To conclude, learning organizations can only sustain in the current times. These learning methods can be through formal and informal methods. One of the most popular learning methods is through social media informal learning. Social media informal learning methods has been proven to be indispensable for the growth of the companies. It provides the people with the ability to learn through the different means and in their own comfort level. These address the socio-cultural gaps and enable the learning process to be in accordance with the latest technology. Nevertheless, it is difficult to document the knowledge gained by the people in this process. There is also a need for formal training methods. They aid in analyzing the gaps and provide the people with the required technical training. Hence, the companies need to adopt a mixed model of learning that incorporates some level of formalized learning process along with the informal methods of learning. This mixed method of learning should be based on the subjective requirements of the situation.
Intellectual property in the form of books or others would hence be sold online and these would gather tax relief or tax depreciation for Bertie. Some of the state listed reliefs for his company are as follows,
Earned Income tax credit: As of 2016, self-employed traders will be able to claim new Earned Income tax credit of €550, and this is available even in the case of business owners who might not be eligible for PAYE credit. Where PAYE credit is applicable then tax credits under €1,650 would still be accepted.
SURE tax refund: The Start Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE) is a tax refund scheme which as applied in the case of Bertie will earn him a refund in the amount of 41 percent in capital that they invest. Now Bertie wants to invest €200,000 in businesses and hence applying the 41 percent to this, under SURE he would get, (€200,000 * 41)/100, equaling 82000€ in relief.
Start Up Company Relief: Up to 3 years in corporation tax relief is available for first time start-up. Value of relief applicable could vary based on employee, but usually it is a maximum of €5,000 per employee. Finance Act 2013 also applies tax relief for start-ups to the amount of relief unused for first three years which could be used for forthcoming years. So for instance if Bertie’s company is established in 2012 and has not made use of reliefs for 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 then the company would be able to apply reliefs in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief: This is the most important relief for Bertie. When a business is sold on or after the time period of January 2016 as Bertie intends to, then the CGT rate as low as 20 percent will be applicable for all the net chargeable gains.