Big changes for 2015 schoolboy football season

first_imgA new title, night games, and pool sponsors are just some of the new features that will be added to the 2015 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions. The competition is set to kick off on Saturday, September 12 with a triple-header at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay. Manning Cup champions Jamaica College will oppose Calabar High in the opener at 2 p.m. DaCosta Cup holders Clarendon College take on Edwin Allen in the second game at 4:45 p.m, before Irwin High face former winners Cornwall College in the final game at 6:45 p.m. Last season’s title sponsors LIME have merged with FLOW, who are the new title sponsors, and the 2015 schoolboy football competition will be the first undertaking by the new sponsors this season is the introduction of night schoolboy football. ISSA president, Dr Walton Small, admitted that there are concerns regarding night football for schoolboys but cautioned that this season was a trial and that they would review it at the end of the competition. “We had the discussion and the pros and cons were looked at … . For these games we expect everything to be finish by 8 p.m. “If parents can’t accompany them, we expect them to put things in place to ensure they get back to their destinations.. At the end of the year it is something that we are going to evaluate to see if we should continue,” he told The Gleaner. Another new addition is pool sponsors. Eleven schools will make a pool, which will include one seeded Manning Cup team and a seeded daCosta Cup team and nine others selected by each prospective sponsors. The logo for the pool sponsor will be branded on the back of the jerseys. There are 10 pools available and Wisynco has already taken four pools, Locker room has taken one pool and Lasco another pool, while two companies are said to be in negotiations and their sponsorship will be announced by next week. Each pool costs $2 million and the sponsorship will extend to the school’s junior teams (Under-14s and Under-16s) who will wear the sponsor’s logo at the front of their jerseys for their respective competitions. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the daCosta Cup final scheduled for December 5 at the Catherine Hall Complex. The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup will take place between October 24 and November 14. There will only be one leg for the Oliver Shield this year and that takes place on December 12.last_img read more

THE TAX CLINIC REMINDS PEOPLE THAT OCTOBER DEADLINE FOR RETURNS IS FAST-APPROACHING

first_imgAdvertorialNoel O’ Donnell, Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic.The deadline for filing your tax returns and paying your bill is fast approaching.Hundreds of thousands of Irish people have their calculators at the ready as the clocks tick on towards an important date. The upcoming pay-and-file deadline marks the date by which taxpayers must file their return for 2013. The self-assessment system of taxation applies not just to the self-employed, but to anyone with income from sources that are not chargeable under pay as you earn (PAYE). So those with rental income, farming income, foreign incomes must also get their financial house in order in the coming days.Pay and File:Under the ‘Pay and File’ system, October 31st, 2014 is the date by which you must pay1. Any balance of income tax owing for 2013 2. Preliminary tax for the tax year 2014It is also the date by which you must file your tax return for 2013. If you are on the Revenue’s records as self-employed, you should receive a pay and file slip from the tax office to enable you to pay the tax by the due date.Not just for the Self-Employed:Traditionally, filing a tax return is seen as something that the self-employed do at this time of year. However, even if you are an employee, you could still need to file a return. Failing to do so could result in penalties, so make sure you find out in plenty of time if you have a requirement to make a return.Surcharge for Late Returns: You must return the completed 2013 Tax Return on or before 31 October 2014 to avoid a surcharge. If your Return is late the surcharge, which is added on to your tax due, is:• 5% of the liability due where the Return is submitted after 31 October 2014 and on or before 31 December 2014.• 10% of the liability due, where the Return is submitted after 31 December 2014.Audit/Penalties: Self-Assessment Returns are subject to Audit by Revenue, Tax law provides that revenue may make any inquiries or take such actions as are considered necessary to verify the accuracy of a Return.The Tax Clinic is the only business in the Northwest that specialises in offering services to P.A.Y.E workers.Mabel says that “while working for over 20 years in the financial services sector she noted that there was no professional representation for P.A.Y.E workers”. With this in mind Mabel together with Michael, who are both members of The Irish Taxation Institute set up www.thetaxclinic.ie and have gained a huge reputation in this complex area of taxation.Mabel works in The Tax Clinic in Main Street, Killybegs, while Michael now works in their new premises on the High Road, Letterkenny along with The Tax Clinics third partner Noel O’Donnell who has also located Noel O’Donnell & Co Chartered Accountants in the same building.Other Services:We also offer a cost effective payroll outsourcing service. We can also look after your P.A.Y.E and V.A.T compliance and obligations.To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call into either the High Road, Letterkenny or Main Street, Killybegs.Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Michael)Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel)THE TAX CLINIC REMINDS PEOPLE THAT OCTOBER DEADLINE FOR RETURNS IS FAST-APPROACHING was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:KillybegsLETETRKENNYPAYE workersreturnsThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more