Friday, April 04 12:18:51
Tax refund group Taxback.com have cemented plans to continue with their recruitment drive by announcing plans to recruit 10 new staff in 2014 which will bring its total workforce in Ireland to over 140.
Taxback.com has launched the latest branch of its financial business tree with the establishment of a new service www.contractors.ie which will support the increasing number of workers making the move from employee to contractor, assisting them to work through their options and obligations.
Speaking about the launch Fidelma McGuirk, CEO of Contractors.ie said, "We established Contractors.ie in response to a gap in the market for contractor services with built-in tax expertise. Recognising this gap, Taxback.com has harnessed our internal accounting and tax services for contractors under one name - Contractors.ie - to cater thoroughly to the needs of contractors in the Irish market and create a single point of contact for all contractor-related matters."
She also spoke of recruitment plans for 2014: "Ireland has a very talented workforce and we are excited about bringing more of this talent on board to the contractors.ie team. We have current & future positions in business development, customer service and client technology innovation - all of which will need to be filled in the near future".
Contractors.ie say that contracting is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for certain occupations, such as pharmaceutical, engineering and IT professionals, but that there are a variety of considerations to take into account before making the move and there are numerous financial & reporting obligations contractors have to fulfil while in employment.
"Our new service will ensure that contractors will achieve tax efficiency alongside being fully compliant with Revenue guidelines around contracting. Most contractors (and potential contractors) will be aware that June 2013 saw the roll-out of a nationwide Revenue investigation into the tax position of contractors, their "National Project on Contractors". This review had a particular focus on the thorny issue of expenses. While becoming a contractor still makes financial sense for many, expenses are just one area which have been highlighted of late and on which people need to take expert tax advice before becoming a contractor. While many providers offer services for contractors, our tax background makes us uniquely placed to offer a multi-faceted, specialist service," added Ms McGuirk.