News & Updates

Temporary Retrospective Changes to BIK on Vehicles

Yesterday the government announced temporary retrospective changes to how Benefit-in-Kind (“BIK”) is charged on company cars and vans.  The change comes further to the backlash the government received as people faced BIK increases in their tax liability associated with the change in the BIK rules to one based on the CO2 emissions of the cars. The change […]

Residential Zoned Land Tax –
3% Annual Tax on the Market Value of a Site

The government’s Housing for All Plan contained a proposal to introduce a new tax in order to incentivise the development of land that is serviced and zoned for residential use or mixed use to facilitate the increase of new housing supply. This tax was subsequently enacted and is known as the Residential Zoned Land Tax […]

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. This decision is being appealed to the […]

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 […]

ESRI Report on Options for Raising Tax Revenues in Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) recently published a paper which outlines various options to increase future tax revenues and the economic and social impact of each policy.

Revenue Guidance-Covid 19 and Tax Residency

Revenue Guidance-Covid 19 and Tax Residency, cross border relief, SARP and PAYE Exclusion Orders.  Click here to download…..

PMQ Covid-19

Covid-19 In line with Government guidelines, the PMQ team are encouraged to work remotely. We will be doing our part to stop the spread of Covid-19 while keeping operations going and providing the same level of service to all our clients. Thanks to our IT infrastructure, we can all work remotely and provide the same level of client service. Although […]

Brian Purcell Sky News Interview

Former CPA Ireland President Brian Purcell, interviewed by Sky News on the topic of pre-election taxation analysis for business's in Ireland 

Summary of Sinn Fein’s Tax Proposals

Some say Sinn Féin’s tax proposals are radical….others unsustainable.  Have a read for yourselves.

Tax Relief for Sportspersons on Retirement

When a sportsperson retires they may be entitled to a tax refund. The refund is calculated by granting a 40% tax deduction against qualifying income for any 10 of the previous 15 years. For example, a sportsperson who earned €100,000 per annum in each of the previous 15 years could be entitled to a tax […]

Revenue delay increase in VAT rate on food supplements

On 27 December 2018, Revenue issued an eBrief advising of a change in Revenue practice on the VAT rate applicable on sales of certain food supplements.  The eBrief advised the VAT rate was to be increased to 23% from 0% with effect from 1 March 2019, effectively withdrawing a concession that had been long standing.  […]

Bank of Ireland Seminar on Tax and Property

Brian Purcell was delighted to speak at the Bank of Ireland Seminar on Tax and Property at the RDS 16 May 2018