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# vat - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Committee cannot investigate Wallace until he provides more information

The Dáil’s Committee on Members’ Interests has said that the independent TD has not provided sufficient information for it to establish whether or not it can investigate his tax affairs.

# vat - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Committee to seek further answers from Wallace over tax affairs

The independent TD is being investigated by the Members Interests Committee after revelations about his company’s under-declaration of VAT.

# vat - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Mick Wallace given permission to make Dáil statement at 5.45pm

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe has confirmed the TD has been allocated time to speak about his tax affairs.

# vat - Friday 8 June, 2012

Column: While you’re at the Euros, Mick, remember the fate of Paul Begley

Mick Wallace’s predicament may be understandable – but laws must apply to everyone, writes Peter Faulkner.

Poll: Should Mick Wallace resign? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Mick Wallace resign?

Independent TD Mick Wallace has come under fire after admitting that his construction company under-declared its VAT by around €1.4 million. Do you think he should resign over the matter?

# vat - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Wallace: 'Unlikely' €2.1 million Revenue settlement will be paid

The TD’s company settled with the Revenue over undeclared VAT. This morning, he acknowledged what he did was wrong and said he was “far from proud” about the situation.

# vat - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Tax revenues ahead of target in first five months of 2012

The Department of Finance said that the increases marked “an encouraging performance” in the first five months of the year.

# vat - Monday 21 May, 2012

Man jailed for five years over VAT fraud

Derek Floyd claimed €680,000 in repayments which he was not eligible for.

# vat - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

VAT rate to remain 9 per cent for tourism industry in 2013, says Varadkar

Varadkar said the temporary 9 per cent VAT rate was working well and would remain for services such as restaurant meals and hotel accommodation until the end of 2013.

# vat - Thursday 12 April, 2012

'I won't pay for bankers' risk-taking': Man says he'll stop paying tax Not Paying This post contains a poll

'I won't pay for bankers' risk-taking': Man says he'll stop paying tax

Patrick McGreal says he will not pay his taxes anymore as the money is being used for bankers, bondholders and services which he believes are substandard. What do you think?

# vat - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

So far...2012 tax take ahead of target

Tax revenues of €8.72 billion are over 10 per cent ahead of end-March profiles with increases in income, corporation and VAT intakes.

# vat - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Noonan rules out cuts to fuel taxes despite record prices

As the price of a litre of petrol passes €1.62, the Minister for Finance says tax cuts could mean “significant costs” to the State.

# vat - Friday 2 March, 2012

Exchequer figures show deficit and tax revenue rise

The deficit rose slightly in the first two months of this year when compared to figures for the same period in 2011.

# vat - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Finance Bill 2012 published – here are the main points

Mortgage interest relief extended for first-time buyers and the threshold to qualify for the Universal Social Charge is doubled.

# vat - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Major surge in volume of illegal motor fuel seized by Revenue

Dozens of filling stations were shut down by the Revenue last year for unlicensed trading, while illegal fuel seizures increased six-fold over four years.

# vat - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills

Telephone and broadband customers will receive a full refund as the provider charged at the new rate of VAT prematurely.

# vat - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# vat - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent

Estimates for tax income in 2012 indicate that the government doesn’t expect the VAT hike to have a major impact on shoppers.

# vat - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Column: Of course we have recession fatigue - with added VAT

Government ministers were falling over themselves in June to tell us that a VAT reduction for the hospitality sector would create jobs – so what do they reckon a VAT increase to 23 per cent elsewhere will do?

# vat - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?

We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures Budget 2012 This post contains images

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

Column: Here’s why the VAT increase won’t send people flocking North

The VAT increase won’t lead to a repeat of 2008′s queues at the Border – but that doesn’t make it a good idea, writes Ronan Lyons.

# vat - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

In pictures: Day 2 of Budget 2012 Budget 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Day 2 of Budget 2012

How the day has unfolded in pictures…

Budget 2012: Criticism for ‘tokenistic’ 25c hike on pack of 20 cigarettes

Budget 2012 will add an extra 25c to the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes, though alcohol excise is unchanged for now.

# vat - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past Budget 2012 This post contains images

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past

Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.

# vat - Monday 28 November, 2011

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.

# vat - Friday 25 November, 2011

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand

The Minister for Finance concedes that his plans for a 2 per cent increase in VAT did not allow for the impact on spending.

# vat - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget VAT

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget

Leo Varadkar says that while the higher rate of VAT might be going up, the new 9 per cent rate for tourism is here to stay.

# vat - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill Exclusive

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

# vat - Saturday 19 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Taoiseach defends 2 per cent VAT increase despite cross-border shopping fears

Retailers are worried that the increase will encourage consumers in the Republic to head across the border to shop.

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop?

There are warnings that a VAT increase will send shoppers to Northern Ireland in order to make savings. Will you consider it? Or would you have gone anyway?…

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets Exclusive

Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# vat - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks disclose detail of 'tyrannical' government proposals - Ross

Independent TD Shane Ross is among those to heavily criticise the government after details of forthcoming budget proposals were disclosed by today.

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Exclusive has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

Bakers fear effects of VAT increase on breads

The 13.5 per cent added VAT could cause small bakeries to let go of staff or close – and will also affect larger bakeries, say people in the trade.

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day Exclusive

The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.