Member News

We keep our members directly informed with regular bulletins on the major issues in tax policy and administration and how the Institute engages with stakeholders and represents its members’ interests. This section provides highlights from these updates.

EWSS Eligibility Review Form Update

Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 extended the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to 31 December 2021. It also changed the reference periods for determining eligibility for EWSS for pay dates from 1 July to 31 December 2021. At the same time, Revenue introduced a new requirement for employers to submit a monthly Eligibility Review Form (ERF) on ROS. This comprises the data employers use in their monthly rolling […]

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Tax Talk Episode 4: Taxpayers’ Rights

The protection of taxpayers’ rights is central to the purpose of the Institute – the need to ensure an appropriate balance between their rights and obligations has long been a focus of our deliberations. Two years ago, the Institute set up a Working Group to examine how this might best be achieved. Given our work on this issue, we warmly welcomed the recently launched European Commission initiative on Taxpayers’ Rights, […]

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Women in Tax on International Women’s Day

Just over half of the Irish Tax Institute’s members are women. To mark International Women’s Day, we spoke to a cross-section of women in tax. They reflected on their working lives and their experiences working in tax. We also got insight from Paul Vance, Head of Resourcing at KPMG, to see if the pipeline and working environment allow for women to succeed. In the first of three videos, we look […]

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Tax Talk Episode 3: Global Tax Reform

In Episode 3 of our podcast series, Tax Talk, our host Samantha McCaughren chairs a timely discussion on the current state of play in the Global Tax Reform programme. With the arrival of the Biden administration at the Whitehouse, what are the chances of an agreement by July 2021 on the OECD’s principles for a new international system of corporate tax? Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of Tax Policy and Administration at […]

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Update to EWSS eligibility criteria from 1 January 2021

During the Committee Stage amendments to Finance Bill 2020, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D., introduced a change to the eligibility criteria for employers claiming subsidy payments under Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) from 1 January 2021. As outlined by Minister Donohoe during the Committee Stage debates; “For EWSS claims from 1 January 2021, the benchmark period for the turnover test will be rolled forward to quarters 1 and […]

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Revenue extends Pay and File deadline to 6pm on Friday 11 December

Today (10/12/2020), Revenue announced an extension of the 2019 Pay and File deadline until 6pm Friday, 11 December 2020. Yesterday, Revenue processed almost 30,000 Form 11 returns for 2019 and over 14,000 returns have been filed via ROS so far today. The total number of 2019 income tax returns filed to date is now in excess of 500,000. Revenue acknowledges the on-going efforts by taxpayers and agents who are working […]

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