Taxation – compliance and planning

We provide a wide range of services from routine tax compliance work to innovative tax planning
solutions for individuals and corporates. Our aim is to ensure our clients remain tax compliant while
minimising tax exposures by utilising tax reliefs and shelters where applicable.

Our compliance and planning services include:

  • Corporation Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • VAT
  • Relevant Contract Tax

Corporation Tax

Companies are required to complete a number of tax returns on time. We will ensure that you
are guided through this process. We will advise on any queries you may have in respect of your
company’s tax obligations.

In relation to tax planning we aim to clearly understand each company’s unique circumstances which
will allow us to utilise our experience and knowledge to implement plans and structures to minimise

We advise on:

  • Group structures and corporate restructuring
  • Employment, termination and remuneration issues
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Maximising capital allowance claims
  • Research and Development
  • Renewable energy
  • Intellectual property and patents
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Tax efficient cash extraction

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

This is a tax on gains arising on the disposal of assets. A disposal means a transfer of ownership in
an asset whether by means of sale, gift, exchange or otherwise and includes a part disposal of an
asset. We will compute your tax liability having considered any tax planning opportunities, such as
retirement relief that may be available at that time.

Inheritance and Gift Tax (CAT)

This is a tax on inheritances taken and gifts received. There are a number of reliefs still available
(Business relief, Agricultural relief, Favourite nephew/niece relief) and consideration should be given
to them as part of the tax planning process. We will compute your tax liability having considered
any tax planning opportunities that may be available at that time.

Personal tax

We advise a high number of individuals, farmers, sole traders and partnerships. We will compute
your tax liability after considering any planning opportunities that would minimise your tax liability.
We offer tax efficient solutions in the following areas:

  • Retirement planning
  • Estate & succession planning
  • Remuneration planning
  • PRSI and Pension planning

Payroll Tax

We provide a payroll service for sole traders, partnerships and companies. We have dedicated
personnel who advise on a wide range of PAYE/PRSI/USC issues. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive payroll management – weekly, fortnightly, monthly payroll processing
  • including submission of all Revenue forms (P30, P35, P45, P60)
  • Calculation of tax free lump sums
  • Review of employment contracts from a tax perspective and considering whether an
  • individual is an employee or self-employed (consultant)
  • Advice in relation to the payment of tax free mileage and subsistence allowances
  • Managing revenue audits


We provide the following services:

  • VAT compliance services – VAT returns
  • VAT reviews/health-checks to determine VAT exposures and/or savings
  • VAT advice in respect of property transactions
  • Managing revenue audits

RCT (Relevant Contract Tax)

RCT is a withholding tax that applies to payments made by a principal contractor to a subcontractor
under a relevant contract. RCT applies to the following:

  •  Construction operations
  • Forestry operations
  • Meat processing operations

From 1 January 2012 the current paper-based RCT system has been replaced by an electronic
system, where principal contractors will be obliged to engage with Revenue online (mandatory
electronic communication). From that date, all contacts between a principal (or agent on behalf

of the principal) and Revenue will be through an online process – all principals in the construction,
forestry and meat processing sectors will be obliged to submit information, data, payments and
returns to Revenue electronically.

We provide the following services:

  • RCT compliance services – Act as agent and interact with Revenue electronically through the
  • new eRCT system
  • RCT reviews/health-checks to determine exposures
  • Manage revenue audits