IFA Meet Revenue Commissioners on VAT Refund Issue

IFA President Francie Gorman led a delegation to meet the Revenue Commissioners this week on the issue of VAT rebates to farmers who have carried out essential works on their farms. Under VAT 58 rules, farmers who aren’t registered for VAT, can reclaim VAT on certain capital expenditure items. Issues have arisen in recent months […]

EY reacts to Budget 2023: Sustainability, Economic Impact, Housing, R&D, VAT and Small Benefits Exemption

Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland: “Between addressing the immediate and critical needs generated by the trilemma facing Irish business and individuals (energy, inflation, supply chains), and also maintaining a focus and momentum for positive climate action and sustainability – Budget 2023, more than most in the past, had to get the balance right […]

Reduced VAT Rate Results In New Jobs In Laois

In Q1 2018 alone, 171,700 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector and the total gross annual wage paid to those workers was €3.98 billion. In Q1 2018, it is estimated that 3,058 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector in County Laois. Total employment in the Accommodation and […]

Jump In Jobs In Hotels And Restaurants

Jobs for chefs, hotel workers and restaurant staff are up according to the latest IrishJobs.ie Jobs Index. IrishJobs.ie, Ireland’s number one recruitment website, recorded a 22% year on year increase in vacancies in the hotel and catering sector, with fierce competition within the industry to recruit experienced chefs.   The sector’s 9% tourism VAT rate, […]

Revenue Offers Some Timely Advice To Shoppers

In the busy run up to Christmas, Revenue is advising shoppers to be wary. Some deals really are just too good to be true, and what looks like an attractive offer can ultimately be an expensive or even a dangerous, mistake. The important things to remember are: Online Shopping has Tax and Duty Implications Whether […]

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because […]

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