the failure of the Seed Capital Scheme and why its recent relaunch as SURE won’t change matters.  Brian deals with some topical tax queries in an article for the Sunday Independent Your Ques.....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s interesting items cover a number of areas as follows:-     Agent Update 47 has been published. A Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the UK and Monaco signed last year  entered into force on 22 April 2015. HMRC have published an updated version of their detai.....


Big change to reporting employment related share schemes

Readers are reminded that from the tax year 2014/15 on, annual returns of employment related share schemes must be made online. Paper forms are no longer accepted. See the following for more information: Tell HMRC about your employment related securities  and  Employment related securitie.....


Revised discussion draft on Action 6 of BEPS released

Last week, the OECD released a revised discussion draft inviting commentary on Action 6 of the BEPS Action Plan. Action 6 seeks to prevent the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances. Chartered Accountants Ireland, as a member of CCAB-I, previously submitted commentary on the ini.....


Commission issues study on the VAT exemption for importation of small consignments

The Commission has issued a report which attempts to assess the extent to which the VAT exemption for the importation of small commercial and private consignments is having an impact on EU businesses, in particular the SME sector. The report sets out the legal framework and procedures in place in e.....


IAASA publishes proposed Policy Paper on Publication of Financial Reporting Enforcement Activities

IAASA has today published its proposed Policy Paper on Publication of Financial Reporting Enforcement Activities (‘Policy Paper’). Regulations amended by the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, on 9 February 2015 allow for greater transparency by IAASA i.....


FRC seeks strengthening on review of Audit Firm Governance

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) today (21 May) issues its Review of the implementation and operation of the Audit Firm Governance Code. It considers the progress made in terms of governance of UK audit firms following the Code's implementation, and seeks feedback on strengthening the Cod.....


Higher Apprenticeship Awareness Session

We are delighted to invite you to a Higher Apprenticeship Awareness session taking place on Thursday 28th May, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, hosted by Monaghan Institute. Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland, in partnership with Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board, prop.....


Deadline for making Personal Fund Threshold applications

The closing date for making Personal Fund Threshold (PFT) applications is 2 July 2015 with no provision for late applications. The system will not be available after 2 July 2015.  For Defined Benefit Schemes, the statements must show the actual calculation of the accrued benefit at 1 January 2.....


tax.point May issue

The May issue of tax.point is now available.  TaxSource Total is also updated to include the May issue.  In the May issue Ian Edwards writes on the UK R&D regime and Patent Box.  Jarleth O’Keefe and Lorcan O’Rourke review Irish and UK case law and decisions of the Cou.....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s interesting items cover a number of areas.      A 2015-16 CWG2: Further guide to PAYE and National Insurance contributions has been published. Form CIS304 should be used by partnerships wanting to register as a subcontractor in the Construction Industry Scheme. An u.....


Discussion draft on Action 7 of BEPS released

The OECD invites comments on a recently issued discussion draft on Action 7 of the BEPS Action Plan. Action 7 seeks to develop changes to the definition of permanent establishment (PE) to prevent the artificial avoidance of PE status in relation to BEPS, including through the use of commissionaire .....


FRC publishes feedback statement on the Regulation of Auditors of Local Bodies

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published Regulations and Guidance pursuant to its responsibilities under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and a feedback statement to Recognised Supervisory Bodies (RSBs) on the approval of key audit partners for local audit. Under the Act the S.....


IASB calls for feedback on proposal to defer the effective date of the revenue Standard

The IASB has published for consultation a proposal to defer the effective date of the revenue Standard, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, by one year to 1 January 2018.The revenue Standard was issued jointly with the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), in May 2014, with an .....


FRC Consultation on Client Assets

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an exposure draft, Providing Assurance on Client Assets to the Financial Conduct Authority, for consultation. The Assurance Standard has been developed to support and challenge auditors when reporting on compliance, by regulated firms, with the Finan.....


Update to Tax and Duty Manual on investment companies

Part 4.6.11 of the Tax and Duty Manual covering expenses of management of investment companies has been updated to include reference to the deductibility of interest payments, according to eBrief 50/15. According to the eBrief, for an expense to be an expense of management, it must be incurred in t.....


Tax Repayment/Exemption Claim Forms now available

A number of tax repayment/exemption claim forms are now available. The following forms are available on the Revenue website: Form IC1 (Business Individual) - Tax Repayment/ Exemption Claim Form Form IC2 (Private Individual) - Tax Repayment/Exemption Claim Form  Form IC3 (Company) - Tax Repayme.....


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