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Could be good time to gift a site but keep it legal and above board

My daughter wants to build a house on my land. She has just obtained planning permission and been granted loan approval. What is involved in gifting the site to her?

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New 2015 requirements in tax-efficient farm transfers

The Select Sub-Committee on Finance has progressed the Finance Bill 2014 one step closer to finalisation, with some amendments to the proposed legislative changes on Agricultural Relief.

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Farm protest at Coveney office

West Cork farmers who have been hit with penalties to their single farm and disadvantaged area payments will stage a peaceful protest at Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s office in Carrigaline next Saturday, November 29, at 10 am, organised by the West Cork Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association and the West Cork Communities Alliance.

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Price rise of €30-50 a head seen at marts as buyers anticipate beef price improvement

Will the IFA protests outside the meat factory gates raise the price for the finished animal? Alas, my old crystal ball refuses to reveal any information. So your guess is as good as mine.

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Hogan’s bad news for EU pig farmers

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has rejected calls to introduce private storage aid for pigmeat, which came from Denmark, Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Ireland, and Austria.

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Beef processors keep lid on prices as supply rises

Beef processors maintained their resistance to paying higher prices for beef cattle, during the latest 48-hour farmer protest at beef plants, which ended Tuesday.

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Why you may want to transfer your farm before 2014 ends

Changes announced in this year’s budget are set to alter one of the main tax reliefs applicable in the case of farm transfers.

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Finance Bill clarifies Budget announcements for farmers

They say the devil is in the detail, and this adage is particularly apt when it comes to that the recently published Finance Bill, which breathes legislative life into the Budget announcements.

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Horse owners warned over tree seed poisoning

Horse owners have been warned to beware of sycamore tree seed poisoning.

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Last chance to maximise your tax reliefs as deadlines loom

Tomorrow, October 31, marks the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2013, but as with previous years, Revenue grant an extension to filing tax returns in the case of individuals who both pay the appropriate tax and file their return online using Revenue’s ROS system.

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