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Start Time  Finish Time  Topic Speaker 
08.15 09.00  Registration 
09.00 09.15 Opening Address Cormac Fitzgerald, President CPA Ireland 
09.15 10.00  Finance Act 2014 

A review of the main provisions of the Finance Act 2015 including changes to capital gains tax, capital acquisitions tax, income tax and other topical tax issues.

Audrey Crean, O'Gorman Brannigan Purtill 
10.00 10.45  Business Succession Planning
  • Overview of business succession/ wealth transfer
  • Update on CAT reliefs including Business Property Relief
  • Retirement Relief planning
  • Other tax considerations on succession
  • Share incentives for family and management
Nicola Quinn, PwC
11.00 11.30  Refreshment Break 
11.30 12.15  Topical Income Tax Issues
  • Pay and File 2014 – income tax returns - common issues/pitfalls
  • Topical Income Tax developments 
Alan Lawlor, Wallace O' Donoghue (Dublin)/ Paul Gosal, Buckley Kiely (Cork)
12.15  13.00 FRS 102 & Tax
  • How could the transition to FRS102 impact on your tax liability
  • Revenue treatment of the transitional impacts
  • Bad Debts Provisions transitional rules
Maureen Kelly, CPA Ireland
13.00 14.00  Lunch
14.00 14.45  Tax Incentives for Private Companies
  • R&D Tax Credit
  • R&D Tax Credit Audits
  • Intangible Asset Regime
  • Employment and Investment Incentive scheme
  • Seed Capital Relief 
Gerry Vahey, Mazars
14.45 15.30  Topical Tax Update Farming Tax Issues
  • Registered Farm Partnerships and interaction with stock relief.
  • Income tax measures in Finance Act 2014.
  • Agri Review measures
  • Changes in Capital Taxes
Declan McEvoy, IFAC
15.30 16.15

Likely impact of Revenue’s plans for 2015 on Accountants

  • Update on Revenue audits and current Revenue projects
  • Other areas of risk-based focus for Revenue
  • Revenue “outsourcing” plan continues
  • Revenue’s ever expanding publications
  • Ongoing international focus on Ireland – where will it go?


Gary O'Mahony, Kieran Ryan & Co