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# Tax Relief

This year
Varadkar: No immediate mortgage relief but measure will be examined as part of Budget 2024
The Sinn Féin leader said that the hikes were like “body blows” to households.
All time
Minister urged not to scrap special tax relief scheme for top executives of foreign companies
Business Minister Heather Humphreys said ‘for reputational reasons’ the government should not remove the tax relief scheme.
Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million
Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.
Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive
Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.
Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.
Blockbuster Star Wars film gets up to €3m tax relief from Irish State
Scenes filmed at Malin Head in Co Donegal and Ceann Sibeal in Co Kerry feature in The Last Jedi.
Government reviewing what tax breaks could take the pressure off renters
Michael Noonan is chairing the working group that will looking at taxation in the rental market.
This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
Pat Rabbitte thinks that government needs "to get a grip"
He added that tax cuts need to be on table in coming months.
Reilly: Consumers can opt for cheaper policies to avoid impact of tax relief cap
However Minister James Reilly said it is important that they fully understand the level of cover their policy provides.
Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers
The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.
Column: Ireland’s film industry is booming – and it’s about more than money
The film industry is one of our few economic bright spots, writes Simon Carty – so we should support it now more than ever.
SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner
In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jack O’Connor says that introducing the 41 per cent rate on pensions over €60,000 sooner would obviate the need for certain cuts.
Finance Minister announces changes to pensions
The reduced USC rate for some of those aged over 70 is to be discontinued, while tax relief on pension contributions will soon only subsidise pension schemes under €60k per annum.
Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime
Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.
Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward
Controversy over generous pension arrangements for executives means we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Burton 'considering cap on tax relief' for pension contributions
The minister said that in the future, an auto-enrolment scheme could also be introduced to supplement pensions with savings.
Highest earners paid more tax in 2010
The additional tax payments by high earners yielded an extra €80 million for Revenue in 2010.
Noonan defends Finance Bill measures for foreign skilled workers
The Minister for Finance says that the new Special Assignee Relief Programme will only apply to people whose skills are not available in Ireland.
Nearly half of Irish millionaires paid under 30 per cent tax
The highest earners tend to pay tax at a rate well below the standard top band, new figures show.
Government scales back plans to cut pension tax relief
Proposals under the National Recovery Plan included cutting pension tax relief to 20 per cent. Instead, the government wants a 33 per cent flat rate on all contributions.
Chief Justice discusses pension concerns with taoiseach
The Chief Justice John Murray has met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and voiced concerns about the impact a new cap on public sector pension funds might have on judges’ retirements.
Finance Bill delays property tax relief changes
The Bill also brings deadline for filing self-employed income tax and capital gains tax forward, and specifies cuts to tax relief on third-level fees.