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# Income Tax

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New rules allow workers to pay tax online by credit card
A legal tweak means people using Revenue’s online services can pay income tax by VISA or MasterCard for the first time.
Burton questions 'loyalty to the State' of tax exiles
Speaking a the MacGill summer school, Joan Burton says taxes are high enough – but there are too many loopholes to avoid them.
Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.
Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...
…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.
Budget 2013: The speculation so far
Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.
Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet
A message from party headquarters also says speculating about Budget measures benefits nobody (except the media).
Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?
Here’s one for the Budget theorists – there are some things the government WILL rule out, and some things it won’t…
Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?
There has been speculation that the Government could seek to raise more money from income tax in December. So what do you think?
Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand
However, Enda Kenny wouldn’t discuss what might be on or off the table for Budget 2013.
Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts
Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.
11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.
IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…
Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples
The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.
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.
FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes
Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.
Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.
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.
Revenue chairwoman apologises for distress caused by pensions letters
Josephine Feehily acknowledges that the Revenue Commissioners caused ‘confusion and distress’ to many Irish pensioners.
Revenue chairwoman to face TDs' questioning on pensions debacle
Josephine Feehily is to attend tomorrow’s meeting of the Oireachtas Finance committee, along with Social Protection officials.
Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour
This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.
115,000 pensioners told: You'll have to pay more tax
The Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social Protection identify 115,000 pensioners whose income had been underdeclared.
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.
Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages
From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.
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.
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
Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.
Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense
The top 1 per cent of earners in this country own roughly €130 billion – so it’s time for the government to bring in a wealth tax, says Siobhán O’Donoghue.
More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns
The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.
REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.
Tax intake €2 billion higher than last year but still behind target
New figures from the Exchequer also show its deficit has blown up to €22.2 billion due to payments made to recapitalise Irish banks.
Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us
Many of us pay our way, but lucrative tax breaks for some mean our government takes in far less than others. This has to end if we want a secure future, writes Anne Costello.
New social charge helps push income tax earnings up by a quarter
Exchequer figures show we’re collectively paying 25 per cent more in income tax since last year.
In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General
The State’s accountant’s annual report for 2010 shows that there is €22.7bn is left in the National Pension Reserve Fund – €10bn of that has been deposited in banks.
We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny
The Taoiseach warns that Ireland has committed to raise income taxes – and only an amended bailout deal can get us out of it.
Tax take ahead of target
New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.
Column: Should we let Michael O’Leary run our income tax system?
The Ryanair boss recently proposed a completely new tax system, but would it work? Economist Ronan Lyons finds out…
German economist says Ireland should raise taxes as high as... Germany's
Economist Peter Bofinger, one of Germany’s ‘Five Wise Men’, has said that Ireland needs to bring revenue levels up to those in Germany, and to raise taxes for the rich.
Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame
Department of Finance figures show that the Exchequer would be €2bn better off than at last year, if not for the banks.