Stephanie Kirby 

Stephanie studied Medieval history and Arabic at the University of St. Andrews, graduating with a first-class honours degree. Subsequent to this she decided to study accountancy and qualified as a chartered certified accountant, obtaining first place in Ireland in her final exams. She then decided to make a career in Irish taxation and joined the firm in 2019. 

Areas of expertise

  • All aspects of Irish Income Tax
  • Advice on Customs and VAT 
  • The use of the remittance basis of taxation 
  • Intergenerational transfers of assets  
  • Business Structuring and Restructuring

Client work includes

Stephanie advises businesses and private clients on all areas of Irish tax law. The work that she has done includes: 

  • Advising on taxation difficulties in the course of the liquidation of SMEs  
  • Dealing with the Irish tax implications from the remittance of income or gains to Ireland or from the disposal of Irish-situs assets
  • Advising on Binding Tariff Instructions and customs procedures,
  • Assisting newly arrived clients on matters of employment taxation and reliefs
  • Advising on the Gift and Inheritance Tax issues that arise in the course of intergenerational transfers of assets 
  • Advising on the use of discretionary trusts when providing for dependent relatives
  • Advising on company restructurings to facilitate a sale to a third party 
  • Advising business owners and majority shareholders on the tax-efficient exit procedures available to them  

Our Directors

Stephanie Kirby, tax director
Business Advisory

“I’ve relied on Joe McAvoy and his team at McAvoy & Associates for corporate tax advice for over 20 years and throughout that time they have provided me with excellent and timely advice on matters as diverse as corporate reorganisations, business hive-downs and share sales. I can’t recommend them more highly”.

Pat Kerr

Finance Direcor Of Anecto

“From the moment we engaged with McAvoy & Associates, over fifteen years ago, we have had the peace of mind that all is in order. Their efficiency, sound advice, experience and forward-thinking has been invaluable to our business and always so accessible to us. Joe, Shane and all the team certainly go above and beyond their remit and definitely get our seal of approval.”

John & Deirdre Murphy

Murphy's Pharmacy, Midleton

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to express my appreciation of McAvoy’s. First, for personal tax advice, I felt Joe McAvoy took a really genuine interest in understanding me as a client, my character and lifestyle. I trusted his grounded wisdom, and thus his expertise.

Shane Caroll then helped us to sell the family business. He was exemplary. His positive and non-combative approach proved to be an understated yet highly effective negotiating tool and he accomplished the sale with good humour on all sides: a win-win situation.

This was particularly important because at this precise time my husband was in hospital with heart surgey. McAvoys, through Shane, gave us a level of moral support which went far beyond the call of duty. We will always appreciate their genuine service to their clients.”

Sue McWilliam

Previous Owner Of McWilliam Sailmaker