Know your consumer rights when buying online

2 quick actions to check if the retailer is in compliance with rules when selling online: 1. Do the terms and conditions specify a 14 day cooling off period? 2. What cancellation procedure is available online (or in hard copy) to cancel the contract and return the product?

My rights to cancel if I buy online


Case Study


Mary is busy running around on her lunch break on Wednesday.  In a store window she spots a blue dress for €75 that she thinks would be perfect for the summer party.  She has no time…

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Selling online - do you have up to date terms and conditions?

Have you updated your terms and conditions for selling online? Have you checked if your business must comply with the enhanced protection rights given to consumers or is your business subject to other rules? These additional protection rules came into force in June 2014.

2 quick actions to check compliance if selling online:


1. Do the terms and conditions specify a 14 day cooling off period?


2. What cancellation procedure is available online (or in hard copy) to cancel the contract and return the product?

Case Study on consumer…

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Stamp Duty Rates 2015 Ireland

Stamp duty is calculated based on the consideration paid for certain transactions that are recorded in a document. Market value may apply in certain circumstances, for example, if there is a gift or unascertainable consideration.

Residential Property

Up to €1,000,000       1%
Excess over €1,000,000 2%


Non Residential Property -  2%


Mixed residential and non residential property

Where a transaction includes both residential and non residential property, the consideration must be apportioned between the…

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2015 Irish gift and inheritance – Capital Acquisition Tax (CAT) rate and tax free thresholds

The Irish gift and inheritance tax free amounts (thresholds) have been reduced and the tax rate has been increased in recent years.

Since 6 December 2012 the Irish gift and inheritance tax (known as capital acquisition tax) lifetime tax free amounts/thresholds (calculated on an aggregated basis for each Group) have been reduced to:

For a Group A beneficiary – child or minor child of a predeceased child and in certain circumstances widowed…

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STARTING A NEW COMPANY AND WANT TO OBTAIN AN INCOME TAX REFUND - SURE

SURE – START UP REFUNDS FOR ENTREPRENEURS. Tax refunds may be available for PAYE income tax paid in the previous 6 years before the year in which you invest in a new start up company that meets the conditions specified for the refund.

This is an incentive for those with PAYE income to start up a new business and become a director and/or employee of the new business.  The business must be established through a company.

The refund available will depend on the amount of capital you invest in the new start-up company.

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