VAT eCommerce Rules Changes
Significant changes have been made to the VAT Directive to simplify VAT obligations as regards eCommerce activities. To come into effect from 01 July 2021. Amendments will change the way VAT operates for cross-border business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce activities in the EU. We recommend businesses affected by these changes to prepare for their impact as soon as possible.
VAT Rate Reverts to 23% March 1st
On 01 September 2020, the standard rate of VAT changed temporarily from 23% to 21%. The rate is now due to revert back to 23% with effect from 01 March 2021.
Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) Measures Retained
On account of the current Level 5 public health restrictions, Revenue confirmed that a number of benefit-in-kind short-term concessionary measures will remain in place for the time being.
Tax liability for TWSS and PUP Payments
Workers who received the PUP or TWSS will get a tax bill from Revenue this week. For those who are surprised to receive this, do not panic. Revenue has stated that the tax liability will not fall due this year. Taxpayers can clear the total amount if they wish, however you are NOT expected to make a lump sum payment.
Capital Gains Tax Deadline – 15 December 2020
If you sold, gifted or transferred an asset between 1 January and 30 November 2020, or received capital payments from such assets, the deadline for payment of any Capital Gains Tax due is next Tuesday 15 December 2020.
End of Year Checklist
Jamie O'Hanlon, Avid Partners, on points to consider in an end of year business review to ensure that your company is in good shape and ready for all the challenges and opportunities that 2021 may bring.
TWSS: Employers Paying Employees’ 2020 tax liability
Revenue will facilitate employers who wish to pay employees' 2020 tax liabilities - Income Tax (IT) and Universal Social Charge (USC) - due to the TWSS.
Budget 2021: Changes to Intellectual Property Tax Rules
Following budget 2021, a change was announced overnight to Ireland’s taxation scheme for intellectual property (IP)
Self-employed – How The Budget Affects You
Good news for the self-employed in Budget 2021 as Government recognised that the self-employed may struggle to pay preliminary tax payments based on this year's income and need to keep the show on the road.
Pay & File Checklist: All You Need to Know
The pay & file deadline is fast approaching. Revenue has given some flexibility to taxpayers in respect of the forthcoming tax deadline however, we would still recommend that you get organised as early as possible.
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