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How to avoid Inheritance Tax (Legally)

How to avoid Inheritance tax (legally) Inheritance tax is something people forget about until it's too late. In 2018 revenue collected over €466.3 million from inheritance tax payments, but it can come as a shock during a time of bereavement. There are loads of ways...

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7 ways to save money this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be feeling the financial crunch when thinking about all of the gifts you need to buy for friends and family. Actually, you don't need to worry. There are many options other than going shopping at the shopping centre and...

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Maximise your pension contributions

Maximising your pension contributions is a great way to provide you with an appropriate income for your retirement while minimising your tax bills. Indeed, it helps you invest a suitable amount of money into your pension and allows you to save money on taxes every...

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Gift tax in Ireland

In Ireland, gifting money to your loved ones is pretty easy, but it’s important to bear in mind that some gifts might be taxable.  Irish gift tax or inheritance tax is called Capital Acquisitions Tax or CAT and is payable by the person who is receiving the gift. When...

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How to budget your money?

No matter what your financial situation is, knowing where your money is going each month is essential. Having a budget helps you be more in control of your finances and let you save money in the short and long term.  Here is how you can budget your money easily: 1....

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Self-employed? Here is how to reduce tax

Are you self-employed and filing your income tax return every year? This article is for you. If you want to save money on your taxes next year, know that there are many ways to do it. Filing your taxes can be a boring activity and something you don't necessarily look...

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How to retire early?

In Ireland, people generally retire at 66, because it’s the current age at which you qualify for the state pension. However, in the coming years, the retirement age is most likely to increase, and you might have to work until at least age 67.  Retiring early is a...

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Self-employed pensions

Self-employed pensions

Self-employed pensions are designed for individuals who work for themselves. As a self-employed individual, it is essential for you to think about retirement and plan for the future. Because you’re not an employee, you can’t benefit from an occupational pension....

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What happens to my pension when I die?

We often talk about what to do with our pension when we are alive. But, what happens to your pension when you die? It actually depends on two factors: What kind of pension you have, and whether you are already retired or not.  Pre-Retirement: It's the stage where you...

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