Written by Administrator on October 2, 2014
This is the second part of our Pre-Budget series, which is designed to help you navigate the maze of speculation surrounding tax proposals for 2015.
Today we’ll take a look at the well-run rumour of a cut to the Standard Income Tax rates using a 1% reduction, as this is the most common estimation. We’ll give examples across a broad range of salaries so you can estimate how much money you could save if these changes come
Written by Administrator on September 29, 2014
We’re just two weeks away from Budget 2015 and speculation and expectation are on everyone’s lips… Will there be tax cuts and who will get them? There is a lot of jargon being bandied about at the moment, so we thought we’d break it down for you to simplify the rumours that are out there and give some examples so you can see how this might affect you.
In the first part of our budget rumours series,
Written by Administrator on September 22, 2014
The ‘Red Oak Gives Back’ Campaign
Here at Red Oak we are proud of our origins and so thankful to the local community of Carlow for their support, which is why, we think it’s only fair we give something back! So this month, we’re running our ‘Red Oak Gives Back’ campaign.
Throughout the full month of September, we’ve partnered with a local worthy cause, the Delta Centre, to help raise much needed funds for them. We’re giving a €5 donation for every
Written by Administrator on September 16, 2014
There’s always that one friend. You know the one. The one that knows how to do everything – they’ll tile their bathroom, pave a patio area, make their own wedding invitations and do their own tax. They’re the friend that will always say – sure, what didn’t you do it yourself?
Many people are guilted into feeling they should be able to do these things themselves – but really, the truth is, you just don’t want to!
Written by Administrator on September 9, 2014
There’s not a day goes by when the tax experts at Red Oak don’t spot an error with somebody’s tax – whether they’ve made it themselves or it’s the fault of their employer or Revenue – mistakes are common and can have a huge impact on your possible refund. Here are the top 5 mistakes people can make with their tax!
1. Assuming the Information that Revenue has for you is correct
This is the most common mistake!
Written by Administrator on September 2, 2014
We think it’s safe to say that we love Carlow! We have been proudly claiming money back from the tax man for the good people of Carlow, since opening our doors in 2007.
Now, with 7 years under our belt and over 10,000 customers nationwide, we feel that it’s time to give something back to the community who have supported us all this time. The Carlow community!
Giving back to our local community is
Written by Administrator on August 19, 2014
The Wedding season is in full swing…
Not a weekend goes by that you don’t see a ribbon-adorned car driving to the local chapel or a blushing bride with her new groom posing for photos in all sorts of weird and wonderful locations.
The costs of Weddings these days vary, but the average spend to say ‘I Do’ is still around a whopping €20,000! So any extra benefit post-nuptials can be a big help.
Written by Administrator on August 12, 2014
It’s that time of year again… a time of year that students and their parents look forward to and fear, all at the same time.
The Leaving Cert results will be issued this Wednesday. For most, it will herald the start of a new life – the jubilation of the results, the excitement of starting college, a path to their new career – their life’s work.
But for students and parents alike, it can be a
Written by Administrator on August 5, 2014
Over the long bank holiday weekend I really got out there and made the most of what could be the last of the summer weather – outdoor sports, late evening barbeques with friends, some gardening, a hike through Glendalough… anything to stay outdoors!
Then a friend mentioned she had asthma. I watched as she struggled to find her inhaler, and that got me thinking about all the people for whom Summer can turn into a battle of
Written by Administrator on July 29, 2014
There’s been a bit of chatter around tax and the Maternity Benefit over the last week, so I thought it might help all the new mums out there to have someone clarify the situation for you. I know with me, it was the last thing I wanted to think about when I had a newborn at home, but it really can pay to know what to expect from your Maternity Benefit and if there’s any other Tax Credits