Home Renovation Incentive Scheme

The government’s Home Renovation Incentive (HRI)  came into operation on 25 October 2013 and originally was for homeowners and originally was planned to run until 31 December 2015. We wrote about the HRI Scheme previously  The scheme was  extended in December 2014 to cover all homes –  including those rented out by landlords. In Budget […]
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Budget 2014 – Health Insurance Tax Relief Reduced

Budget 2014 cuts to tax relief on health insurance payments are expected to bring in an extra  €127 Million a year in income taxes – but it might just result in people opting for cheaper health insurance policies. The change takes effect straight away – and not from January 2014- so people can expect to […]
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Union Calls For Tax Relief Cuts instead of Household Charge

The National Executive Council  of SIPTU has called on the Government to suspend the proposed Household Charge and cut tax reliefs for property owners and landlords instead. SIPTU is  The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union – and it has around  200,000 members. SIPTU say the Household Charge is a flat tax which is unfair […]
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