Tax figures leave little scope for budget surprises

September figures show improved income tax performance, but Vat falls behind target

3rd October, 2017
Brendan O'Leary and John Palmer of the Department of Finance at a press briefing on the Q3 Exchequer figures. Pic: RollingNews.ie

A week ahead of Budget 2018, the latest figures show that while the Government is broadly on track to meet its financial targets for this year, there was no significant boost from tax revenue in September.

The figures show that there was a surplus of €2.34 billion in the first nine months of 2017, though this was mainly due to the money from the sale of a stake in AIB this summer.

The tax take for September,...

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