News & Advice

Sole Trader or LTD Company

Hi I’m Colum Whelan, the Principal of Guardian Management Accounting. Over the 25 years we’ve been in business the most common question we’re asked is: How should I trade? As a sole trader or as a director of a limited company? The answer to this question largely depends on the level of turn over you’re […]

Airbnb

Hi I’m Colum Whelan, the Principal of Guardian Management Accounting. In January 2018 the Revenue Commissioners announced that they’re going to target Airbnb income for those people who had not made a tax return. They were very clever about this. They merely wrote to Airbnb and asked them to provide them with a full listing […]

Airbnb (Niall)

Hi I’m Niall O’Donnell from Guardian Management Accounting. In 2018 Revenue announced that they were going to be looking at people who have received income from Airbnb. Airbnb have supplied a list of such people to Revenue, therefore you cannot hide this income from Revenue. What Guardian can help you do is help minimize your […]

Breakthrough in Accounting Software – cloud based packages

For the last 20 years our accounting software package of choice has been TAS Books – it has been totally reliable, and we had a bureau version here in Guardian that we could use for all of our client’s data. Now unfortunately, Sage, who bought over TAS a number of years ago have announced that […]

Switching to a limited company

Many people start off in business as a sole trader, as it is cheap (€20 to register a business name), quick – you can register a business name in 2-5 days in the CRO, and its easier and less costly if you decide to cease to trade. Against this, is that you are personally responsible […]