How to Retire and Smoothly Exit Your Business

More than likely your business is highly dependent on you. Perhaps it’s your skills or your drive and ambition that make your business a success. But now you’re coming up to retirement age or maybe you’re thinking of leaving the business for different reasons. How can you smoothly exit your business? The answer is to plan carefully. This is often called succession planning. What is succession planning? It’s a plan to determine and develop the person(s) who will take over from you in running the business. What are your options? Your options can usually be boiled […]

What Does Brexit Mean For Your Business?

In the wake of the UK’s EU referendum results there is a large degree of worry and uncertainty about Brexit. If you have trading links with the UK you may be wondering how you will be affected. Further complicating matters is that although the UK have not given their 2-year notice at the time of writing – and so nothing has actually changed yet – worry has spread through investors and created volatility in the various markets. The important thing is to put aside any political views that you have. Rather, view this as simply another […]

What You Need to Know If You’re Overseas and Thinking of Forming a Company in Ireland?

The economy in Ireland is recovering well from the 2008 crash. And as a result, Ireland is attracting significant foreign investment. If you’re overseas and thinking of forming a company in Ireland, what do you need to know? Getting a registered office address You can go through the legal process of setting up a company in Ireland from anywhere in the world provided that you can supply a registered office address in Ireland. The registered office address is the legal address for the company. Many company formation specialists can provide a temporary registered office address to […]

Tax Refunds to Be Made Electronically

Revenue recently announced that they will only be using electronic payment methods to make tax refunds. They have already been doing this in the case of Corporation Tax and VAT, but this is now being expanded to the following areas: Income Tax Employers PAYE/PRSI Relevant Contracts Tax Customs & Excise Duties Vehicle Registration Tax Capital Gains Tax Excise Licence Capital Acquisitions Tax Professional Services Withholding Tax Environmental Levy Dividend Withholding Tax Betting Duty The change is in line with the Tax Returns and Payments (Mandatory Electronic Repayment) Regulations 2016. These regulations stipulate that after 3 May […]

How to get a PPS number

If you have a job offer or are thinking of moving to Ireland to work you’ll soon become aware of the importance of having a PPS number. The tax system in Ireland works by taxing your entire income at particular rates. You need to apply for credits that will reduce the amount of tax deducted. To do this, when you start your first job in Ireland you’ll need to complete and sign a Form 12A (available from revenue.ie). But, in order to have the form accepted by Revenue you’ll need to have a PPS number. A […]

Business Management – A Fundamental Strategy for Improving Your Cashflow

Holding cash is much like trying to hold sand. It keeps pouring through your fingers and the tighter you try to hold it the less you manage to keep. However, when it comes to cash if you’re alert to ways that you manage the flow of it in your business then you can certainly improve the situation. A fundamental strategy that will help you to do this is to… Measure Your Cash Needs If you’re going to improve cashflow then you need to know how cash is flowing through your business. The only way you can […]

Business Management – Accounting In The Cloud

Over recent years as internet speeds and reliability have increased, we’ve all seen a big move towards storing things in the ‘cloud’. Music cloud Think about music. Now instead of buying music in a physical format and building up a collection over time, we pay a monthly fee and stream our music from a supplier. Why? Because it’s more convenient and we get immediate access to a vast library of music that we can access any time from our phone, tablet and computer. Video cloud Or what about video and television? Now we can subscribe to […]

Are You Targeting Your Market?

Where do your customers come from? Do you know? Often it can seem quite random. The nature of running a business is such that you will go through periods of feast and famine. In a bid to try and beat the ups and downs most will try to be all things to all men. The thinking is that if you spread your net far and wide you stand the best chance of catching a prospect somewhere. But is there a problem with doing that? Yes, the problem is that this approach requires a lot of patience. […]

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 […]

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