1 Introduction Dear Adrian, 2 Irish tax residency

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Dear Adrian,



  Irish tax residency

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2.1       Denis’s Irish tax
residency position


An individual is resident is in Ireland if he/she spent 183 day or
more in the state or if he/she spent at least 280 days or more between the
current tax year and the last year. If the individual spend in the current tax
year 30 days or less, then he will not resident for the current tax year.

Ordinary resident:

An individual is ordinary resident if they have been resident for
each of the three tax year preceding that year. After the 3rd year
an individual will become ordinary resident.

If an individual has consecutively three year of non-residence then
he is not ordinary resident in the 4th year.

 Dennis Residence Position:

2015: Dennis not met the rule 183. From 1st January 2015
to 1st July 2015 he spent 181 days.  He met the rule 280. Therefore he is resident.
He lives 546 days in Ireland at the year of assessment and the preceding year.
Furthermore Dennis is ordinary since 1st July 2015 ordinarily
resident because he was resident in the last three years consecutively.

2016-2017: In 2016 Dennis didn’t met the rule 183 and the rule 280.
Thus he is not resident He is not resident in Ireland in 2016 and 2017. Denis
is ordinary resident and domicield for the year 2016 and 2017.

2018: Dennis is ordinary resident until 1st July 2018. After
that he is only domiciled.

2019: Dennis is only domiciled.

2.2       Impact of Denis tax
residency positon

If an individual is not
resident or ordinarily resident then he/she is only taxable on any Irish

If they are resident,
ordinarily resident & domiciled then they accountable to Irish income tax
on worldwide income.

If he/she is ordinary residence,
domiciled but not resident then she/ he is on liable on Irish income and
foreign sourced income in full. If he/she has a income from a trade, profession
or employment all duties which are performed outside Ireland or, which in the
tax year does not exceed €3,810 then they are exempt from tax.

If an individual is resident
and domiciled but nor ordinary resident, then they will taxable to Irish and foreign

If they are resident but not
domiciled or ordinarily resident then they are taxable on Irish income tax and
any world income.

If an individual is
resident& ordinary resident but not domiciled then they are taxable in
Irish income tax and any foreign income remitted into the State.

In 2015 Dennis is
resident, domiciled and ordinarily. Thus, he is accountable to Irish Income tax
on all his worldwide income as it arises.

2016 and 2017 Dennis is not resident but he is ordinarily resident and Irish-
domiciled. Therefore he is taxable on Irish income and foreign-sourced income
the same basis such as a resident and domiciled individual.

 He would be not taxable if he have income from
trade, profession, officer or employment all the duties which are performed
outside Ireland or other external revenues, that supply that it does not exceed

In 2018 Dennis is ordinarily resident until 1th
July 2018 after that he is only domiciled. Thus he is liable to tax on any
Irish income tax.

In 2019 Dennis is only domiciled. Therefor
he is liable on any Irish income tax.


2.3       The tax compliance are by
having an Irish rental source of income

Irish rental source of income is chargeable
under Schedule Case 4.



2.4       Advice on allowable

Dennis may deduct from the gross rents on rent and rate payable on
property, Cost of goods provided, or services rendered, in connection with the
letting, Cost of maintenance, repair, insurance and management of the property,
Interest on monies borrowed for the purchase, mortgage protection policy
premia. Furthermore the improvement or repair of the let property can be deduct.

Therefore are some Conditions. Section 16 Finance Act 2003 describes
an agreement between spouses.  Further
Condition to get relief for interest is there Registration with the Private
Residential Tenancies Board. (Section 11 Finance Act 2006)



Capital allowances

Two cases where the tax payer was
successful on obtaining capital allowances

Repairs of Listed Building

The taxpayer Wills (Christopher) waste about £107,000 to renovate an
outbuilding to a listed residential rental property. The building was in a bad
state and had the risk to collapse. The taxpayer made the outbuilding safe and
add water supply, heating and electronic power. 
Wills (Christopher) claimed a revenue tax deduction of rental income
about £44,000 (41% of the expenditure) and the capitalised the £63,000 (59%)
balance. HMRC Commissioners did not argued because the work was ‘capital’ to
change the building in additional living space.

The Tax Tribunal decided that the renovation of the outbuilding was an
‘essential repair’. Therefore the taxpayer was successful on obtaining the
repair costs. To guarantee that the outbuilding did not breakdown the Tribunal
allow further tax relief for the structure work. (Bone, S. 2010)


: ‘Expenditure Incidental to the Installation of Plant and Machinery into an
Existing Building’

The taxpayer construct a control room to house surveillance
monitoring.  He spent about 61,000 for
the control room. This control room has different function such as ‘access
flooring for cabling; strengthening walls, floors and ceilings; fire proof
security doors and an interlock; and independent amenities’. Furthermore the
taxpayer spent about 79,000 for the installation of computers, screens, and
monitoring devices. The Taxpayer claimed capital allowance and argue with the
rule Section 25 of Capital allowances Act 2001 (‘CAA 2001’). This rule applies
that the installation machinery and plant to qualify Capital Allowances. If the
cost of the reconstruction is a part of the actual costs. The Tax Tribunal
decide that the control room expenditure was incidental to the plant and
machinery. (Bone, S., 2010)



Two cases where the tax payer was
not successful on obtaining capital allowances

1.    Case: Capital Allowances Were Not
Based On An Apportionment


In year 2003 the taxpayer bought a second-hand care for 650,001.
Furthermore he spend 40,000 for ‘fixtures and fittings’.  He claimed capital allowance on plant and machinery
expenditure of £146,014 plus the £40,000 contract allocation.

Without any detail the taxpayer claimed further £68,811 capital
allowances for the same tax year. It also was not able to contact the seller. HMRC
did not allowed the taxpayer to claim Capital allowance on the grounds because
they had no prove that the seller also had not claimed on the same plant

 Because of this reason the Tax
tribunal was in the same opinion such as HMRC.


‘Fencing Did Not Qualify For Capital Allowances’

The taxpayer has a business where he sells fish, aquariums, ponds and
associate products. He fenced 2,000 meters of his field and spent £81,000 and
tried to claiming this fencing, as expenditure on ‘personal security’ assets.
He argue that he installed for personal securities because he had in the past
several destruction of property. Mr. Brockenhouse was not able prove any
evidence of any incidents. Even He could not give any dates and facts about the
incidents. CAA 2001 Section 33 represents if someone spend money on a security
assets to have ‘special threat’ for individual security then it originated in
the business. HMRC Commissioners did not argued

that is a ‘special threat’

The Tax tribunal decided that there no enough evidence that
Mr.Brockhouse installed the fencing for his personal.

Commencement rules for a business



There are different rules for the
commencement rule for the first three years. 
For the first year the profits are assessable from the date of the
commencement until end of the tax year. The profits of the second year are assessable

Rule 1: In
case that there is a twelve months period of accounts ending in the second tax
year, and it is one set of accounts ending in that year, then basis period will
be those 12 months.

Rule 2: If
there is one set of accounts ending in the second year, and that period
accounts is not 12 months

Rule 3: If
there is more than one period of accounts that end in the second and the basis
period is 12 months ending on the late or latest possible set of accounts.

Rule 4: If none
of the above conditions are met, the actual profits for the tax year must be
accounted for.

Year 3:

Normally the profits of the
accounting period of 12 months ending on the trader’s year end. For example, if
2017 was a trader’s year and the 12 months set of accounts fell on 31st
August 2017, then the profits from these accounts would from the basis of
assessment for 2017.

Section 66 TCA 1997




from 1 November 2017 to 31 December 2017, i.e., tax adjusted accounting profits
for the year 31 October 2017 x 2/12 = 50,000*2/12= 8,333


profits assessable for 12 months to 31 October 2018, i.e.,€50,000 because there
only one set of accounts made up to date within the year and it is for a full
12 months.

2019 :

Current year basis:                                                                                          

  Deduct: Third year option relief*:                                                                     (3,333)



*Third year option:

– Assessed – Year 2                                                

– Actual – Year 2 50,000* (10/12) + 30,000


Partnership with Paul

For the
existence of Partnership it is relevant that the formal registration of a
partnership. Furthermore

contribution by the parties of money, property, knowledge, skills or other
assets used in the business,

A joint
property interest in the property of the business,

A mutual
right of control or management of the enterprise,

expectation of profit, and

First of
all the business name will not be changed. Moreover Paul will not have any task
in the day to day running of the business.

The right
of each party to participate in the profits.


When should Adrian register VAT?

individual have to register VAT if he/ she has establish an annual turnover of
€75,000 for a trader suppling taxable good in a continuous 12 month period or
if he/she establish an annual turnover of €37,500 for a trader suppling taxable
service in a continuous 12 months.


What is VAT?



Two third Rules

The “Two Thirds rule” describe that
supplies of services also involves supplies of goods.

Multi Supply  

The multi supply represents that two
or more individual supplies are connect to each other due to a total
“consideration covering all of the supplies”. Each individual supplies have a
Relationship with the other supplies. The supplies do not form a “composite

Composite Supply

The Composite supply describe that
two or more supplies have a coalition. One of the supplies is a head supply and
the other supplies are additional supplies.


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