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Is Revenue Watching You?

Owl watching closely

I always feel like somebody’s watching me And I have no privacy (oh no) I always feel like somebody’s watching me Tell me is it just a dream?  Rockwell, Michael Jackson What a gorgeous summer morning out there. Sun and a light breeze but not much heat yet. I must welcome back the Foleys from

There Are Funny Moments Too

Timmy the cat is looking out the window at these metal boxes with wheels whizzing by. Trying to spot his own kind but no joy yet. He’s out with me as the man giving him breakfast is pressing keys on a colourful screen. My ignoring is leading to more affection on his part. I sense

Our Values – What do they mean?

It’s a wet and windy one out there. There’s a flood of water coming down outside. I am expecting to see a family of ducks on the grass and Timmy is hoping I am right. The guy driving the JCB digger up to the shop must be feeling smug. No floods are going to stop

How to choose your accountant

We can’t start this blog without mentioning the Kilkenny Waterford Match this weekend. It should be a cracker with both teams coming in full of confidence. We have an office divided. A virtual office for now! Two staunch Kilkenny fans surrounded by 4 hardy Deise supporters. Our new recruit from South Africa is keen to

Why use Comerford Foley to set up your limited company

We have been running a series of blogs about trading through a company structure. We have outlined some business problems and solutions to those problems. The main solution is the flexibility that a company structure can bring to your business. Read here Last week we looked at the tax pressure of being self-employed. We highlighted

5 Big Problems in my business right now

Many business owners make the annual trip to their accountant with a sense of fear. You don’t know what tax bill you will face and are uncertain if you will have enough funds to pay it. Your accountant will hand you their bill at the same time. Often you don’t get your accounts and taxes

The modern accountant vs. the traditional accountant

It’s a battle for the ages. Like Ali v Frazier, or Federer v Nadal. Just less sweaty. The modern accountant versus the traditional accountant. Who wins? Here we make a case for the former. Ding, ding. Round one. The traditional accountant is someone very much set in their ways. They’re not quite blowing the dust

The best kind of relationship you can have with your accountant

For some business owners, an accountant is someone to be kept at arm’s length. Yes, they’re on a first name basis, but the relationship doesn’t extend beyond formalities, the odd phone call or email, and a tax return. But if that’s your lot, you’re probably not getting your money’s worth. You can in fact have

You Ask, We Answer – “Why do we charge for our first meeting?”

Did you ever wonder why you would be getting charged to go see an Accountant, that you’ve never met before, for the first time? Surely this is just a get to know you meeting……why would I get charged for this? Sets the right tone at the start When you call into your doctor because you

Should I change my Accountant?

‘It’s been great but it’s just not working out. I think we need some time apart.’ We have some news for you. Changing your accountant doesn’t need to be dramatic. Misguided views of loyalty towards an accountant should be avoided if the accountant isn’t doing their job. You change or review (or at least you