Archive for September, 2011

Lucky Leo wins free flight competition!

Congratulations to Léo Aubry from Villers Aux Vents in France! Leo won the September free flight competition! Anyone who applied for an Australian tax refund in September was entered into a draw for free flights to any where in the world worth $1500. The Frenchman...

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Smiling faces and shiny new laces!

Under the stewardship of Joe Healy taxback.com took part in the Special Olympics “Wear the Laces” campaign. The campaign saw taxback.com staff in Kilkenny, Dublin Varna and Sydney donning the laces for the day on Friday  September 23rd. Being the creative bunch taxback.com staff are...

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Take Charge of the Universal Social Charge

The Universal Social Charge or USC came into being in January of this year and received as cool a reception from employers and employees as the ice that gripped the country during that time. A tax that replaced both the income and the health levy,...

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Average Irish Medical Expense Refund Over €250!

Medical costs are one of the most likely expenses which can be utilised by people in order to claim a tax refund in Ireland. Previous to 2009 you were entitled to claim tax relief in respect of these costs at the highest rate of tax...

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‘Phishing’ Emails on the Rise in the UK and Australia

It has been brought to our attention that some people in the UK and Australia have received fraudulent emails claiming to come from HMRC and the Australian Tax Office (ATO). These emails advise the recipients that they are due a tax refund. The recipients are...

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Experience is the name we give to our mistakes

As you may recall, last December, the taxman announced that he intended to review 50,000 SMEs annually over the next 4 years with the hope of recovering underpaid tax and the loftier ideal of installing a more prudent approach to record keeping amongst the nations’ smaller business enterprises. The initial briefing...

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Don’t drag your heels over your tax affairs

“ I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.” – Woody Allen  Cheat HMRC? Consider this: £3,558: The amount of tax evaded. £707,200: The penalty First things first; yes those...

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