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State Pension (Contributory) Update

There are two different State Pensions systems, namely the Social Insurance system and the Social Assistance system. The Social Insurance system provides pension benefits based on an individual’s PRSI record over their lifetime whereas the Social Assistance system provides means tested pension benefits. Herein we are going to look at the State Pension (Contributory) which […]

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Professional Sportspeople and Pensions

Professional sportspeople may a have relatively short working life (as sportspeople) but with high earnings. The pensions system recognizes the special characteristics of such individuals. Taxable earnings Professional sports people resident in the State will likely be taxable on their sport’s earnings either under Schedule D (as a profession) or Schedule E (as an employee), […]

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Finance Bill 2016: Changes to PRSAs and RACs held past the age of 75

Finance Bill 2016: Changes to Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) and Retirement Annuity Contracts (RACs) held past the age of 75 The Finance Bill 2016 introduced changes in the way PRSAs and RACs (i.e. Personal Pension Plans) will be treated where a person passes, or has already passed their 75th birthday. Unvested PRSAs and RACs […]

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Capital Acquisitions Tax changes in Finance Act 2016 – what do they mean for you?

Capital Acquisitions Tax changes in Finance Act 2016 – what do they mean for you? The 2016 Finance Act was passed into law on Christmas Day. The three tax-free thresholds that apply to gifts and inheritances were increased in the last Budget and are enacted in Section 53 of the Act. The increased thresholds apply […]

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Please find below our Budget 2017 summary, which details changes that may impact you.

Budget 2017 Summary   The Minister for Finance and the Minster for Public Expenditure and Reform delivered the Budget 2017 on 11 October 2016, first budget under the minority Government, against what is arguably the most favorable economic and fiscal backdrop in a number of years. Notwithstanding this fact, it is also true to say […]

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How To Know When To Get Out Of The Market

      Please see below a great article by Tim Maurer on the trade-offs investors face when choosing to stay invested in time of market turbulence.   Has the market’s recent volatility worried you? Me too. It’s inevitable. Apparently, it’s how we’re wired. But better understanding that wiring can give us a clear decision-making […]

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WHY PENSIONS STILL MAKE SENSE

  10 REASONS WHY PENSIONS STILL MAKE SENSE   WHAT WILL THE STATE PENSION BE IN THE FUTURE? The State Pension (Contributory) personal full rate for a single person is currently €230.30 per week, or €436.60 per week with an adult dependant allowance. Demographic changes in Ireland, as in countries across the EU, will put pressure […]