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#Universal Social Charge

# universal-social-charge - Friday 15 January, 2021

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?

Jan 15th 2021, 4:29 PM 51,983 Views 17 Comments

Your final bill can be significantly reduced to zero or even turned into a refund.

# universal-social-charge - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000
# Savings
# Savings

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 10th 2017, 6:00 PM 37,810 Views 34 Comments

Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,046 Views 25 Comments

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge

Oct 8th 2016, 7:15 AM 21,405 Views 98 Comments

It’s difficult to remember a time when those three letters weren’t on your payslip.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Here’s how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €100,000
# Us-cya
# Us-cya

Here’s how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €100,000

Oct 6th 2016, 6:03 AM 21,382 Views 50 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said taxpayers are getting a cut in the USC.

# universal-social-charge - Monday 12 September, 2016

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget

Sep 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,104 Views 106 Comments

Single earners above €70,044 would gain €3,145 per annum, more than 4.5 times the gains for a worker on €25,000.

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Here's how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €80,000

Here's how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €80,000

Jan 30th 2016, 7:30 AM 20,882 Views 60 Comments

Last night the Labour party said that it will abolish charge on the first €72,000 of individual income.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

Jan 14th 2016, 3:23 PM 28,328 Views 126 Comments

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Getting paid today? Michael Noonan has sorted it so you won't pay extra USC
# Cheers For That
# Cheers For That

Getting paid today? Michael Noonan has sorted it so you won't pay extra USC

Dec 31st 2015, 7:30 AM 30,699 Views 34 Comments

Happy New Year!

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why

Nov 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 140 Views 96 Comments

Pre-election commitments to further reduce and abolish the USC make little social or economic sense, Rory Hearne writes.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year
# Money In The Bank
# Money In The Bank

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year

Nov 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 18,440 Views 54 Comments

The government is expecting USC to bring in around €4 billion.

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Enda says the "savage" USC will be abolished*
# US-C Ya
# US-C Ya

Enda says the "savage" USC will be abolished*

Oct 17th 2015, 9:01 PM 35,312 Views 150 Comments

*If he’s still Taoiseach.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Can we really just abolish the USC?
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Can we really just abolish the USC?

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,082 Views 75 Comments

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?
# Budget 16
# Budget 16

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,692 Views 37 Comments

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

# universal-social-charge - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 93,001 Views 52 Comments

The much-hated USC has been cut.

# universal-social-charge - Monday 12 October, 2015

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

Oct 12th 2015, 11:59 PM 33,785 Views 95 Comments

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Oct 8th 2015, 11:55 PM 17,469 Views 74 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

Oct 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,293 Views 108 Comments

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Here's how much a cut in the USC stands to benefit you
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Here's how much a cut in the USC stands to benefit you

Oct 3rd 2015, 9:45 AM 47,787 Views 159 Comments

The Budget is less than a fortnight away but how would a planned tax cut affect you?

# universal-social-charge - Monday 14 September, 2015

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?
# The Leaks So Far
# The Leaks So Far

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

Sep 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 46,710 Views 101 Comments

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

# universal-social-charge - Friday 11 September, 2015

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
# Happy Noonan
# Happy Noonan

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,394 Views 150 Comments

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Your USC will be cut by at least 1% in the Budget
# Hated Tax
# Hated Tax

Your USC will be cut by at least 1% in the Budget

Jul 9th 2015, 12:46 PM 27,302 Views 171 Comments

Michael Noonan made the pledge in an interview with Newstalk this morning

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Why low-earners need to continue paying their way in taxes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why low-earners need to continue paying their way in taxes

May 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 87 Views 120 Comments

If you want a functioning State, you’ve got to pay for it – USC might be a horrible tax but we still need it.

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Enda reveals plan to cut USC and here's how it could affect your wages
# Hated Tax
# Hated Tax

Enda reveals plan to cut USC and here's how it could affect your wages

Apr 29th 2015, 1:43 PM 37,691 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said the 7 per cent rate of USC will be cut in Budget 2016.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'
# Pay Packet
# Pay Packet

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'

Jan 25th 2015, 7:45 PM 31,891 Views 113 Comments

The suggestion of more taxes to offset any further reduction in the charge hasn’t been ruled out.

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000
# A Lot
# A Lot

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000

Dec 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 22,514 Views 79 Comments

Some people want the controversial charged abolished altogether.

# universal-social-charge - Monday 29 December, 2014

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight
# Not So Simple
# Not So Simple

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight

Dec 29th 2014, 6:00 AM 11,828 Views 83 Comments

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Could USC tear the coalition government apart?
# Taxing Issues
# Taxing Issues

Could USC tear the coalition government apart?

Dec 7th 2014, 7:50 PM 26,005 Views 110 Comments

Joan Burton thinks that the coalition will last the full term.

# universal-social-charge - Friday 31 October, 2014

SIPTU ask nurses and midwives to reject 50% increase in registration fee
# Protest
# Protest

SIPTU ask nurses and midwives to reject 50% increase in registration fee

Oct 31st 2014, 6:00 PM 12,668 Views 47 Comments

Members are being advised to continue paying the 2014 fee of €100.

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

Oct 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,723 Views 92 Comments

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines
# Budget Battle
# Budget Battle

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Aug 27th 2014, 2:46 PM 7,856 Views 79 Comments

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# universal-social-charge - Friday 16 May, 2014

Noonan: Fianna Fáil like people who plant a time-bomb and want others to change the timing
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Noonan: Fianna Fáil like people who plant a time-bomb and want others to change the timing

May 16th 2014, 1:41 PM 9,945 Views 78 Comments

The Finance Minister has sought to downplay suggestions that thousands of taxpayers face a hike in USC next year.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Oct 31st 2013, 10:59 PM 14,697 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.

How much is the Universal Social Charge going to make in 2014?
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

How much is the Universal Social Charge going to make in 2014?

Oct 31st 2013, 6:00 AM 17,638 Views 44 Comments

Hint: Think billions.

# universal-social-charge - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008
# Austerity
# Austerity

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:41 AM 4,950 Views 47 Comments

A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Irish workers will pay €4 billion in Universal Social Charge this year
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Irish workers will pay €4 billion in Universal Social Charge this year

Jun 30th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,997 Views 62 Comments

Ouch.

# universal-social-charge - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013

Dec 6th 2012, 10:03 AM 9,585 Views 49 Comments

The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?

# universal-social-charge - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

Dec 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,056 Views 21 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?

Dec 2nd 2012, 10:25 AM 10,933 Views 103 Comments

Today’s papers suggest the Cabinet has abandoned one in favour of the other. We’re asking: which would you introduce?

# universal-social-charge - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

Dec 1st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,807 Views 82 Comments

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

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