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#Universal Social Charge

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

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

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

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

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

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# 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

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*

*If he’s still Taoiseach.

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

Can we really just abolish the USC?

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?

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

The much-hated USC has been cut.

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

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# 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

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

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

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

Could USC tear the coalition government apart?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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.

# universal-social-charge - Sunday 25 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the 9 things you need to know this Sunday morning.

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