Standard Life makes the point that Irish taxpayers who fall within the standard rate of income tax and whose payment will exceed the annual capital gains tax allowance would be better advised to select the default income option in this case.    Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Irrespective of postal delays or whatever other reasons give rise to various similar situations, it seems to me that the Standard Life payment is a ca(...)

Standard Life  has undertaken  to write to all of the 4,000 or so shareholders involved and to contact the Revenue Commissioners to explain the background to the confusion

I sent both my wife’s and my own Standard Life payment election form – electing for the capital option – in their supplied “no stamp required” envelop(...)

When a large number of Vodafone shareholders similarly failed to have their preference to receive a windfall payment as capital last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a special provision in his 2015 budget to ensure they would not face a tax bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s tax authorities say they have no choice but to require 4,000 Standard Life shareholders to pay up to €1.3 million of their recent €2.7 milli(...)

Standard Life has about 60,000 shareholders in Ireland, with the average Irish holding being 675 shares. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Four thousand Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been left with a tax bill because letters got lost in the mail.The UK-listed insurer has been (...)

Standard Life: For Vodafone and Computershare, we now read Standard Life and Capita.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Having read your recent articles in The Irish Times relating to Standard Life’s return of value payment, I would appreciate your advice. I chose the c(...)

Interest rates have never been lower, and anyone with a few bob to put aside is paying the price. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s the landscape like for Ireland’s savers?  Not great. Interest rates have never been lower, and anyone with a few bob to put aside i(...)

JLL says 95 per cent of investment transactions in Q1 were for Dublin assets while 93 per cent of total volumes were for offices with retail at 4 per cent and mixed-use at 2 per cent. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

New research from agent JLL suggests the Irish property investment market got off to a solid start this year with almost €1 billion transacted in Q1, (...)

The reason most Standard Life shareholders will put 100 per cent of their return of value towards an assessment of liability for capital gains tax is because most received those shares (including the bonus shares) for nothing.    Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Would you advise transferring savings (which come from earnings in Northern Ireland) to euro to take advantage of the current favourable exchange rate(...)

In relation to the Standard Life return of capital, my situation is a bit different to the one you discussed last week. I am entitled to a return of v(...)

The average Standard Life shareholder has around 675 shares and will have a return of capital of around €675, so capital gains tax should not apply for most. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

I am entitled to a return of value (worth around €400) on Standard Life shares and need to elect whether it is taxed as income or capital gains. I wor(...)