International mens day

International Men’s Day – November 19th, 2017

The objectives of International Men’s Day include a focus on men’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. The theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Men and Boys’. Recent World Health Organisation data shows that, globally, the male life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 69 years; for females, it […]

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Family Business – Much More Than Business

Wealth and succession planning is important for everyone in a family business but even more so is family stability and harmony. The challenge in addressing succession is to understand the emotional changes that are taking place with the founders and their heirs and trying to keep the family stable and communicating well during the process […]

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SMEs, the jump into international markets

Irish SMEs rule Europe when it comes to eCommerce and cross-border online trading. Ireland ranks first out of 28 countries in Europe when it comes to SMEs selling online. Irish companies are also among the top users of social media to achieve business ends, but despite the uptake in online selling, many small Irish businesses […]

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The time is nigh……

The 2016 personal tax deadline is upon us once more. Though the traditional deadline of 31 October has passed the “Online Filing” extended deadline is now the line in the sand for the vast majority of us in the personal tax world. The original “Online Filing” date of 14 November has in fact been extended […]

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Recommended Irish Firm, International Tax Review 2018

Baker Tilly Hughes Blake, Recommended Irish Firm

Press Release World Tax, the International Tax Review’s directory of leading tax advisory practices in all major jurisdictions around the world, has just announced firms for its 2018 edition. Baker Tilly Hughes Blake are delighted to be recognised as a recommended firm in Ireland. The rankings usually include a dozen firms, mainly made up of […]

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GDPR – What, When, Why?

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. This new regulation will come into force on the 25th May 2018. As a regulation, […]

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Budget 2018 – How much better off will you be?

Ireland’s economic recovery has been remarkably impressive with almost full employment. Minister Donohoe said the Budget would promote fairness and allow for sustained improvements in the standards of people’s lives. Describing the state of the economy as he began his speech, the Minister said that, at 6.1%, unemployment was at its lowest point since 2008. […]

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Annual Compliance

Annual Compliance

The most important compliance requirement for all companies is to file a B1 Annual Return form (“B1”) and Financial Statements each year with the Companies Registration Office (“CRO”). An Annual Return is an electronic document setting out certain prescribed company information which is required to be delivered by an Irish company, whether trading or not. […]

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