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# The Taxman

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# Talking tax
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.
# Talking tax
Can we really just abolish the USC?
If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?
# budget 2016
An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?
# flat tax
Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence
The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.
# Hated tax
Enda reveals plan to cut USC and here's how it could affect your wages
The Taoiseach said the 7 per cent rate of USC will be cut in Budget 2016.
# danger here
Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.
# Property Tax
Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014
Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.
# The Taxman
Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year
Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…
# Tax Transparency
How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you
Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on
# tax exiles
Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.
# The Taxman
France wants to tax iPads and iPhones to fund the arts
A report commissioned by the French government has suggested that a four per cent tax could be imposed on the sale of smartphones and tablets to fund artistic and creative ventures.
# The Taxman
8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report
Nearly 100 million cigarettes, a million litres of fuel and nearly €50 million of drugs were seized by Revenue last year.
# The Taxman
Taoiseach appoints Niall Cody as the new Revenue Commissioner
Cody succeeds the recently retired Michael O’Grady.
# The Taxman
Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American
One of the frontrunners for the Republican nomination for the US presidency has released his tax returns and they make for interesting reading…
# The Taxman
China gives dissident artist Ai WeiWei a €1.7m tax bill
Chinese artists and vocal rights activist Ai WeiWei has been ordered to pay €1.7 million in alleged back taxes – a move he says is an attempt to silence him.