Guide to Tax Returns & Self-Assessment in Ireland
Guide to Tax Returns & Self-Assessment in Ireland

Guide to Tax Returns & Self-Assessment in Ireland

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In general, if you earn income outside the PAYE system in Ireland you are required to file a self-assessed tax return for every year you do so. A lot of people may find this confusing or stressful, here is our guide to try and help you understand the deep thoughts of the revenue.

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VAT for Sole Traders

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Sole Traders or Limited Company How does VAT work? Valued Added Tax (VAT) is a tax charged by Irish and other European businesses on the sale of goods and services. VAT is…

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Give yourself a tax refund for Christmas

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As Christmas & New Years approaches, be sure to check your tax credit list twice Unclaimed tax reliefs, allowable expenses and tax credits could save you hundreds and in some…

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Irish Payroll for UK Companies

At SCK Group we specialise in payroll for UK companies operating a subsidiary in Ireland.  In general, the responsibility for processing PAYE, PRSI, USC deductions falls on the UK employer.  However,…

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Self-Employed Tax deadline

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It is proposed in the Finance Bill, (just published but not yet passed), that the deadline for self-employed will be moved a month earlier from 31Oct to 30Sep, each year.…

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Taxing Times – Are you claiming all your tax reliefs?

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Know your entitlements
According to the Revenue Commissioners, there were 1.4 million claims for tax reliefs last year, more than three times the number in 2004 (around 402,000).

There are no hard figures on how much in tax relief goes unclaimed every year, but it is generally assumed to be millions of euro.

Consumer and tax experts say now is a good time to start claiming any tax reliefs due to you.

Over the past couple of years, some reliefs have been abolished, while others have been scaled back. But you can still claim for tax reliefs for any expenditure made as far back as 2006.

This means that you can submit a claim for tax relief relating to expenditure which took place during the tax years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, as long as the claim is submitted before December 31, 2010.
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