Age tax-credits

The government boasts of its record in dealing with senior citizens' welfare.

11th December, 2004

The government boasts of its record in dealing with senior citizens' welfare. Why then were the age tax credits not increased? Your budget supplement (SBP 5/12/04) did not deal with age allowances in the context of income tax credits.

These remain static at the miserly rates of €215 for single people and €410 for married people. (Age exemption limits are a different type of tax relief.)

The official answer may be that social welfare pensions were...

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