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Loans to Builders

Loans to Builders

HBFI (Home Building Finance Ireland) is a private company formed under the Companies Act 2014 and the Home Building Finance Ireland Act 2018. HBFI is wholly owned by the Minister for Finance and has been established for the purpose of funding the construction of new...

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Self-Administered Pension Scheme Investors

Self-Administered Pension Scheme Investors

Upcoming changes proposed by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection due to the need for Ireland to transpose the European IORPS II Directive into law will inevitably have discouraging and restrictive consequences for members of Small...

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Benefit in Kind – Vouchers & Subscriptions

Benefit in Kind – Vouchers & Subscriptions

All Benefits in Kind (“BIK”) are subject to PAYE, PRSI and USC, and taxed as notional pay. They are taxable when the benefit is provided or when the payment is made. Where the benefit provided to the employee does not exceed €500 in value, there is no BIK, the amount...

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Benefit in Kind – Vehicles

Benefit in Kind – Vehicles

All Benefits in Kind (“BIK”) are subject to PAYE, PRSI and USC, and taxed as notional pay. They are taxable when the benefit is provided or when the payment is made. Where the benefit provided to the employee does not exceed €500 in value, there is no BIK, the amount...

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Employer Protection for the Christmas Party Season

Employer Protection for the Christmas Party Season

As the festive season approaches it brings with it a new search for the best venue for your Christmas party. While this is a time to make employees feel appreciated and celebrate another year of hard work, it does not always come to pass without challenges. If you are...

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Taxation and Home Tuition Grant Scheme

Taxation and Home Tuition Grant Scheme

The purpose of this Home Tuition Grant Scheme is to provide funding towards the provision of a compensatory educational service for children who, for a number of specific reasons, are unable to attend school. However, it should also be noted that the Home Tuition...

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The Finance Bill 2018

The Finance Bill 2018

At time of writing (mid-November),Minister Donohoe has delivered his second Budget speech and the 2018 Finance Bill has just passed Committee Stage. A very brief outline of changes to date (under summary headings) is: PERSONAL/EMPLOYEE TAXES An increase of €750 in the...

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Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan

A Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is a new Government backed mortgage for first time buyers. It has been available nationwide from all local authorities from 1st February 2018. You can borrow up to 90% of the market value of the property. Maximum market values of the...

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