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Jun, 2011

The Revenue has established a dedicated network of advisers to deal with queries about new tax rules for people in civil partnerships and co-habiting relationships, according to The Sunday Business Post.

Civil partners are now entitled to the same financial rights as married couples when it comes to tax, inheritance, property, pensions and maintenance payments. However, co-habiting couples will still not have the same tax rights as married couples or civil partners.

“We have established a network of officers nationwide who are familiar with the new legislation, and who are on hand to ensure any queries can be dealt with locally,” The Revenue said.

Plans are already well-advanced to deal with the changes to the tax code.

“The administrative changes required involve adapting Revenue systems to cater for civil partnership terminology, revising forms, leaflets, guides and the website, and ensuring that customer service staff are prepared to deal with enquiries from the public,” a Revenue spokesman said.

Noone Casey has focussed on the key changes and can assist you in addressing the new legislation.

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