Posts Tagged mini-budget

Who Pays No Tax?

RTÉ’s Prime Time last night was a discussion on tax.  Reporter/presenter Mark Little repeated several times Noel Dempsey’s (and the Government’s) claim that “38% of people pay no tax at all”.  That’s rubbish. 38% of people pay no income tax.  But they all pay tax. VAT, or sales tax, is paid by everyone, without exception.  […]

What’s the Plan?

So, Budget 2009 has come and gone (at least until next week, when Brian Lenihan starts reversing decisions, and March, when he needs a mini-Budget because all the income predictions are wildly optimistic). But where’s the plan?  Why is there no articulation of how this Budget, and the two or three to follow, will bring […]