Laois TD seeks clarification on tax issues surrounding Covid unemployment payment

first_imgHome News Community Laois TD seeks clarification on tax issues surrounding Covid unemployment payment NewsCommunity Laois TD seeks clarification on tax issues surrounding Covid unemployment payment Pinterest Previous articleBank Holiday Weekend Read: Looking back at the extraordinary life of the Laois woman who left €30 million to charityNext articleWATCH: Laois hurler crowned All-Ireland champion of FIFA 20 Charity Tournament LaoisToday Reporter Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th May 2020 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Seán Fleming, has called on the Minister for Finance to confirm that the €350 Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment is taxable at a person’s highest rate of income tax.His calls come as Revenue has indicated that it will treat the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment as taxable income. This is because the Covid-19 payment is not on the list of tax-exempt social welfare payments.People whose total income for the year brings them into the 20% income tax rate will have to pay 20% tax on the Covid-19 unemployment payment. Facebook Facebookcenter_img TAGSCoronavirusSean Fleming Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News Pinterest Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Those whose total income for the year brings them into the 40% income tax rate will have to pay 40% tax on the Covid-19 payment.Deputy Fleming said it is important that people whose total income for the year brings them into the tax net are informed that they will have to pay tax at their highest rate for 2020.He said, “Approximately 600,000 people are now receiving the Covid-19 unemployment payment and another 40,000 employers are signed up to the Wage Subsidy Scheme.“It is true to say that some people won’t be paid enough by this payment alone to fall into the tax net. But no one can be sure yet as it will depend on what their total earnings are, including the Covid-19 payment, for the full year.”Deputy Fleming also said that employees currently in receipt of the Government’s wage subsidy scheme may also be facing an income tax bill next year.He continued, “Instead of the cash being taxed ‘at source’ like most wages and salaries, the wage subsidy scheme is liable to tax in the future.“Minster Donohoe should explain clearly to employees at what point in the future and what frequency deductions will be made to their wages/salaries by Revenue to collect any extra tax arising.“The Minister needs to be open and upfront to allow employees to set aside what they need to now, so that there are no financial shocks in the future,” concluded Deputy Fleming.SEE ALSO – ‘Thoughts and prayers’ asked for little Dan Donoher as he awaits tests for treatmentlast_img read more

TTS signs crane deal

first_imgThe cranes will be installed on four newbuild 12,500 dwt multipurpose vessels for European owners, says TTS Group. Delivery is scheduled within April and October 2015.www.ttsgroup.comwww.huanghaiship.comlast_img

Photo gallery: Elm Grove vs. Greenacres 7th and 8th

first_imgImages from Tuesday’s Greenacres-Elm Grove seventh- and eighth-grade games at Preston Crownover Stadium. BPT photos by Randy Brown. Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Muntari in France for treatment

first_imgGhana midfielder Sulley Muntari has arrived in France for treatment over a knee injury he suffered in the last Serie A game of the season.The enforcer, who plays for Inter Milan, has been treated to a tongue-lashing for his perceived intentional absence from Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Mali.Even though the midfielder has been severely criticised for his absence, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) insists Muntari is injured.Inter Milan sent the GFA medical reports over the injury and now he is in France for treatment to ensure that he is fit for subsequent matches.“We have received medical reports from Sulley’s club about his injury situation and that is why he missed the Mali game,” Fred Pappoe, GFA vice president told Happy FM.“He will not be available for the Sudan game because of the injury. “Sulley is currently in France for treatment and hopefully he will get well soon and return to action for the national team.”Muntari is expected to be examined by a knee specialist before the extent of injury is known.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming

first_imgConnacht celebrated their homecoming in front of several thousand supporters at the Sportsground 更多 Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming Forward 60 seconds print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Coverage from John Mulligan, Gerry Murphy, Rob Murphy, Dave Finn, Alan Deegan and William DaviesEngineering at the Sportsground by Donal O’SullivanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Back 15 seconds Here is another chance to hear Galway Bay FM’s coverage… Currently Playing Back 15 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Rugby – The Homecominglast_img read more

Para-Athletes Prepare For Loughrea Triathlon

first_img‘Inclusion not exclusion’ is the motto of Para-Triathlon Ireland, and now, for the first time para-athletes can take part in a para-triathlon relay, which will be held in Loughrea Co. Galway on 6 August next.The para relay race, which will be staged by Athenry and Loughrea based Predator Triathlon Club, aims to attract para-athletes with an interest in competing in either of the three triathlon disciplines: swim, bike and run.The event, which will be held in conjunction with Triathlon Ireland, is the first of its kind in the country, and will be held in and around the crystal clear waters of Lough Rea Lake, which is regarded as having the clearest waters of all Irish triathlon venues – the perfect introductory race.The idea of taking part in the three legs of a triathlon is a daunting prospect for new para and able-bodied athletes, but now with the option of linking with other athletes in a team relay, the possibility of completing the event and experiencing a first taste of the unique competition is all the more realistic.The race will be held over the standard triathlon Sprint distance and consists of a 750m swim in the blue flag Loughrea Lake – in 90 per cent of the route it is possible to stand – a 20km cycle/handbike and a 5km run/race chair. Safety as always is priority number one, and on the day Predator Triathlon Club volunteers and Triathlon Ireland staff will be on hand to assist athletes with their needs, while training plans are also available to get you on the road to Loughrea.According to Triathlon Ireland’s High Performance Para Tri-Technical Director, Eamonn Tilley, the Loughrea event is the perfect chance for para-athletes to dip their toe into the triathlon world for the first time.“Following on from the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016, the involvement of para-athletes in sport has taken off over the last six months,” said Mr Tilley.“Athletes at all levels are now looking to get involved and not just compete but to enjoy all kinds of sports, be it swimming, cycling, running, boccia or triathlons.“Many of these athletes are always on the look out to compete in events around Ireland, and Predator Triathlon Club in conjunction with Triathlon Ireland, is now offering a solution that fits all abilities and disciplines. “We hope to raise the profile of the sport and at the same time offer an avenue for athletes at all levels to compete against each other in a warm, friendly and competitive environment.”Teams of three athletes will compete one leg each of the Loughrea Triathlon on 6 August 2017, and a minimum of one athlete from each team must be a para-athlete. Anyone interested in competing in the para relay can contact Maggie Vahey, Predator Triathlon Club, at [email protected] 087-9832020, or Loic Bocquet, Predator Triathlon Club, at [email protected], to register their interest, while any complete teams can register their team online at at a cost of €90.The para-triathlon relay will form part of the Loughrea Triathlon Festival, which will be held on Sunday 6 August. Events on the day include the National Junior Championship (16-19 year olds), the senior sprint race, the Para-triathlon National Championship and youth races for triathletes between the ages of 8 and 15.More that 800 triathletes are expected to take part in one of the biggest ever Loughrea Triathlon Festivals this August, and registration for all of the festival events is now open.To register or for more information regarding this year’s Loughrea Triathlon visit and or follow the club on Facebook or on Twitter for regular updates.Aidan McGlynn readies himself for transition after the bike leg. Photo: Damien Jackson.Irish para-triathlete Denton Howard is action during the run leg of his triathlon. Photo: Damien Jackson.Fiona McCormack puts the final touches on her equipment ahead of the race. Photo: Damien Jackson.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fiona McCormack puts the final touches on her equipment ahead of the race. Photo: Damien Jackson. Para-athlete David Kerr completes the swim leg of a race earlier this year. Photo: Damien Jackson.By DECLAN ROONEYlast_img read more

Four Connacht Players Named On Irish U20 Squad For Six Nations

first_imgOn selection of the squad, McNamara said: “It’s always an exciting time when the Six Nations comes around and things have been building well since before Christmas. We had two good run outs against Leinster and Munster Development sides where the players had the opportunity to put their hands up for selection for this squad.There’s a lot of talent in the playing group, and we’re looking forward to seeing these young men run out in the green jersey over the coming weeks. Four Connacht players have been named on the The Ireland U20 squad, sponsored by PwC, for the 2019 U20 Six Nations Championship by Head Coach Noel McNamara.Ryan Lomas from Galwegians, The Buccaneers pairing of Colm Reilly and Niall Murray and Corinthians player Dylan Tierney-Martin are the four named on the squad.The 40-man squad features 5 players who were capped across last season’s U20 Six Nations and World Rugby U20 World Championships.In the forwards hooker Dylan Tierney-Martin and second-row Charlie Ryan both featured last season, as did out-half Harry Byrne and wingers Angus Kernohan and James McCarthy.Clontarf’s David Hawkshaw is named as captain, with Ryan and scrum-half Craig Casey named as vice-captains.The side will play their two home games against England and France in Irish Independent Park. Inphocenter_img We also have a new home this season in Irish Independent Park, which is a great venue and I’m sure there will be a superb atmosphere when we welcome England and France under lights on Friday evenings.”Commenting on the squad announcement, David McGee, Markets & Strategy Partner at PwC Ireland said:“At PwC, we are excited to kick-off this year’s Six Nations Championship as we enter our fourteenth year as sponsors of the Ireland U20 squad.We are proud to support such a hard-working team. They embody our aim as a firm to think beyond the now and build a platform for the future.As the progression from the U20s to the full senior squad becomes more pronounced, we look forward to following the development of these players throughout this campaign.We take pride in our focus on developing talent to ensure the best results for our people, our clients and our business partners. We know that Irish Rugby shares the same approach.Finally, I would like to wish the team the very best of luck in the upcoming Championship. I have no doubt they will do us proud.”Ireland will get their campaign underway against England on Friday week in Irish Independent Park at 7.15pm and their second fixtures sees them travel to Netherdale outside Edinburgh to take on Scotland.They are on the road again for their third fixture against Italy in Rieti, before facing France back in Irish Independent Park.Their final game of the tournament is away to Wales on the 15th March in Colwyn Bay.Tickets for the home fixtures in Irish Independent Park are available from www.ticketmaster.ieIRELAND U20 Squad, sponsored by PwC, for the U20 Six Nations Championship 2019Forwards:Azur Allison (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)Ryan Baird (Dublin University FC/Leinster)Tom Clarkson (Dublin University FC/Leinster)Giuseppe Coyne (Dublin University FC/Leinster)Brian Deeney (Clontarf FC/Leinster)John Hodnett (UCC RFC/Munster)Paddy Kelly (Young Munster RFC/Munster)Ryan Lomas (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)Luke Masters (Shannon RFC/Munster)David McCann (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)JJ McKee (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)John McKee (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)Michael Milne (UCD RFC/Leinster)Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)Niall Murray (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)Scott Penny (UCD RFC/Leinster)Charlie Ryan (UCD RFC/Leinster) * Vice-CaptainBilly Scannell (Young Munster RFC/Munster)Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians RFC/Connacht) *Ronan Watters (St. Mary’s College RFC/Leinster)Josh Wycherley (Young Munster RFC/Munster)Backs:Harry Byrne (Lansdowne FC/Leinster) *Craig Casey (Shannon RFC/Munster) Vice-CaptainJake Flannery (Shannon RFC/Munster)Sean French (Cork Constitution RFC/Munster)Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College RFC/Leinster)David Hawkshaw (Clontarf FC/Old Belvedere) CaptainBen Healy (Garryowen RFC/Munster)Bruce Houston (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University RFC / Ulster) *James McCarthy (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster) *Stewart Moore (Malone RFC/Ulster)Oli Morris (Saracens / IQ Rugby)Aaron O’Sullivan (UCD RFC/Leinster/IQ Rugby)Conor Phillips (Young Munster RFC/Munster)Colm Reilly (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)Rob Russell (Dublin University FC/Leinster)Liam Turner (Dublin University FC/Leinster)Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution FC/Munster)*Denotes Previously Capped at U20 levelIRELAND U20 Six Nations Fixtures 2019Friday 1st February 2019Ireland U20 v England U20, 7.15pm, Irish Independent Park, CorkLive on RTEFriday 8th February 2019Scotland U20 v Ireland U20, 7.30pm. Netherdale, GalashielsTBCFriday 22nd February 2019Italy U20 v Ireland U20, Stadio Centro d’Italia, RietiStream via FIR – & 8th March 2019Ireland U20 v France U20, 7.15pm, Irish Independent Park, CorkLive on RTEFriday 15th March 2019Wales U20 v Ireland U20, 7.15pm, Stadwim Zip World (Parc Eirias), Colwyn BayLive on RTEprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Database to help county fight welfare fraud

first_imgDozens of investigators received more than 61,000 reports of welfare fraud in 2004-05, according to a recent report. Authorities subsequently saved taxpayers $50 million by blocking payments to people who were ineligible. They also detected $10 million in fraudulent overpayments, including $2 million in child care benefits. With the data warehouse, Christensen said, investigators will be able to detect even more fraud and overpayments. Cosper plans to make a series of recommendations on Sept. 7 to the county’s Economy and Efficiency Commission on additional steps that can be taken to reduce fraud. “What we are going to be emphasizing are the steps from the get-go, trying to recommend steps and procedures that can be implemented that would prevent the fraud from getting started, to identify potential problems at the outset and eliminate them before they become huge losses to taxpayers.” [email protected] (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The approval of the data warehouse follows the release in June of a grand jury report that found welfare recipients and their friends and relatives have defrauded taxpayers of $500 million a year. Grand jurors described county child-care programs for welfare recipients as an “ATM for thieves.” Prosecutors have also alleged that taxpayers are being defrauded out of tens of millions of dollars by in-home care workers and recipients. They cite cases in which in-home workers have been paid to care for dead people and others who used one ID to receive medical payments and another to provide care to themselves. Prosecutor James Cosper said the variety of welfare programs – including IHSS, child care, general relief, food stamps, Medi-Cal and job training – provides ample opportunity for fraud. “This (system) will allow the agencies that administer the various types of aid to determine eligibility,” Cosper said. “If they find a person is receiving aid in one program, that may negate their ability to receive aid in a second or third program. “Right now, the way the system operates, they are operating in the blind. If the various administrators knew all of the programs these people were receiving assistance on, it would dramatically affect their entitlements.” Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved development of a $3 million computer system that will allow the welfare department to detect fraudulent overpayments and measure how its programs impact its 2 million recipients. The new “data warehouse” will allow the Department of Public Social Services to better detect fraud by comparing data now stored on a variety of mainframe and stand-alone computer systems. “This is not a fraud system, per se; however, it enhances our ability to detect fraud by giving us the ability to compare all our programs and identify something that is inconsistent, and follow-up on that inconsistency,” DPSS spokesman Shirley Christensen said. “Whether it’s comparing which CalWORKS recipient also receives child care, or which In-Home Supportive Services person also receives child care, we will have the ability to look at all of our programs and compare them for anomalies.” last_img read more


first_imgThe ATA office has been abuzz with Directors, Board members, employees, State Directors and representatives from around Australia, who came to Canberra with a much more important purpose than to talk about the final showdown in Australian Idol. Last Friday around 15 Professional Officers gathered to discuss the direction of the sport and ideas for better delivery of the sport. The Professional Officers meeting discussion centered around the ATA Management Audit, undertaken by Professor David Shilbury and Dr Pamm Kellett in July 2004. For those who are unsure of what the Audit involved or what the outcomes were, the full report and the Power Point presentation presented to all key stakeholders are available for download ATA Management Report Document and Management Audit Presentation State representatives agreed on the recommendations of the Audit and spent time at the workshop discussing avenues to progress change through the sport and the timelines for this change. Some of the areas which received discussion included constitutional requirements, strategic planning, financial management and human resource management. The successful outcome was agreement by professionals in the sport that a unitary model can work for Touch Football. Saturday the 20th brought more discussion and ideas to the conference table, as around 30 people, including ATA Board Members and State representatives, gathered for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Special General Meeting (SGM). Importantly, current Board members Brian Rooney and Paul Webb were re-elected for another 2 year period, while Mr Rooney was also awarded the prestigious honour of life membership. Congratulations to Mr Rooney on being awarded life membership, which is a symbol of the dedication and commitment he has always shown to Touch Football. The 2003/2004 Annual report was also presented and released and is also available online using the following links. ANNUAL REPORT 2003-2004 The SGM brought more discussion on the Management Audit and its recommendations, with everyone interested in the direction of the sport. A general agreement was reached by the delegates that change would be a positive move for Touch Football. However, several delegates indicated they would not sign the Deed of Commitment at the SGM, wanting to return to their members and address their questions and concerns before making a final decision. At this point the meeting was adjourned by the Chairman. The final decision will be made within the next 2-3 weeks once the meeting is reconvened. The adjournment of the 2004 SGM was significant for retiring CEO Bill Ker, as it signaled the final AGM and SGM he will attend in the role of CEO. Bill steps down from the position in July 2005 and everyone wishes him all the best for the future.last_img read more