Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Virgin Media One’s studios in Dublin on Wednesday for his television debate with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Republic has the most progressive tax system in the European Union in terms of delivering income equality, according to a study by the Economic an(...)

The expert view is that ‘this is a short campaign and there is a big opportunity, because the reality is most candidates won’t get to knock on a lot of doors’. File photograph: Getty

Younger voters live digital lives, have shorter attention spans, and are interested in issues not political parties, say experts. Consequently, politi(...)

Revenue collected almost €74bn   in 2019, including €58.4bn  in taxes and duties for the Exchequer.  Photograph: iStock

Revenue appointed 586 staff to Brexit-related roles last year as the UK’s deadline for leaving the European Union loomed, and there was a significant (...)

Seamus McEnaney, meanwhile, had to pay €171,365 after a revenue investigation which found an under declaration of income tax, PAYE, PRSI and USC. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cork City Football Club and Monaghan’s senior football manager Séamus McEnaney are included in the latest list of revenue tax defaulters. Cork City F(...)

A spokeswoman for the Dublin archdiocese said the proposed changes were about bringing funeral payments “into line with statutory requirements”. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Catholic Church funeral fees are to rise by 23 per from January to €400, an increase of 54 per cent since 2018. And new arrangements proposed (...)

Embers fly from a tree as the Kincade Fire burns near Geyserville in California. Photograph: AP

Californians braced for power cuts and a “potentially historic” wind event on Saturday as a growing wildfire prompted fresh evacuations for 50,000 peo(...)

“For someone who is €100,000 over the threshold at retirement, a tax charge will be deducted from their benefits of €40,000, and the €60,000 remaining will likely be subject to income tax at 40 per cent, USC at 8 per cent and possibly PRSI at 4 per cent.” Photograph: iStock
Beware the funding threshold

While most of us do not need to be aware of the upper limit when saving for pensions, there is a cohort of people who are liable to face severe penalt(...)

 King Princess performing at Lollapalooza  in Chicago. Photograph: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

If you were wondering what it’s like to be a young rising pop star in 2019, 20 minutes with Mikaela Straus will give you a rough idea. The New Yorker (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at an announcement of plans to abolish the USC by 2020 as part of Fine Gael’s long-term economic plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s long-promised plan to merge the universal social charge (USC) and the Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) could result in a loss of o(...)

   Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “I will not commit to across-the-board tax cuts at this time of economic uncertainty”.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced only minimal changes to the personal tax code in the budget with income tax, Universal Social Char(...)

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