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What Is A Whistle-Blower

 
What Is A Whistle Blower

A whistle-blower may be defined as a person who alleges misconduct, dishonesty or illegal activity occurring in an organisation. The whistle-blower may be a current or past employee and their allegations may be in connection with current or past actions. 

Practical VAT Update (ROI) – Part 2

 
Practical VAT Update (ROI) – Part 2

This blog is a follow on from a previous post on the “Practical VAT Update - Ireland” and it is advisable that this is read in conjunction with the earlier blog.

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Foreign Investment in Irish Property – The Road to Recovery

 
Foreign Investment in Irish Property – The Road to Recovery

On 11 February 2014 Donald Trump Snr announced that his firm had purchased Doonbeg Lodge and Golf Resort in Co. Clare for circa €15m. The acquisition was completed less than one month after the appointment of Receivers.

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 – An Overview

 
The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 – An Overview

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 (the “Act”) was signed into law on 26 December 2012. The Act introduces reforms to the Bankruptcy Act 1988, which has been widely criticised as being draconian and outdated.

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The CGT 7 Year Relief

 
The CGT 7 Year Relief

Ireland’s favourable Capital Gains Tax seven year relief (“the CGT Relief”) was originally introduced in the Finance Act 2012 and applied to land and buildings purchased up to 31 December 2013. The Finance (No. 2) Bill 2013 proposes to extend the CGT Relief to include purchases of land and buildings up to 31 December 2014.  

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Credit Control Policy & Procedures Explained

 
Credit Control Policy

"Credit policy" consists of guidelines which a company uses to decide whether or not it will do business with a particular customer.

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Changes To Irish Corporate Tax Residence

 
Brian Frawley   Changes To Irish Corporate Tax Residence

As set out by Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan in the publication of Ireland’s International Tax Strategy, which formed part of Budget 2014, it is Ireland’s intention to review its Irish tax residence rules to ensure that a company can no longer be regarded as “stateless” in terms of its tax residence.  

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Practical VAT Update - Ireland

 
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VAT is a very important source of funds for the Irish government. In the last few years, there have been significant increases in various tax categories including VAT (21% to 23%). The current emphasis is to increase collection by closing tax loopholes, imposing penalties for non-compliance and improving efficiency (through electronic services) to reduce the cost of tax collection.

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Credit Terms - How To Make Them Effective

 
Credit Terms - How To Make Them Effective

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and that is why credit control functions are an integral part of many successful businesses. One of the main requirements for successful credit control functions involves having effective credit terms.

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Ireland’s Double Tax Treaty Arrangements Continue To Grow

 
Ireland’s Double Tax Treaty Arrangements Continue To Grow

Ireland’s network of treaties to eliminate and minimise double taxation continues to grow.

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