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Department of Finance publishes detail on Landlord HRI in advance of the Finance Bill

Supplementary Budget 2015 documents provide further information on the extension to the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) for landlords. Budget 2015 Factsheets published on the Department of Finance website include information on the extension of the HRI for landlords.  According to the Factshee.....


Revenue defines Active Farmers

The Revenue’s Budget 2015 Summary leaflet sets out further details on the farming tax measures of Budget 2015.  The leaflet clarifies that an “active farmer”, for the purpose of CAT Agricultural relief, is someone who “spend not less than 50 per cent of his or her norma.....


Foreign Earnings Deduction

The Foreign Earnings Deduction is to be extended to include marketing travel activities in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Chile, Oman, Kuwait, Mexico, and Malaysia.   Further information is set out in the Rev.....


Finance Bill 2014

The Finance Bill 2014 is expected to be published this Thursday, 23rd October.  The Bill will provide further details on the measures announced in Budget 2015.  We will report on the Finance Bill in Chartered Tax News next Monday.  In the meantime, you can read our coverage in our Bu.....


Revenue Pay & File Tips

Revenue have published an eBrief setting out some reminders for the upcoming Pay & File income tax deadline.   Included in this month’s issue of tax.point is a feature article outlining some practical tips for practitioners dealing with the upcoming Pay & File deadline. .....


Analysis of High Income Individuals’ Restriction

The analysis of the High Income Individuals’ Restriction, from the office of the Revenue Commissioners, shows that 1,040 individuals were subject to the restriction in 2012 yielding €63.2 million in additional income tax.  The 2012 analysis show that 93 less individuals were subject.....


tax.point October issue

The October issue of tax.point, the monthly tax journal from Chartered Accountants Ireland, is published now. In this month’s issue, Brendan Twohig and Marie O’Shea (MK Brazil) outline some practical tips for dealing with the Pay & File deadline.  Richard Blakeman reviews the n.....


It is Perverse

Read the Institute’s view on the tax treatment of the self-employed in the Sunday Business Post (yesterday, 19th October). .....


”Credit Card Sales Campaign”

A new voluntary disclosure campaign, underpinned by HMRC powers to obtain Credit and Debit card payments from merchant acquirers, has been launched. Anyone wishing to take part must tell HMRC of their intention to participate by either filling in the notification form or calling the Credit Card Sal.....


Sports testimonials in the spotlight

HMRC have launched a consultation which seeks to gather evidence about the potential impact of withdrawing 3 Extra Statutory Concessions (ESCs), including a rowing back on applying income tax to income from testimonials. A consultation has also been launched looking at draft legislation to preserve.....


HMRC publish Business Plan indicators

HMRC have published their latest Business Plan indicators for the quarterly period to 30 June 2014. These statistics examine a number of business plan indicators across a range of areas including postal and phone performance. It should be noted that the figures published are initial management info.....


Revenue and Customs Brief 35 (2014): decision on calculating deductible VAT

The above Brief sets out HMRC’s position following the decision of the Upper Tribunal (UT) in Lok’nStore Group PLC (LnS). The case dealt with whether the partial exemption special method (PESM) proposed by LnS produced a more fair and reasonable result for calculating deductible VAT on overheads th.....


Community Amateur Sports Clubs: technical consultation

HMRC has published a technical consultation paper on the proposed regulations covering the qualifying conditions for Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) for comments by 5 November 2014. The Government announced last year that it would be amending the qualifying conditions for CASCs to make the r.....


Spain ordered to recover State Aid to taxpayers

In an investigation spanning 5 years, the Commission has found that a new interpretation of a Spanish tax scheme that provides certain taxpayers with a selective economic advantage to be incompatible with State Aid rules.  The Commission has ordered Spain to recover the aid from the taxpayers......


Savings Directive to be repealed?

The Commission has released a memo detailing frequently asked questions concerning the automatic exchange of information.  It contains a suggestion that the Savings Directive might be repealed, as will largely be replaced in scope by the new Administrative Cooperation Directive. As reported la.....


Commission refers Belgium to ECJ for alleged tax breaches

The European Commission has referred Belgium to the ECJ on foot of claimed discriminatory practices concerning the taxation of collective investment undertakings (CIUs), under the Freedom of Movement rules. According to the Commission, Belgian legislation allows a higher rate of tax on certain CIUs.....


Financial Controller - DUBAI- Excellent Opportunity

Exciting Opportunity - Tax Free IncomeThe position is a Finance Manager / Controller reporting to the Managing Director with a “dotted” reporting line to the Group CFO.Key Responsibility Areas:Contribute to the overall development and growth of company by providing timely and accurate f.....


Young leaders from 20 countries discuss business ethics at Chartered Accountants Ireland

Some sixty young business-people, political figures and activists from over 20 countries gathered at Chartered Accountants Ireland today, Friday 17th October, to explore how personal moral style can influence business leadership. Speaking about the event, Institute Technical Director.....


‘EU audit reform must have consistent implementation across EU States’

Chartered Accountants Ireland encourages Public Interest Entities to actively participate in DJEI consultation process As the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation (DJEI) this week entered into a consultation process with Public Interest Entities (banks and credit institutions, insurers, l.....


Today we release a new-look design for Chartered Accountants Ireland’s weekly member e-newsletter.

Chartered Accountants News was first introduced in 2005, with the objective of providing an update on all Institute news and events every Friday afternoon, and we’ve done this without fail for nine years.  The newsletter now goes to more than 26,000 recipients comprising of members, students a.....


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