21 10, 2015

BUDGET SUMMARY 2016 By Noelle O’Connor, O’Donovan Lavin

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The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. on the 13th October 2015 presented his 2016 Budget.  Below I have summarised some of the key points in this Budget which I hope you will find informative. Personal Tax The top rate of income tax remains at 40% and there are no changes to the income [...]

15 10, 2015

Budget 2016

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Some of the key points from this year’s Budget are highlighted below for your convenience: FAMILIES: Families are the main winners from measures in this Budget with free GP care being extended to children under 12.  There is an additional year’s free pre-school childcare and an increase to the Children’s Allowance of €5 per child [...]

13 10, 2015

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE FOR PERSONAL TAX By Mary O’Donoghue, Chartered Tax Advisor at O’Donovan Lavin

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It’s that time of year again, the income tax filing deadline is fast approaching and it’s time to focus on getting your tax affairs in order if you haven’t already done so. This is a brief summary of the main points to note on whether to file an income tax return and the other [...]

30 09, 2015


By | September 30th, 2015|Publications|Comments Off on KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

In our article this week Noelle O’Connor, Director of Business Services discusses inheritance tax saving measures that will help reduce the Capital Acquisitions Tax liability on the death of a relative. The only certainties in this world are death and taxes and inheritance tax combines them both. The current rate of gift/inheritance tax in [...]

29 09, 2015

Autumn Newsletter 2015

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Welcome to the Autumn Edition of the O’Donovan Lavin Quarterly Newsletter. This is our third Newsletter since its successful launch in April 2015. We do hope that you will continue to find the articles informative and helpful. We realise the importance of staying in contact and providing information on topics and subject matters we consider [...]

16 06, 2015


By | June 16th, 2015|Publications|Comments Off on NEW COMPANIES ACT 2014

We have spoken previously about the introduction of the Companies Act 2014 which came into effect on the 1st June 2015. I have decided to mention it again in this week’s article as its introduction seems to be causing some confusion among Company Directors. While it all may seem a little complicated right [...]

27 05, 2015

Benefits in Kind

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Benefits In Kind (BIK) The area of additional benefits or prerequisites, perks for short has been a focal point for revenue for a number of years. It is a topic that like all taxes evolves over time. In a nutshell any benefits received by an employee from their employer is taxable as notional pay [...]

12 05, 2015


By | May 12th, 2015|Publications|Comments Off on VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) AND DEREGISTERING

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a minefield for many people in business and it is something we are asked about by our clients on a regular basis. Most people ask us how they can avoid it!  VAT THRESHOLDS It is not possible to avoid VAT however if your business generates a turnover from the [...]