About us

practical financial help you can count on

focus your time and efforts on running your business and leave the tax & accounting to us

SmallCompanyAccounts.ie is part of the PayLessTax group. Our aim is to replace your accountant and reduce professional fees for small business by simplifying their tax and accounting requirements. Smallcompanyaccounts.ie enables you to set up your new company and complete your tax registration.

  • Limited Companies – You complete the basic bookkeeping and we will do the rest.
  • SmallCompanyAccounts.ie is the only Tax and Accounts Package that allows you complete your Annual Tax and CRO Returns as well as your Year End Accounts.

Accounts, Tax & CRO Software Package

Our software system replaces the need for an accountant and provides the following
  • General bookkeeping
  • VAT reports
  • Management Reporting
  • Debtor Reports
  • Creditors Reports
  • Interim Management Accounts
  • End of Year Accounts
  • Abridged Accounts for CRO
  • Completed returns for CRO
  • Corporation Tax calculations
  • Completed Corporation Tax Return
  • Payroll (separate system)
There is no other software package that combines all of these features into one easy to use package.

Meet the Team

Cathal Maxwell, FCA, AITI, QFA

FCA – Chartered Accountant
AITI – Chartered Tax Adviser
QFA – Qualified Financial Adviser

Cathal is ex-Inspector of Taxes and a former director of BDO with over 40 years’ experience working in tax and accounting. Cathal designed and built the intuitive www.paylesstax.ie software which has empowered thousands of customers to complete their own personal tax returns. With the Team he has now developed a similar easy to use online software system for dealing with accounts, tax and companies office returns for small companies.

Barry Maxwell, ACA, AITI, TEP

ACA – Chartered Accountant
AITI – Chartered Tax Adviser
TEP – Trust and Estate Practitioner

Barry served his time in the ‘Big Offices’ before joining the paylesstax.ie Group in January 2015 having been part of the Private Client Services team at PwC before moving to Deloitte to work as a tax manager on their private client’s team. As well as being a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant Barry is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Barry has worked very closely with many small family companies and businesses dealing with annual company tax returns, tax consultancy advice and dealing with Revenue Audits on behalf of many different businesses.


BBS – Bachelor of Business Studies

Director of Operations PayLessTax Group
Declan has a 1st Class Hons Degree in Business & Finance & a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management. He has a vast amount of experience working in and advising small business across several industries in four continents. He specialises in driving efficiencies and minimising workload by streamlining business processes and removing unnecessary bureaucratic practices.

Mary Tuohy, FCA

FCA – Chartered Accountant
Diploma in Forensic Accounting & Investigation

Mary is a very experienced chartered accountant with over 20 year’s experience of auditing and accounts production for small businesses. She also holds a Diploma in Forensic Accounting & Investigation.

Fred O’Farrell, IPASS

IPASS – Irish Payroll Association

Fred brings a great knowledge of accounts production systems and the operation of payrolls to our Team. He has dealt with many small businesses over the years and understands what is needed to meet regulatory requirements and knows how important it is when running a business to have up to date financial reporting at your finger tips.

Jeremy Cleary, AITI

AITI – Chartered Tax Adviser

Jeremy has been a member of the Irish Tax Institute (the leading authority on taxation in Ireland) since 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience advising small business on their tax and accounts. He specialises in working with small companies advising them how to operate in the most efficient way allowing them more time and energy to focus on what’s really important.