Monday 5 October 2009

US Property Investment Seminars - 5th to 8th October

Had enough of the bad news? Then you should probably take a break from it all and find out how the bad news currently prevalent in the market could be of assistance to you, particularly if you're still in a position to purchase investment property in the US.

Dublin based ClearSky Capital will be holding a number of seminars around the country over the coming week. The seminars take place from Tuesday October 6th to Thursday October 8th in Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Cork and Dublin (see the bottom of this blog for exact dates, times and venues).

Topics & Speakers

An Overview of US Property Market Fundamentals with Particular Case Studies on Boston, MA & Rochester, NY
Ciaran Hynes, Managing Director, Clear Sky Capital, Dublin

A Look at Relevant Taxation & Accounting Issues in the US for Irish Investors.
Including benefits of:
A. Capital gains roll over
B. Annual depreciation
C. Irish US Tax Treaty
Peter Avila, Accounting & Taxation Consultant, Boston, MA, USA

The 8 Key Steps to Buying and owning property in the US
Todd Fessenden, Operations Director, Clear Sky Capital, Boston, USA

Investing through your SSAS or SSIP pension fund – Building future wealth through focused property investment & development
David J Topian, President, Westminister Real Estate Advisors, LLC - Rochester, NY

Buying through a partnership fund or on your own – what’s right for you?
Ciaran Hynes, Managing Director, Clear Sky Capital, Dublin
Todd Fessenden, Operations Director, Clear Sky Capital, Boston, MA

Questions & Answers Session

Dates, Venues and Times

Tuesday 6th October 2009
Waterford - Tower Hotel Waterford - 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Cork - Silver Springs, Moran Hotel - 6.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday 7th October 2009
Limerick - Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay - 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Galway - Radisson Hotel - 6.30pm – 8pm
Thursday 8th October 2009
Dublin - Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge - 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Dublin - Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge - 6.30pm – 8pm
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Thursday 1 October 2009

File your Tax Returns before October 31st

Not meaning to depress you or anything, but this is the first day of October, which means the filing date for tax returns for 2008 - October 31st 2009 - is just around the corner. Seamus Keating has been in touch to remind us that his company can assist in meeting filing obligations using a comprehensive tax compliance and planning service.

Keating says to remember that, as an Irish resident, one is obliged to return all sources of income including both Irish and overseas property rental income even where there may be a net loss or where funds have not been remitted to Ireland.

Keating also reminds us that the new tax on ‘second properties’ (in Ireland) of €200 Euro per property was due to be paid by September 30th. There is another month to pay up before a penalty of 20 Euro per property per month becomes payable. Only 15% of people have paid the tax thus far so we can see a significant windfall accruing to Revenue once they start to delve into this issue in some detail. The easiest way to pay is at

Many thanks to Seamus Keating for the updated information. Seamus is registered as a tax agent with both the Irish and UK authorities. He can look after filing tax returns whether you are an employee or self employed and look after the complete process regarding all aspects of income tax, capital gains and gift or inheritance tax.

For further information contact:

Seamus Keating Investments Limited
Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Phone: +353-1-6698569