The institute said that a person earning €75,000 pays eight times more personal tax (income tax, USC and social insurance) than someone earning €25,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is “unsustainable” to keep more than 750,000 income earners outside of the tax loop, the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) has warned. In a pre-budge(...)

We’ve never had it so good?

The recovery in the Irish jobs market since the crash has been extraordinary. First job numbers picked up in some sectors, then across the board and n(...)

Work on the primary inspection posts where imported goods will be checked at Dublin Port after Brexit. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The Government should introduce deferred accounting of import VAT for three months to help businesses avoid a cash-flow crisis after Brexit, business (...)

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Almost 11,000 employees have received less than half of their gross pay so far this month because of changes to Revenue’s reporting systems, with acco(...)

Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner of PwC Ireland, at the Above & Beyond Awards last night following the announcement of his re-election. Photograph: Maxwell Photography.ie

Feargal O’Rourke has been re-elected as managing partner of accountancy firm PwC Ireland by its members for another four years. A partner of PwC sinc(...)

A ‘gilet jaune’ demonstration on the Champs Élysées in Paris. About half of French workers do not pay income tax but they pay a substantial social charge Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

On Friday morning last, there was a queue outside the Apple store on the Champs Élysées in Paris, as eager Christmas shoppers sought out their watches(...)

Taxing matters: We pay a relatively high amount of income tax but a low amount of social security contributions by international standards. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is the third lowest taxed economy in the industrialised world, according to new figures from the OECD. Of the 37 countries examined in th(...)

Olivia Buckley is expected to to run for Fianna Fáil in the Dublin Rathdown constituency Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is lining up a former spokeswoman for Bertie Ahern to stand for the party in Dublin Rathdown. Olivia Buckley is expected to fill a void l(...)

There will be a lot of looking back at the banking crisis this week, the 10th anniversary of the guarantee. And rightly so. But as we try to absorb th(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

It looks like it’s checkmate for Chequers after EU leaders roundly rejected Theresa May’s proposals at a key summit in Salzburg this week, reiterating(...)

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