Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference in Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Covid and green issues were the issues that grabbed readers’ attention in Budget 2021 as was to be expected with both issues central to this year’s tw(...)

Help to Buy has been one of the very few incentives available to homebuyers over the last few years. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

I’m back in Ireland for the past two years years after spending seven years in the UK. I’m self employed (soletrader). I see on the Help to Buy applic(...)

Families are unlikely to see any substantial changes to their take-home pay come January

After the damp squib that was last year’s Brexit-flavoured budget, it would have been reasonable to expect one sprinkled with more giveaways this time(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: has said liability will be spread over four years, starting in 2022. It will most likely be paid by way of a reduction in tax credits, reducing take-home pay. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Three-quarters of taxpayers believe the Government should waive tax bills that most people never understood they were building up under Covid wage sub(...)

A measure in the July stimulus package provided that companies could warehouse Covid tax debt, deferring payment until their businesses reopened and then availing of reduced interest rates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businesses have been granted more time to pay outstanding tax bills to Revenue at a discounted rate of interest. The decision comes as a spokeswoman(...)

Fair Deal is a system of financial support put in place to help cover the cost of private nursing home care in a State where there is very limited public nursing home provision.

I currently live in my 70-year-old father’s house, and have done with my family for the last five years. He still lives in the property and the house (...)

More than 16,000 employers have registered for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) over the past week

The Revenue Commissioners have clarified the rules under which small business owners can avail of the new employment wage subsidy scheme (EWSS), follo(...)

A capital loss does not expire. You hold on to it and carry it forward until such time as you have made sufficient capital gains on the sale of other assets to fully offset it

I bought an apartment in 1987 which I still live in. In 2000, I bought a holiday home for €90,000 on which I spent about €70,000 on renovations. Durin(...)

Revenue has not clarified how business would demonstrate such a fall-off in business or prove that it was Covid-related. Photograph: iStock

Companies that do not have their tax affairs up to date will not be able to secure Government help to subsidise staff pay under the new Employment Wag(...)

“If you provide a home rent-free for your dependent parents, then, for the purposes of capital gains tax, it is considered to have the same status as your principal private residence.”

I bought a house in 1997, primarily so that my parents could retire and live there rent-free, though it was also my home for a time. After about six (...)

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