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# Finance Bill

This year
Government reduces income tax liability on most company cars
A relief of €10,000 is set to be applied to the original market value of all company vehicles except the heaviest emitters.
All time
Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.
'Landlords could soon be tax-free': TD claims new Finance Bill will drive up rent prices
Stephen Donnelly said elements of the Finance Bill will benefit landlords with large portfolios.
The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this
Taxes are going up on oil and gas production.
Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare
The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.
Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling
Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.
Noonan: 'There's no money tree out in the back garden'
The Finance Minister said yesterday that there is no unidentified source that the government can tap for funding to help close the deficit.
Oireachtas agenda: Magdalenes, mortgages and Budget Bill
The Dáil will debate the Magdalene Laundries report, and begin debating the Finance Bill, later today.
Property tax: Seller faces €500 fine if they under-declare value of home
A buyer who discovers that the person who sold them the house under-declared its value when paying the tax will be required to inform Revenue which will then pursue the seller, the Department of Finance said.
Here are the new measures to be included in the Finance Bill
Much of the Bill gives effect to measures announced in Budget 2013 – but there are also some new parts.
Column: Ireland’s film industry is booming – and it’s about more than money
The film industry is one of our few economic bright spots, writes Simon Carty – so we should support it now more than ever.
Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45
TDs vote in favour of the last part of the 2012 Budget, though there is still time for amendments to be made to the Bill.
Surge in Irish Green Cards expected as a result of Finance Bill
The Green Cards are not subject to a labour means test but are permitted for those occupations where there are skill shortages.
Turf cutters don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD
Luke Ming Flanagan said that the country “is on its knees” and turf cutters aren’t looking for the tax breaks offered in yesterday’s Finance Bill.
The stranger bits of Finance Bill 2012: from cricket to Islamic finance
Here are three of the more unusual elements of the Finance Bill 2012…
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: What you need to know about the Finance Bill, latest on the Tallaght drive-by, and the man who’s betting on the Irish economy…
Noonan defends Finance Bill measures for foreign skilled workers
The Minister for Finance says that the new Special Assignee Relief Programme will only apply to people whose skills are not available in Ireland.
Finance Bill 2012 published – here are the main points
Mortgage interest relief extended for first-time buyers and the threshold to qualify for the Universal Social Charge is doubled.
Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied
The Department of Finance says lenders have been told to apply mortgage interest relief with effect from January 1st.
Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
Civil partnership tax provisions 'to be introduced by end of July'
A third Finance Bill of 2011 will be published in the coming weeks and enacted by the end of July, Michael Noonan says.
Seanad passes Finance Bill after late bankers' bonus scare
The Finance Bill passes unamended through the Seanad, after a late scare for Fianna Fáil when the Greens jump ship.
Dáil unlikely to need summoning for Finance Bill
The Finance Bill will finish its passage through the Seanad today, allowing dozens of on-hold TDs to take Saturday night off.
The week in photos
The week that was, in pictures.
Seanad votes for Finance Bill
Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.
Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through
The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.
Lowry and Healy-Rae likely to back Finance Bill
Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax
Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.
Michael Lowry and the Finance Bill: his statement in full
The full text of Michael Lowry’s statement on his opposition to the Finance Bill, which may now fail to survive the Dáil.
Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support
Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.
Poll: Does a mid-term election date bother you?
Some think having an election during the school holidays is a hindrance, others think it makes sense. What do you think?
The Finance Bill: The schedule in full
Here’s how the next week in the Dáíl and Seanad will pan out, in order to allow an election be held as quickly as possible.
Dáil prepares for final days before dissolution
The Dáil schedule is cleared to allow the Finance Bill to be sped through – and may be in on Saturday night to wrap up.