Winter Taxation Essentials - Series 3

Registering for CPD Fest 2021 couldn’t be more straightforward. We have three packages for you to choose from – 8 hours, 16 hours and 24 hours of CPD – allowing you to customize the event to your own specific needs.  Once purchased, pick ‘n’ mix the topics of most interest and relevance to you from any of the sessions running across the week of CPD Fest 2021.

CPD Fest Packages:

8 Hours

Any 8 CPD Fest Sessions


16 Hours

Any 16 CPD Fest Sessions


24 Hours

Any 24 CPD Fest Sessions


The 12 Gifts Of CPD Fest

Over the coming weeks we are going to give you advance access to hugely valuable extracts from the note packs The CPD Fest & The Essential Advisors’ Mix.

With The 12 Gifts of CPD Fest you will get guides, financial statements, checklists, tools, tax papers, letters of engagement and reports all the way up to and including the kitchen sink!

 Registration for The 12 Gifts Of CPD Fest is free, quick and straight forward and you can do so here:

Event Details:

Session 1: Capital Taxes Complete Refresher – Identify the Pitfalls

Time: 09:00 – 10:40
Speaker: James Bradley – James Bradley & Co 

This course will benefit all practitioners as it will completely refresh all of the main Capital Taxes Reliefs and identify the main areas of concern that are looked at by Revenue. 

In the session James Bradley will be covering the following topics:

  • Retirement Relief 
  • Entrepreneurs Relief 
  • PPR Relief 
  • Buyback of shares Relief 
  • Incorporation Relief 
  • Business Property Relief 
  • Agricultural Relief 

Session 2: Farm Tax: Topical Issues & Updates

Time: 11:00 – 12:40 
Speaker: Declan McEvoy – IFAC  

Join Declan McEvoy for an update on the major tax issues facing the agri sector and a review of what is the tax treatment of renewable on farms.  

Declan will be covering the following topics:

  • Solar panels on farms 
  • Wind turbines  
  • Anerobic digestors 
  • How each works and the tax treatment 
  • Forestry tax update 
  • Topical income tax 
  • Topical capital taxes including finance bill 2021 changes

Session 3: Tax Considerations of Buying / Selling a Business

Time: 13:40 – 15:20  
Speaker: Mairead Hennessy – Taxkey  

In this session Mairead Hennessy will be covering the following topics:

  • Options to remove surplus cash funds from company pre-sale  
  • Tax reliefs for the vendor – CGT Entrepreneur Relief, CGT Retirement Relief  
  • Tax treatment for the purchaser if pay less than market value consideration i.e. CAT applies (potential relief with CAT Business Relief)  
  • Stamp duty for the purchaser  
  • VAT considerations

Session 4: Self-Administered Pension Schemes – What you need to know for Tax Planning and Investing  

Time: 15:40 – 17:20   
Speaker: Aengus Burns – Grant Thornton

CPD Course Facilitators

James Bradley - James Bradley & Co

James is a qualified accountant and tax consultant. He is the principle of his own tax consultancy practice in Cork and deals with clients from all economy sectors and provides professional tax advice under all tax heads to his clients.

James has been lecturing for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Taxation in Tax for more than ten years and has also set tax exams for both Institutes.

James has also been providing continual professional development courses for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants / The Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Taxation in Tax for 10 years also.

Declan McEvoy - IFAC

 An AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and Member of STEP-society of trust and estate practitioners, Declan McEvoy is Head of Tax for IFAC.

Declan has extensive experience and expertise in personal and corporate tax planning, estate and succession planning, tax-based investment and financial structuring for family and farm businesses.

A leading authority on farm taxation, Declan was co-author of ‘Farming in a Limited Company – is it right for you?’

Declan is also an Irish Tax Institute Registered Tax Consultant and frequently speaks at national seminars and client workshops for professional bodies, farm organisations, banks, farm groups.

Mairead Hennessy - Taxkey

Taxkey was founded by Mairéad Hennessy. She is passionate about delivering the highest quality tax advice in a practical, professional, timely and confidential manner.

Mairéad is a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA AITI) and Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA). She holds a Bachelor of Business and Law (BBLS) from UCD and a Masters in Accounting (MAcc) from the Michael Smurfit School of Business.

Mairéad represents CCAB-I on TALC (indirect taxes), which is the main forum for making representations between the Irish Revenue and practitioners on tax administration in Ireland. The CCAB-I is the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies of Ireland and is an umbrella group of the Irish accountancy profession.

She enjoys speaking regularly as a tax specialist at professional training conferences. Mairéad is also a frequent contributor of tax technical articles to the CPA’s Accountancy Plus journal and the LexisNexis Tolley Tax Books.

Aengus Burns - Grant Thornton

Aengus joined Grant Thornton in 2002 and is a partner in the Financial Services Advisory team based in Galway and Dublin. He has extensive Restructuring, Insolvency and Corporate Finance experience. He heads up the Corporate Simplification team at Grant Thornton and is responsible for Members’ Voluntary Liquidations of Special Purpose Vehicles and Funds in particular. In addition, Aengus leads the Grant Thornton Pensioneer Trustee Services team which manages Self -Administered Pension Schemes on behalf of clients.

His Financial Services Advisory experience includes:

  • managing solvent winding down operations of financial services companies;
  • creating restructuring strategies for manufacturing and retail companies;
  • acting as receiver over property assets and corporate entities;
  • acting as examiner and liquidator to various companies;
  • corporate finance advisory and transaction services; and
  • pensioneer trustee services to private clients.

Our Partners

CPD Fest 2021 is brought to you in association with exceptional event partners, each of whom we know, trust and recommend.

For this event, our partners have put together some additional goodies which we will share with you once registered.