Like many firms, McMahon & Williams Solicitors have received a number of enquiries regarding making a Will during the Covid-19 situation. We are working and are available to assist clients who wish to make a Will or update their existing Will in line with the guidelines issued by the Law Society. Click on the link to read about Covid-19 changes and how to go about making your Will.
The electoral register is not updated until 15th February. Therefore anyone who registered to vote in the last year, or changed the address to which their polling card is sent, will not appear on the electoral register in the event of there being an election prior to 15th February. Members of the public should check with their local authority to ensure that they are put on the supplementary register, and would need to do this at least 15 days before the date of the election.
More information can be found here: https://www.thejournal.ie/general-election-2020-draft-register-problem-4964913-Jan2020/?utm_source=shortlink&utm_campaign=email_share
Whilst we strongly encourage people to buy locally we appreciate that there may be some things that you have to order online. Below is an interesting Quiz from the Journal.ie in relation to your rights when you buy online.
Stamp Duty on commercial property increased 7.5% from midnight on 8th October 2019.
Inheritance Tax threshold from parent to child has been increased to €335,000.00 effective from 9th October 2019. Group B and Group C thresholds remain unchanged.
Further information can be found here https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/budget-information/2020/budget-summary-2020.pdf