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New start-up tax breaks don't go far

27th October, 2013
Edel Creely, chair of the ISA

In the wake of Budget 2014 and Thursday's Finance Bill, it would seem that finance minister Michael Noonan has done the Irish tech sector a favour by announcing entrepreneurial relief on capital gains tax (CGT) for business start-ups.

While we welcome the minister's steps towards incentivising entrepreneurship, cause for celebration among my colleagues and I at the Irish Software Association (ISA) has been muted. Simply put, the outlined proposal doesn't go far enough.

As the Bill...

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