Archive for December, 2011

Tax year ends December 31st in many countries

  December 31st will not only mark New Year’s Eve but will also be the end of the tax year in many countries.  The tax year will end in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg and the USA. So if you waited tables...

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Budget 2012 Analysis: Employer Issues

Budget 2012 introduced several changes that employers will need to be aware of including pension changes and changes to the Redundancy & Insolvency Scheme. In this review, our Irish tax team has outlined the key issues that will affect Irish employers. Universal Social Charge The...

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Budget 2012 Analysis

Read the taxback.com breakdown and analysis of Budget 2012 courtesy of our Irish tax team. To immediately see how you’ve been affected, check out our Budget Calculator. In a break from tradition, Budget 2012 was delivered over 2 days with Part One delivered on Monday...

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And you thought Part 1 of Budget 2012 was bad?

Part 1 of Budget 2012 was ushered in yesterday and it was every bit as sober as predicted with Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin unveiling a whopping €1.4 billion of cuts across a range of services including health, education and social welfare....

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Taxback.com Summary of Budget 2012 (Day 2) Developments

So the much anticipated Budget 2012 is now over. Finance Minister Michael Noonan delivered the second part of the Budget in between plenty of swipes at the previous Government. He opened with the sobering statements that ‘thousands of people are sinking into poverty, emigration has...

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Budget 2012 is finally here

So Budget 2012 Part 1 is scheduled for this afternoon, with a two-day extravaganza instead of the usual one-day affair. In his ‘State of the Nation’ address last night, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the measures that will be outlined in Budget 2012 have been...

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Ireland Budget 2012 (Part 1)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin was handed the Budget baton for today and shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon, he outlined the spending cuts and reform proposals that form the basis of Budget 2012 (Part 1). While Minister Howlin pledged to ensure that ‘the most...

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