The conference covered the recent changes introduced by the Finance Act 2008 , such as manufacturing relief, motor vehicles capital allowances and leasing expenses, close company surcharge and double taxation relief. Direct ROS filing from within Alphatax was also showcased together with the Hosted Service. A new segment on Help Desk issues encountered during the year was also presented to over 50 users attending the event.
Business Manager for Ireland, Daran Gibney, described it as the best conference yet for Alphatax Ireland. "This has been a very good year for Alphatax, as the success of this conference shows. Our sales continue to grow steadily and we keep expanding our customer services." With over 900 customers, Alphatax Irish version was first developed in 2002. Since then, it has become the software of choice for 8 of the top 10 Irish accountancy firms, achieving 98% customer loyalty.
Finance Act 2008 introduced the concept of Low, Medium and High emissions based on the CO2 emission levels for motor vehicles. These new rules came in to effect for expenditure in July 2008 and mean there are now different calculations for each emission level for wear and tear, balancing allowance/charge and expensive leased car purposes. Alphatax allows companies an easy tax computation, integrating the latest changes in legislation.