Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterJohn Murphy

Course Overview

This course will review recent changes made in the Finance Act 2017 for anti-avoidance provisions included in some of the most common reliefs utilised by Irish tax practitioners. Any tax advisor advising in todays environment should be aware of these specific anti-avoidance provision.

The course will look at the anti-avoidance provisions brought into Entrepreneurial relief, retirements relief, Incorporation relief, Section 135 – deemed distributions on sale of shares in certain instances, Section 817, Participation relief and stamp duty on property transaction.

It will also cover, on a high level basis, general and specific anti-avoidance and the surcharges that can be imposed if a transaction falls foul of this legislation.


John Murphy: Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support

As a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions and sharing technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.

A Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises clients in practice on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits. In addition, he provides support on financial reporting, auditing and company law; conducts company valuations and advises on pre-sale restructuring.

John also plays a key role as a researcher and subject-matter expert in developing OmniPro information products such as the CompaniesAct2014.com and FRS102.com. As a speaker at OmniPro CPD events, he brings these industry-leading insights to accountants participating in our training programmes.


Des O’Neill – Co-Founder and Managing Director, OmniPro

Having worked for a number of years in practice, Des O’Neill co-founded OmniPro to develop tools, techniques, products and services, empowering accountants to achieve their best. Over 15 years, he has grown the company to a multi-million-euro turnover business and established OmniPro as Ireland’s largest independent provider of CPD for accountants.

Des speaks regularly, at national and international fora, on practice development, auditing, accounting, company law and regulation. He is passionate about bringing innovation to the profession and empowering accountants to achieve what they want in their careers and practice.