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# Taxation

Last year
# Interview
All sectors will get 'fair hearing' on taxation if SF gets into power, McDonald insists
If in government, Sinn Féin would reduce the inheritance tax threshold to €300,000.
# pizza and inheritance tax
Taoiseach doesn't agree with Varadkar's tax report remarks comparing some ideas to SF manifesto
A tax on processed foods, a congestion charge and tax on wealth – just some of the ideas in the report published yesterday.
# budget 2023
Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
Budget Day is just over six weeks away, but with inflation rising, it can’t come quick enough for many.
# rental crisis
Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it wouldn’t be fair to give a tax break to landlords if renters didn’t get something in the budget.
# UK Politics
Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate
Sunak is fighting to make up ground on Truss, after polls put her around 32 percentage points ahead among Conservative members.
# budget roundup
Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle
Minister Heather Humphreys threw her support behind recent comments by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar where he proposed a new middle rate tax band.
Minister Heather Humphreys throws her support behind comments made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently, where he said a new middle rate tax band could help cushion the blow of inflation on the squeezed middle, reports Christina Finn
Increasing State supports and reducing the cost of services is understood to be the main focus for Budget 2023 this October.
Discussions underway to reduce childcare costs, public transport fares and hospital charges.
All time
# Looking forwad
Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?
Many changes for Budget 2021 kick in next month.
# taxman
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”.
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.
# factcheck
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.
# Money Money Money
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.
# brexit tax
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.
# Your Say
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”.
# Water Charges
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”.
# Analysis
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?
Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax... if he's re-elected
He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.
# see you in court
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.
# extreme inequality
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.
# Good News
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….
# pack of twenty
Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?
And what ministers are the most responsible?
# Corporation Tax
'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
# Tax Back special
Roll back on 'penal austerity taxes'-Ibec
The Taoiseach reaffirmed his commitment to tax cuts – but only if the economy is performing well.
# Tax Target
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.
# Brussels
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.
# D-Day
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.
# Mon ami
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.
# The Taxman
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…
# Emigration
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.
# Social insurance
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.
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.
# Budget
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.
# 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.
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
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.
# Budget 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
# Budget 2013
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.