IFA seeks end to 'discrimination' against self-employed

The Irish Farmers Association is calling on the Government to eliminate tax discrimination against self-employed people in tomorrow's emergency Budget.

The association says a self-employed person currently enters the tax system at an income of just over €9,000, which is half that of PAYE workers.

The IFA is also claiming that the gross income levy introduced last year "seriously discriminates" against farmers and other self-employed people whose businesses require ongoing capital investment.

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