Carbon Tax – How Much Does it Cost You?

A carbon tax is a tax on the use of fossil fuels such as oil, petrol, diesel, gas, coal and peat; anything that produces CO2 when it’s burned. In Ireland, prior to Budget 2020 the carbon tax was levied at €20 per tonne of CO2. It raises €400 million a year and adds about : […]
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When is the Date of the Budget in 2019 ?

The Budget for a given year is always announced in the previous year – so the date of Budget 2020  will be October 8th 2019 – which falls on a Tuesday. See more here about What to Expect in Budget 2020 For many years, prior to Budget 2014, Budget Day was held in the first week […]
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Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed.

Allowing entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed was announced in Budget 2019.It is due to start in November 2019 and will be payable to self-employed PRSI contributors who lose their businesses and are no longer engaged in self-employment. Duration – 9 months to people with 260 or more PRSI contributions 6 months to those […]
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Social Welfare Increases in Budget 2019

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2019 (October 2018) For information about the October 2019 Budget  see Budget 2020 Details Social Welfare Benefits : All weekly rates of working age benefits are also due to increase by €5 a week in the week beginning  25th March 2019 . Jobseekeers Allowance was increased on 20th March […]
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