Single Parent Benefit Cuts of €37 Million in 2013

Back in 2011 - the 2012 Budget announced cuts to the  One-Parent Family Payment Prior to that Budget - single parent benefit was paid until children reached 18. The changes mean that  the age limit is being gradually ...
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Household Charge Ireland -The Details

The  Household Charge -  came into force in Ireland on January 1st 2012.   It only lasted a year and has now been replaced by the Local Property Tax. Most owners  of residential property in Ireland were liable for ...
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Universal Social Charge Amounts for 2013

Budget 2013 introduced higher rates of USC for some people earning over €60,000 a year. The changes affect those people with medical cards and those over 70 - who were previously paying a  capped rate of 4% USC ...
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Child Benefit Budget Cuts 2013

As expected - the rate of Child Benefit was reduced in Budget 2013 - the new rates will apply from this month - January 2013 .   The payments made in the first week of Jan 2013 will be ...
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Prescription Charges in Ireland

Medical Card holders in Ireland have to pay €1.50 per item on a prescription from Jan 2013 . (This is capped at €19.50 per month per family). People without Medical cards pay the retail price of all prescription ...
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DIRT Increase to 33% in Budget 2013

Deposit Interest Retention Tax was increased in Budget 2013 from 30% to 33% . This change will take effect from January 1st 2013 It was 25% back in 2010 - since then it has increased in 2011 to ...
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