There was an overwhelming turnout for our Budget Breakfast 2016 which was held on Wednesday, 14th October at the Crowne Plaza Dublin-Blanchardstown.
Over 180 business owners from across Co Meath and Dublin came to hear our keynote speaker, Investment Consultant and Non-Executive Director Gerry Keenan to explain what Budget 2016 will mean for the Irish economy and abroad.
Directors from large employers joined owners of small businesses and representatives from the financial and legal sectors for a networking breakfast before Gerry presented his key budget points.
Our Managing Partner, Dermot Brennan, provided a comprehensive summary of Budget 2016 with a focus on how the measures will affect SMEs.
Michael Byrne, DBASS Partner and specialist in taxation also provided some practical tax planning advice for company directors and business owners.
Speaking after the briefing, Dermot said:
“The good news is there were no big tax increases. Our economy is in a strong position with a positive growth forecast and a retained low rate of Corporation Tax to maintain our international competitiveness.”
“Our message to SMEs is clear – if you’re not making money now then there is something fundamentally wrong with your business. It’s not time for making excuses, it’s time to start making money again,” added Dermot.
The feedback from those who attended was that Budget 2016 is a positive budget and will prove vital to maintain economic growth.
Andrew Farrelly (DBASS), Willie Tuite (HLS) and Ivan Cragie (HLS)
Michael Byrne (DBASS) and Sean Martin (Markeo Group Ltd)
Paul Doran (DBASS) and Jospeh Jooman (Mech Electrical Distributors Ltd)
David Conway (National Sports Campus) and Eoghan Farrelly (DBASS)
Denis Bergin (Bank of Ireland) and Richard Gayer (Venture Finishing)
Padraig Sherry (Sherry Fitzgerald) and Diarmuid Smith (Ulster Bank)
Whether you are a growing business, established business or international business, if you need tax advice on any of the measures outlined in Budget 2016, please contact a member of the DBASS tax team on tel: 01 849 880 – we would be happy to help.