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# Wealth tax

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# Wealth tax
Pandemic 'solidarity tax' on wealthy individuals or companies is on the table, says IMF
The IMF has also backed calls for a global minimum rate of corporation tax.
# budget 2016
How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners
Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.
# extreme inequality
The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis
If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.
# in depth
Fantasy or reality? Pearse Doherty wanted to explain 'Shinnernomics', so here's what he said...
They’re the subject of much debate so we asked Sinn Féin a few questions about their budget proposals this week. Here’s what the party finance spokesperson said…
# Case Study
Fine Gael say Sinn Féin's economics were 'disastrous' in France. Were they? Here are the facts...
Wealth tax’, ‘higher income tax rate’, Hollande tried that didn’t he? Well sort of…
# in depth
Shinnernomics: Opponents call them fantasy, so how realistic are Sinn Féin's budget proposals?
The rise of Sinn Féin raises obvious questions about what they would do in government. We take a closer look at the party’s economic policies.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth?
Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?
# disagreement
"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.
# Leaders' Questions
Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told
Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.
# Politicians' Pay
Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday
While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.
# Budget 2014
Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k
Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Voices
Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland
A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.
Voices
Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.
Voices
Column: Taxing the wealthy is an option we need to look at
High earners and corporations – should they not ‘share the burden’ with the rest of us, asks Kieran Allen.
# Alternative budgets
Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.
# Budget 2013
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…
Voices
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.
# Wealth tax
Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.