Driving Your Business into the Black

Employ Your Children

ShareIt is my experience, and that of my fellow accountant colleagues, that where a family run a business that everybody is involved. The parents and the children. Through innocence, many if not most business owners pay their kids for working out of their own taxed drawings. This is completely unnecessary and not good for the […]

Tax & Being Self Employed. Everything You Need To Know

ShareSelf-Employed – The Advantages Being self-employed means you are carrying on your own business rather than working for an employer. With this there are many advantages and disadvantages. From a financial view point the primary advantage of being self-employed is that you are given greater flexibility in the expenses you can claim for tax purposes. […]

Low Pay Does Not Have To Be Low Pay!! Employees Need To Know Where To Look For The FIS

ShareFamily Income Supplement (FIS)     This is a weekly tax free payment for families (including lone parents) at work with low pay. The family income supplement is 60% of the difference between the weekly income and the income limit set by the Department of Social Protection (one child €506 per week, two children €602 […]

During the Day Work To Pay The Bills. On Weekends Work Part Time On Your Fortune & Let The Government Help You!! Part Time Job Incentive Scheme.

SharePart Time Job Incentive Scheme This is another great incentive for the long term unemployed (for at least 15 months) who take up a part time job (less than 24 hours a week). It involves a weekly allowance of €119 per week (single) or €193.90 per week (increase for a qualified adult). This allowance is […]

Company Directors Wake Up Call

ShareCompany Directors, like all self employed people pay more tax than the employed. “Being self employed is 1 short step from unemployed. “

Disabled does not mean “Unable”. the government rewards Disability Friendly Businesses, Big Time

Share Workplace Supports for Employees with Disabilities Being a disability friendly employer has many benefits. There are many schemes available that supports you, the employer, when considering/hiring a disabled individual. For example:   • Employ Ability Service – This is employment assistance starting with the hiring process and support throughout the employment for both parties. […]

The Government Wants To Subsidize Your Wage Costs. Let Them!!!

ShareJobs Plus   Jobs Plus is an employer incentive scheme when offering full time employment to the long term unemployed.   There are two levels of incentive, paid monthly in arrears over a two year period: 1. €7,500 for recruiting a 12 month unemployed individual (that is €312.50 per month towards wage cost) 2. €10,000 for recruiting a […]

Training Grants to Employers and Business Owners , also known as JobBridge

Share   Hiring someone on full time and training them costs a lot of money.  This isn’t just the money paid out, it is the time taken away from other team members in your business to do the actual training and monitor its success.  The Jobbridge scheme pays a trainee directly and allows you allocate […]

Just Hired a New Employee? – How to Get off to the right start

Share     Ok, so you have gone through the arduous task of placing your job advert, sifting through CV’s, selecting people for interviews, de-selecting people, having second interviews, checking references and finally the start day arrives and the new team member is thrown in at the deep end and left to fend for themselves… Seems […]

Linkedin: How To Create a Profile That Will Get You New Business.

Share  These days, in business circles, I have found that Linkedin is where people are looking for employees and businesses to work with. The statistics speak for themselves “94% of recruiters use, or plan to use Linkedin to vet candidates.” (source: Jobvite)   However, shockingly, over 50% of who we deal with have a very […]

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