Institute News

This is where you’ll find the latest updates about the Irish Tax Institute.

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Your Take on Tax – Competition 2020

As a first or second year in college, you may not have huge exposure to the Irish tax system. Therefore you might not realise that tax is really important for families, businesses, the Irish and global economy! Tax essentially determines how much disposable income individuals and companies have. The tax policy decisions that Governments make can improve economies through generating employment and encouraging foreign direct investment. If this all sounds […]

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Election 2020 Tax Briefing Papers

Our assessment of the tax system as the voters prepare to elect a new government in Election 2020. Download our Briefing Paper for the Political Parties here.

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Business Supportive Budget, broadly welcomed by the Irish Tax Institute

08/10/19 The Irish Tax Institute welcomed the support offered to Irish business in  Budget 2020 and agrees with the Minister for Finance’s decision to direct available resources to the sectors most vulnerable to the risk of a no deal Brexit. In particular, the Institute welcomed the changes announced to a number of existing business tax measures to make them more effective and accessible to small businesses. “We have been calling […]

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Pre-Budget 2020 Briefing Papers

18/09/19 The Irish Tax Institute supports the decision of the Minister for Finance not to reduce personal taxation in the Budget 2020. But it warns that our tax system needs attention given the global risks to which our economy is exposed. At its Pre-Budget Briefing, the President of the Institute, Frank Mitchell said: “The Minister is prudent to write his budget on the assumption of a no deal Brexit and […]

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President Frank Mitchell’s address to the AGM

11/09/19 The Irish Tax Institute has said the Government’s decision to base the forthcoming budget on the assumption of a no deal Brexit is prudent and agrees that resources must be concentrated on supporting areas of our economy most at risk. Speaking at the Institute’s AGM, incoming President, Frank Mitchell said: “High on the list of those vulnerable to Britain leaving without a deal, are our SMEs, many of whom […]

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Presentation to the Budgetary Oversight Committee

Director of Tax Policy and Representations, Anne Gunnell and Senior Tax Policy Manager, Clare McGuinness, appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight on Wednesday 11 September.  As part of the Committee’s ongoing scrutiny of tax expenditures, the policy team answered questions about the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP), R&D tax credit, film tax relief, and the Institute’s Pre-Budget 2020 submission which focused on tax incentives for the SME sector. […]

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