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Budget Briefing 2023

Budget 2023 – The Cost-of-Living Budget The Coalition Government today, 27 September 2022, announced a Budget package of €11 billion which aims to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis and the threat to jobs from the surge in energy costs as well as managing the long-term challenges of housing, health, education, and climate. Budget Package The Budget […]

Commission on Taxation and Welfare Summary of Recommendations

We attach a summary of the principal recommendations of the Commission on Taxation and Welfare.  The Commission did not recommend the introduction of a single wealth tax but instead opted to recommend significant increases in the tax yield from wealth and property.  Although some of the recommendations were dismissed by An Tánaiste, as being from […]

Contractors in the Gig Economy – Court of Appeal Ruling

The Court of Appeal has ruled that delivery drivers for a company operating a Domino’s Pizza franchise should be treated as self-employed rather than employees.  The decision overturned the previous ruling of the High Court.  Consequently, PAYE was not deductible on the payments nor was Employer’s PRSI payable. The agreement between the parties provided that […]

Finance Act 2021

We are pleased to provide our comprehensive commentary on Finance Act 2021 which was signed into law by the President on 21 December 2021.

Budget Briefing 2022

Budget aimed at addressing rising inflation Against a backdrop of €240 billion of borrowings and with forecasted additional tax receipts for 2021 of €5.635 billion, the Coalition Government today, 12 October 2021, announced a Budget with the following limited tax changes: Business Taxes/ Incentives Corporation Tax The Irish corporation tax rate of 12.5% has been […]

Sinn Fein Alternative Budget 2022 – Whatever happens tomorrow taxes are likely to be higher under Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein Budget Proposals Tax Revenue  Remove tax credits on a tapered basis on individual incomes above €100,000 Introduce a 3% solidarity tax on individual incomes above €140,000 Abolish the Special Assignee Relief Programme Introduce a 40% CGT rate on individual incomes above €500,000 Increase CAT rate to 36% & reduce Group A Threshold to […]

Watch List for Possible Tax Changes in Budget 2022

The Tax Strategy Group (TSG) is an interdepartmental committee with membership from leading government departments and the Revenue Commissioners. Its purpose is to provide options for consideration in the context of the budget in the medium and long term. The 2021 TSG papers have been published and although the TSG is not a decision-making body […]

The common tax mistakes all businesses should avoid

Attached is a link to an excellent article written by our colleague Jane O’Hanlon on how a business can keep a clean sheet with the taxman and avoid surprises if the Revenue knock on your door. The article is written in layman terms and aimed at the non tax expert. It is short and well […]