All posts by: Liam Burns

Income Tax Submission – 2020 Checklist & Tips

This is your ultimate one page cheat sheet with regard to making your income tax return this year. My name is Liam Burns and I am a chartered tax adviser and accountant and am open for business. Hit the button […]

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Covid-19 Visitation Arrangements for Liam Burns & Co office premises

We hope you are keeping well and safe. These are unprecedented times in Ireland and around the world – our first thought is that our families, friends, colleagues, clients and wider network are as safe as possible. To try to […]

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Are we better off investing in a buy-to-let property personally or through a company?

Effective Tax rates in the long term are normally higher when property is purchased through a company. However, a cash rich trading company has more buying potential than an individual, who would have to withdraw funds (having to pay Income […]

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Mortgage Interest Tax – A Welcome Relief for Landlords in Budget 2019

Once again just like last year the Budget measures were largely well flagged in advance with few surprises except for no increase in carbon tax and (perhaps less of surprise) a hiking of the VAT rate affecting restaurateurs, hoteliers and […]

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Irish Tax Guide to Cryptocurrency Trading & Investing

With the surge in the amount of people now dabbling in the cryptocurrency* market, herewith a guide to the Irish tax implications. These relate to gains and profits on trading and/or investing in the currency type. *Some of the cryptocurrencies, […]

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#Budget18 was trending on Twitter last night but nobody lost sleep

Gone are the days when Budget Day held the Irish nation in its grip. The glorious giveaways of the Celtic Tiger era were followed by the engrossing (albeit gut-wrenching) budgets when our economy fell off a cliff in immediate years […]

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Budget 2017 Highlights: Landlords get a little relief…

Budget 2017 was a well-flagged ‘something for everyone in the audience affair’ but changes in mortgage interest relief for landlords was a relatively welcome, if small, measure. Many of my clients are landlords and contrary to some preconceptions of them […]

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BUDGET 2017 SUBMISSION: Residential Landlords’ Association of Ireland

RLAI SUBMISSION TO GOVERNMENT ON TAXATION ISSUES RELATING TO LANDLORDS To: simon.coveney@oir.ie Cc: michael.noonan@oireachtas.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie Date: 21 September 2016 Dear Ministers, Please find attached Residential Landlords budget submission for the upcoming budget. Background to Submission Increased supply of private rental […]

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The €1.5 BILLION ‘GiveAway’? Budget 2016 analysis

  In an otherwise crowd-pleasing budget, it may have gone unnoticed that €50 million was allocated for 1916 commemorations compared with just €17 million for emergency accommodation for homelessness crisis. Reasonable you think? That aside, I will focus on the […]

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BUDGET 2016: RLAI Submission to Government on Landlord Taxation issues

Supply needs to be increased to cater for the increasing demand for accommodation in Ireland. Encourage new and existing Investors. Background to RLAI submission Residential Landlords Association of Ireland (RLAI) proposes the following recommendations Conclusion We understand that other measures […]

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