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Tax Planning and Compliance

Berrill Kiernan & Associates has a wealth of expertise and experience in all areas of Irish Taxation including:

  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Capital Acquisitions Tax
  • Corporation Tax
  • VAT
  • Stamp Duty
  • Local Property Tax
  • PAYE
  • RCT

The Irish Taxation landscape has changed significantly over the years and continues to change and adapt to societal and economical conditions. We take pride in keeping at the forefront on this constantly changing environment so that our clients’ needs are consistently met and tailored to whatever legislative changes might occur.

We provide assistance with your annual return preparation and filings and ensure that your business is fully compliant with all statutory obligations.

Notwithstanding the importance of your taxation compliance obligations, Berrill Kiernan & Associates is also heavily focused on advising your business in terms of taxation planning and obtaining the best results for you.

Our objective is to assist you minimise your tax liability to allow you invest, develop and advance your business through effective & efficient tax planning. It is imperative to find the correct tax strategy for your business goals to maximise benefits & incentives.

Key tax planning areas that may be of relevance to you or your business include:

  • Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) Planning
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Family Business
  • Property & Rental Income
  • Residence & Domiciliary Tax Issues
  • Sole Trader V Limited Company – The Incorporation Decision – deciding on which is best for your business?
  • Corporate Group Structure

Revenue, as part of its duties, carries out Revenue Audits based on risk assessments and on a random basis. We offer services in this regard by assisting your business through a Revenue Audit should the need arise.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at our offices in Drogheda or one of our team directly to find out more about the services we provide in this area.


Why do I need an accountant?

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.

Is it expensive to use an accountant?

Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.

How do you charge?

We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

Can I maintain my own accounting records?

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.

I've been up and running for a couple of years. How can you help me?

Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.