Tax Update Management Consultancy Companies

Tax Update Management Consultancy Companies. Gallagher Keane Chartered Accountants

Tax Update Management Consultancy Companies

Recent Change in Tax Legislation

Due to a recent change and update in tax legislation, Management Consultants should no longer be affected by an additional surcharge on any undistributed income from their Limited companies.

Current tax rules provide for an additional charge of corporation tax (surcharge) on close companies which are service companies in respect of certain undistributed income. The rate of the surcharge is 15% on 50% of the company’s undistributed professional and service income.

A surcharge can also apply in respect of a service company’s undistributed investment and estate income. This can be at rate of 20%.

Revenue defines a service company as including close companies where the principal of the company’s income is derived from:

  • Carrying on directly of a profession.
  • The provision of professional services.
  • Or a company which has or exercises office or employment.

Revenue do provide some specific guidance of what they consider a profession or the provision of professional services.

  1. Accountant
  2. Actor
  3. Actuary
  4. Archaeologist
  5. Auctioneer
  6. Barrister
  7. Computer Programmer
  8. Dentist
  9. Doctor
  10. Engineer
  11. Journalist
  12. Optician
  13. Private School
  14. Quantity Surveyor
  15. Solicitor
  16. Veterinary Surgeon

Professional services for which PSWT is operated include the following. For more information visit

Revenue state that the following are generally not considered to constitute the carrying on of a profession.

  1. Advertising Agents
  2. Auctioneers of Livestock
  3. Insurance Brokers
  4. Operation of a retail Pharmacy
  5. Management Consultant (updated in June 2021)
  6. PR Companies
  7. Stockbrokers

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