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August 2013
Our aim is to help our clients increase their profitability, improve their cash flow and reduce their tax liabilities so that they have more disposable income. Please feel free to call us on  021 4310266 or email us at pm@parfreymurphy.ie if you wish to do business with us

Could Hannibal Lecter Be An Accountant?

Seamus Parfrey

By Seamus Parfrey

 

Dr Kevin Dutton the Oxford based research psychologist in 2012 authored "The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success" where he looked at both the positive and negative sides of the personality characteristics that result in people being somewhere on the psychopath spectrum.

 

You are probably now thinking of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs or Michael Myers in Halloween or The Joker in The Dark Knight? Charles Manson, Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer?

 

Or maybe closer to home you are now thinking of some friends or business associates.

 

The characteristics of a psychopath include: glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self worth, need for stimulation, pathological lying, lack of remorse or guilt, cunning/manipulativeness, callousness/lack of empathy, shallow emotions, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioural controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavioural problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to accept responsibility for own actions, many short-term relationships, juvenile delinquency, revocation of conditional release, and criminal versatility.

 

The following are the professions which apparently have the most psychopaths and the least.

 

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How To Arrange Meetings With Strangers Too Busy To See You
Seamus Parfrey

 By Seamus Parfrey  

  

I recently agreed with a client to introduce him to contacts of mine who are extremely busy and highly experienced businessmen.

 

The purpose of the introduction was for my client to meet with them with a view to him getting advice and picking their brains about an exciting project he is currently developing.

 

Luckily I was able to set up the meetings as my contacts were keen to pass on their knowledge and accumulated wisdom.

 

In fact from my experience most people are open to these type of meetings.

 

But is there a better way?

 

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A Few More Jokes

By Noel Murphy

 

Joke 1.

 

An Arthur Anderson partner comes back to his office and says to his manager, "Did you get my mobile message where I said, 'Ship the Enron documents to the Feds'?"

 

The manager goes white. "Oh My God! I thought you said rip the Enron documents to shreds."

 
Joke 2.
 

An accountant is having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his doctor.

 

"Doctor, I just can't get to sleep at night."

 

"Have you tried counting sheep?"

 

"That's the problem - I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it."

 
Joke 3.
 

A fellow is walking into a hospital and sees two doctors down on their hands and knees in one of the flower beds.

 

He goes over and says, "Can I help? Have you lost something?" 

 
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DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Sinead Herlihy
Deadline - 14 September 2013
  • P30 monthly return and payment for August 2013.
  • DWT - Return and payment for August 2013
Deadline - 19 September 2013
VAT
  • Bi monthly VAT 3 return and payment for period July - August 2013
  • 4 monthly VAT 3 return and payment for period May - August 2013.
Deadline - 23 September 2013
  • RCT - Return and payment for August 2013.

Deadline - 21 September 2013

Corporation Tax

  • Preliminary Tax for accounting periods ending between 1 - 31 October 2013
  • First installment of preliminary tax for "Large Companies" with a financial year ending between 1 - 31 March 2014
  • Returns for accounting periods ending between 1 - 31 December 2012
  • Pay balance of tax due on accounting periods ending between 1 - 31 December 2012
  • Returns of third party information for accounting periods ending between 1 - 31 December 2012
Where returns and payments for RCT, PAYE/PRSI, VAT and Corporation Tax are made electronically the return and payment deadlines are being extended to the 23rd day of the month.

 

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