Exchequer reports higher than expected tax returns

Exchequer reports higher than expected tax returns

The country's tax take is running slightly higher than expected, according to the latest Exchequer returns.

Figures published this afternoon show tax receipts are €214m higher than expected in the Budget.

Meanwhile, spending at the various State departments is almost €1.4bn lower than expected in the Budget.

However, the Exchequer deficit still stands at €8.5bn for the first 11 months of the year.


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