Irish SME support in China, Noone Casey Business News
Throughout the last three decades, Irish firms have seen sales grow, relationships become stronger and awareness of Ireland increase in China year after year. The sheer size of China’s economy provides a wealth of opportunities for determined Irish companies.
There are a growing number of young professionals with significant disposable income in the major coastal cities who aspire to higher standards of living. Also, in their drive to address export markets, Chinese businesses are developing an appetite for technology, systems and infrastructure that cannot be satisfied by domestic suppliers.
Business Brief, Benefit in Kind
Are you changing your car in 2018? It was announced in Budget 2018 that a new 0% Benefit in Kind rate on electric motor vehicles was introduced from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. A comprehensive review of the Benefit in Kind regime will take place in 2018 which could see this measure been extended into the future.
Business Brief: Revenue Opinion and Confirmations
In 2017, Irish Revenue published an eBrief regarding the period of validity of opinions and confirmations. Revenue will only provide an opinion or confirmation for complex issues, where information is not readily available or where there is genuine uncertainty regarding applicable tax rules. An opinion or confirmation represents Revenue’s view of the application of tax law to a particular transaction.
A Lis Pendens is a legal burden registrable against land the subject of litigation.
Under Section 121 of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (‘the Act’) a lis pendens (literally meaning “litigation pending”) may be registered against a property where Circuit or High Court proceedings have issued concerning an estate or interest in land.
Business Brief: Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS)
The Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) protects depositors in the event of a bank, building society or credit union authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland being unable to repay deposits.
The DGS is part of the Central Bank of Ireland’s strategy to ensure that the best interests of consumers of financial services are protected. The DGS is administered by the Central Bank of Ireland and is funded by the credit institutions covered by the scheme.