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In planning revisions to a tax system, the government has much more responsibility than balancing of the books and complying with euro-zone requirements

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward,” asserted John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential eco(...)

Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work on top of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral three months after a major fire. Photograph: Getty Images

French authorities are under growing pressure over possible health risks from the Notre Dame cathedral fire after an environmental group filed a lawsu(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of, overall winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Increasing the lifetime limit on the relief offered to entrepreneurs selling their businesses to €15 million could cost the exchequer €84 million in t(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)

“I bought some UK shares some years ago, now worth €600,000, that cost me about €300,000.” Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

I bought some UK shares some years ago, now worth €600,000, that cost me about €300,000. If I leave them undisturbed, would my estate be charged CGT (...)

As a general rule, you are not allowed do anything to artificially inflate a capital loss. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Back in 2006, when the exchange rate was about 68p to the euro, I purchased an apartment in Manchester with a sterling mortgage for £141,750. The 10 p(...)

If the house with the loss was your family home, you cannot offset the loss now or at any future time.

I bought a house in 2005 for €238,000 and am in the process of selling it for €215,000. I will not pay capital gains tax (CGT) as I am not making anyt(...)

Modernisation would generally be allowed against capital gains but, in the absence of receipts, I think you’ll find it hard to persuade Revenue. Photograph: iStock

I purchased a house in 1987 for IR£27,500 and lived in it myself until 1992. I then rented it until last year and the sale has been finalised this wee(...)

Any gift of a share in the property would count towards the lifetime limit of tax-free gifts and inheritances.

I have a query regarding a jointly-owned property with my sister. We bought it in 2008 for €390,000, and are joint tenants. My sister has pretty muc(...)

Investing in post-Brexit UK: price growth has been   muted   in London lately and values may  be flat, or slightly down, this year, according to Knight Frank. Illustration: Irish Times premedia/Getty

Thousands of Irish investors rushed into the UK market in the years leading up to the boom, attracted by better rental yields and a chance for diversi(...)

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