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LAW briefs

Stamp duty reprieve for solicitors

14th February, 2009

Solicitors who may have omitted or neglected to pay stamp duty on legal instruments have until Tuesday to avoid penalties of up to 30 per cent of the duty payable. Normally, if an instrument is not stamped within 44 days of execution, a €25penalty charge is payable, plus statutory interest and a surcharge penalty of up to 30 per cent of the duty after 12 months.

However, the 2008 Finance (No 2) Act allows for the remission of...

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