Local Property Tax Payment 2020
For those who pay the LPT Local Property Tax in Ireland by Annual Debit Authority the payment is due 21 July. Due to the extensions for payment of the LPT due to COVID-19 this year the payment is being taken on 21 July 2020 instead of the original March date. Please...
Parental Leave Current Entitlement
Parental Leave Current Entitlement The amount of parental leave that an employee can take has been increased from 1 September 2020. This is in additional to the extra leave granted in September 2019. The parental leave has increased to 26 working weeks from 1...
GDPR Your Obligations
The New Year is a good time to review how you are getting on with your General Data Protection Regulation obligations and compliance. Listen back to my slot talking on GDPR on oceanfm in July 2018. Starts after 17 minutes....
GDPR Your Obligations
The New Year is a good time to review how you are getting on with your General Data Protection Regulation obligations and compliance.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas
As we come to what for many has been a very difficult period I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a safe and peaceful Christmas.
Parental Leave Current Entitlement
The amount of parental leave that an employee can take has been increased from 1 September 2020. This is in additional to the extra leave granted in September 2019.
Local Property Tax Payment 2020
For those who pay the LPT Local Property Tax in Ireland by Annual Debit Authority the payment is due 21 July.
It is always appreciated when you go to the trouble to provide me with feedback on my training workshops and seminars.
Return to Work Safely Protocol. Health and safety compliance FREE TEMPLATES
As businesses make plans to comply with the new protocol the Health and Safety Authority continue to provide guidance and FREE TEMPLATES. Further guidance now issued 26.6.2020 from Enterprise Ireland.
Questions on direct marketing or cookies
If you have started or increased doing direct marketing you ma.y have some questions on the rules you need to comply with.
Return to Work Safely Protocol and health and safety compliance
A mandatory protocol has been issued that must be followed by all businesses in Ireland. Health and safety obligations should be the forefront for everyone at this time.
It is time to get your cookies compliant in Ireland
Is your cookie banner, popup or slider compliant?
In Ireland you have until 5 October 2020 to get compliant for your website or app or internet of things device. After this date the regulator may take enforcement action.
There are a number of business supports being rolled out to support business at this time.
Are your terms and conditions for selling online in compliance with consumer law?
Have you checked if your business must comply with the protection rights given to consumers or is your business subject to other rules?
Do you provide the minimum information that you have to give a customer before they agree to pay for your product?
2020 Irish gift and inheritance. Capital Acquisition Tax (CAT) rate and tax free thresholds
The Irish gift and inheritance tax free amounts (thresholds) have remained constant in recent years except for the child category (A) and the tax rate has remained at 33%.
Short time working
Support is available to employees if they have sufficient PRSI paid.
Do not forget your data protection GDPR obligations if remote working or working away from your normal place of work.
I am available to assist you as I am working remotely
What to do if you are temporarily laid off or put on short time working
In the current COVID 19 situation unfortunately some individuals may be laid off temporarily or put on short time working by their employer.
Appoint an agent to collect social welfare payments
There are facilitates in place to helo you if you cannot go to the post office to coolect your pension or social welfare payment
Remember to follow official guidelines when dealing with COVID 19.
LPT Single Payment March deadline extended to May 2020
For those who pay the Local Property Tax by single payment the payment deadline is 21 March 2020. Now extended 21 May 2020.
Minimum Wage increase in Ireland from 1 February 2020
The Minimum Wage is euro 10.10 from 1 February 2020.
If I disclaim do my children inherit instead?
The law and the specific facts should always be double checked if you are thinking of disclaiming a benefit. The rules might surprise you. It should not be assumed that your children will inherit if you disclaim.
The end of a year and a decade too. A time for reflection. Also a time for planning and looking forward.
Register of beneficial ownership of all Irish companies
Did you know that for transparency purposes all Irish companies must maintain a register of the beneficial owners of the company so that individuals who control all companies can be identified?
Income Tax Pay and File issues 2019
The pay and file online system ROS has been encountering issues presumably due to the volume of last minute filings.
Extended Parental Leave applies from September 2019
The legislation to provide for the additional parental leave has been signed so that the new parental leave period starts from 1 September 2019.
Register of Beneficial Ownership for Irish Companies
There is now an obligation to provide details of the beneficial owners of a company to the Irish Companies Registration Office.
Something special happens when you get a group of people together in a room.
A little bit about me
Thank you to Donegalwoman.ie for the recent profile article about my upcoming speaking event in Donegal
Employment Law rules change in March 2019
Additional Employment Law rules apply since March 2019. What does this mean for your business?
About me – a past article feature
This press article popped up today and gives an insight about me, what motivates me and my work.
Local Property Tax payment due 21 March 2019
If you pay your Local Property Tax by the once off single annual payment then the payment date is 21 March 2019
Is GDPR stopping you from sending that email?
We are all pausing before we hit the send button since the arrival of GDPR and the large fines. We are all worried about getting it wrong.
Refresher training for Employment Law and GDPR updates
In light of recent case law which continues to highlight deficiencies in how employers apply the law and treat employees I am delighted to provide training.
Welcome to 2019
Congratulations on surviving 2018 and all of its uncertainty.
Take time at the start of 2019 to celebrate all of your successes in 2018.
Secondary liability for inheritance tax?
Can a personal representative have secondary liability for inheritance tax in Ireland? Yes if there are non-resident beneficiaries obtaining benefits.
Taxation matters that arise when a person dies
On death a number of taxation matters have to be dealt with by the person taking care of the affairs of the deceased person.
Did you suffer damage during the recent storm? Does your insurance cover you?
Does your insurance cover your loss and damage?
The sole purpose of taking out an insurance policy is to protect yourself against an insured event such as a fire, a burst pipe, a chimney fire, storm damage or a flood.
Taxation of short term guest accommodation including AirBnB
Taxation in the form of income tax should always be considered when looking at the net benefits in letting out property in short term arrangements.
Farm Consolidation Relief at the 1% rate of stamp duty has commenced
The changes to the farm consolidation relief on the sale and purchase of agricultural land that were announced in Finance Act 2017 commence on 1 August 2018.
Stamp Duty exemption for farmers on certain leases
A stamp duty exemption for farmers on the lease of agricultural land for farming use has commenced. The stamp duty exemption that applies for a lease of farm land for a period of 6 to 35 years has finally commenced. The exemption commenced on 1 July 2018.
CGT Payment Deadlines 2018
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) arising on property transactions and asset disposals in 2018 has two deadlines.
Capital Gains Tax relief on property held for 4 years
Are you eligible to avail of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief on property held for 4 years? How can you check?
Some guidance and practical tips on GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation came into law on 25 May 2018 and I gave some tips on how you can implement it into your business.
Some initial questions arising about data protection on the General Data Protection Regulation becoming law on 25 May 2018
GDPR implications if you have employees
The General Data Protection Regulation impacts on the personal data you hold on employees. Many have overlooked this and just focused on the customer and writing a privacy notice for them.
Do you need to have a data processing agreement to comply with GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation makes it clear that if you use a data processor you must have a written arrangement with the data processor.
GDPR Clinics over the summer
Delighted to be asked to deliver some General Data Protection Regulation GDPR data protection clinics in Sligo during the summer of 2018.