Annual Conference 2024: Tax Challenges, Client Scenarios – Piecing it all Together

On Friday 19 April, Institute President, Tom Reynolds, extended a warm welcome to over 370 CTAs attending the Institute’s Annual Conference in Galway. There was a fantastic atmosphere in The Galmont Hotel over the two days with delegates connecting and reconnecting while absorbing first-class technical presentations. In his opening comments, the President spoke about the dynamic nature of tax, and noted how the pace and complexity of change in tax laws over the last decade is putting significant pressure on the tax profession.

The focus of the conference was the current tax challenges and their application to real-life client scenarios, with the aim to bring attendees up to speed with the latest raft of changes in tax law and administration.

Annual Conference 2024
19 April 2024: Tom Reynolds, Institute President, welcoming over 370 CTAs to Annual Conference 2024 in Galway.

Friday morning covered exiting a business, succession for family businesses, employment taxes, and corporate tax compliance. The presentations in the afternoon looked at corporate law, succession structures, property tax, VAT on property, and finished with an Introduction to Generative AI by our guest speaker, Jonathan Eustace, Microsoft.

On Saturday morning, a number of delegates started the day with this year’s wellness session – Wim Hof Method Breathwork with Mary Fahey – before hearing about Tax Appeals Commission (TAC) determinations, tax interventions and disputes, and a pensions update completing the conference.

L – R: Úna Ryan, Grant Thornton, Dr. Patrick Mulcahy, PwC, Rachel Dillon, EY, Tom Reynolds, Institute President, Kate Newman, KPMG, and Rachael Bell, KPMG.
L – R: Gabrielle Dillon, PwC, Jonathan Eustace, Microsoft, Aoife Lavan, Deputy President and Chair, Michael Ryan, Gara Ryan, Finola O’Hanlon, O’Hanlon Tax Ltd, and Gráinne Boyle, Matheson.
L – R: Mark Barrett, RDJ, Aileen Keogan, Council Member and Chair, Owen Redmond, Goodbody, and Fiona McLafferty, Deloitte.

You can see photos from Annual Conference 2024 here.