Budget 2014


+1,000,000 the amount of fucking PC arseholes over there is unreal. I have 2000+ posts over there in special areas but it is pervasive PC bollocks.

Back_on_topic I recall something in a DSP act giving some powers to officers.

yep : irishstatutebook.ie/1993/en/ … c0212.html

there was something about this being extended/increased last year for exactly that reason … any good googlers out there ?

edit : found it, they added ports

irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/ … html#sec17


Sorry should have searched first - I need to start getting out of bed earlier :smiley:


Details of improvement schema @ P15 of finance bill, out today . Too long to post but here is the link

oireachtas.ie/documents/bill … 10213d.pdf


Thank you Duisigh - gardens are included!

Duck house here I come…


cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/uplo … 146298.jpg

supposedly Government wanted to lie about contents of budget to the audience abroad.

I confess I can’t read the details as the photo of the frontpage is not clear enough.


according to thejournal.ie reporting on the article I got this the wrong way around. The Irish were lied to, not those overseas:
“The Government did a deal with the Troika to spin the Budget differently at home and in Europe, the Sunday Business Post is reporting. The story cites a Government memo that agrees that the level of adjustments would be presented as €2.5 billion at home and €3.1 billion in Europe.”


The Tax Strategy Group papers for 2013, which relate to Budget 2014, have been published

finance.gov.ie/what-we-do/ta … 3/tsg-2013

Papers on VRT, Excise, Energy/Envionment, VAT, Pay & File, Capital & Savings taxation, Personal Tax, Income Tax & USC, PRSI, CT, and Social Welfare

These all have costings and would all have been considered in the run up to the 2014 Budget.

Some interesting points to note were the differences in tax takes with various options of a cut/increase to a tax head.

Pg 7 of the Corporation Tax doc explains exactly how foreign multinationals legally avoid paying most of their CT obligations


PRSI paper is very good, didn’t know some of the numbers in there.


There’s some great data in there, around page 10 of the Income Tax report is quite enlightening as to how much each pay band contributes to the whole.


finance.gov.ie/sites/default … posite.pdf

Earners over 50K pay for 81% of Income Tax and 65% of USC

22,000 people earning over 200K and pay 21% on all Income Tax

39% of all eaners pay NIL Income Tax


put that on Vinny B’s ‘tweet machine’ next time he starts ranting about raising taxes for ‘the rich’