Cutting CGT could free up property and boost the economy

It makes sense that some political parties contesting the election are suggesting a review of capital gains tax

2nd February, 2020
Cutting CGT could free up property and boost the economy
Many parties are focusing on public expenditure rather than tax as part of Election 2020. Picture: Getty Images

Many parties are focusing on public expenditure rather than tax as part of Election 2020. You can see their point given our many crises but this column’s just about the tax.

In their manifesto, Fianna Fáil suggest setting up a Commission on Taxation (COT) to do, as others would call it, a “deep dive” into Ireland’s tax system. The Greens have suggested something similar while Labour are suggesting a “Standing Commission on Taxation” to...

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