We are an experienced firm of Chartered Accountants that has been providing a wide range of accountancy services for many years. John Shanahan established the firm in 1993 and over the years the practice has grown organically - almost entirely thanks to referrals from satisfied clients.
Today from our Offices in O'Connor Square, Tullamore we have staff specialising in accountancy, auditing, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation. In addition, we can, through our network, refer to a wide range of outside experts for advice on specialist matters beyond the normal scope of the practice.
The practice is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Accountancy today is almost entirely based on computerised records. We have the hardware, the software and the know-how to deal with your accounts the most reliable and effective way, to prepare tax returns for delivery via ROS and deliver documents to Companies Registration Office online.
We have experience of a number of popular accounting software packages, including TAS Books, Sage, QuickBooks and the Big Red Book etc.. If you use any of these, we can handle your files with ease. If you don't, but would like to, we are happy to advise on the appropriate system for you, to help set it up and maintain it, and to advise you or your staff in using it.
Some clients prefer to use Microsoft Excel, and for them we have designed an automated spreadsheet which can be customised to their needs. We still have some clients who prefer to keep manual accounts records - and of course we are happy to accommodate them, also.
We specialise in the smaller and medium size enterprises that are at the very heart of this country’s economy. We bring clarity and certainty to an easily accessible accounting and advice service where we always have your budget in mind.
You can call on us at any time knowing that you will receive our full committment to resolving your issues and setting your mind at rest. So we hope that you will feel free to speak to us whenever you need. By our motto "Linking practice to business", we are always working for you.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to find out how we can help.
February 17, 2017
The scourge of having Revenue put you through the mill again after all the hard work is done has in the past put some businesses off making an R&D tax credit claim, where they felt the burden of proof became a project in itself.
Tax credit claims in respect of projects supported by Enterprise Ireland or IDA have now a more sensible route to verification.
We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly take a look how Revenue propose to accomplish this for your business.Read more ...
February 15, 2017
Running a small business takes a lot of hard work, patience and perseverance. While many small businesses start off as ideas, as they grow into enterprises, these ideas become tangible solutions to various problems in consumers’ lives.
With every step your business takes towards success and growth, it becomes more and more vulnerable to various kinds of threats. There are various potential risks that may harm your business. Therefore, you need to be on your guard at all times to ensure that your business doesn’t fall prey to any of these threats in the future.
Protecting what you have worked so hard to achieve and build up is one of the most important responsibilities you need to address.
We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly take a look at some of the ways you can best accomplish this for your business in the current economic climate.Read more ...
January 24, 2017
The new incentive to assist first time buyers purchase or self-build a home as announced in the last Budget provides a refund of income tax and deposit interest retention tax (DIRT) paid in the four years prior to purchase.
These first time buyers will need to bring their tax affairs up to date to make a refund application.
For example, PAYE taxpayers will need to submit a Form 12 (where they have not already done so) for each of the tax years to which the refunds relate.
Self-employed taxpayers will need to ensure they have filed their income tax returns for the four years prior to the year they lodge a claim for a refund.Read more ...