Category: Taxation


A taxing fable

David Jacobson 14/02/2012

David Jacobson: In Monday’s Irish Times business editor John McManus speculated about why there had not been more response from disgruntled, …

Guest post by Martin O'Dea: Rebalancing the power

14/02/2012

Martin O'Dea lectures in Management and Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School: There are many levels at which to assess the current …

(IV) The rise of the new aristocracy

Paul Sweeney 26/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: Mitt Romney’s pay of $42.5m – all unearned – in two years on which he paid an effective income tax rate of only 14.65 per cent …

(III) The squeezed middle

Paul Sweeney 25/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: There has been much discussion on what is called the Squeezed Middle. This refers to those middle class families who are seeing …

(II) The first generation to face lower living standards

Paul Sweeney 24/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: Ireland’s younger generations may be the first since the Post War period not to have higher incomes than those of their parents. The …

Who will collect our taxes?

An tSaoi 23/01/2012

An Saoi: Staffing in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners was already a concern when this PQ was asked on 3rd July 2008. The same question was …

Questions and answers

An tSaoi 20/01/2012

An Saoi: On Thursday 12/1/2012, Finance Minister Michael Noonan answered a series of questions on inheritances and Capital Acquisitions Tax. The …

Taxing questions

03/01/2012

The VAT increase announced in Budget 2012 (and flagged some time before) came into increase on January 1st, and yesterday TASC Director Nat O'Connor …

More tax questions than answers

Sheila Killian 04/12/2011

Sheila Killian: The 2012 Estimates published over the weekend make for interesting reading in the context of what has already been leaked from the …

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