Married couples with one earner can earn up to €43,550 before moving into the higher tax bracket.

Here is one certainty in life: if you get married, you won’t pay more tax. “Any couples thinking of getting hitched can rest assured – bar the cost o(...)

The self-assessed tax deadline is inching ever closer, which means that if you haven’t already taken this matter in hand, it’s time to do so. File photograph: Getty Images

While many of us are still thinking about how our tax situation will change come January 1st next following last week’s budget, others have more press(...)

People are allowed to claim tax relief owed from previous years but there is a four-year limit to back-claims.

Taxpayers have been urged not to throw money away as the deadline for claiming tax relief looms. Every year millions of euro in relief, to which Ir(...)

A maximum of € 400 tax relief is granted (at the 20 per cent standard rate) in 2011 for bin service charges paid in the year 2010.

Taxpayers who paid bin charges in 2011 are being urged to claim their tax relief now or risk missing the December 31st deadline. Under the Revenue Co(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)

“While some wait between six months and two years for PRSI and health levy refunds, PAYE refunds from the Revenue Commissioners can be made within a matter of weeks. ” Photograph: Joe St Leger

The Department of Social Protection has had to hire additional staff to deal with a backlog of thousands of PRSI rebate claims from workers, some of(...)

Consumer Landscape by  Patrick O’Reilly

How often is it that you smell a work of art before you see it? Patrick O’Reilly’s Haystack (The Consideration of (...)