Posts Tagged ‘Revenue Commissioners’

BUDGET 2012: THE DIE WILL BE CAST

As Cliff Taylor, Editor of The Sunday Business Post, notes: who needs to raise income tax when you can introduce levy after levy with the same effect? Of course, this is an old refrain readers of the Noone Casey round-up will be very familiar with. Taylor argues the Government has no choice, given the hairshirt demanded by the bailout.

SUPER RICH & DOMICILE LEVY

JP McManus, the Switzerland-based businessman, has told The Sunday Independent his decision to live abroad had nothing to do with tax avoidance.

“I didn’t leave this country for tax purposes; I left because I wanted to set up a business abroad. I paid my taxes before I left the country in full. I didn’t leave to avoid paying tax or any future tax or anything like that,” he said.

ALL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS ARE EQUAL…

“All animals are equal – but some are more equal than others”.

George Orwell’s famous truism springs readily to mind when reading the main news story in The Sunday Times, which reports the Taoiseach and some government ministers are still claiming the so-called ‘dual-abode allowance’ tax break reserved solely for senior politicians.

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