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#Exchequer Returns

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Government records €9.5 billion budget deficit on foot of Covid-19 spending

The figure compares to a deficit of €625m recorded in the same period last year.

# exchequer-returns - Friday 3 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future

Donohoe said this morning that the Exchequer ran a €1.5 billion surplus last year.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 3 January, 2019

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 4 January, 2018

State takes in nearly €51 billion in record year for tax collection

Including the sale of 29% of its AIB shares the government collected over €58 billion last year.

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Noonan hails 'historic high' in exchequer returns as State collects more tax than it thought in 2016

Corporation tax returns were a full €737 million higher than expected in 2016.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Analysis: The Exchequer returns came out yesterday - but two figures are flattering the public finances

Corporation tax and excise duties are making up for the relative weakness of Ireland’s other tax takes, writes Victor Duggan.

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Hey Enda, the recovery kept on going...

New exchequer returns show 7.1% growth in tax returns on the same period as last year.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Noonan and Howlin banter about 'social democrat' Leo and 'much improved' health service

The two finance ministers were in top form today.

# exchequer-returns - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# exchequer-returns - Monday 20 April, 2015

This man should have an extra €2 billion to play with come budget time

The taxes are rollin’ in for Michael Noonan.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Festive sales helped the Government rake in loads of tax

The Government took in almost €4.2 billion in tax last month.

# exchequer-returns - Monday 5 January, 2015

You paid more tax than expected last year on everything - except local property tax

The government’s tax take hit €41.3 billion in 2014 – but the cost of servicing its debts is still going up as well.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

"It's been a very good year for tax." So says Michael Noonan, he's not wrong:

Michael Noonan says it’s a reflection of more people being at work.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

The difference between now and this time last year? About €2 billion

Ticking along nicely.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 2 October, 2014

With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up

The final exchequer returns before Budget 2015 have been released this evening.

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

2014 tax take €466 million ahead of target, spending below projections

The results are being hailed as evidence that no further cuts are needed in October’s budget.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax

The department say that the overall level of tax collected remains unchanged.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Irish deficit now at €1.7 billion

VAT receipts are up 7.1 per cent to €2.1 billion.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Exchequer figures shows income taxes up €607 million

The Social Welfare budget has an under spend of €182 million, while the Health budget is over.

# exchequer-returns - Monday 4 November, 2013

VAT receipts down for tenth month in a row

All four of the big tax heads were down last month though

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Budget adjustment will be ‘somewhat less’ than €3.1 billion – Noonan

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that it’s too early to give any further details on the exact figure.

Live Register figures continue falling as key Exchequer returns to be published

The Budget is less than two weeks away and the economic data is coming thick and fast…

# exchequer-returns - 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.

# exchequer-returns - Friday 2 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.

Irish Life sale boosts exchequer surplus in July

The €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life held a exchequer surplus last month of €1.43 billion as tax take in July was lower than predictions.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Taxman rakes in €17.6bn in last six months despite missing excise, VAT targets

The Department of Finance said the tax profile is helped by the collection of €126 million in Property Tax receipts.

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State's income for three of the 'big four' taxes is less than expected

Income tax, VAT and excise duties are lower than had been forecast – but corporation tax is well ahead of expectations.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 2 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added White House GIFS

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Three of the 'big four' tax heads fell short of expectations in April

A total of €21 million in local property tax was collected during April.

# exchequer-returns - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Deficit stands at €3.7 billion in latest exchequer returns

Tax revenue was ahead of target by €47 million with corporation tax surpassing its target by €147 million.

# exchequer-returns - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

# exchequer-returns - Monday 4 February, 2013

Exchequer figures show slight fall in government income in January

A €1 billion sale of Bank of Ireland notes means Ireland recorded an Exchequer surplus for January 2013.

# exchequer-returns - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Savings, shopping and J.Lo: The week in numbers

Did Irish people get any better at saving in 2012? And how much will the next batch of new TDs pay for a pension?

# exchequer-returns - Friday 4 January, 2013

Ireland set to beat EU's deficit target for 2012, says Hayes

The EU wanted the general government deficit to be under 8.6 per cent of GDP, but it could be under even 8 per cent.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn

VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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.

# exchequer-returns - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

# exchequer-returns - Friday 2 November, 2012

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

# exchequer-returns - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent

The Department of Jobs has said that its performance must relate to services delivered and not money spent as figures show it underspent by €85 million in the first three quarters of 2012.

# exchequer-returns - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

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