Budget 2021: A Summary

The 2021 Budget was announced at 1pm Tuesday 13th October 2020. A summary of the main items that will directly affect people’s income or outgoings is given below . Updated October 16th 9 am Summary of Budget 2021 Income Tax No changes to income tax bands or rates in Budget 2021. Earned Income Tax Credit […]
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Carbon Tax in Ireland – How Much Is It ?

A carbon tax is a tax on the use of fossil fuels such as oil, petrol, diesel, gas, coal and peat. Budget 2021 announced an increase to Carbon Tax of €7.50 a tonne from €26 to €33.50 a tonne. (This will continue to move towards €100 per tonne in 2030. ). This increase will apply […]
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Grants to help Keep Your House Warm

Grants of up to €6000 towards insulation and eco-friendly heating are available to homeowners. These grants are not income-related – anyone can apply regardless of income. These grants are available from The Better Energy Homes Scheme. The scheme was revised in 2018  – and the grant that was previously given for a replacement oil or […]
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Carbon Tax on Solid Fuels

From this Wednesday May 1st 2013 there will be carbon tax charged on solid fuels such as coal , turf and peat briquettes. Carbon Tax on coal will be charged at the rate of €26.33 + VAT per tonne  (This rate is applicable to Coal, Anthracite, Smokeless Mixes, Ovoids, and Lignite). The carbon tax will […]
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