The Supreme Court of Tasmania heard the case of Christian missionaries Fanny Alida Beerepoot and Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot who had failed to pay an income tax and other charges in 2017.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has only €600m in additional tax cuts and spending increases - which may, at best, only allow him €300m in income tax cuts, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) has said, in its first major report ahead of October’s budget.
Paschal Donohoe has nothing in his way to set “a generous” tax package in a possible pre-election budget in October despite the finance minister receiving a scare over disappointing corporate tax revenues last month, a leading economist has said.
As highlighted by your report (“Up to 80,000 homes exempt from property tax until 2021”, Irish Examiner, April 6), Fine Gael’s attitude to taxation displays utter indifference to fairness, and its failure to address the anomalies that the local property tax (LPT) has thrown up is a disgrace and may even be discriminatory.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has refused to interfere with a decision by Revenue to add 23% VAT to food supplements, an increase Opposition TDs claim is a "stealth tax" which will impact on those in need of vitamins.