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Tax Time – Income Tax 2016 Deadline

20th September 2017

  Income Tax Deadline for 2016 Returns – 31 / 10 / 17 Don’t Delay, Contact us today at McMahon & Co Accountants       The Pay and File deadline for self-assessed income tax payers is October 31st. Self-Assessment applies for Income Tax purposes to: Self-employed persons (i.e. people carrying on their own business including…

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Income Tax – ROS Extended Deadline

20th September 2017

ROS Income Tax Extended Deadline – 14 / 11 / 2017 Revenue has confirmed an extension to the Revenue Online Service (ROS) return filing and tax payment date to Tuesday, 14th November 2017 for certain self-assessment Income tax customers and for customers liable to Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT). The extended date applies to customers who…

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More than 120 jobs announced for Dundalk

20th September 2017

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies, to announce the creation of 125 new jobs at Graebel Companies in Dundalk. The announcement was made at the opening of the company’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) financial shared services and operations centre in […]

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Hiring and staff retention top issues for life science firms

20th September 2017

Attracting and retaining talent, as well as reform of the personal tax system, are the biggest challenges facing Ireland’s life sciences sector, according to new research from global executive search firm Accreate. Of the 350 leaders of life science businesses in Ireland that took part in the survey, 84pc said that attracting and retaining talent […]

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Two new towns ‘rent pressure zones’ as costs soar 6.6pc

20th September 2017

Two new towns have been designated rent pressure zones as the average cost rose by 6.6pc in the year to June. The Residential Tenancies Board said that the national average rent stood at €1,017 per month, up €63 from the same period last year. Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3pc in the second three months […]

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Developing Green Finance sector a ‘priority’ for Ireland – Minister

19th September 2017

Brexit should be considered an opportunity for Ireland to establish itself as a leading hub for Green Finance in partnership with Britain, Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, has said. Speaking that a Green Finance dinner at the Irish embassy in London last night Minister D’Arcy said that increased cross-border collaboration can cement […]

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Healthy savings

19th September 2017

If you have private health insurance, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to renew your policy this month, but why not switch instead and save hundreds, if not thousands? The bottom line is that anyone who is on the same plan for two years or more stands to save money, according to health insurance […]

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Don’t fall into the trap of over-insuring

19th September 2017

THE biggest mistake people make with house insurance is over-insuring. That means it’s easy to fix, and switching for a better deal will make it better again. You might think that it doesn’t matter — after all, you’ll get back what you’re insured for, right? Wrong. An insurer is only obliged to pay out the […]

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Making childcare more affordable – Subsidies NOW AVAILABLE

18th September 2017

Subsidies to make childcare more affordable for families: A universal, non-means tested subsidy of up to €1,040 per year for children up to start of the ECCE (free pre-school) programme Supports for families on lower incomes of up to €7,500 per year for children up to 15 years of age What you need to know…

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Almost one quarter of Irish firms will be forced to close if subject to GDPR fines – survey

14th September 2017

Close to one quarter of Irish firms would be forced to pull down their shutters if handed fines for non-compliance to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has stated that her office will use their power, under the impending GDPR, to issue fines of up to €20m or […]

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