How much is that house worth? A note on property tax calculators

Over the weekend, Revenue Commissioners launched their guidance for the Local Property Tax, in the form of an interactive map. With just a couple of pieces of information (location, property type and whether it was built before or after 2000), it takes you to a map of the country where when you click on an […]

A Budget 2012 proposal: make all income from the State taxable

The need to close Ireland’s deficit from €15bn to €4bn means that over coming years, €7bn in public sector expenditure will need to be cut. Social welfare payments – almost all of which are not means-tested – comprise one third of the €60bn in discretionary spending each year. This post outlines how to reform the system so that it is simpler and fairer, while generating €2bn in Exchequer savings.

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