The Blog

01 Oct

Introducing Laura Dillon, Head of Taxation

Casey Stephenson Accountants are delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Dillon as Head of Taxation.. Laura holds a BA in Law and Accounting from UL and a Master of Accounting from NUI Galway.  She is an associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an associate of the Irish Tax Institute.  Laura has both practice and industry

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20 Sep

Income Tax Returns

Contractors, landlords, taxi drivers, tutors, consultants, small business owners and proprietary directors, are among those required to file an income tax return.  Filing income tax returns may be frustrating but it’s important to get them right.  Many people find the process confusing and as a result, miss out on tax relief because of simple mistakes.

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23 Aug

Tax Relief on Third Level Fees

The rules governing tax relief on monies paid to colleges are very restrictive and in most cases the relief available is minor. An individual can claim tax relief on fees paid for Third Level courses in respect of any person as long as he or she has paid the qualifying fees. Qualifying fees means tuition

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13 Jul

List of Employees

In advance of PAYE Modernisation, Revenue is requesting all employers submit a List of Employees to Revenue through the online system (ROS). This facility will be made available on a phased basis throughout 2018.  Employers will be notified when it is available to them. In advance of this it is important that employers compile their

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04 Jul

PAYE Modernisation

Revenue are reforming the PAYE system.  The new real time reporting regime will be operational for all employee payments being made from 1 January 2019. The PAYE Modernisation Program will require employers to calculate and report their employees’ pay and deductions as they are being paid. This will make it easier to deduct and pay

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06 Jun

SUSI and Your Income Tax Return

While most people will focus on the 31st October 2018 or their 31st December 2017 Income Tax Return, those intending on applying for a student grant through SUSI will need to prepare their Income Tax information much earlier, as this information will be required as part of the application. The closing date for new applications for the

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30 May


On Friday 25th May 2018 the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) very significantly increases the obligations and responsibilities for organisations and businesses in how they collect, use and protect personal data. At the centre of the new law is the requirement for organisations and businesses to

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26 May

Raising funds for MS Ireland

Staff of Casey Stephenson along with a few friends took part in Optimal Fitness Tralee’s 5k and 10k Corporate Challenge on Friday 25th May 2018.  The event raised funds for MS Ireland, Kerry support services.  Our staff were delighted to support such a good cause. Congrats and well done to all! Picture courtesy of Dermot

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08 May

Tax treatment of income from Short-Term Accommodation

Revenue have published a comprehensive document (eBrief No. 59/18) outlining the tax treatment for income arising from the provision of short-term accommodation. If you provide short term rentals to tourists, guests or visitors where the room or property is available for rent on a regular or frequent basis with a view to making a profit,

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06 Apr

Holiday Home Rental Income

The new tourist season is underway.  If this is your first time providing holiday accommodation then you need to be aware that you need to file a tax return declaring the rental income you earn.  Income tax must be paid on the profit you make on renting out your property and this is calculated by

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