'It's like having a consultant on the screen there with me'
Published 13/10/2011 | 05:00
Before he retired a number of years ago, Sean O'Meara was chief executive of advertising agency, Young Advertising, for 15 years.
Since retiring, he has undertaken some occasional consultancy work and also built up some income from other sources, so he needed to start filing self-assessed tax returns.
Initially, he used a tax consultant to help him file his returns, as he felt he needed the advice and guidance.
That changed when he came across paylesstax.ie, an online tax-return service that assists users in filing their own tax returns themselves.
Now Sean uses paylesstax.ie exclusively, and has done for the last three years.
"I like it because it simplifies everything for me, guides me through the procedures with clarity and I feel reassured that everything is complete when I am finished," he said.
It has also saved him a few bob. "I have saved money because I relied greatly on the advice offered, and obviously still do, and for me that's an important, essential part of the package," said Sean.
"In a way, you could say that it's like having a real, live tax consultant on the screen with me, and I need that support."