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Fantasy Budget Competition 2019

“The Fantasy Budget Competition was a great way for me to really understand the practical effects of the measures the Budget brings in and the changes in taxation policy that come with it. The research you do really stands to you and helps when starting a new career in a tax department -  I would definitely recommend the competition to every student studying tax, there are excellent prizes and it all helps for your exams.” - Richie O'Carroll, Tax Consultant, KPMG. 

We are delighted to launch our Fantasy Budget Competition 2019!!!!!

Do you have an opinion on tax and its role in the economy? If so, this competition is a great opportunity to show your tax knowledge by analysing certain Budget 2019 measures and coming up with one measure that you would have introduced if you were the Minister for Finance! Great prizes available for the winning teams!

The closing date is Friday 16 November 2018 and you should liaise with your lecturer on your submission. Download the brochure here

Your submissions will be judged by some of Ireland's leading business commentators and economists. 

The Fantasy Budget competition could be the start of your career in tax journey!

The Fantasy Budget competition is more than just a competition!   

If you enjoyed taking part, then maybe you have a future as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)! 

Why not read some profiles of Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) and see exactly what is involved. 

Niall Hanton, a tax trainee with Grant Thornton comments:

‘’The Fantasy Budget competition is a great way to get students thinking about tax on real life practical level and away from a purely exam focused mind-set. The competition sparked an interest to begin my career in tax as it brought to my attention the important role tax plays in Ireland’s economy. Tax issues are at the heart of all commercial  activities and working in tax will provide me with a diverse set of skills & experience.’’

Fantasy Budget 2018 Winners

We had a lot of really great submissions last year, but the final three winners were UL, NUIM and LYIT.

First Place, UL - under the guidance of lecturer Ms Joanne Whelan


L-R: Joanne Whelan (lecturer), Ciaran Guinan, Cian Corcoran, Emma Murphy, Emma Lane and David Fennell, President of the Irish Tax Institute

You can read their submission here

Second Place, NUIM - under the guidance of lecturer Ms Kate O'Toole


L-R: Kate O'Toole (lecturer), Surayya Penny, Lynn Burtenshaw, Carol Ejie, Deirdre Casey Hanly and David Fennell, President of the Irish Tax Institute

You can read their submission here

Third Place, LYIT - under the guidance of lecturer Mr Paul McDevitt


L-R: Paul McDevitt (lecturer), Adrian McConnell, Olivia Webb and David Fennell, President of the Irish Tax Institute (missing from the photo is Alan Ferguson)

You can read their submission here

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