The latest from Budget 2015

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The latest from Budget 2015

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

03:43 14 Oct 2014


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Here is all the points from today;

  • The 12.5% tax rate will not be changing
  • 9% VAT rate to be retained in the tourism sector
  • DIRT refund for first time home buyers on savings used to purchase a home
  • WATER CHARGES : Relief at standard rate (20%) for all households up to a maximum of €500 per year -Water charge tax relief worth a max of €100 per household
  • USC charge - Increasing entry point to USC charge to €12,000 which removes 80,000 low income workers from the charge
  • USC rate of 2% decreasing to 1.5%
  • USC Rate of 4% reducing to 3.5%
  • Top rate of income tax to be cut from 41% to 40%
  • No increases to petrol or diesel
  • No increase to alcohol
  • Cigarettes are up to €10 with a rise of 40 cent
  • 2.1 million people will have a medical or GP visit car
  • A 25% Christmas bonus will be paid this year to welfare recipients
  • Justice Budget at 2.2billion will allow for the recruitment of new Gardai in 2015
  • An additional 1,700 additional full time teachers and SNA's to be recruited

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