Budget 2020: Let’s Talk About VAT

In the sixth of our eight articles leading up to Budget 2020, we discuss VAT. VAT is an EU tax, meaning that all EU Member States must broadly align their rules for VAT within an agreed legal framework that sets out minimum and maximum rates; this ensures that VAT does [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Latest News, News|

Key Employee Engagement Programme – Building Together

In this week’s article, we analyse the Key Employee Engagement Programme also known as the “KEEP scheme.” Historically, gains on exercise of share options would have been subject to income tax for employees at the date of exercise. Given our high marginal income tax rates, the ability to incentivise staff [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Latest News, News|

Budget 2020: Investing in Research & Development

In this week’s article we analysis the Research & Development (“R&D”) tax credit regime and the impact this valuable relief can have on Irish SMEs. R&D credits can provide great cash flow benefit to companies in the SME sector and encourage investment in the employment of highly skilled specialists. The [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Blog, Latest News, News|

From Intern to Manager: Diarmaid Guthrie

Rewind back to the summer of 2012 and Diarmaid Guthrie ACA was on a three-month internship at Baker Tilly, then known as Hughes Blake. The following year, he graduated with a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University and officially joined the firm as a trainee. Today, he [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|Latest News, News|

Entrepreneur Relief: A Lot Done, More To Do

This week, we explore the changes we believe are necessary in Budget 2020 for the Revised Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneur Relief (“Entrepreneur Relief”). Entrepreneur Relief was introduced in Budget 2016. It provided that a 20% rate of CGT applies in respect of chargeable gains on the disposal of “qualifying business [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Latest News, News|

Budget 2020: Let’s Talk About Capital Gains Tax

In the first of our eight articles leading up to Budget 2020, we discuss the tax rate on chargeable gains. A reduction in the Capital Gains Tax ("CGT") rate is probably one of the most keenly anticipated changes in this year’s budget. CGT is charged on gains arising on the [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Latest News, News|

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