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Covid -19 Business Supports: July 2021 Update

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have kept website visitors and our clients up to date on the financial supports that are available from public bodies for businesses in Ireland.

The announcement earlier this week that indoor dining will not be reopening has come as a blow to the licenced trade and restaurant sector.  However, […]

By |July 2nd, 2021|AAL, Covid-19|Comments Off on Covid -19 Business Supports: July 2021 Update

Meet Áine Kiely O’Donnell

Áine Kiely O’Donnell has led the team at AAL for almost 15 years.  Here, in conversation about her career, she looks at the issues that matter most to her, her thoughts on business success, and the impressive trajectory of  her career to date. […]

By |July 2nd, 2021|AAL|Comments Off on Meet Áine Kiely O’Donnell

How Automation Can Help You To Grow Your Business

Covid-19 has accelerated the rate of change in companies.  Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is neither costly to the business owner nor challenging to the employee. Rather, it gives the finance function real-time data to enable companies to make informed decisions while using the most up to date information. […]

By |July 2nd, 2021|Automation, Industry News|0 Comments

Budget 2021: What You Need To Know

The 2021 Budget delivered on Tuesday, October 13th by Ministers Pascal Donohue and Michael McGrath was the largest in the history of the state. It sees the establishment of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme, a scheme that will make weekly payments to businesses impacted by Level 3 or higher restrictions.  It sees the introduction of […]

By |October 18th, 2020|Budget 2021, COVID-19, Latest Thinking from AAL, Uncategorised, Your Business|Comments Off on Budget 2021: What You Need To Know

Budget 2021: Business Succession

Our final topic in our pre-budget series looks at the issue of business succession.  If 2020 has done anything, it has caused many of us to pause and consider where we are with our businesses and careers.  For many of us, that has led to a decision to pass the business on to a family member or a trusted business partner.  However, doing so might not have ben as easy as you might have liked or it might be something that is preventing you from taking the step away from your business. […]

By |October 4th, 2020|AAL, Budget 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2021: Business Succession

Budget 2021: Cashflow & Tax Relief for Businesses

Budget 2021, to be delivered by the Irish Government in early October will be the most keenly awaited budget for a generation. The unprecedented nature of the pandemic and the demands placed upon the exchequer for the the healthcare system, business supports, the pandemic unemployment payment and the TWSS/EWSS has cast the budgetary process into disarray.  Now, as the country battles with rising rates of Covid-19 infection, the respective finance Ministers (Pascal Donohue and Michael McGrath) are tasked with delivering measures that shore up public finances while energising the Irish economy.  In this, the third article in our pre-budget series, we look at the cashflow and tax relief measures that might be introduced in Budget 2021.  As is now common place, many of the measures listed below have been leaked/briefed to journalists in the weeks ahead of the budget in an attempt to prepare the public for what is to be announced. […]

By |September 27th, 2020|AAL, Budget 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2021: Cashflow & Tax Relief for Businesses

Pay & File Deadline Extended to December 10th, 2020

The Pay & File deadline has been extended to December 10th, 2020 giving businesses an extra four weeks in which to file returns with the Revenue Commissioners.  The extension was announced on September 17th in the Revenue eBrief.

The deadline extension has been granted in light of the extraordinary circumstances that businesses have been working under, […]

By |September 19th, 2020|AAL, Industry News, Tax|Comments Off on Pay & File Deadline Extended to December 10th, 2020

Budget 2021: Financial Supports for SME’s

Budget 2021, due to be delivered in October 2020, will be keenly watched by entrepreneurs and owners of small to medium enterprises in Ireland.  The sector has been severely impacted by the measures implemented to stem the spread of Covid-19.  In particular, sectors such as retail, hospitality, and tourism have experienced catastrophic losses as a result of closures and restrictions implemented since March 2020. […]

By |September 19th, 2020|AAL, Budget 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2021: Financial Supports for SME’s

Budget 2021: Maintaining Employment

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic on the Irish employment market.  To put this into perspective, let us look at unemployment rates in Ireland in April 2019 and in April 2020.  April 2019 saw an unemployment rate of 5.4%, while the rate in April 2020 was a staggering 28.2% (Ref: CSO.  Link here). Since […]

By |September 6th, 2020|AAL, Budget 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2021: Maintaining Employment

Do I Need A Tax Clearance Certificate To Avail of The EWSS?

The Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme on September 1st.  The retiring scheme saw the Government support over 400,000 people during the pandemic.  The new scheme does not have many differences in comparison to the previous scheme.  However, employers need to be aware of the qualifying criteria. One of the main […]

By |August 30th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, PAYE, Tax, Your Business|Comments Off on Do I Need A Tax Clearance Certificate To Avail of The EWSS?