Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Companies Act 2014

A new Companies Act came into effect on June 1st 2015. One of the most significant changes contained in the new act is the fact that if you have a company or are setting one up you only need have one director, previously you needed to have two, although you still require a separate Company […]

It isn’t too early to file a form 11

You can file your 2014 income tax return at any time after the 1st of January 2015. This can be done via an accountant who will likely use ROS (the Revenue Online Service), or you can do it yourself at the website by using PAYE anytime. People often leave their tax returns until the […]

Minister of finance intervention on interest rates

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 7th of July 2015 It seems to be a fait accompli that the banks will drop mortgage rates because the Minister of Finance told them to do so. Thus far talk of any pitfalls are being avoided in the belief that subsidising a certain […]

Basic income

The idea of ‘basic income’ is one in which people have an income that should provide for minimal standards, it isn’t to be confused with welfare, this is something that would ideally replace welfare.