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Claim Income Tax Relief on Fertility Treatment

Claim Income Tax Relief on Fertility Treatment

Claim Income Tax Relief on Fertility Treatment Fertility Treatment is an expensive process in Ireland, and the cost can add to the stress individuals and couples are already facing. Below we have outlined some financial relief that individuals undergoing fertility...

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Tax Relief for Landlords

Tax Relief for Landlords

Tax Relief for Landlords Finance Act 2023 introduced a temporary measure for landlords to avail of tax relief against a proportion of their rental income. This relief will be available for the tax years 2024 to 2027 at 20% resulting in a maximum reduction of the...

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How to Claim the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit

How to Claim the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit

How to Claim the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit The mortgage interest tax credit was introduced in the Finance Act 2023 and applies to the 2023 tax year only. In order to qualify for the mortgage interest tax credit, you must have: An outstanding mortgage balance of...

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Claim Your UK Tax Refund From Ireland

Claim Your UK Tax Refund From Ireland

Have you worked in the UK in the last four tax years? Or are you in the UK at present and about to return to Ireland? Then you could be entitled to a UK tax refund and we can help you to claim this UK tax refund from HMRC.   Who can apply for a UK tax rebate? If...

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Late Income Tax Returns

Late Income Tax Returns

Have you missed the income tax deadline and your tax returns are now late? Dealing with your personal tax affairs, and in particular the income tax filing and payment deadline, can prove stressful. Over the course of the Covid pandemic we are aware that some people...

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Tax advice on becoming an Irish tax resident

Tax advice on becoming an Irish tax resident

Tax advice for Irish Tax Residents Are you concerned that you may have become Irish tax resident ? You will be regarded as resident in Ireland for tax purposes if you spend: 183 days or more here in Ireland Or If the combined number of days you spend here in the...

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Moving from the UK to Ireland and Your Taxes

Moving from the UK to Ireland and Your Taxes

Have you recently moved to Ireland from the UK? Be it Brexit or the green green grass of Irish soil. I have recently received a large amount of calls from individuals making the move from the UK to Ireland.  Many of whom are unaware that they are entitled to a refund...

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Opening an Irish limited company

Opening an Irish limited company

Are you thinking about opening an Irish limited company?  Find out what is involved below. Limited companies prepare accounts for CRO (Company Registration Office) annually which will be more costly than preparing accounts as sole trader. Corporation tax is a tax on a...

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Moving to Ireland And Tax

Moving to Ireland And Tax

Paying Irish Tax You will only be liable to Irish income tax from the date of your arrival provided you were non-resident here in the previous year. You will however receive a full year of credits. In order to get tax credits you must obtain a PPS (Personal Public...

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Become Financially Fit

Become Financially Fit

The M Word, nobody wants to speak about it, yet we can’t live without it. MONEY, yes I’ve said it. Now lets tackle it. First up, how do you improve your financial fitness? How do you become financially fit? Cork Personal Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant, Caroline...

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Preparing a household budget

Preparing a household budget

This is an most important task for any household. Setting aside a couple of uninterrupted hours for yourself and your partner to prepare a monthly household budget is essential. This time will be invaluable whether or not you also seek professional advice. But where...

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Financial Advice for Buying Your First Home

Financial Advice for Buying Your First Home

The most important investment many of us will make is in our home. The cost of mortgage repayments is now similar to rental prices. With rent levels in some parts of Ireland now exceeding those in 2007, a mortgage is a good financial decision. You aren’t at the mercy...

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Should I overpay my monthly mortgage repayments?

Should I overpay my monthly mortgage repayments?

The answer to this right now is YES YES YES if you can afford to. This can’t be done with all mortgages (i.e. if you are on a fixed rate) but where it is possible and your income allows, it can bring real savings. With interest rates on savings at an all time low and...

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Should I switch mortgage providers?

Should I switch mortgage providers?

As one of the largest monthly expenses of most households in Ireland, many people often ask the question; should I switch mortgage providers? The simple answer here is yes, provided you can find a lender willing to allow you to switch. If the loan to value (LTV) is...

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Becoming a parent and your finances

Becoming a parent and your finances

From pre-school childcare to uniforms and music lessons; from cradle to college; it is estimated to cost as much as €150,000 per child. It is a time to reassess your own spending habits, earnings capacity and ability to save on a regular basis. What are you entitled...

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Should I buy an investment property?

Should I buy an investment property?

In general, factors to consider here are the likelihood of an increase in property value and the cost of borrowing. It is also important to bear in mind the tax consequences that arise when you buy an investment property. Ensure you have not overestimated the return...

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COVID 19 Business Survival Guide

COVID 19 Business Survival Guide

The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities. We now know that the virus could have an impact on our lives in Ireland for many months. As the governments response...

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Is your employer paying your medical insurance?

Is your employer paying your medical insurance?

A tax relief I often see forgotten by taxpayers is the one available where you employer is paying your medical insurance on your behalf.  What tax relief is available? Tax relief at source at the standard rate of tax on the gross amount of the subscriptions paid for...

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Three Tax Tips for every family

Three Tax Tips for every family

In this blog our Irish tax adviser looks at three tax tips for every family 1. Are you claiming the correct tax credits? Widowed parents, married couples, single parents, home carers or those with incapacitated children or dependent relatives are all entitled to...

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Love, Marriage and taxes

Love, Marriage and taxes

Money and love can be a dangerous combination. If you and your partner share the same attitude to money, great, however in my experience I have seen that many relationships are blighted by arguments about money and reaching a compromise isn’t always easy. Engaging the...

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Claim tax relief on tuition fees in Ireland

Claim tax relief on tuition fees in Ireland

An individual can claim tax relief on tuition fees in Ireland for certain full-time and part-time undergraduate courses of at least two years duration. What tax relief can be claimed on tuition fees? Tax relief is available at the standard rate of income tax (20%) for...

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What tax credits can be claimed in Ireland?

What tax credits can be claimed in Ireland?

Are you confused about what are tax credits in Ireland or how to claim tax credits? Put simply tax credits benefit each individual by reducing the amount of tax you pay each year. Tax is calculated on gross pay and this tax is then reduced by any tax credits due to...

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West Cork Business Network

West Cork Business Network

The inspiration for West Cork Business Network came from now West Cork based Accountant, Caroline Crowley. Caroline relocated from North London to Clonakilty in 2014 to set up a new business in Bandon. “A few months after arriving back to Irish soil I bought a house...

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How do I claim an income tax refund?

How do I claim an income tax refund?

Are you looking to get income tax back from Ireland? A refund for any income tax year is normally given by repayment / refund after the end of the relevant tax year. You can claim tax relief: Online using Revenue’s online service if you are a PAYE taxpayer. Become...

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The Irish income tax return deadline

The Irish income tax return deadline

Do you have to submit an Irish Income Tax Return? If yes then these are the Irish income tax return deadline dates: The deadline to File a Tax Return in Ireland  is the 31st October following the end of the tax year. For example, the tax return for the period 01.01.21...

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When do I need to register for VAT in Ireland?

When do I need to register for VAT in Ireland?

  If your sales are in excess of €37,500 per year if you provide services, or €75,000 per year if you provide goods, then you will need to register for VAT in Ireland.  Once registered for VAT, the business will add VAT to the sales price of its goods and/or services....

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Capital Gains Tax – A Tax often forgotten

Capital Gains Tax – A Tax often forgotten

Everyone accepts that income tax has to be paid.  However many individuals forget that if they sell something or more subtly if they gift an asset to a connected party that capital gains will need to be paid. Find out some of the answers to your capital gains tax...

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Money Making Tips

Money Making Tips

Some people simply find it embarrassing to talk about money. Perhaps it's down to society’s attitude towards money in Ireland, but we still consider it rude to talk about it. Also there is a lack of education around money as personal finance is still not taught in...

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Preparing your finances for a baby

Preparing your finances for a baby

As any parent will tell you children bring enormous joy AND BILLS. You will need to feed, care, dress and educate them for two decades. The financial needs of young parents in Ireland are simply enormous. So how do you prepare your finances for a baby? Prior to...

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Marriage breakdown and tax

Marriage breakdown and tax

Many separating spouses take legal but not financial advice. It is strongly recommended for both individuals to obtain financial advice regarding the separation. Everything from life cover, income protection, critical illness cover, borrowings and pension plans should...

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The exciting world of pensions

The exciting world of pensions

Pensions...why do I need to bother? The only people who don’t have to worry about retirement planning are those that are so rich that money will never be a problem. For the rest of us, pension planning should be a top priority. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t bought...

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Reduce your taxes on redundancy

Reduce your taxes on redundancy

There are two important points to consider regarding your redundancy payment. Firstly, if you are under 55 and get a redundancy payment of more than €50,000 you will be disqualified from claiming Job seekers Benefit for a specific period. This link for Citizens Advice...

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Claiming Social Welfare in Ireland

Claiming Social Welfare in Ireland

How to claim a social welfare payment in Ireland To claim a social insurance benefit it is normal to have a minimum number of PRSI contributions. These are normally classified as PRSI paid or PRSI credited. There is no charge for PRSI credits but for many benefits...

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Leaving Ireland and Tax

Leaving Ireland and Tax

Tax Refund when Leaving Ireland If you leave Ireland, assuming you have been resident here for tax purposes, you will be taxed on your income up to the date of your departure, though you can offset a full year's tax credits against this income. Depending on when you...

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