John M Shanahan & Co.

linking practice to business

Chartered Accountants
Registered Auditors

Phone: 057 93 22100


Welcome to John M Shanahan & Co.
Chartered Accountants | Registered Auditors | Tax Advisors

Phone: 057 93 22100 or email:

John M Shanahan Accountant TullamoreWe 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.

John M Shanahan and Co Offices, TullamoreSpecialist Service

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.

We're Only a Phone Call Away!

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.


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Contact us for a free initial consultation to find out how we can help.


Recent Articles (see more on the "John's Blog" page)

Tax Deductible Expenses incurred by an Employee

While Revenue are continually obsessed with policing the masses, i.e. the low lying fruit, the deductibility of typical expenses that may be incurred by an employee is always subject to close scrutiny.

January 29, 2020


Revenue's Tax and Duty Manual sets out the principles, based on case law, for determining the tax deductibility of general expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of an employment.








We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a moment to look at how this can implemented in practice.

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VAT Fraud and its Implications

While Revenue are continually obsessed with policing VAT Fraud, its remains their responsibility and not that of the business owners, despite  their best efforts to shift the workload.

January 21, 2020


Revenue expects every VAT registered business to assess the integrity of its supply chain and customers, as well as the goods involved in these transactions.  They say the responsibility to carry out these checks remains with your business.


We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a moment to outline how this can occur and the actions you can take to prevent it happening.

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Preparing for a Revenue Audit

While Revenue may continually scrutinize taxpayers for compliance purposes, you do not want your business to be pulled out of the hat and face the anxiety of a Revenue Audit in 2020.

January 15, 2020


Revenue Audits have become a regular feature of our tax system. Whilst the actual number of Revenue Audits has decreased in recent years, according to their recently published figures, Revenue’s efforts are now targeting their audits where there is the greatest chance of errors and therefore more money into the system.







We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a moment to outline how best to prepare for the possible visit to your premises.

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