Tax Strategy

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The cars identified in the report are strong-selling models, accounting for more than 5,000 new car sales so far this year. Photograph: Getty

Several popular new diesel cars could end up being more affordable after the budget if the Government’s Tax Strategy Group proposals are adopted, acco(...)

Time to fill up? A €10 increase in carbon taxes in Budget 2020 would add around €1.70 to a 60-litre petrol fill. Photograph: iStock

The Government only has €700 million in room for manoeuvre in Budget 2020, due for delivery early next month.Or at least this is what is available wha(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross collecting his electric car in Dún Laoghaire. The Government’s recent climate action plan set a madcap target of 840,000 passenger electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s remarkable how the Government has taken the positive momentum behind electric cars and managed to run over its own feet. Everybody now accepts (...)

Cities that have introduced congestion charging have seen tangible improvements in terms of reduced traffic and better air quality.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The establishment of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service has increased the analytic capacity within the Departments of Finance and of(...)

Betting tax was originally tied to support for the horse and greyhound racing industries, which lobbied for this year’s increase. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Looking at Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment’s first-half results, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that governments are falling out of love wi(...)

Health authorities in several European countries regard vapes as a less harmful alternative to tobacco, but the Government has not taken a position. Photograph: iStock

Service station chain Applegreen began selling Juul e-cigarettes on Thursday under a new deal agreed by the the two companies. Juul Labs, 35 per cent(...)

In planning revisions to a tax system, the government has much more responsibility than balancing of the books and complying with euro-zone requirements

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward,” asserted John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential eco(...)

At the heart of the issue is the European-wide adoption of a new, stricter emissions-testing regime, known as WLTP. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New car prices look set to rise. That’s bad news for a motor trade already suffering under a flood of used imports. If there is good news from the pro(...)

In 2009, when the financial crisis struck and car sales collapsed, the tax take fell to €375 million.

So what are the main points of the proposed new motor tax regime? Basically it boils down to this: For all motorists – Increases in the price of di(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe doubled betting tax this year to 2 per cent of turnover. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Government is considering cutting betting duty by allowing bookies a tax-free turnover of €2.5 million a year in a move aimed at aiding smaller pl(...)

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