Budget 17 and Private Irish Business

Budget 17 presents an opportunity for Government to nurture Ireland's domestic economy and domestic businesses at a time when external factors have the potential to influence the landscape.

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At a time when Ireland's economy is growing, uncontrollable external factors such as Brexit, BEPS and changes in the international tax landscape are creating uncertainty and disruption. For Private Irish Business, there is a need for Budget 17 to provide confidence and certainty in the short as well as the longer term.



Ireland’s economy is growing, but is being influenced by external factors such as Brexit and changes in the global tax landscape. Budget 17 provides a good opportunity for Government to nurture our domestic economy.
We hope to see Entrepreneur relief changes to make the regime more competitive with its UK equivalent. In order to continue growth in our economy and to encourage SMEs to put money back into business, a reduction in the level of employer PRSI would be a welcome improvement.

This will have the knock-on effect of increasing employment, as more resources are needed to operate growing businesses. In order for SMEs to retain these new employees, changes are needed in the taxation of share options and other employee equity incentives to make non-cash remuneration more accessible in the SME space.

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