VIES is a system of exchange of certain VAT data between EU Member States to combat fraud and other irregularities. Certain supplies of goods and services to businesses in other EU Member States can be zero-rated for VAT purposes but this comes with an obligation to file a VIES return on a monthly or quarterly basis. […]
PAYE taxpayers are entitled to various tax credits and reliefs depending on their personal circumstances. Many of these credits are already taken into account when you receive your net wages. However, some of these credits and reliefs need to be applied for each year such as relief for medical expenses. […]
Many of you may know that tax relief is granted at source for medical insurance (such as VHI, Quinn and Aviva). This means that the amount you pay your insurance provider has already taken tax relief into account. However, if your employer pays all or part of your medical insurance premium, you may be entitled to tax back. […]
The short answer is, if social welfare payments are your only source of income, probably not. However, if you have other sources of income, such as an occupational pension, it could bring the social welfare payment into the tax net. […]
The relief allows an exemption from Corporation Tax for the first three years of trading provided certain conditions are met. The company must be carrying out a qualifying trade. The value of the relief is based on the Employers PRSI paid by the company up to a maximum of €5,000 per employee and an overall maximum of €40,000. […]
Before you finalise the design of your company stationery and forms, you should ensure that they comply with the Companies Acts 1963 to 2009 and the Tax Acts. […]
In this post, I will outline the circumstances where a business needs to register a business name, how to register the name and what you need to do when you receive your business name registration cert. If a business trades under a business name which is not the registered name of the company or the name of the owner (if a sole trader) then the business name should be registered with CRO. There are separate forms for sole traders, partnerships and companies and specific requirements on the display of the business name. […]
Intrastat is the system for collecting statistics on the movement of goods (not services) between EU member states. The information is used by various government departments, economists and financial institutions. There are two separate Intrastat requirements. All VAT-registered traders must include details of goods to/from EU on the VAT3 return. Larger traders must complete a more detailed monthly return. […]
Thinking of giving up your day job and running your own business? Then you should be aware of the PRSI differences in terms of both rates and entitlements when you move from employment to self-employment.
In general, most companies are required to attach audited accounts to their annual returns under the terms of the Companies Amendment Act, 1986. However, an exemption from audit is available for small companies. This can reduce the administrative burden as well as professional fees.