Category: Taxation

VAT paid by people on low incomes

Nat O'Connor 12/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: This is a follow up to comments on the Corporation Tax post about VAT. As was pointed out to me, although the main VAT rate is 21%, …

Higher Corporation Tax?


An article in the Irish Times discusses the possibility of higher corporation tax. Quite a number of comments below the article too.

Property Tax (Capital v Income)

Nat O'Connor 19/07/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Minister for Finance has rightly pointed out that any property tax - a tax on capital - must still be paid out of income (Irish …

Property taxes and economic growth

Tom McDonnell 01/06/2010

Tom McDonnell: Nat O’Connor’ post on this blog on May 18th provided an excellent overview of the debate on property tax. Another important aspect …

Property Tax

Nat O'Connor 18/05/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Taoiseach has been talking about the introduction of property tax (Irish Independent, Irish Times). A part of this is tax on …

Money for some, just not us

Michael Taft 17/05/2010

Michael Taft: ‘Folks, the money ain’t there. There is no untaxed honey-pot of rich people to be taxed. Put top rate taxes up to where they were …

How progressive is Irish taxation?

Michael Taft 12/05/2010

Michael Taft: This follows on from Nat O’Connor’s post on taxation and concerns an issue raised by Seamus Coffey in a considered comment; namely, …

Guest post by Anne O'Brien: Reconstructing the Tourism Economy

Anne O'Brien 11/05/2010

Anne O'Brien: The volcanic ash crisis is not the only problem facing the Irish tourism industry this summer. Other, less dramatic and less publicly …

Who will pay the inevitable tax increases?

Nat O'Connor 10/05/2010

Nat O'Connor: As part of our analysis of the Finance Act 2010 we looked at the national finances. An Saoi has pointed out that tax revenue is more or …

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