Tax Tips September 2018
2017 Personal Income Tax Return
Are you self-employed, a landlord, a company director or in receipt of other income during 2017? If so, now is the time to prepare all the information to submit your 2017 Tax Return.
Your 2017 Personal Income Tax Return must be submitted to the Inspector of Taxes by 31st October 2018. This Return is a statement of all your income and capital gains for the year ended 31st December 2017.
If you pay and file online using ROS the filing date is extended to 14th November 2018.
The following payments must also be made by 31st October 2018 (or 14th November 2018):
- Payment of any balance of Income Tax due for the 2017 tax year; and
- Payment of Preliminary Income Tax for the 2018 tax year.
By completing a Tax Return you may be in line for a Tax Refund if you have not claimed all your entitlements.
- Have you claimed all your medical and dental expenses?
- Have you claimed all your mortgage interest relief on your home and on your investment properties?
- Have you claimed credit for Tuition Fees paid to Third Level Colleges?
There are many other credits and allowances that you may be entitled to and you should consult with your tax adviser in relation to these.
Capital Gains Tax
Payment of any Capital Gains Tax due for capital gains made in the period 1st January 2018 to 30th November 2018 is payable by 15th December 2018.
Payment of any Capital Gains Tax due for capital gains made in December 2018 is payable by 31st January 2019.
Remember that Capital Losses made in previous years can be carried forward against Capital Gains made in future years.