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Using the tax system to combat market failures

CCAB-I made its annual Pre-Budget submission to the Minister for Finance last week.  The key items being promoted are: End discrimination against the self-employed in the Irish tax system through the phased introduction of a self-employed tax credit and abolish the 3% USC levy on self-employed.....


iXBRL: practical filing updates

Revenue has published confirmation of their position on a number of iXBRL practical filing issues.  These issues include; the requirement for the detailed trading and profit and loss account, the due date for filing iXBRL returns, filings for long accounting periods, and draft financial statem.....


OECD focus on Latvia

The OECD has released a working paper which explores various channels to improving public sector efficiency in Latvia. Some of the channels explored include allocating spending to core services such as education and healthcare. Another suggestion included expanding the tax base by reducing informal.....


Revenue focus on the construction sector

We told you last Monday in Chartered Accountants Tax News that Revenue are increasing their compliance interventions in relation to Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) and the construction sector in general.  Revenue have since published an eBrief which confirms that they are increasing their focus o.....


Updates to corporate tax manuals

Revenue has published a number of updated manuals to reflect the changes to the corporation tax provisions of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (TCA 1997) introduced in Finance Act 2014.      Part 02.02.03 - Company Residence in the State (section 23A TCA 1997) Section 43 of the Finan.....


Your unique chance to help shape HMRC online services

HMRC are seeking additional volunteers to test the Agent Online Self-Serve (AOSS) private beta service.  HMRC are continuing to develop Agent Online Self-Serve, and are undertaking testing of a private beta service which provides a monthly breakdown of employers’ PAYE liabilities and payments .....


IT issue

In July HMRC were made aware of an internal processing error that meant their IT systems were not aligned. This resulted in a number of employers not being issued with either a paper P11D(b) or an electronic notification to file this for 2014/15. HMRC have investigated the problem and found that a .....


This week’s UK tax tidbits

This week’s items cover a number of areas.      Updated guidance on the legislation which allows HMRC to publish the details of deliberate defaulters is available. HMRC have published Spotlight 25. This spotlight outlines a stamp duty land tax (“SDLT”) avoidance scheme known as “The .....


Student recruitment campaign 2015

Do you know someone who would make a great Chartered Accountant? Would you be willing to contact them today about studying this year? With all the press coverage about college entry and career choice at the moment, what’s clear is that Chartered Accountancy is an outstanding option for new graduate.....


Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act

Companies House in the UK reports that the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has now received Royal Assent and is expected to be implemented in three stages. It contains a number of measures which together represent significant change for companies and Companies House customers in the U.....


BIS issues Update on the implementation of the EU Audit Directive and Regulation

The UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published an update on the implementation of the EU Audit Directive and Regulation in the UK.  See the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) press release for further details.. https://www.frc.org.uk/News-and-Events/FRC-Press/Press/2015.....


ODCE ‘Quick Guides’ to the Companies Act 2014

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has revised 10 of its ‘Quick Guides’ to company law, updated to reflect the Companies Act 2014.  The revised ‘Quick Guides’ cover a range of topics including the duties and powers of a company, the directors of a company and of the sec.....


Tax tidbits

This week’s Ireland, UK and international tax tidbits. Ireland Revenue is increasing their compliance interventions in relation to Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) and the construction sector in general.  There will be increased interventions in the sector and expect additional aspect querie.....


iXBRL: practical filing updates

Revenue has published confirmation of their position on a number of iXBRL practical filing issues.  These issues include; the requirement for the detailed trading and profit and loss account, the due date for filing iXBRL returns, filings for long accounting periods, and draft financial statem.....


Revenue increased focus on the construction sector

Revenue is increasing their compliance interventions in relation to Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) and the construction sector in general.  Revenue has informed us that there will be increased interventions in the sector and to expect additional aspect queries, profile interviews and audits.&nbs.....


Are you registered under the VAT Mini One Stop Shop?

Did you receive a payment reminder letter from Revenue recently as a supplier of eServices under the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme? If so you should ignore this letter as Revenue subsequently issued a notice that due to a technical error, the information contained in these reminders is incor.....


Consultation on the tax treatment of expenses

We have responded, as a member of CCAB-I, to the Department of Finance consultation on the tax treatment of travel and subsistence expenses.  We focus on the treatment of non-executive directors’ expenses, and ask that commercial and non-commercial bodies be put on the same footing. We expect .....


Diploma in Taxation commences 26 September 2015

Here at Chartered Accountants Ireland, we are into the final stages of our first year of the Diploma in Taxation and getting prepared for our next group to start in September…will you be joining them?  Book your place by this Friday 28 August to avail of your 10% discount.  The Dip.....


Reforming capital taxes

In a feature article for the Sunday Business Post Institute Tax Director Brian Keegan writes on the need to introduce CGT reliefs for entrepreneurs, a call which is backed in the lead editorial of that paper.  Brian writes in the Irish Examiner today on the ways in which tax default is tackled.....


Office of Tax Simplification work scales up

The Summer Budget announced that the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) will be permanently established in Finance Bill 2016. An interim framework document has been published setting out the details of the OTS’ operation until it is put on a statutory basis. The promised terms of reference fo.....


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