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New Charges for PAYE tax payers

New Charges for PAYE tax payers

This June, the Revenue Commissioners will write to about 40,000 taxpayers requesting them to complete a Form 12 declaring any other income they may have earned outside of the PAYE system. It is part of a drive by the Revenue to get more people in the PAYE sector to complete forms where they have other…

Tax Returns News 2014

Tax Returns News 2014

This June, the Revenue Commissioners will write to about 40,000 taxpayers requesting them to complete a Form 12 declaring any other income they may have earned outside of the PAYE system. It is part of a drive by the Revenue to get more people in the PAYE sector to complete forms where they have other…

Local Property Tax relief for certain disabled/incapacitated individuals

Local Property Tax relief for certain disabled/incapacitated individuals

On 2 May 2014, the Minister for Finance announced that the scope of two Local Property Tax (LPT) reliefs in relation to residential properties that are occupied by certain disabled and/or incapacitated individuals would be extended with effect from 1 July 2013. The extension is intended to correct anomalies and inequities that had been identified…

Tax cuts on cards if economy continues to grow

Tax cuts on cards if economy continues to grow

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has indicated that cuts in income tax are on the cards if the economy continues to grow. He stressed that “flexibility” in the tax system is an option that is open to Finance Minister Michael Noonan. But the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) continues to insist that wage increases would be preferable to tax…

Tax revenue for April up 9% on same time last year

Tax revenue for April up 9% on same time last year

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed that tax revenues for April increased by9% compared to the same month last year. Income tax recepits rose by 6.5%. The full Exchequer figures for last month are due to published tomorrow. Speaking at the Fine Gael launch of the local election campaign, Mr Noonan said that in relation…

Postcodes will make tax collection ‘more efficient’

Postcodes will make tax collection ‘more efficient’

THE roll-out of Ireland’s postcode system will make it easier for the Revenue Commissioners to collect taxes. Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte admitted that the application of a unique identifier to every home in the country would benefit the taxman and other state agencies. However, the Labour politician insisted that the postcode system would bring Ireland in line…

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