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# usc - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream
# La La Land
From The42
# La La Land

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 24,512 Views 7 Comments

Adrian Young was a star with the Philadelphia Eagles but that’s only half of an inexplicable tale.

# usc - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government
# Here To Stay
# Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

Jan 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 21,318 Views 107 Comments

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# usc - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Jun 30th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,099 Views 65 Comments

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

# usc - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000
# Savings
# Savings

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 9th 2018, 4:59 PM 32,984 Views 27 Comments

Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?

Oct 9th 2018, 3:11 PM 39,409 Views 28 Comments

There will be some modest savings for earners next year.

# usc - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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 19,049 Views 25 Comments

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

# usc - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 8th 2017, 7:30 AM 29,054 Views 41 Comments

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# usc - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
# No Giveaway
# No Giveaway

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,343 Views 56 Comments

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

# usc - Monday 2 October, 2017

California police say no sign of active shooter on college campus despite reports
# USC
# USC

California police say no sign of active shooter on college campus despite reports

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:49 PM 35,285 Views 17 Comments

Staff at the University of Southern California had received reports of gunfire on campus.

# usc - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 should cut USC or increase income tax bands?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 should cut USC or increase income tax bands?

Sep 19th 2017, 10:05 AM 39,362 Views 154 Comments

A political row is heating up over what should be done about the USC.

# usc - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Sep 18th 2017, 2:32 PM 18,174 Views 60 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

# usc - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Income Tax
# Income Tax

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Sep 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,099 Views 97 Comments

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# usc - Monday 4 September, 2017

USC's blind long snapper gives us the first great highlight of the college football season
# The Snapper
From The42
# The Snapper

USC's blind long snapper gives us the first great highlight of the college football season

Sep 4th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,472 Views 1 Comment

Jake Olson was the star of the win.

# usc - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC
# Taxing Issues
# Taxing Issues

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Jul 6th 2017, 11:58 AM 12,977 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

# usc - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour
# It All Adds Up
# It All Adds Up

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

Jul 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 20,784 Views 37 Comments

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

# usc - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Student stabs college professor to death in 'personal dispute'
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Student stabs college professor to death in 'personal dispute'

Dec 3rd 2016, 5:57 PM 15,490 Views 5 Comments

The student was arrested.

# usc - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister

Nov 9th 2016, 6:20 AM 7,512 Views 7 Comments

Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.

# usc - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Don't scrap the USC - it's one of the fairest and most progressive taxes in Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Don't scrap the USC - it's one of the fairest and most progressive taxes in Ireland'

Oct 15th 2016, 9:30 AM 1,485 Views 158 Comments

David Gibney writes that if you scrap the USC, the revenue must be found elsewhere or we will face deteriorated public services.

# usc - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:46 PM 45,390 Views 41 Comments

What does the budget mean for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
# HIGHER EARNERS
# HIGHER EARNERS

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:36 PM 25,591 Views 5 Comments

Has it been a good or bad day for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 23,233 Views 23 Comments

Has the budget changed things for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000

Oct 11th 2016, 3:13 PM 62,332 Views 39 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Confirmed: USC will be cut
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

Confirmed: USC will be cut

Oct 11th 2016, 1:39 PM 27,907 Views 28 Comments

The cuts in the tax mean that people earning €35,000 a year will save €175.

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)
Live Oct 11th 2016, 1:25 PM

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)

# usc - Monday 10 October, 2016

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

Oct 10th 2016, 9:56 AM 22,291 Views 76 Comments

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

# usc - 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 21,460 Views 98 Comments

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

# usc - Friday 7 October, 2016

7 big questions about the Budget, answered by an expert
# Sponsored By Kbc
# Sponsored By Kbc

7 big questions about the Budget, answered by an expert

Oct 7th 2016, 11:03 AM 20,034 Views 15 Comments

We spoke to KBC economist Austin Hughes about how the upcoming Budget will affect you day to day.

# usc - 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 21,418 Views 52 Comments

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

# usc - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Here's how much your tax goes up as your wages increase
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Here's how much your tax goes up as your wages increase

Sep 20th 2016, 10:06 AM 53,513 Views 154 Comments

Workers here often pay more in tax than those in other European countries.

# usc - 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 17,119 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.

# usc - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%
# Holy Moly
# Holy Moly

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Aug 25th 2016, 9:58 AM 31,000 Views 210 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

# usc - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement

May 4th 2016, 10:35 PM 28,827 Views 115 Comments

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

# usc - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Joan Burton defends Labour TD pictured with Gerry Hutch
# The Monk
# The Monk

Joan Burton defends Labour TD pictured with Gerry Hutch

Feb 14th 2016, 4:53 PM 30,815 Views 85 Comments

The Labour leader was speaking at the launch of the party’s latest ad campaign.

# usc - Monday 8 February, 2016

Another hole has been poked in Fine Gael's numbers
# Fiscally Speaking
# Fiscally Speaking

Another hole has been poked in Fine Gael's numbers

Feb 8th 2016, 7:05 PM 30,592 Views 176 Comments

We’re heading back into the fiscal space…

# usc - 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 20,890 Views 60 Comments

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

# usc - 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 28,329 Views 126 Comments

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

# usc - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC
# Lesson Learned
# Lesson Learned

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Jan 12th 2016, 12:50 PM 12,413 Views 98 Comments

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# usc - 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 30,701 Views 34 Comments

Happy New Year!

# usc - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates
# Go West
# Go West

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates

Dec 20th 2015, 6:58 PM 21,401 Views 170 Comments

He’s promising tax cuts but the opposition is screaming “auction politics”.

# usc - 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 143 Views 96 Comments

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

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