Fantasy Budget Competition

More than just a competition

The Irish Tax Institute is running its high-profile Fantasy Budget competition for undergraduate students throughout Ireland. The closing date for entries is 10 November 2023. Further details on the entry requirements can be found in the brochure.

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Fantasy Budget 2023 Winners

We had a lot of really great submissions for our 2023 competition, but the final three winners were Trinity College Dublin, DCU and UCD. Find out more about the winning submissions.

First Place, UCD - under the guidance of their lecturer, Sinead O Brien

Michael Lynch, Joe Carmody, Colm Browne, President, Sinead O’Brien, Lecturer, Mark Haran and Shane Walsh.

Second Place, Trinity College Dublin  - under the guidance of their lecturer, Ciara Deane

L - R: Ruth McCullagh, Colm Browne, President, and Sarah O’Gorman.

Third Place, DCU - under the guidance of their lecturer, Patrick Mulcahy

L-R: Úna McGovern, Alex Beirne, Claire Sweeney, and Patrick Mulcahy, Lecturer.

If you enjoyed taking part, then maybe you have a future as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)!

Richie O'Carroll, KPMG

“The Fantasy Budget Competition was a great way for me to really understand the practical effects of the measures the Budget brings in and the changes in taxation policy that come with it. The research you do really stands to you and helps when starting a new career in a tax department – I would definitely recommend the competition to every student studying tax, there are excellent prizes and it all helps for your exams”

Niall Hanton, Grant Thornton

“The Fantasy Budget competition is a great way to get students thinking about tax on real life practical level and away from a purely exam focused mind-set. The competition sparked an interest to begin my career in tax as it brought to my attention the important role tax plays in Ireland’s economy. Tax issues are at the heart of all commercial activities and working in tax will provide me with a diverse set of skills & experience”

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