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# taxes - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: 'What I was against then is what I'm against now' Exclusive

“Yes, I am,” the Tánaiste said yesterday when asked if he was hearing anger on the doorsteps about water charges.

# taxes - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Column: For the Danes, life is all about community... can we learn from them?

The Danes have good food, a high standard of living, and are the happiest people in the word… what’s their secret? John Verling looks at the culture differences between Ireland and Denmark.

# taxes - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Multinational companies paid just 2.2 per cent tax in 2011 - report

A new study from Trinity College contradicts the government position on multinationals’ tax rates, but had been criticised.

# taxes - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you begin your Christmas Eve.

No decision on income tax cut until closer to the Budget - Kenny

Middle-income families stand to benefit from any tax cuts next year, but by how much won’t be clearer until closer to the October Budget.

# taxes - 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.

# taxes - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Calls to delay 2014 property tax payments due next month

Almost one million letters were sent to people asking them how they intended to pay next year with credit and debit card payments being charged immediately.

# taxes - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Homeowners can claim tax relief on renovation and repair work from tomorrow

Measures announced by Michael Noonan in the Dáil last week will be legislated for next month.

# taxes - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers

Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.

# taxes - Monday 14 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 things we wish WERE getting taxed Arrgh

9 things we wish WERE getting taxed

Let’s tax these things out of existence.

# taxes - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# taxes - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# taxes - 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.

# taxes - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Exchequer returns: VAT receipts nearly €250 million behind target

But the deficit for the first eight months of this year was over €4 billion less than it was in the first eight months of 2012.

# taxes - Monday 26 August, 2013

New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details

Under plans for the new Broadcasting Charge, the Department of Communications is proposing new laws that could oblige property owners to hand over renters’ names.

# taxes - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'

“Clearly Ireland does not fall at all in this category,” Pascal Saint Amans told an Oireachtas committee today.

# taxes - Monday 15 July, 2013

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.

# taxes - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# taxes - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Tough' Bono insists: 'I helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland'

The U2 frontman has defended the band’s tax affairs.

# taxes - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Ireland's tax levels could be higher, suggests ESRI

Researchers at the ESRI said other EU countries bring in extra revenue by applying higher income tax rates for everyone – not just the higher earners.

# taxes - 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.

# taxes - Friday 31 May, 2013

Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax Taxes This post contains videos

Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax

The Tánaiste was responding to reports that one US multinational company had an effective tax rate of 4 per cent in 2011.

# taxes - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Oscar Pistorius fined for unpaid taxes - report

The family have denied reports that the athlete is facing financial ruin because of legal costs.

# taxes - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

France wants to tax iPads and iPhones to fund the arts

A report commissioned by the French government has suggested that a four per cent tax could be imposed on the sale of smartphones and tablets to fund artistic and creative ventures.

# taxes - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC

IBEC says Ireland could drop the ‘new taxes’ planned for Budget 2014 and still meet the EU’s targets.

# taxes - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report

Nearly 100 million cigarettes, a million litres of fuel and nearly €50 million of drugs were seized by Revenue last year.

# taxes - Thursday 18 April, 2013

PIC: Soldier receives property tax bill for his entire barracks

Here’s a particularly unfortunate example of the difficulties in introducing a property tax with no property register…

# taxes - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns

Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.

# taxes - Monday 18 March, 2013

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings?

Cyprus is trying to push ahead with the EU bailout deal which will see people’s savings taxed – but is this fair?

# taxes - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Revenue will save €20k by emailing property tax notices to 60,000 people

Those who use Revenue Online Service (ROS) for their tax affairs will be notified via email of their liability for the property tax in the coming weeks.

# taxes - 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.

# taxes - Thursday 28 February, 2013

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity

The employers’ group says ordinary people have been hit with enough new charges and taxes, and can’t handle any more.

# taxes - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea

There has been immense confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, which is why a site value tax would have been better, writes James Pike.

# taxes - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?

If you’ve got a question about the forthcoming tax, leave it here and we’ll do our best to get it answered.

# taxes - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Column: Property tax risks worsening problems Ireland already has

A conventional property tax has many disadvantages against a site value tax, writes Judy Osbourne.

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations

‘Kite-flying’ and reframing debates – the Government has well-practiced methods of shaping the public discussion, writes Kieran Allen.

# taxes - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.

Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.

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.

# taxes - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.

# taxes - Friday 9 November, 2012

Taxpayers could find out what their money is spent on by next year

Legislation which would provide the taxpayer with a detailed statement of how much tax they paid and where it was spent by the government is being debated in the Dáil today.