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The Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme allows retail investors to claim tax relief on investments in emerging companies

With deposits unlikely to offer anything but the smallest of returns over the short to medium term, savers remain disappointed with what’s on offer bu(...)

Actuaries also query decision to exclude workers from this obligatory pension saving between the ages of 16 and 23. Photograph: iStock

Mandatory pensions are all about putting people into a position where they do not find themselves financially undermined at the end of their working l(...)

Pensions consultants Mercer have raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings.

* Pensions consultant Mercer has raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings. The company was respo(...)

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Reducing tax relief on pension contributions risks undermining the Government’s strategy to improve coverage and adequacy of income for people in reti(...)

Reforming the amount of tax relief on pension contributions  is unlikely to result in increasing the saving habits of lower paid workers, according to an ESRI report.

* Reforming the amount of tax relief on pension contributions could boost exchequer funds by up to a billion euro annually, with higher earners bearin(...)

More than 6,000 homeowners have availed of the Help to Buy scheme to date. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homeowners at the heart of a Revenue audit into potential abuses of the Help to Buy scheme had exchanged contracts before the tax relief scheme opened(...)

There are specific rules in place to ensure that charities can benefit from tax relief in relation to donated cash, assets and property.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It was reported last month that the chief executive officer of a publicly listed Irish company had donated a block of shares to a charity. Am I correc(...)

The bottom line is that if Revenue suspects you could not afford the costs of nursing homecare from your own resources, they will disallow any tax relief claim on bills they determine were effectively paid by your mother by virtue of money she has given you. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I note your advice back in February last year that there does not appear to be a link between any monies a parent may gift to their children and their(...)

People are allowed to claim tax relief owed from previous years but there is a four-year limit to back-claims.

Taxpayers have been urged not to throw money away as the deadline for claiming tax relief looms. Every year millions of euro in relief, to which Ir(...)

Many people are entitled to claim tax relief on work related expenses, be they uniforms or tools, while others can claim a certain cash amount towards expenses when travelling for work – whether they actually spend the full amount or not

If you work in the PAYE sector, it’s likely that the tax implications of expenses are not something you will have given much consideration to. Clai(...)

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