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Forum: Budget 2015 20-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
It might have been deserving in the pre-self...

It might have been deserving in the pre-self assessment era but Preliminary Tax now means that income tax is payable on 31 October in respect of current year income, ie before a significant chunk of...
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 20-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By T McGibney
probably??? :eek:

probably??? :eek:
Forum: Askaboutbusiness 20-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By T McGibney
Unless you're previously familiar with the OP's...

Unless you're previously familiar with the OP's situation from other threads is this not all idle speculation?

The date(s) to which they have prepared accounts will determine their...
Forum: Askaboutbusiness 20-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By T McGibney
Not necessarily. Its always the business owner's...

Not necessarily. Its always the business owner's decision but I advise them where possible to stick to 31 December year ends. Simpler, avoids double taxation, and fewer unpleasant surprises on...
Forum: Water metering and charges 17-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By T McGibney
One local GWS connection fee (payable in addition...

One local GWS connection fee (payable in addition to usage charges) is €1,850. Other schemes charge more.
Forum: Water metering and charges 17-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By T McGibney
Are you aware of how much it costs to connect to...

Are you aware of how much it costs to connect to a group water scheme?
Forum: Economic issues 16-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By T McGibney
Mercile attacks Marc Coleman in the book for...

Mercile attacks Marc Coleman in the book for allegedly predicting a "soft landing" to the bubble. His response is here: http://www.marccoleman.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Mercill-debunked1.pdf
Forum: Tax 16-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By T McGibney
My experience with Revenue Securemail has been...

My experience with Revenue Securemail has been overwhelmingly negative.

It is extremely cumbersome and unreliable. Even simple tasks like finding sent items are fraught with difficulty.

I...
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
Are you really sure that is the case? It might be...

Are you really sure that is the case? It might be true of income tax (if you accept the fallacious argument that employer's PRSI is paid by the employee) but its certainly very debatable once VAT &...
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
You keep missing the point that employees don't...

You keep missing the point that employees don't pay employer's PRSI - their employers do.

Why is my definition of low/middle earner any way relevant? The lack of an employee tax credit is a...
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By T McGibney
Repairs - yes. Upgrades - no. It would have...

Repairs - yes. Upgrades - no.

It would have made far more sense to abolish the silly distinction in tax treatment between repair/maintenance & upgrade expenditure.
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
Sorry, I don't see your point? USC for high...

Sorry, I don't see your point? USC for high earners has nothing to do with PRSI. For the record, I care very little about USC rates for high earners, (although an 11% rate sounds ridiculous).
...
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
That is not a justification as employer's PRSI is...

That is not a justification as employer's PRSI is paid by employers not by employees. Employees in respect of whom this charge is paid receive benefits in return, which are not available to...
Forum: Budget 2015 15-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By T McGibney
The opportunity to milk the system may have been...

The opportunity to milk the system may have been a valid point 30 years ago, but now? Hardly - in fact self-employed taxpayers carry a heavy compliance burden (not just in terms of financial cost)...
Forum: Central Bank consultation on mortgage limits 14-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By T McGibney
Pumping the property market with government...

Pumping the property market with government subsidies?

Have we learned anything?
Forum: Tax 14-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By T McGibney
Have you other sources of income (salary etc)?...

Have you other sources of income (salary etc)? You must input these also, and the various tax/usc deductions etc.
Forum: Tax 08-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By T McGibney
They will once they employ you here. Why the...

They will once they employ you here. Why the rules are so, I don't know, I don't write them. But they've been established practice for donkeys years.
Forum: Tax 08-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By T McGibney
Ahem. Your employer needs to register here...

Ahem.

Your employer needs to register here as an employer, deduct taxes from your pay and remit them to Revenue. If they don't, the taxman will cut them to pieces when they find out.
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 07-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By T McGibney
Any advisor who is prepared to stoop as low as...

Any advisor who is prepared to stoop as low as this for a sale has the moral compass of a gerbil and shouldn't be let loose on the public.
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 07-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By T McGibney
There's no difficulty in amending the rental...

There's no difficulty in amending the rental income split if it genuinely reflects changed circumstances. However if this is done in a barefaced attempt to reduce the overall tax bill, it would fall...
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 06-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By T McGibney
Yes, it depends to some extent on the individual...

Yes, it depends to some extent on the individual situation and more particularly the level of customisation of the unit(s).


:cool:
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 06-10-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By T McGibney
My point is that the fitted kitchen, unlike the...

My point is that the fitted kitchen, unlike the roof, chimney or wall, is usually not an integral part of the structure and can normally be removed or replaced at will without affecting the structure...
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 06-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By T McGibney
But people don't casually refer to fitted central...

But people don't casually refer to fitted central heating systems, like they do with fitted kitchens.
Forum: Property investment and tenants' rights 06-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By T McGibney
Bit of a contradiction there?

Bit of a contradiction there?
Forum: Tax 03-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By T McGibney
You've answered your own question. There is...

You've answered your own question.

There is no financial sense in a married couple remaining separately assessed. (It may make sense for other reasons, eg if there is marital discord.)
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