The team at IFAC Accountants in Roscommon is led by Ballygar native Tommy Fallon. He is joined in the spacious new office by a staff of eleven, including full and part-time staff. Tommy Fallon has worked with IFAC for 21 years, starting in the branch in 1987 and becoming Manager in 1996. Over the past 21 years, he has seen the nature of the work change significantly, with a big increase in the volume of non-farming business, which now makes up one third of all business, and a greater focus on non-income tax issues such as estate planning, tax planning and gift tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax issues. ‘When I came here first, it was mainly farmers we were dealing with and mainly tax clients. The nature of that would have changed. We are doing a lot more business clients, up to one third of our business is now from the small business sector, including construction, hairdressing and other small businesses. ‘The other aspect that would have changed is the importance of taxes other than income tax, such as gift tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax. There is a greater focus on more specialist taxes.’ IFAC also offers a mobile book keeping service which has proved very popular with both farmers and small businesses. ‘We call to clients and update their accounts.’ The service offered is keenly priced, largely because IFAC is owned by its members and charges are always kept to a minimum. If you’re interested in become a client of IFAC’s, then call the Roscommon office on (090) 66 26599 and make an appointment. At this initial free-of-charge consultation, you can explore what is required and the costs involved. The new offices offer a great service for clients and staff are now well settled in, having made the move in early April. Firstly, the offices are three times the size of the old offices at Abbey Street. This offers better and more spacious consultation areas, which increases the privacy available to clients. One great advantage of the new office is the parking available. ‘It is one aspect of the new office that our clients are so happy with,’ reports Mr. Fallon. Concluding, Mr. Fallon thanked the developers of the office space RochGer Construction, and in particular John Roche and Declan Geraghty, both of whom were present for Tuesday’s opening, and wished them well in the future. To arrange an appointment with IFAC Accountants, Roscommon, simply call (090) 66 26599.