Tax take down almost 18% in January

The government received just €3bn in taxes last month compared to €3.7bn in January 2009, according to Exchequer figures just released.

The government received just €3bn in taxes last month compared to €3.7bn in January 2009, according to Exchequer figures just released.

Overall taxes fell by nearly 18% year-on-year with much stronger declines in corporation taxes, stamp duty and capital gains taxes.

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