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#Income Tax

# income-tax - Thursday 5 January, 2012

115,000 pensioners told: You'll have to pay more tax

The Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social Protection identify 115,000 pensioners whose income had been underdeclared.

# income-tax - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# income-tax - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages Budget 2012 This post contains images

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages

From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.

Column: Here’s why the VAT increase won’t send people flocking North

The VAT increase won’t lead to a repeat of 2008′s queues at the Border – but that doesn’t make it a good idea, writes Ronan Lyons.

# income-tax - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to a wide range of TheJournal.ie readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past Budget 2012 This post contains images

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past

Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.

# income-tax - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense

The top 1 per cent of earners in this country own roughly €130 billion – so it’s time for the government to bring in a wealth tax, says Siobhán O’Donoghue.

# income-tax - Friday 25 November, 2011

More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns

The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.

# income-tax - Friday 18 November, 2011

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Exclusive

TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

# income-tax - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Tax intake €2 billion higher than last year but still behind target

New figures from the Exchequer also show its deficit has blown up to €22.2 billion due to payments made to recapitalise Irish banks.

# income-tax - Friday 14 October, 2011

Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us

Many of us pay our way, but lucrative tax breaks for some mean our government takes in far less than others. This has to end if we want a secure future, writes Anne Costello.

# income-tax - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

New social charge helps push income tax earnings up by a quarter

Exchequer figures show we’re collectively paying 25 per cent more in income tax since last year.

# income-tax - Monday 19 September, 2011

In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General

The State’s accountant’s annual report for 2010 shows that there is €22.7bn is left in the National Pension Reserve Fund – €10bn of that has been deposited in banks.

# income-tax - Thursday 8 September, 2011

We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny

The Taoiseach warns that Ireland has committed to raise income taxes – and only an amended bailout deal can get us out of it.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# income-tax - Friday 2 September, 2011

Tax take ahead of target

New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.

# income-tax - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Column: Should we let Michael O’Leary run our income tax system?

The Ryanair boss recently proposed a completely new tax system, but would it work? Economist Ronan Lyons finds out…

# income-tax - Friday 12 August, 2011

German economist says Ireland should raise taxes as high as... Germany's

Economist Peter Bofinger, one of Germany’s ‘Five Wise Men’, has said that Ireland needs to bring revenue levels up to those in Germany, and to raise taxes for the rich.

# income-tax - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame

Department of Finance figures show that the Exchequer would be €2bn better off than at last year, if not for the banks.

# income-tax - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# income-tax - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Revenue brings in €15.5m in three months of tax settlements

78 different settlements with tax defaulters raise €15.56m, with the largest single settlement reaching nearly €1.5m.

# income-tax - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

Income tax increases ‘not ruled out’ for December budget – Noonan

Michael Noonan tells the Dáil that the prospect of increasing income taxes for the first time in years isn’t off the table.

# income-tax - Sunday 8 May, 2011

European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes

The junior minister said more work must be done to ensure a bailout rate cut, but said the Commission is on side.

# income-tax - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door

Economist Ronan Lyons unveils the two questions every voter should ask when the election candidates come calling.

# income-tax - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

2010 tax take €703m ahead of forecasts, says Department

Ireland’s revenue was 2.3% ahead of planned, while spending only overran by 0.3% – but the deficit is still huge.

# income-tax - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: Bumper payday for self-employed high earners

Self-employed single people earning over €200,150 a year will be better off in 2011, thanks to generous reform of the PRSI system.

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

# income-tax - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Found: the one person who's better off after Budget 2011

If you live at home, have no dependants, don’t pay a trade union subscription and are earning exactly €26,001 – congratulations. This Budget has left you better off.

Budget 2011 brings over 300,000 back into the tax net

What will it mean for you? Here’s our guide to all the hidden nasties in today’s Budget.

Budget 2011: Six things to expect

A quick, at-a-glance guide to what you can expect from today’s “Bludget”, with €6bn in adjustments coming your way.

# income-tax - Friday 3 December, 2010

FG and Labour launch alternative budget proposals

FG and Labour launch alternative budget proposals

Fine Gael would hold off on increases to income tax until the economic recovery creates new jobs, according to its budget plan.

# income-tax - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Ireland's budget deficit not as bad as suspected

Exchequer figures show income tax take is down – but corporation tax receipts were higher than expected in November.

# income-tax - Thursday 25 November, 2010

What’s changing and when? A breakdown of the four year plan

A timeline of the government’s four year plan.

# income-tax - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts Four Year Plan

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts

The four year plan is here – and it’s not going to be pretty. Social welfare will be savaged, with big income tax hikes.

# income-tax - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Exchequer figures reveal tax receipts ahead of schedule

Ireland raised €24.7bn in tax in the ten months up to October 31 – 1% higher than was expected.

# income-tax - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

# income-tax - Thursday 15 July, 2010

A RANDOM CHECK of 100 taxi drivers in Galway one night showed that 20% were not tax compliant. Speaking to the Oireachtas transport committee yesterday, Norman Gillanders, assistant secretary of the Revenue Commissioners said the check reflected other checks carried out in other parts of Ireland.

Mr Gillanders said “we’ve done these checkpoints all around the country” and “when the checkpoints appear certainly the taxi traffic thins out quickly”.

Frank Fahey, chairman of the committee said: ““I think the fact that so many people disappear when such an exercise takes place, does prove the point that has been made time and again, by legitimate full-time taxi operators . . . and it will certainly help to keep the cowboys out of the business.”

Yesterday, Taxi Regulator Kathleen Doyle announced a four-week public consultation process to review taxi fares. The public can make submissions online and the outcomes will be announced in September.