Category Archives: Tax Advice

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

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

Tax Efficiency Saves Money

Women working together to save money

We’ll look at some examples of how tax efficiency saves money. Plus, introduce you to the main stars of this blog, the Toners. By claiming everything they can and making a few changes the Toners will save thousands in a tax year. It could be the difference between a holiday in Portugal or a day

Deed of Covenant

Parents and child

What is a Deed of Covenant? A client asked us that question during the week. It’s a question we have on our Income Tax checklist. We send a checklist to clients to fill in before we complete their Income Tax returns. It got me thinking about covenants and the tax benefits for the payer and

Tax Refunds


To give this blog its full title I should call it Tax Refunds and the Millions Left Out There. Hundreds of millions. And it’s your money. Plus, Revenue don’t make it easy for you to get it back. It’s locked away in their secure vault! I’ve had a few different meetings in the last few