European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIG)

An EEIG is a mechanism through which businesses within the EU can engage in cross-border commerce. The creation of the EEIG is an effort to develop economic activity throughout the EU and to create a single market offering conditions similar to those of a national market. It is designed to minimise the legal and fiscal difficulties that natural persons, companies, firms and other bodies face in cooperating across borders. EEIG’s are regulated under SI No. 191 of 1989 – European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989, and SI No. 447 of 2010 European Communities (European […]

Careers – Tax Senior Wanted!

Due to continued expansion we have some exciting opportunities available in our tax department. Tax Senior The role We’re looking for a qualified tax professional with experience in all areas of tax. The role is full-time and will include managing tax compliance, undertaking tax planning exercises and other ad-hoc tax work. Who we are We’re a highly regarded 2-partner professional accountancy and tax firm based in Cork city. We have a diverse client base and provide services to SMEs across all ranges of business sectors. We take great pride in delivering a pro-active, value added service […]

Careers – Tax Trainee Wanted!

Due to continued expansion we have some exciting opportunities available in our tax department. Tax Trainee The role We’re looking for a ‘starting-out-in-tax’ trainee or a part-qualified tax professional with some experience in tax. The role is full-time and will include dealing with various aspects of tax compliance work. Who we are We’re a highly regarded 2-partner professional accountancy and tax firm based in Cork city. We have a diverse client base and provide services to SMEs across all ranges of business sectors. We take great pride in delivering a pro-active, value added service to our […]

DOING CALCULUS WITH ROMAN NUMERALS

Seth Godin recently blogged on doing calculus with Roman numerals. Quick, what’s XIV squared? You can’t do advanced math without the zero. And you can’t write precise prose without a well-developed vocabulary. The magic of the alphabet is that twenty-six letters are all you need to spell every word. The beauty of Lego blocks is that you don’t need very many to build something extraordinary. Imagine how hard it would be to get anything done, though, if you only knew 17 letters. In most fields your work is hindered if you only have a few of […]

A Unique Wedding Gift/Idea!! from Joerg Micansky

Through his  websitehttps://www.uniqueweddingsong.com/our client Joerg Micansky offers to write, produce and record customised songs for couples on their wedding day. He also has a song store with a selection of beautiful songs which he has written for couples to play at their wedding ceremony or reception. Check it out and pass on the link to anyone who you think might like this – I think every bride to be will love it! Joerg writes and produces all the songs at uniqueweddingsong.com together with a team of celebrated lyricists from all over the world. His co-writers include Enda Cullen, […]

New 10 euro notes

This week saw the introduction of a new 10 euro banknote with enhanced security features and a fresher look. Like the new 5 euro note launched last year, the design has several enhancements that should prove much more difficult to forge. The note’s hologram and watermark include a portrait of Europa, the Greek mythological figure whose story inspired the ancient Greeks to use “Europe” as a geographical term. It also has an emerald number which when tilted changes colour from emerald to deep blue. Due to such features the term “Feel, look, and tilt” has been […]

Wedding Congratulations

Congratulations to our colleague and staff member Una Beecher on her upcoming nuptials. Una who has been with Parfrey Murphy since 2002 as our Tax Manager and Consultant is celebrating her wedding to Ross Tobin on Friday, July 25th next and we would like to extend our warmest wishes to them both. Hopefully Una won’t be too late, The sun will shine, the wine will flow and her phone does not ring while she is on honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. PDF

Tips for choosing the right printer for your business

Even though many businesses are increasingly moving to the Cloud to manage and store their data, there is still a need for the majority of office environments to be equipped with a printer. The following are tips for choosing the right printer for your business: 1. Your business is likely to be on a tight budget and every purchase needs to be justified. You can save money by purchasing a device that will be able to perform multiple functions instead of just printing. 2. If your business is looking to cut down on the amount of paper that […]

Chief Executive of Charities Regulatory Authority Appointed

The first Chief Executive of the new Charities Regulatory Authority to be established under the Charities Act of 2009  is to be Ms. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as designated by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, TD. The new Charities Regulatory Authority will have the following functions, as set out in the Charities Act: · increase public trust and confidence in the management and administration of charitable trusts and charitable organisations; · promote compliance by charity trustees with their duties in the control and management of charitable trusts and charitable organisations; · promote the effective use of […]

SEPA Update

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is a means by which electronic payments denominated in euro are to be standardised across Europe. SEPA is operational since 1 February 2014. The Revenue Commissioners have completed the necessary works to process electronic payments within the Single Euro Payments Area. An International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and a Bank Identifier Code (BIC) will now be required to make/receive euro electronic payments i.e. Direct Debits / Credit Transfers. Where customers have already provided bank account details, using sort code and account number, to make tax payments or receive tax refunds, […]

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