• Finance Bill 2018

Finance Bill 2018

18 October 2018

Earlier today, the Department of Finance released the first draft of Finance Bill 2018. This Bill sets out the proposed legislative changes required in order to implement the Budget Day announcements of 9 October. In addition to what was announced in the Budget, the Bill also proposes to introduce a number of new measures.

We will be updating the website over the coming days with our detailed analysis of Finance Bill 2018. If you have any queries, please contact a member of the BDO Tax Department.

Finance Bill Stages

The Department of Finance have also released the expected timetable for the various stages of the Finance Bill. Key dates are as follows:

Publication of Finance Bill

18 October 2018

Second Stage

23 & 24 October 2018

Committee Stage

7, 8 & 9 November 2018    

Report Stage

20 & 21 November 2018


27 November, 5 & 11 December 2018

It is expected that Finance Act 2018 will be signed into law before the end of 2018.

Department of Finance Documents