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# Taxes

Last month
November 2023
Revenue remind homeowners about paying new vacant homes tax and property tax
Approximately 800,000 homeowners are being reminded to pay their Local Property Tax.
This year
'I am broken mentally, physically and financially': What readers want to see in Budget 2024
A report by
Órla Ryan
A package worth around €6.4 billion will be announced on Tuesday.
People want to see USC reduced, Carer's Allowance increased and more childcare support
"The Government needs to take a long hard look at how much we actually do," one carer told us
"We are the generation that's emigrating in droves and we are constantly ignored by the Government," a young renter said
Coalition leaders get budget update from ministers that hold the purse strings
Budget 2024: What exactly can we expect in next week's package?
Opinion: 'How to spend the country's €65 billion surplus and make people happy'
Dr Mark Henry argues that Ireland’s budget surplus should be invested in the blueprint for national well-being.
Corporation tax up 71% in the first quarter of 2023 - but half of it is 'unlikely to be permanent'
However, Finance Minister Michael McGrath has said around half of that tax take is unlikely to be permanent.
Last year
Budget 2023: What can we expect in next week's package?
Next week’s budget is set to be split in two, with one-off cost-of-living measures expected to be included.
Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget
The Sinn Féin deputy says now is the time for emergency measures to tackle rising inflation.
Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.
All time
Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes
The Green Party councillor says 90% of Ireland’s household wealth is tied up in property and that we should keep taxing it.
Joe Biden's son Hunter facing federal investigation over ‘tax affairs’
The investigation by the Delaware US Attorney’s office was disclosed in a statement by Biden’s transition office.
Five things we've learned about Donald Trump's tax affairs
The US President has been waging a legal battle to keep his tax returns hidden, but the New York Times has published details.
Debt and taxes: Here's what the parties want to do to people's tax burdens
It’s all about the money.
Revenue defers plans to change the flat rate expenses scheme
Workers are afforded tax relief for expenses incurred in their day-to-day jobs.
Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told
The Irish Heart Foundation is arguing for the move in its pre-Budget submission.
Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends
There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.
'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes
The changes will kick in in January 2020.
Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years
In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.
Napoli to offer Maradona role once club legend settles his bill with Italy's tax man
The Argentine was ordered to pay €39 million four years ago.
Russia, Nazi Germany, and that Mexican wall: Trump faces all the big questions
However, he acknowledged that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic computers.
Republican Thomas "Slab" Murphy had 'nothing to do with farming' court told
The three-judge Special Criminal Court found Murphy guilty on all counts and he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in February.
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
Has it been a good or bad day for you?
Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.
Watch: Donald Trump has had a rough 24 hours courtesy of New York
The New York Times claims the mogul hasn’t paid tax “in decades”, while Saturday Night Live’s take on the presidential debate was less than flattering to Trump to put it mildly.
Poll: Should we take the Apple money?
The tech giant could be forced to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes when interest is taken into account as a result of the decision.
There has been movement in Apple's stand-off with the EU over Irish tax deals
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hit back at accusations of the company being given a preferential tax deal.
Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.
Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel
Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.
Sinn Féin says this Fine Gael video is 'typical pathetic crap'
A short Vine has sparked a war of words over taxes between the two parties.
'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'
Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.
Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?
We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.
A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this
Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.
Journalist says she's been interviewed by gardaí over Michael Lowry complaint
Elaine Byrne said she was interviewed by gardaí yesterday over a complaint by the independent TD.
Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week
Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.
Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.
Judge apologises as he sentences newspaper delivery man to 18 months in jail for Revenue fraud
Judge Nolan said the businessman was “hard working” but that he had to mark the seriousness of the fraud.
Michael Lowry has a go at Revenue as he's cleared of tax liability
The TD had been accused of filing incorrect tax returns in 2003 and 2007.
'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'
The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.
The government might not have much room to make tax cuts this year
Some bad news for the “squeezed middle”.
How much tax did Revenue collect last year?