Xero Testimonials

Xero Testimonials

Here are quotes from some of our clients on how Xero is supporting their businesses.

Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

The saying often goes “time is money”.

Prior to using Xero, I operated manual books and records. I would sit with my employees on a Friday and spend the morning preparing invoices for the post.

Now we don’t leave a job without sending the invoice. We complete the job, get the customers email address and send it there and then.

This frees me on a Friday to work with the tools rather than the pen. Xero has also greatly assisted cashflow management.

I can offer customers payment arrangements as I have total control over the credit management.

I also use Hubdoc for all purchase invoices. Most suppliers send me invoices by email and I just forward to Hubdoc while the manual ones I just take a photo and upload it there and then. All of my accounting function is now done on the phone/Ipad and during “work hours”. My only regret is not implementing Xero years ago.

Glenn O Shaughnessy, Owner, Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass

We love how easy it is to gather all the information required into one place, share it with our accountants and have access to our year end accounts so quickly’.

Diane Patterson, Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

VAT Rate Change from 13.5% to 9%

VAT Rate Change from 13.5% to 9%

On Tuesday 13 October 2020 as part of Budget 2021 the Government announced additional measures to support businesses that have been worst hit by restrictions imposed during the pandemic. One of those measures was the change in the reduced rate of VAT.

From 1 November 2020, the VAT rate for the hospitality and tourism sector will decrease from 13.5% to 9% until 31 December 2021. This will also apply to various entertainment services such as admission to cinemas, theatres, museums, fairgrounds and amusement parks. VAT at 9% will also apply to hairdressing and certain printed materials such as brochures, maps and programmes.