In response to social distance safety regulations, a proposal has been put forward for companies to hold meetings in a safe and compliant manner. The proposed measures are to last for the interim period expiring on 31 December 2020 with a provision for a potential extension of the interim period to no later than 20 June 2021. The law will also allow for general meetings - including annual and extraordinary meetings - to be held electronically "provided all those entitled to attend have a reasonable opportunity to participate".
Importantly for many firms, it will also permit those meetings to be held electronically even if a company's constitution does not allow them. Three proposed changes which will impact on general meetings are as follows.
While we are all very focused on responding responsibly to the requirements of operating during Covid-19, it is easy to forget the rest of the world around us. Brexit is still moving forward and requires you to have a plan in place for when that occurs. Here we list some key steps that your business needs to take now for a successful transition.
In this article we aim to touch on a number of key pension areas for clients as they navigate their way through the current pandemic and evolving government and EU policy on pensions. We look at the rise in popularity of Self invested pensions in the current market, the importance of pensions funding as part of retirement planning but also a part of client’s business exit strategy and direct property as an asset class in your pension.
Self Invested Pension Market
Since the last major market correc_on in 2007 pension investors have been looking for tangible assets to invest in. The Self invested market allows them access to this. The figures reinforce this as over the last 15 years the market has grown from 3% of the total defined contribu_on market to 16% of the market, primarily driven by the desire of clients for greater investment choice, which includes;
The Revenue Commissioners recently announced that if taxpayers file and pay their income tax online then their filing deadline has been extended to 10 December 2020. However, if you are unable to pay the balance of tax for 2019 and meet your full 2020 preliminary tax requirements then your filing date is 31 October 2020.
With all of the confusion in business at the moment we would like to point out that for those struggling to pay the 2019 income tax liability this extension does not apply to you. We would recommend all clients contact us sooner rather than later in relation to their 2019 income tax. If you can avail of the extended deadline we will set the payment date for the 10 December 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.