Breaches of data protection have recently been in the news.
The data protection rules in Ireland are governed by the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.
The extension of the paper filing deadline for the Local Property Tax to 14 November 2013 is good news. The online filing deadline of 27 November 2013 is unchanged.
See Revenue information
The Annual Report 2012 of the Office of the Ombudsman was published today. "At the publication of her Annual Report, Ms O’Reilly said her Office continued to receive high numbers of complaints in 2012. While there had been a small drop in numbers, from a record 3,727 in 2010 to 3,412 in 2012, the number was still significantly higher than the ten-year average of 2,774."
“The largest number of complaints received involved the Department of Social Protection. Complaints in relation to Local Authorities represented just under a third of complaints and a fifth were in respect of the Health Service Executive (HSE). 11,178 enquiries were dealt with by the Ombudsman’s office in 2012.”
The Department of Education and Skills has issued a new circular for primary and post primary schools on anti-bullying procedures.
The procedures apply to primary and post primary recognised schools.
The circular and the procedures provide guidance on preventing and tackling school based bullying behaviour.
Bullying is defined in the circular “as unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted by an individual or group against another…
Thinking of availing of the Capital Gains Tax relief on property held for 7 years? The property must be acquired by 31 December 2014 (Extended by Budget 2014).
In Finance Act 2012 (section 64 inserting section 604A into the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 as amended (TCA)) a capital gains tax (CGT) relief was introduced for those who purchase property (land and buildings) and hold onto it for 7 years.
The relief is that no CGT is payable…