A gentle and effect national boycott may be under way. Time will tell but everyone should ignore it IMHO.
It will go away.
Of course other TAXES will be invented or tweaked to extract but maybe not as fast if people begin to resist. Take the recent Dublin Bus price hike. It is gong on anywhere the Gov can force their hand.
Unfortunately, people are retards about taxation. I am by no means a high earner, but the 2% income levy by itself costs me a 4 figure sum every year. Yet when they introduced this, I don’t remember any widespread opposition.
If the government were smart about wanting tax increases, all they have to do is fiddle the income tax bands and continue to abolish reliefs. This manner of taxation is much harder to avoid and people are by and large completely ignorant about it until they get their pay packets.
exactly, its not that i disagree with HouseBuyer, well apart from his reference to mentally disabled which is unwelcome I feel, but its difficult to be “seen” to be widening the tax base while at the same time reverting back to Income Taxes to raise revenue. As far as I can see, this daily €0.28 (€100/366 days in a leap year) charge is not going to raise much, but its pure Optics
It is a property tax. The tenant does not own the property, the tenant is in fact paying to enjoy the temporary benefits of tenancy. It is inevitable that the costs of this tax are going to be included in every new rental contract from here on in, but now it is specifically the Owner who pays the tax. After all, if you don’t like it, you can sell your property.
This is a misunderstanding. No services are received for this payment, it is simply a Local authority charge against the owner. It is very different from the UK Council tax where the bins and the streetcleaning etc comes out of the tax. All FG voters must be doing cartwheels of joy as they now have what they voted for.