What the Finance Bill offers employees and entrepreneurs

There were few surprises in the 200-page document, but changes may be made to it as it passes through the Oireachtas

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance: his budget contained few surprises, but we may see some additional changes in the Finance Bill. Picture: Julien Behal

The Finance Bill 2021, published just over a week ago, came in at a doorstopping 200-plus pages. By contrast, last year’s version was around 130 pages long.

There was, however, a lot to deal with this year, both in terms of the tax treatment of individuals and companies. The bill has a number of stages to go through before it becomes an act, so we may see some changes as it proceeds through the Oireachtas. ...