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Local Enterprise Office ‘Keeping the Tax Man Happy’ course


The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) will run a course on ‘Keeping the Tax Man Happy’ on Wednesday June 15th. The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and costs just €20. Located at LEO South Dublin, County Hall, Belgard Sq North, Tallaght, the course aims to help you understand the essentials of tax registrations and tax-complaint business administration.

‘Keeping the Tax Man Happy’ will also help you obtain an effective knowledge of how personal and corporate tax are calculated and how much tax you are likely to owe, understand how to respond to Revenue queries and prepare for Revenue audits and know what books and records to keep and the requirements for holding accounting records. It will also help you to assess if sole trader or limited company status is more appropriate for your needs and to know what to expect from your accountant/tax advisor and approximately how much to pay.

The course is targeted at business starters, from early-stage beginners to advanced entrepreneurs, Construction industry self-employed or contract workers and Back to Work Enterprise Allowance new business starters.

Course Content

  • Tax registration
  • VAT – should I be registered
  • How are profits for sole traders calculated
  • Tax deductible expenses
  • Books and records to be maintained
  • What information should be on an invoice
  • Dealing with Revenue and Revenue audits
  • Tax Clearance Certs
  • How to calculate my tax
  • Tax payment dates
  • Preliminary income tax
  • Should I incorporate: sole trader versus limited companies

To book your place, click here.