Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Property Tax: What could go wrong this time?

Property Tax: What could go wrong this time?

It should be simple, but it took 160 sections of tightly packed law to bring the new tax into force. Brian Keegan outlines ten potential pitfalls taxpayers may encounter.

Property tax will cast the Revenue's net wider

Property tax will cast the Revenue's net wider

The new local property tax brings a whole new dimension to what Revenue can and cannot do in terms of enforcement, writes Brian Keegan.

Small firms stand at a crossroads after budget

Small firms stand at a crossroads after budget

Reduced consumer spending could render useless any budgetary gestures towards small businesses, writes Brian Keegan.

The squeeze continues

The squeeze continues

When tax hikes are seen as easier options than expenditure cuts, then something is rotten in the state of Ireland, writes Brian Keegan.

The real complexities of the property tax

The real complexities of the property tax

Indebtedness, site value and prospective rental income are some of the factors that need to be taken into account when implementing the tax, writes Brian Keegan.

The long arm of the Revenue

The long arm of the Revenue

Revenue has plenty of options when it comes to pursuing tax defaulters, writes Brian Keegan.

Missed opportunities in Finance Bill

Missed opportunities in Finance Bill

While certain parts of the Finance Bill make sense, there are some startling omissions which can only be seen as missed opportunities, writes Brian Keegan.

Franco-German pact puts tax back on table

Franco-German pact puts tax back on table

France and Germany are trying to harmonise their corporation tax systems – the most inefficient in Europe – by 2013, and Ireland needs to be on its guard

Jobs initiative has mixed impact for public

Jobs initiative has mixed impact for public

The pensions levy and its application may be questionable, but the government has to boost jobs creation

Current Finance Bill is here to stay

Current Finance Bill is here to stay

The Finance Billmust be passed within four months of a budget, and can’t be ignored even by an incoming government

No easy choices for Lenihan

No easy choices for Lenihan

The Minister for Finance will have a tough task trying to boost the exchequer finances, particularly when it comes to introducing new taxes

Commission shows we must bite bullet on tax reform

Commission shows we must bite bullet on tax reform

We have already seen more radical changes than anything proposed by the commission in its report

The bittersweet fat of the land

The bittersweet fat of the land

Introducing a property tax to raise funds for the exchequer would be fraught with problems for the government

The Lisbon take on Irish tax

The Lisbon take on Irish tax

There is far more to the Lisbon Treaty than the issue of keeping Irish tax independent of Europe.

Meeting the deadline: How to work the pay-and-file system

Meeting the deadline: How to work the pay-and-file system

Remember that the return due now relates to income for 2004.