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# taxation - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.

# taxation - Monday 17 December, 2018

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

# taxation - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# taxation - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

# taxation - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD

Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.

# taxation - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back?

Minister Coveney has said that people who paid the water charges “did the right thing”.

# taxation - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Simon Coveney: 'You don't wash your car with Ballygowan, because if you do you pay for it'

The minister also said that people who paid their charges “did the right thing and we are not going to make a fool of them”.

# taxation - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?

# taxation - Friday 28 November, 2014

Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax... if he's re-elected

He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.

# taxation - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court

The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.

# taxation - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

# taxation - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

They said they'd be cutting taxes and they have. Here's where the savings are:

After all those kites, here’s the meat of what’s being brought in by the coalition….

# taxation - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?

And what ministers are the most responsible?

# taxation - Friday 25 July, 2014

'Only America can solve tax issues for multinationals'

The Jobs Minister says that if Barack Obama has a problem with tax loopholes, he should look in his own house

# taxation - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Roll back on 'penal austerity taxes'-Ibec

The Taoiseach reaffirmed his commitment to tax cuts – but only if the economy is performing well.

# taxation - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ireland would be "biggest loser" in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

# taxation - Monday 25 November, 2013

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

# taxation - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

# taxation - Saturday 2 November, 2013

How France has helped Revenue recoup over €4m in tax settlements

Finance Minister Michael Noonan revealed the information in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty last month.

# taxation - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year

Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…

# taxation - Monday 30 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'

Eamon Gilmore was responding to comments by Leo Varadkar that it is not normal for people in other countries on “pretty modest incomes” to hit the highest rate of tax.

# taxation - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# taxation - Friday 6 September, 2013

ISME: Plans to increase PRSI for self employed "utter madness"

The proposed rise in Pay Related Social Insurance is being considered by Minister Joan Burton.

# taxation - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.

# taxation - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland's budgetary policies

The economic institute says using the promissory note savings, investing in a stimulus package and taxing the top 10 per cent of earners could reduce the government deficit to 3 per cent by 2015.

# taxation - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed G8

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed

G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.

# taxation - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# taxation - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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.

# taxation - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday

Though the budget is being held over just one day this year, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will both make speeches, starting from 2.30pm next Wednesday.

# taxation - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws VAT

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws

The European Court of Justice says Brussels shouldn’t be able to force Ireland to change its VAT laws.

# taxation - Monday 19 November, 2012

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws VAT

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws

EU VAT laws allow several people to be treated as one – but Brussels says Ireland shouldn’t include non-taxable people in those groups.

# taxation - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland

Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.

# taxation - 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.

# taxation - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Prepare for a hike in petrol prices, warns AA Ireland

AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan says ‘super-taxes’ on fuel are a central factor in petrol prices.

# taxation - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand

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

# taxation - Monday 18 June, 2012

Keaveney concerned about proposals to collect property tax via PAYE

The Labour party chairman has raised concerns over suggestions that the new tax could be deducted directly from PAYE workers’ pay packets – saying these type of workers are unlikely to own multiple properties.

# taxation - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'

Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association says in order to encourage entrepreneurs, self-employed people should get as much protection as their employees if a business fails.

# taxation - Friday 25 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge New Zealand’s ‘paperboy tax’ criticised TAX THE KIDS

New Zealand’s ‘paperboy tax’ criticised

Kids’ pocket money is up for grabs from the New Zealand government .

# taxation - Friday 4 May, 2012

Report says moving motor tax services to Post Office will save €60m

An independent report has analysed the savings to the Exchequer is a number of services were transferred to the post office network.

# taxation - 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.

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