On Budget day, 7 December 2010, the Minister for Finance announced that significant reforms would be made to the Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) scheme to enhance its effectiveness, reduce opportunities for fraud and help decrease the administrative burden for businesses and Revenue. The Finance Act (enacted on 6 February 2011) gives a legislative base to the reform of the RCT scheme. The provisions are contained in Section 20 of the Act. In essence, the Finance Act amends the Taxes Consolidation Act in Chapter 2 of Part 18 by inserting twenty-two new sections after Section 530. These sections comprise a […]