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#Income Tax

# income-tax - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013

The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?

# income-tax - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Property tax: Here's what you need to know

Michael Noonan has revealed all the details of the property tax which is to be introduced from 1 July 2013.

# income-tax - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

# income-tax - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

# income-tax - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes

The Taoiseach tells Pearse Doherty that cabinet ministers only receive about a tenth of the accommodation allowances that TDs do.

# income-tax - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare

Amnesty Ireland’s petition calls for the provision of equal access to healthcare based on the needs of the patient rather than their ability to pay.

# income-tax - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"

Budget 2013 will take place over a single day this year, unlike the coalition’s first budget last year, which took place over two.

# income-tax - Friday 2 November, 2012

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

# income-tax - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

# income-tax - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up

Fine Gael and Labour have repeatedly said that income tax won’t be increased in the Budget – but they’ve still crunched the numbers on just how much it could raise.

# income-tax - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn

Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

# income-tax - Friday 14 September, 2012

Revenue yields €114.62 million in settlements

The Revenue Commissioner has published the latest list of tax defaulters.

# income-tax - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research

The Wexford TD said that he would be at a disadvantage compared to all of the other TDs in the Dáil if he did not accept the allowance.

# income-tax - Monday 3 September, 2012

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

# income-tax - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare

Michael McGrath TD says that the latest updates to Ireland’s bailout terms contradict pledges in the Programme for Government.

# income-tax - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Highest earners paid more tax in 2010 Tax

Highest earners paid more tax in 2010

The additional tax payments by high earners yielded an extra €80 million for Revenue in 2010.

# income-tax - Thursday 2 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Latest figures show government's tax income ahead of target

The Exchequer Returns for the end of July show the tax take is 2.5 per cent ahead of target, and 9 per cent up on last year.

# income-tax - Monday 30 July, 2012

New rules allow workers to pay tax online by credit card

A legal tweak means people using Revenue’s online services can pay income tax by VISA or MasterCard for the first time.

# income-tax - Monday 23 July, 2012

Burton questions 'loyalty to the State' of tax exiles

Speaking a the MacGill summer school, Joan Burton says taxes are high enough – but there are too many loopholes to avoid them.

# income-tax - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget IMF

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget

An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.

# income-tax - Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# income-tax - Monday 2 July, 2012

Budget 2013: The speculation so far

Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.

# income-tax - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet

A message from party headquarters also says speculating about Budget measures benefits nobody (except the media).

Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?

Here’s one for the Budget theorists – there are some things the government WILL rule out, and some things it won’t…

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?

There has been speculation that the Government could seek to raise more money from income tax in December. So what do you think?

Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand

However, Enda Kenny wouldn’t discuss what might be on or off the table for Budget 2013.

# income-tax - Monday 25 June, 2012

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.

# income-tax - Friday 15 June, 2012

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets

The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…

# income-tax - Friday 18 May, 2012

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples

The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.

# income-tax - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

So far...2012 tax take ahead of target

Tax revenues of €8.72 billion are over 10 per cent ahead of end-March profiles with increases in income, corporation and VAT intakes.

# income-tax - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes

Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.

# income-tax - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# income-tax - Friday 2 March, 2012

Exchequer figures show deficit and tax revenue rise

The deficit rose slightly in the first two months of this year when compared to figures for the same period in 2011.

# income-tax - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

In today’s 9 at 9: Millionaires and their income tax, Facebook, and a NAMA building is occupied…

# income-tax - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Revenue chairwoman apologises for distress caused by pensions letters

Josephine Feehily acknowledges that the Revenue Commissioners caused ‘confusion and distress’ to many Irish pensioners.

# income-tax - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Revenue chairwoman to face TDs' questioning on pensions debacle

Josephine Feehily is to attend tomorrow’s meeting of the Oireachtas Finance committee, along with Social Protection officials.

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour

This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.