Archive for September, 2012

Tax Relief for Irish Coeliac Patients

Buying products suitable for coeliacs can be expensive. What some coeliac patients may not know, however, is that they can claim tax relief on the cost of special dietary gluten- free products in Ireland.   To avail of the tax relief, the first thing you...

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Government Zooms in on Film Relief

The Section 481 tax relief, more commonly known as “film relief“, is one of Ireland’s longest running sector-specific tax reliefs and has been in place under various formats since 1984. Created to help promote Ireland as a location for film production, the relief enables production...

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Taxback.com gives away free flight in Australian tax competition

Congratulations to Rebecca Lloyd who was the lucky winner of a free flight in our Australian tax refund competition. We launched the competition to mark the end of the Australian tax year on 30th June. Anyone who applied for their Australian income tax refund was...

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Max the Dog brings joy to Temple Street Hospital, Dublin

A stay in hospital is very difficult for a child to cope with, no matter how short it is. However, children that face long-term stays in hospital can find the time passes particularly slowly. For that reason, we thought it was a lovely idea to...

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Mitt Romney’s remarks in an Irish context

Now that we’ve looked at the UK side, we have taken a look at Irish statistics for comparison purposes. As our previous blog piece states, massaging of statistics can indeed bring interesting results. Ireland saw an increase of 7.3% in net tax and duty receipts...

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Mitt Romney’s Comments in a local context

The media has been full of discussion about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s gaffe last week. For anyone that missed the story, Romney was secretly filmed at a private dinner making some less than diplomatic comments about ‘people who don’t pay income tax in America’....

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UK tax system and the Mitt Romney scandal

Much has been made of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s casual writing off of 47% of the American population as parasites who pay no income tax. Mitt Romney’s gaffe has got taxback.com thinking this morning about the state of affairs in the UK, so we...

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