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Dentist Discounts for the Self Employed

ShareUp until now, the self employed paid less PRSI and more tax than their employees, and received nothing for it. No redundancy, dole or health benefits. You can’t afford to be off sick! With the bank crash leaving many Employers destitute, a realisation has arrived, that this situation needed to be equalised. There is now […]

Keeping the Employees You Want To Keep

ShareIn these bank crash times (aren’t they all), with your longer term employees that you have invested a lot of money and training into,consider this. To cement that investment, it might be worth offering a pension deal to them. The hassle of replacing an employee that makes you money can be a killer. Remember to […]

Remember the NPPR: Income Tax Refund for Landlords, but you must apply

ShareDuring the bank collapse, every 1 bed, 2 bed , 3 bed etc dwelling was told to pay the County Councils a €200 charge on rental or holiday homes. (but not mobile homes). If you didn’t, the charges and fines were massive. The charge was eventually abolished and replaced by the property tax, but worst […]

If you don’t have health insurance, get Life Insurance, you will need it!

ShareYou won’t read this headline on any windows, or election posters. You will hear it said in a lot of homes where people have had a serious issue needing long term medical care. In short, to get into the Irish medical system for tests and hopefully cure, it is those with health insurance are most […]

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. […]

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. “

How to get your bank charges lower right now

ShareYear in year out, I always have a small group of clients who moan about bank charges.  Even when we point out ways to reduce them, they aren’t motivated to do the work to bring them down.  However the opportunity is there again now for any new business that is set up within the last 3 […]

Buy a GPS: Tax Free Mileage Expenses have been updated

ShareTax Free Mileage expenses have new conditions to watch out for. Buy A GPS. The distance requirements provide that: An overnight allowance which covers a period of up to 24 hours from the time of departure, as well as any further period not exceeding 5 hours, will only be payable free of tax in respect […]

Reserve Your Seat at Cork & Athlone Seafarer Tax Open Day 2015

Share“Free and Open 1 Hour Presentation by Kevin Barry www.barryaccountants.ie on the seafarer tax issues for persons working in the Offshore Marine or Sea Farer Industry to be aware of. The 8 items Every Irish Seafarer Must Know Records to always keep Resident Seafarer versus Non Resident Seafarer Mortgage Issues Married versus Single Considerations The […]

4 Ways to Cut Your VAT Bill Today

ShareAccommodation: Every successful business person I know goes out and meets their clients. Often this would necessitate a weekend away, a trip away or just an event where everyone gets around the table to discuss the next twelve months, eighteen months, union issues. Effectively, these are important meetings they are effectively conferences. The vat legislation […]

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