New Employee Share Scheme ‘KEEP’ aims to reduce tax and retain key staff

Beneficial ownership explaination

By Helen Dyulgerov ACA AITI Head Accountant Accounting & Bookkeeping Bureau 17th Oct 2017 As part of Budget 2018 Minister Paschal O’Donoghue announced the introduction of a Key Employee Engagement Programme or “KEEP” for short. The purpose of this programme is to encourage SME companies to incentivise employees through the award of share options, without […]

EU Shareholders’ Rights Directive & Prospectus Regulation: How will the changes affect public companies and their shareholders?

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 19th Sept 2017 The European Council have adopted amendments to the existing Shareholder Rights Directive to improve shareholder engagement and transparency of small publicly traded companies. The changes will give shareholders more say in the way a company is run, creating a system of checks and balances between those with a vested […]

Ireland awarded highest Tax Transparency Rating by the OECD

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 15th Sept 2017 Ireland has received the highest international rating on tax transparency from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to their latest review published on 12 September 2017. The OECD is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1960 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is supporting the global […]

An Update on the Companies Accounting Act 2017

Accounting Act 2017

By Sinead Floody, 21st August 2017 The Companies Accounting Act 2017 (the 2017 Act) was signed into law on 9th June 2017, transposing Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament into Irish law. The enactment of this legislation extends the definition of Unlimited Companies and introduces the new Micro Company. Unlimited Companies The 2017 Act eliminates […]

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