The Irish Tax Institute’s report showed the net pay of single-income earners on €35,000 a year is down 3 per cent compared with 2008. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Workers in Ireland are paying more tax than they did 10 years ago when the economy crashed despite repeated Government pledges to lower the burden, th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announcing last year’s budget. For this year’s budget he’s unlikely to  unveil any radical changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish households are likely to benefit to the tune of less than €300 in tax cuts in this October’s budget. That’s right, families across the country a(...)

The Revenue Commissioners hit on €80,000 as an income above which a new higher top rate of income tax might kick in

What level of income in Ireland makes you “ well off”, or on a “high” income? The answer, of course, is that it depends. Looking at options for the B(...)

Budget collage

The Government could raise €433 million by introducing a 43 per cent income tax rate for workers earning more than €80,000 a year, an analysis by the (...)

The cost of mortgages and rent are impacting on disposable income

There has been almost no overall inflation in prices in the Irish economy in recent years. And wages are rising. So how come many – particularly in yo(...)

The papers, published on Tuesday, examine the income levels at which earners enter the higher income tax rate in other countries, illustrating that the €34,550 level in Ireland is relatively low. File photograph: Getty Images

An increase in the income level at which earners become liable to the higher 40 per cent income tax rate, and more tax relief for the self-employed, n(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I am not going to Brussels to compromise our national interest.” Photograph: BBC handout via Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May said US president Donald Trump had previously advised her to sue the European Union as part of her Brexit strategy,(...)

'When the Dart fills up at Grand Canal Dock, it is with real people, real employees, real managers.'

This week’s publication of bumper corporation-tax receipts reflects largely increased income from multinational companies. It comes hot on the heels o(...)

The income tax burden on lower earners here is well below the average.

How do so many people in Ireland escape the income tax net entirely? Because recent budgets have made sure that this was the case, that’s how. The l(...)

Taxes on lower incomes are significantly less here than the international average – and the numbers exempted entirely from paying tax are also unusually high. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

How do so many people in Ireland escape the income tax net entirely? Because recent budgets have made sure that this was the case, that’s how. Durin(...)

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