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Poll: What's your view of the proposed new taxes?

How do you feel about being asked to pay not one, not two but THREE new potential taxes next year?

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HOUSEHOLDERS WILL be asked to pay at least two new taxes next year, and possibly three.

The government has confirmed that flat-rate water and property charges will be introduced next year, in line with the agreed terms of our EU/IMF bailout. However, since Fine Gael pledged not to introduce water charges until meters were in place, the payment will simply be known as an “interim household utility charge” of around €175 per annum. There’s no information yet on what the property charge will be, though the rate set in 2012 will be increased in 2013.

And earlier this year, it discussed the possibility of introducing a separate new household charge to replace the current TV licence.

What’s your view of these proposed new taxes? Are you resigned to paying water and property charges, which are standard in many other countries? Or do you resent paying new taxes which are only being imposed as a result of the IMF/EU bailout for our banks?

Have your say on the proposed new taxes.

Poll Results:

Resent it, but I'll pay (679)
I won't pay- I'll emigrate or face jail first (638)
Fair enough (212)

Read everything you need to know about the new charges >

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Jennifer O'Connell

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