Author Archives: Colin Comerford

Investing in the Numbers

Bookkeeping. Investing in the numbers.

I want to show you how investing in the numbers can add value to your business. That can make you richer and make everyone happier. Including Revenue. What sparked this idea was a call from my friend Johnny this morning at 8.20. “Well Johnny, what’s up”? “I’ve to tax the van and I need to

Non-Resident Landlord Withholding Tax


A new non-resident landlord withholding tax system or NLWT as Revenue call it. I know this is not the most thrilling news you’ll hear today, but it’s important if you are in this space. We have non-resident clients who we do this work for. The purpose of the blog is to give you an idea

Revenue Risk Reviews

Revenue Risk Reviews. Oh no, I must be in trouble! A Revenue risk review letter hits the ROS inbox on a Friday morning. OMG, that’s the last thing I need, as I am heading off to the match in Galway for the weekend, thinks Mary Boone. But in the back of her mind, she knew

Be Careful with Redundancy Payments

Finger pointing at you

Be careful with redundancy payments. Why? Read on and you’ll find out. Let’s look at some of the issues involved that include Background Taxes at play Tax-free redundancy payments Case for the taxpayer Revenue Query Appeal Commissioner Summary Background To provide some background I’ll introduce you to the main characters. There’s dapper Dan O’Neil and

Having Enough Income in Retirement

Happy Older couple

Having enough income in retirement is a question that we all think about as we get older. But how much is enough? It depends on your standard of living, but most people want to be comfortable. Comfortable, for me, means a decent car, going for a few meals out, and a foreign holiday. Being able

Selling Our Services

a client meeting

I was on a webinar yesterday that got me thinking about selling our services. How do we sell them, as in our sales process, and our perceptions about price, value, and affordability? What does the client expect and what do they think about the service they’ll get? The webinar was about Income Protection and what

Corporation Tax Tips

Tax office - hands out

We are going to look at some Corporation Tax tips to help your company save taxes. Larry Barry owns 100% of an engineering company Barry Can’t Swim Ltd. It arrives at my desk to review the taxes. Larry is a good man to throw a few tax conundrums our way and he certainly didn’t disappoint

Proper Books and Records

Miley Sirus didn’t keep proper books and records. Sure, he only had a modest income and couldn’t afford a professional bookkeeper. Is that last sentence a fact or is it fiction? Let’s explore what Revenue wanted, the money at play, and the result of the case. I will introduce you to Miley Sirus The Appeal

Universal Social Charge

Happy tax consultant with books

The Universal Social Charge [USC] came in after the financial crisis. It was to be a temporary tax and used to bolster the government finances. This was at a time of frequent visits by members of the IMF. But what was temporary has now become permanent. The USC is a tax, plain and simple. There

Tax Tips for Inheritance Tax

Happy older lady

This week I’ll look at some tax tips for Inheritance Tax. Over the last two weeks, we introduced you to the Toners, Timmy the dad, and his wife Fidelma. They have two sons, Gary and Shane who are in college. To recap, Fidelma works part-time as she loves the gym and gets a great buzz