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2013 Finance Act – Part 5 – Irish Tax System

This is a ten-part Worldwide Tax Blog Series on a cross section of amendments in the Irish Tax System and a general overview:

Universal Social Charge – Part 1

The Remittance Basis for Income Tax – Part 2

The Remittance Basis for Capital Gains Tax – Part 3

Taxation of Certain Social Welfare Benefits – Part 4

Mortgage Interest Relief – Part 5

Donations To Approved Bodies – Part 6

Farm Restructuring Relief – Part 7

FATCA – The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – Part 8

Close Company Surcharge – Part 9

Stamp Duty – Part 10



Prior to Finance Act 2013 Mortgage Interest Relief was due to expire at the end of 2012.

Section 9 Finance Act 2013 introduced transitional provisions in relation to mortgage interest relief which allows certain loans taken out in 2013 to be deemed to have been taken out in 2012.  These include: Read more

Submit Your Tax Related Videos To Win The “2013 Tax Video Awards” – TaxConnections

Video is a great way for people to get to know you better and help sell your tax services to prospective clients and business connections. Video enables you to create and share in a way that is not possible in plain text print. Studies show that video in emails increases traffic and client engagement considerably. In fact, you can increase the amount of your emails being opened by another five percent with the knowledge that 96 percent of the video will be viewed.  Your video will also rank higher on the search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo so you definitely want to make the effort to produce video on your tax services.

Creating a video on the tax services you offer is important to building ongoing business relationships. When creating a video, think of ways to present problems you have solved and solutions you have provided to people and organizations. Create a video that people can relate to; create a memorable experience that describes real situations that people find themselves in. You will be remembered for the impressions you make in these videos, so focus on the people who will be watching them. If you offer viewers something of value they will keep coming back to you. Read more