New Levy on Private Pension Schemes

The government jobs initiative announced on May 10th is being funded by new levy  which will be applied to funded pension schemes and personal pension plans. The levy will not be applied to pensions in the public sector ...
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Lower Rate of USC for Medical Card Holders

The  Government  (what is left of it ) is planning to bring amendments to the Finance Bill relating to the universal social charge. There was previously an exemption from paying the Health Levy and Income Levy for Medical ...
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Budget 2011 to be announced on December 7th 2010

The Irish 2011 Budget will be announced on Dec 7th 2010 . See Latest Budget 2011 News Here The 2011 Budget is expected to bring in as much as   €4 Billion in savings -  through increased taxation and ...
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Possible New Income Levy for High Earners

Final details of the December 9th Budget are due to be worked out at a meeting of the Cabinet today. One possible item under discussion is likely to be a new income levy on those earning more than ...
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Income Levy from May 2009

The new Income levy rates from May 1st 2009 are as follows: (As per April Budget) 2% on income up to €75,036 4% on income from €75,037 to €174,980 6% on income above €174,980 If your income is  ...
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Health Levy Increased from May 2009

The Health Levy in Ireland is really just another name for income tax that is deducted from earnings. It is supposed to be used by Department of Health and Children to fund health services in Ireland.  The recent ...
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