March 19, 2021

Inheritance and Gift Tax Reliefs

19th March, 2021 Capital acquisitions tax returns: agricultural and business reliefs The Capital Acquisitions Tax Manual has been amended to include the requirement introduced by Finance Act 2020 to file a CAT return in all cases where a gift or inheritance comprises agricultural property or relevant business property and agricultural […]
February 26, 2021

Drive to Lower Legal Costs

26th February, 2021 We welcome the news from The Minister that it is government’s intention to work on reducing legal costs so access to justice is open to everyone. A plan for reduced legal fees, as well as reduced insurance costs, are set out in a Department of Justice strategy document, launched […]
February 18, 2021

Fair Deal Scheme – Implications of Selling the Family Home

18th February, 2021 We highly recommend reading Dominic Coyle’s articles in the Irish Times on various aspects of personal finance. Recently, he wrote on the implications on fair deal scheme support when selling the family home, and we copy his article here with some slight amendments :- QUERY I live […]
February 11, 2021

Benefits of switching your mortgage – do it often !!

11th February 2021 This week Dominic Coyle in Tuesday’s Irish Times has some great advice on switching. He’s worth following for wise thoughts. We have switched our mortgage twice already in the past and are about to switch again. There is an attractive cash-back offer that we could go for that would […]