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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 11 November 2022. Further details on the entry requirements can be found in the brochure.

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Fantasy Budget 2022 Winners

We had a lot of really great submissions for our 2022 competition, but the final three winners were Trinity College Dublin, DCU and UCD. Find out more about the winning submissions.

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

L-R: Yasmin Friel, Aoife Mullan, Sadbh Kelly and Anna Kelly

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

L-R: Evelyn Garrahy, Lucy McIntyre, Aoife Joyce and Aoife Baldwin

Third Place, UCD - under the guidance of their lecturer, Ciara Deane

L-R: Kate Madden, Niamh Begley and Emily McCarthy. Absent: Ciara Coughlan

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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