Tenants paying more than €2,500 monthly face 1% stamp duty bill

Most tenants avoided €30,000-a-year threshold during financial crash after level raised in 2008

The €30,000-a-year level at which the stamp duty kicks in was set in 2008, when it was raised from €19,050.

The €30,000-a-year level at which the stamp duty kicks in was set in 2008, when it was raised from €19,050.

Thousands of tenants in Dublin face an unwelcome extra bill this year as spiralling rents tip them above the €2,500-a-month level at which a little-known 1 per cent stamp duty applies.

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