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Our tax stories are frequently in the press and we’re often invited to comment on topical tax issues. We generate news coverage both in Ireland and
overseas. This year our coverage has spanned a wide range of stories including: Australian Income Tax and Superannuation Refunds, the Local Property Tax in Ireland, CSR activity we carried out and our Irish tax return service.

Below you can see the taxback.com stories that generated headlines over the last couple of months.

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Your personal finance questions

...to be made, according to director at Taxback.com Barry Cahill. Under joint assessment, a couple is entitled to an increased standard tax rate band (meaning you can earn more money before reaching the higher rate of income tax than a single person can) and you are entitled to the personal tax credits for married persons. Where only one spouse is...
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25 June 2022 - independent.ie

Half of workers in Ireland feel pressure to work outside hours, study finds

...and/or stay late to accommodate the demands of their job. These are som of the primary findings of Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey, which surveyed the attitudes of 1,200 employees in SMEs throughout the country towards their work/life balance. Employer flexibility Employer flexibility around hours and pace of work was... their employers have of them when it comes to work hours. Barry Cahill, director of the employee wellbeing service at Taxback.com, said: "The survey shows a 50:50 split in how workers feel toward their professional responsibilities, with one half feeling an expectation to work overtime or perform work duties outside of normal office hours, and the...
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23 June 2022 - echolive.ie

Half of workers in Ireland feel pressure to work outside hours, study finds

...stay late to accommodate the demands of their job. These of some of the primary findings of Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey, which surveyed the attitudes of 1,200 employees in SMEs throughout the country towards their work/life balance. Employer flexibility Employer flexibility around hours and pace of work was found to be... employers have of them when it comes to work hours. Advertisement Barry Cahill, director of the employee wellbeing service at Taxback.com, said: "The survey shows a 50:50 split in how workers feel toward their professional responsibilities, with one half feeling an expectation to work overtime or perform work duties outside of normal office hours, and...
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22 June 2022 - breakingnews.ie

With talk of a looming recession, should I opt for a four-year or seven-year fixed rate when I switch mortgage providers?

...single most important step you can take in this regard, and your solicitor will be well versed in the intricacies of your family situation, which is increasingly common these days. Barry Cahill, director of Taxback.com, reassures on the tax point: "The legislation only taxes benefits as they fall into possession of the beneficiary and does not tax...
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17 June 2022 - independent.ie

CluneTech hosts Irish Ambassador to Bulgaria

...companies such as Immedis and Taxback.com are also recruiting in the country. ‍ Following her visit to the Veliko Tarnovo office, Mrs. Martina Feeney said: "I'm really delighted to meet such an incredible team in Veliko Tarnovo and I`m looking forward to my next visit to the company's offices in Varna." ‍ Tsvetanka Ivanova, CluneTech HR &...
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14 June 2022 - clunetech.com

Women in Tech: Elena Koeva, .NET Developer at Sprintax

...needed a programming language to automate. Since then my life has changed, and programming has become my new passion. In Taxback.com , of which Sprintax is part, I was given the opportunity to develop and progress my career and from a QA Specialist I became a .NET Developer. I started training so I could become a programmer, but in the meantime, I...
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13 June 2022 - clunetech.com

Eir to increase phone, TV and broadband prices from August

...a €200 credit applied to electricity accounts and reductions in the cost of public transport. Barry Cahill, Director at Taxback.com, told RSVP Live that the rising cost of living is going to have a knock-on effect on the wider economy. "Spending less is by far the most popular measure people plan to take to curb the impact of rising prices...
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09 June 2022 - rsvplive.ie

Workers back ‘stay interviews’ as employers bid to retain staff

...organisations carry out 'stay interviews'. In the US, the 'stay interview' has been described as the next big trend after the so-called 'Great Resignation' - when employees are believed to have left their jobs in droves. According to Taxback.com, which carried out the survey, exit interviews when someone is leaving an organisation... opportunity, which many employers will be trying to avoid due to the tight labour market. Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey of 1,200 employees in SMEs reveals that 44pc of workers would relish the opportunity to speak to a manager about their experiences, successes, failures, and challenges within the organisation. When it comes to the perks...
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08 June 2022 - independent.ie

Almost 5 in 10 Irish taxpayers are unaware of existing commuter cost saving schemes General, news for Ireland, Ireland,

...A new report from Taxback.com finds that 9 in 10 people think that the Government should introduce more tax relief and/or financial assistance to help those who incur costs commuting to and from work. However, almost half of these taxpayers are unaware of two key government schemes to help with the cost of commuting – the Taxsaver... Commuter Ticket and the Cycle to Work Scheme. According to the survey of over 1,200 taxpayers from Taxback.com's customer database, only 5% of those surveyed used both schemes. The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced as far back as 2009 and is a great tax incentive scheme to encourage employees to bike to work. Under the scheme an employer can pay...
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08 June 2022 - businessworld.ie

11 cool businesses from Kilkenny to watch | ThinkBusiness

...range of desserts is designed to wow and surprise. Laura and Rory are constantly experimenting with new and unusual flavours, ingredients and modern techniques, to ensure that their creations astound and delight." CLUNETECH Opened by Terry Clune over 25 years ago CluneTech runs websites such as Taxback.com, TransferMate, Immedis and Grad Guide to...
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07 June 2022 - thinkbusiness.ie

Almost half of commuters unaware of Government schemes to save money

...Taxsaver Commuter Ticket and Cycle to Work Scheme. Barry Cahill of Taxback.com said: "It's a surprise to find that as many as 49pc of taxpayers don't know what these supports are, and that just 5pc of workers use both. "The pandemic and the rise of remote working may, understandably, have had an impact on the amount of people using these schemes – simply... travel ticket as a result of tax, PRSI and USC savings, and depending on a person's tax band. "Employers have a role to play in ensuring their employees are in the know about, and importantly, are able to access these important money saving measures," added Mr Cahill. The survey was conducted among more than 1,200 people from Taxback.com's customer databases....
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07 June 2022 - independent.ie

Australian rapid antigen

...expenses that were not related to income generating but had been claimed previously. People should avoid cutting the 'copy-paste' of prior years, according to the assistant commissioner. What is valid for a year may not be valid for the previous 12 months if your company, for example, has repaid you. According to the taxback.com site, the...
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07 June 2022 - youtube.com

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