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ACA Farmers' Handbook Martin O'Sullivan is the principal and founding author of the Farmers Handbook which is now in its 26th Edition having originally been launched in 1994. The Handbook which is an annual best seller is the only publication of its type currently available in Ireland and there are few farmers', solicitors, accountants or bankers' offices where a copy won't be found. It covers all aspects of farm administration and financial management including taxation, grant schemes, budgeting etc. The Handbook is published each December immediately following the budget. For more information or to order the Handbook visit

Farming Independent Articles by Martin O'Sullivan


Don’t cut the Dairy Herd until you have explored other options June 8

How to take the hard work out of getting farm labour – May 25

Farmers need to be mindful of their statutory obligations when hiring helping hands – May 11

Glanbia April 27

Keeping it in the family the inheritance tax relief that can save farmers up to €100,000 – April 20

Tax Reliefs that can put some extra cash in the pocket of carers – March 30

Clarity on Entitlements March 2

Revenue Relief February 16

Tax reliefs and the right finance options Feb 2 





10 Steps to Tax Efficiency

Farm Will

Financial Pros & Cons of Joint Land Ownership

Cash Flow Issues

Trusting in the Present

Trusting in the Future

Farm Advice

Tax Benefits

Renting Farmland

Marriage Problems

Reclaiming VAT

Nursing Care Costs

Marriage Breakdown

Farm Machinery Costs

10 Steps to Cutting your Tax Bill

Active Farmer Requirement

‘Belt and Braces’ approach to Land Leasing

Helping Hand on Property Ladder

Law of Averaging

Leasing Land

Saving a Fortune in the Farm Succession Stakes

Switching to Limited Company

Tax Worries and Income Fears

Taxing Issues for Owners of Farm Dwellings

Taxman sets the Record Straight

The Road to Farming Success