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Our Accounting blog with tax tips for 2017 and much more addresses the needs of small business owners, self employed, farmers, sole traders, landlords. Have a topic you would like us to discuss? Simply drop an email to info@moranmcnamara.ie and we will cover it!

Dwelling House Exemption Reform

Dwelling House Exemption Reform

  Interesting article outlining the new rules which make it harder for parents to gift property to their children. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/new-rules-make-it-harder-for-parents-to-gift-property-to-their-children-1.2930760

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Undeclared offshore income – “Tax Amnesty” deadline 1 May 2017

Undeclared offshore income – “Tax Amnesty” deadline 1 May 2017

    The Minister for Finance announced on budget day 2016 that this year’s Finance Bill would tackle offshore tax evasion. Revenue has essentially allowed about six months to the 1 May 2017, an amnesty, if you will, to those with offshore assets to regularise matters before, presumably, an “A chara” letter issues. Like Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken”, a

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Minimum Wage Increase 2017

Minimum Wage Increase 2017

  The Minimum Wage in Ireland increased to €9.25 an hour on 1st January 2017 with lower rates applicable for younger and less experienced workers. Please click on the following link for more information ->> https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/What_You_Should_Know/Wages_and_Methods_of_Payments/#National_Minimum_Wage

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IRISH BUDGET 2017

IRISH BUDGET 2017

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan delivered the first budget of the current coalition government on 11 October 2016. Against a back drop of falling unemployment and steady economic growth, the budget contained few surprises, with the Government adapting a ‘steady as she goes’ approach to its finances. Overall this has been a budget which will leave the majority of people

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Time to Think about Tax Returns – take a stress free approach.

Time to Think about Tax Returns – take a stress free approach.

It is not just the self-employed who must file a tax return. It applies not only to sole traders, the self-employed and farmers but also to those individuals that the Revenue Commissioners deem as ‘Chargeable Persons’.  The tax deadline is fast approaching (on or before October 31st and if filed electronically, the deadline is November 10th). What are the most

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Planning Tips to reduce your Inheritance Tax Bill

Planning Tips to reduce your Inheritance Tax Bill

  Do you have a tax efficient will? Moran McNamara can help you… We understand that no amount of planning can lessen the sense of loss for a loved one, but it can help reduce the associated tax bills. We offer tailored and practical taxation advice to meet your needs and wishes. 5 TIPS to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill 

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Fantastic Opportunity for Part Qualified Accountant – Join our Team!

Fantastic Opportunity for Part Qualified Accountant – Join our Team!

We are currently looking to recruit a Part Qualified Accountant to join our team. This is a very exciting opportunity for anyone who is self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative. Applicants must have minimum of 3 years’ experience in practice and are able to bring financial accounts to completion.Moran McNamara is a progressive accountancy and taxation practice

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IRISH BUDGET 2016 – tax regime changes and more!

IRISH BUDGET 2016 – tax regime changes and more!

This week along with the rest of the country, we watched with  great interest as Minister for Finance Mr Noonan presented Irish Budget 2016 and outlined wide ranging adjustments to the personal tax regime, primarily on focused USC. The minister also announced steps to begin equalising the tax treatment of the self-employed and employees, together with proposals to support entrepreneurship. Find out more about

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Sole Trader or Limited Company – what best for you?

Sole Trader or Limited Company – what best for you?

This is a question we are often asked, Sole Trader or Limited Company – what best for me? The answer very much depends on what your business is as there are some pros and cons for both.The simple table below shows some of the differences between the two. We hope this helps you decide which option might be best for your business.

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Farmers no. 1 Tax Offenders – RTE investigation reveals

Farmers no. 1 Tax Offenders – RTE investigation reveals

A new RTE investigation has revealed that ‪farmers‬ are by far the most numerous ‪‎tax‬ offenders, accounting for more than 10% of all convictions. They were followed by company ‪directors‬ (4.7%), ‪builders‬ (3.5%), building ‪‎contractors‬ (3.2%), ‪‎carpenters‬ (3.1%) and‪ plasterers‬ (2.1%). ‪Roscommon‬ also makes headlines having the highest rate of offenders in the country! The RTE investigation also found that farmers came out

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