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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 had an opinion piece in the Irish Times highlighting the regressive distributional impact of consumption taxes - and pointing out some of the flaws in the argument that increasing consumption taxes in …



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 …

Bad plan, false arguments

Michael Taft 21/11/2011

Michael Taft: The Minister for Finance’s comments justifying VAT increases are deeply worrying, for they evince either considerable unfamiliarity …

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%, …

VAT and local authorities

An tSaoi 23/01/2010

An Saoi: We were directed by Europe some time ago that VAT must be charged by Local Authorities on certain services such as parking, waste disposal …

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