At 2:30pm today the Minister for Finance will rise in the Dail and begin the budget speech. While many tax measures appear to have been leaked in advance such as

  • Increase in DIRT tax to 41%
  • Capital Gains Tax and Capital Aquisitions Tax to be increased
  • Property tax to be doubled as outlined previously
  • Pension tax relief for higher earnings to capped at 65,000 euro
  • Taxes on the “old reliables” alcohol, cigarretes and petrol expected to go up