Ireland's tax take below estimates in July, figures show

Tax returns still ahead of 2015, but below projections

3rd August, 2016
Overall, the Exchequer recorded a surplus of 862 million in July, compared to a deficit of 648 million at the same time last year

Several of Ireland's key sources of tax revenue were below target for July, the first full month after the British Brexit referendum.

Overall, the Exchequer recorded a surplus of €862 million in July, compared to a deficit of €648 million at the same time last year. That amounts to a €1.5 billion cumulative improvement from last year to this.

Moreover, most of the main sources of tax revenue produced greater returns for the state in...

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