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#The Taxman

# the-taxman - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

Jan 14th 2016, 3:23 PM 28,403 Views 126 Comments

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

# the-taxman - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Can we really just abolish the USC?
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Can we really just abolish the USC?

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,159 Views 75 Comments

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

# the-taxman - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

Oct 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,321 Views 108 Comments

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

# the-taxman - Monday 5 October, 2015

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence
# Flat Tax
# Flat Tax

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence

Oct 5th 2015, 1:12 PM 31,589 Views 177 Comments

The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.

# the-taxman - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Enda reveals plan to cut USC and here's how it could affect your wages
# Hated Tax
# Hated Tax

Enda reveals plan to cut USC and here's how it could affect your wages

Apr 29th 2015, 1:43 PM 37,723 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said the 7 per cent rate of USC will be cut in Budget 2016.

# the-taxman - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

Dec 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,551 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

# the-taxman - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Ministers admit property tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014

Nov 3rd 2013, 1:05 PM 18,348 Views 88 Comments

Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# the-taxman - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year

Oct 27th 2013, 5:30 PM 15,635 Views 48 Comments

Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…

# the-taxman - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you
# Tax Transparency
# Tax Transparency

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Oct 11th 2013, 3:29 PM 20,839 Views 105 Comments

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# the-taxman - Monday 15 July, 2013

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
# Tax Exiles
# Tax Exiles

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

Jul 15th 2013, 5:28 PM 7,443 Views 32 Comments

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 - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

France wants to tax iPads and iPhones to fund the arts
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

France wants to tax iPads and iPhones to fund the arts

May 14th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,425 Views 40 Comments

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 - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report

Apr 24th 2013, 2:35 PM 9,039 Views 4 Comments

Nearly 100 million cigarettes, a million litres of fuel and nearly €50 million of drugs were seized by Revenue last year.

# the-taxman - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Taoiseach appoints Niall Cody as the new Revenue Commissioner
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

Taoiseach appoints Niall Cody as the new Revenue Commissioner

Jan 31st 2012, 3:13 PM 4,322 Views 7 Comments

Cody succeeds the recently retired Michael O’Grady.

# the-taxman - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

Disclosures reveal Mitt Romney pays lower taxes than the average American

Jan 24th 2012, 9:30 AM 1,814 Views 21 Comments

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 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

China gives dissident artist Ai WeiWei a €1.7m tax bill
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

China gives dissident artist Ai WeiWei a €1.7m tax bill

Nov 1st 2011, 12:17 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

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.