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Galway homes caught in ‘cannot sell’ limbo - Grealish

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Hundreds of Galway homes cannot be sold because they are caught in a legal limbo arising from management companies going defunct and local authorities refusing to take over the estates.

Election 2016 will determine future of water charges

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Insider has been thinking lately about what are the limits to democratic expression, are there certain lines that just should not be crossed, and if so what are they?

Taxpayers have less than two months to claim taxback

There are less than two months to get your tax back for the year 2010 and tax experts at www.taxback.com are advising people that they may be letting go their claim to hundreds of euro in tax refunds for a year that saw some of the bigger tax reliefs still in place. Taxback.com’s average PAYE worker tax refund is €840 and the experts contend that while the tax credit for water charges paid won’t be available until 2016, there is still a long list of tax reliefs available to people that could result in savings of hundreds of euro - but many of these go unclaimed every year either due to a lack of awareness or apathy on the part of the taxpayer.

End of the misery

Sighs of relief could be heard emanating from living rooms, offices and pubs across the country last Wednesday evening as finally after six years of unrelenting misery on Budget days there was some form of relief for hard-pressed citizens. Having endured such negativity in recent years most people would have settled for ‘not being any worse off’ after this Budget but in the end most people probably ended up modestly better off.

Budget 2015

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Following Ireland’s exit from the EU/IMF recovery programme and in the context of projected GDP growth of 4.7 per cent for 2014 and 3.9 per cent for 2015, Ministers Noonan and Howlin announced their budgetary measures for 2015 which have been set out below. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill to be published later this month.

What does this Budget mean for you?

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These are the main provisions that will affect you.

Grealish demands Government cut Universal Social Charge

The only meaningful economic relief that can be given to squeezed lower and middle income earners is to cut the “very unfair tax” Universal Social Charge.

GRASSROOTS: Water charges - the heaviest austerity measure yet

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Question - What country had a Robin Hood 90 per cent tax rate on its wealthiest citizens? The Soviet Union? Cuba? No; the United States. And lots of European countries as well.

Bribing the citizens with their own taxes will not work

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In the ten year period, commencing in 2001, the Social Protection budget increased by 266 per cent. The cumulative rate of inflation in that period was a mere 30 per cent.

Mayo drinkers big tax payout

Mayo people are paying €58 million in tax on booze each year, according to a new drinks industry report.

 

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